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Welcome to Russia Class! 

 

Out of This World - Autumn 1

 

Over the course of this half-term, our overarching theme will be the theme entitled “Out of this world!” We will be learning about the following:

* The solar system

* Space

* Light

 

 

 

LITERACY

Our literacy sequence will focus on:

· Writing non-chronological texts;

· Writing to recount;

· Narrative writing and comprehension

· Writing to persuade

 

 

 

NUMERACY

This half term we will be concentrating

on the following aspects of maths:

· Place value—ordering; using negative numbers; rounding and solving problems

· Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division

· Mixed problem solving—multi-step problems using all operations

 

 

SCIENCE

In science, we are focusing on:

· Knowing the order and location of planets within the solar system;

· Understanding why we see the moon in different ways over the course of the lunar cycle;

· Planning and conducting experiments which are accurate and fair.

 

 

ART

In art, we will be looking at:

· Using different media to create specific effects

· Designing objects which are fit for purpose

 

 

HISTORY

The area we will focus on during this topic will be:

· The Space Race

· Key figures in the understanding of our solar system and the cosmos

 

 

 

INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS, TECHNOLOGY

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

 

MUSIC

Using a music sequencing software to create music inspired by space

Writing lyrics and constructing a cohesive song

 

 

 

 

TRIP
Star lab planetarium

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

· Creating a set of exercises to maximise performance.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Spellings - Russia Class Autumn 1 Term

Reading at home for Key Stage 2

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