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Summer 1 - Space

We are mathematicians:

In Maths we will be:

Finding out about Ratio

    • Using ratio language
    • Comparing ratio and fractions
    • Understanding the ratio symbol
    • Calculating ratio
    • Calculating scale factors
    • Solving ratio and proportion problems

Finding out about Statistics

    • Reding and interpreting line graphs
    • Drawing line graphs
    • Using line graphs to solve problems
    • Looking at circles
    • Reading and interpreting pie charts
    • Looking at pie charts with percentages
    • Drawing pie charts
    • Finding the mean

 

We are authors: (adventure stories)

In Literacy we will be:

  • Reading and discussing a range of stories
  • Understanding the key features of adventure stories
  • Understanding the audience of adventure stories
  • Unpicking adventure stories and finding the key parts
  • Creating our own characters and settings
  • Writing our own adventure stories
  • Editing and improving our work
  • Presenting our adventure stories  

  

We are games developers:

In ICT this term we shall be creating our own games using Scratch. We will: -

  • Recognise that apps. are created using code
  • Revise the accurate use of scratch to create a game
  • Use coding to develop a Space Invaders game app
  • Define a range of language associated with Scratch
  • Use coding to create our Scratch games
  • Use a range of coding blocks
  • Regularly test, debug and improve code.
  • Add additional sprites to my game
  • Add a score variable to my game
  • Compare our games against the original and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses
  • Debug our games, using knowledge of Scratch programming
  • Edit and debug my programming
  • Evaluate our work

 

 

We are Spanish speakers:

This term we shall be continuing with our new MFL topic of Spanish! We will get to grips with all the basics of the Spanish language including:

  •  Describing how we feel
  •  Introducing ourselves
  •  Having simple conversations with our friends
  • Talking about the colours

 

We are Scientists:

This term we will be finding out about Earth and Space. This will include:

  • Describing the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
  • Describing the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
  • Describing the Sun, Earth, and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • Using the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky
  • Explaining that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object

  

We are Musicians

As musicians, we are very excited to be learning all about the composer Gustav Holst.

In these sessions we will:

  •  Listening to, comparing, and appraising ‘The Planets’ by Gustav Holst
  •  Composing short pieces of music representing different planets.
  •  Exploring musical ideas by creating a storyboard and graphic score.

 

We are RE specialists:

In RE we will be

  • Understanding what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today and to compare population sizes from around the world.
  • Understanding the significance of the Five Pillars of Islam.
  • Understanding who Mohammed was
  • Understanding where Muslims pray and why this is important to the Muslim community
  • Exploring Islamic artwork and understand how the architecture of mosques reflects Muslim beliefs.
  • Understanding how Islamic art is used at festivals and reflects Muslim beliefs.

 

In PSHE this term we shall be:

 

  •  Considering the lives of people living in other places, and people with different values and customs
  • Learning what being part of a community means and to know the groups that can support communities locally and nationally
  • Knowing that there are universal rights for children
  • Understanding that there are basic Human Rights shared by all people and all societies
  • Knowing what it means to set up an enterprise and to begin to develop enterprise skills

 

We are Athletes

In PE we will be enjoying Basketball and Tennis sessions. We also have the pleasure of lessons taught by Mr. Busby who shall be teaching us all about Cricket! Some of the objectives of the sports we shall cover this term include:

  • Understanding the importance of warming up and cooling down  
  • Controlling a ball with both hands
  • Protecting a ball under pressure
  • Knowing how to use my body to protect the ball
  • Passing the ball, having good techniques of having a target
  • Knowing how to create space to receive a pass
  • Using different skills such as varying speed and direction to get past defenders
  • Marking a player to limit chances for the opposition 

 

 

We are Engineers

For our STUNNING START we will become space engineers for the day by applying for a job at the European Space Agency, creating our own paper rockets and firing them with a straw and making a giant spacecraft to feature in our own fantasy stories.

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