Maths Maths During During this this term term

Maths Maths  During During this this term term

Maths
Maths During
During this
this term
term we
we will
will be
be focusing
focusing on:
on: Fractions
Fractions and
and Measures.
Measures. Children
Children
will
will learnt
learnt to
to compare
compare and
and order
order fractions.
fractions. They
They will
will learn
learn to
to identify
identify equivalent
equivalent
fractions.
fractions. Y5s
Y5s will
will be
be introduced
introduced the
the per
per cent
cent sign
sign whilst
whilst Y6s
Y6s will
will learn
learn to
to recall
recall
and
use
equivalence
between
fractions
decimals
and
percentages.
All
children
and use equivalence between fractions decimals and percentages. All children will
will
learn
learn to
to add
add and
and subtract
subtract fractions
fractions with
with varying
varying degree
degree of
of difficulty
difficulty and
and Y5
Y5 and
and Y6
Y6
will
also
learn
to
multiply
simple
fractions.
Children
will
learn
to
convert
time
and
will also learn to multiply simple fractions. Children will learn to convert time and
also
also understand
understand and
and use
use equivalences
equivalences between
between metric
metric units
units and
and common
common imperial
imperial
units
units such
such as
as inches,
inches, pounds
pounds and
and pints.
pints. They
They will
will also
also learn
learn to
to convert
convert between
between
different
different units
units of
of metric
metric measure
measure Eg
Eg kilometres
kilometres to
to metre,
metre, hours
hours to
to minutes,
minutes, grams
grams
to
to kilograms
kilograms
Children
will
continue
to
be
given
regular
opportunity
to
practice
multiplication
Children will continue to be given regular opportunity to practice multiplication and
and
corresponding
corresponding division
division facts
facts and
and they
they will
will be
be encouraged
encouraged to
to use
use these
these facts
facts to
to help
help
them
them with
with their
their fraction
fraction work.
work.
Y6s
will
be
given
Y6s will be given opportunity
opportunity to
to try
try out
out SATs
SATs style
style maths
maths questions
questions related
related to
to the
the
work
work we
we are
are doing
doing in
in class.
class.
NB
NB Maths
Maths homework
homework will
will be
be given
given out
out on
on a
a Tuesday
Tuesday and
and should
should be
be
completed
completed and
and books
books handed
handed in
in by
by the
the following
following Monday.
Monday.

English children will continue to be given opportunity to practice and develop
their joined handwriting style every morning during registration. The children will
continue to develop their understanding of the correct use of grammar and
punctuation alongside weekly spelling activities and tests. During this term the
children will be learning the skills of debating a topic so that they are able to take
part in a reasoned argument to present their views. They will also consider the
question Should we go into Space? and present their thoughts both in writing and
orally. The children will develop their reading and research skills by answering
questions and researching topics linked to our theme of space using non-fiction
books. They will work on two units of poetry and write their own science fiction
stories. Our class novel is Georges Secret Key To The Universe by Lucy and
Stephen Hawking.
N.B English homework will be given out on a Thursday and should be
completed and handed in by the following Wednesday.
Computing Children will learn how to create an animation first using paper and
then using computers. They will plan and design an animation which shows a
rocket taking off and blasting through space. Later in the term children will learn to
use simple email to send messages to each other.
RE- During first half term RE will be delivered by Mr Beauvanizer who
will concentrate on the stories from the new testament and how
Christians interpret the stories and follow the teachings of Jesus in
their every day lives.
PE PE lessons will continue to be on Tuesdays (Net/Wall Games) and
Wednesdays. (Dance with Coach Elliot from FUNDA)

Our Science trip to UCLAN Science Centre will take place on
January 2016.

22 nd

Science The children will cover two science topics this term, the first is
Earth and Space and the second is Forces. They will deepen their scientific
knowledge and understanding through a variety of activities and investigations
studying the solar system and forces and their effects on movement. We will
be following Tim Peake on the International Space Station and the scientific
experiments he and his fellow astronauts are carrying out in space.
History The children will research space travel and put it into a timeline
investigating different significant events in space exploration. They will look in
detail at the first man on the moon and also be following Tim Peake making
history on the International Space Station.
Geography The children will be using maps, globes and digital/computer
mapping to locate countries in Europe and other countries involved in space
exploration.

PSHE
Going
for
goals!

French will be taught on
Wednesday afternoons by Mrs
McElroy.

Art Children will use dry and wet media to make
different marks, lines, patterns and shapes within
a drawing/picture. They will learn about
perspective and vanishing points and will create
pictures in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, Peter
Max and Peter Thorpe using these skills.
DT Children will make a moon buggy toy using
mechanical systems such as cams pulleys and
gears. They will learn how to join axles to a
chassis, how to fix a weight to the chassis, how to
make a ramp and test their vehicle.

Mrs Drinkall &

Mrs Kemp

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