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Welcome to Russia Class! 

 

Electricity - Autumn 2

 

Over the course of this half-term, our overarching theme will be electricity. We will be learning about the following:

Circuits

Key figures in the history of  electricity

How power is generated

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITERACY

Our literacy sequence will focus on:

· Writing to instruct;

· Narrative writing and comprehension;

· Writing to discuss.

 

 

 

 

NUMERACY

This half term we will be concentrating

on the following aspect of maths:

Fractions

· Finding equivalent fractions;

· Adding and subtracting fractions;

· Multiplying and dividing fractions;7

· Solving problems using previous knowledge.

 

 

SCIENCE

In science, we are focusing on:

· Knowing how to construct a functional circuit and being able to represent this in the appropriate circuit symbols;

· Understanding how the voltage of a power source affects how a bulb or motor works;

· Planning and conducting experiments which are accurate and fair.

 

ART

In art, we will be looking at:

· Creating a piece of art which represents ourselves.

· Using a variety of marks for effect.

 

PSHE

In PSHE, we will be looking at:

· How our actions affect others and make them feel;

· E-Safety—how to keep safe on the internet;

· Working together.

 

HISTORY

The area we will focus on:

· Key discoveries in the history of electricity

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS, TECHNOLOGY

  • Using the internet to research effectively, sorting information and presenting it.

 

MUSIC

 

Using sequencing software to create and electronic piece of music.

 

 

 

 

 

TRIP

 

Cinema—Despicable Me 3

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

· Swimming

 

 

 

 

PE kit or Forest School clothing is required every FRIDAY.

 

  • Homework will be given out on Friday.
  • There will be a list of spellings for your child to learn with a test conducted the following Wednesday.
  • Please could you make an effort to hear your child read as frequently as possible as it will greatly benefit your child’s literacy.

 

If you have any queries or problems please do not hesitate to
come and see me.

Thanks.

Mr Gilborson

 

 

Home Learning Activities- Autumn 1

 

 

Writing

Make up a story set on a space station in the future. 5 Dojo-points

 


PHSE

Design a set of rules/ laws for the new community on Mars

3 Dojo-points

 

 

Design

Make a model of a space ship

1 Dojo-points

 

 

Maths

To be a space engineer you have to be good at maths and physics so learn all your tables to 10 x 10 (rapid recall)

10 Dojo-points

 

 

Music
Make up a piece of music or a song that is inspired by Space. Record it or perform it to us.

4 Dojo-points

 

 

 

Poetry Writing

Write a poem about either our planet or an alien one. 3 Dojo-points

 

 

 

Design

the ultimate spacesuit, don’t forget to annotate all the design features

1 Dojo-points

 

 

 

Science

Explain how shadows are formed

3 Dojo-points

 

 

Reading

Read a science fiction or a fact book about space and write a book review

5 Dojo-points

 

 

English

Write a report on anything that interests you about space.

5 Dojo-points

 

 

Art

Draw or paint a picture of an animal that lives on new planet

2 Dojo-points

 

 

 

Design

Make a model of a space station

3 Dojo-points

 

 

 

Reading at home for Key Stage 2

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