Miss Fitzpatrick and Mrs Haywood-Harris' Class 2017-18
Summer Term 1
Who Let The Gods Out?
Focus: History, Art and Computing
Our class novel is Who Let the Gods Out? By Maz Evans. We will be inviting the Shropshire Museum Service in to do a Greek workshop.
Art- Greek vases
We will try our hand at creating clay pots and decorating them with Greek patterns.
History- Ancient Greeks
In History we will use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past, select suitable sources of evidence, giving reasons for our choices and use sources of information to form testable hypotheses about the past.
We shall compare the times studied with those of the other areas of interest around the world, understand the concepts of continuity and change over time, representing them, along with evidence, on a time line. Use dates and terms accurately in describing events.
In computing will focus on drawing skills to create 3D models based on using the software SketchUp. Children will learn how to create simple and complex 3D models. We will be able to add detail and manipulate 3D models using a variety of tools. We will use inference points to draw lines and shapes. We will look at a wide range of SketchUp tools and concepts including: the dimensions toolbar and guides, tape measure, zoom extents and the 3D warehouse.
Science- Marvellous Mechanisms
We shall learn how unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object. We will identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces, and recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Spring Term 2
Fly Me to the Moon!
Focus: History, DT and Science
We shall be learning more about Earth and Space, with a lot of our writing involving stories about this galaxy and beyond. We have our trip to Jodrell Bank on the 27Th March.
Class 5 will be making rockets in Design Technology. Please bring in an empty and washed plastic pop bottle for your child’s rocket.
We are continuing with our class novel, Holes.
We will be looking at the History of the Wild West and studying some of the famous outlaws.
In Religious Studies we will learn about how and why Christians celebrate Easter.
PE- Our PE is indoors and on Fridays this half term. We shall be learning how to Combat dance.