St David (Y4/5)

A huge welcome to our web page from Mr Gilhooly and Miss Martin.

We have made an exceptional start to the year and have developed our knowledge across all curriculum areas. 

 

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Class Newsletters

Autumn Term 2019

 

Spring Term 2020

Literacy:

HOT WRITE: To be able to write and perform an audio description for the introduction of BLUE PLANET 2. 

 

The children will be using a green screen to develop their audio description!

Art and Design:

Chuck Close 

As a class we will be creating Chuck Close art which focusses on one of our key scientists - David Attenborough.

We will be developing this over several weeks and our final artwork will be a class project. 

Spelling:

HT3 Week 1: 

 

Year 4

cereal, serial, check, cheque, through, threw, draft, draught, stares, stairs

Year 5:

happiness, hardness, madness, nastiness, silliness, tidiness, 

childishness, willingness, carelessness, foolishness

 

BE CREATIVE WHEN PRACTISING YOUR SPELLINGS!

Religious Education:

HT1: The Bible and Creation 

We have been deepening our knowledge of Creation and where to find the story of Creation within the Bible. The children have studied a range of Bible stories; looking at the stories of Abraham (Abram), Jacob, Joseph and Moses.  

HT2: Trust in God and Covenants with God

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At times it is hard to trust in God. We look at why we may find it hard to trust in God and the times when we turn our back on God. 

The covenants made in the Bible help us to gain an understanding of ultimate trust in God. 

HT3: Jesus, the Teacher (Y4) and Inspirational People (Y5)

The Beatitudes are a great way of teaching children how to live a good life where they are able to support others and appreciate those around them. Many inspirational people such as Rosa Parks, Blessed Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King tried their hardest to live as God wanted them to - through following the values supported in the Beatitudes. 

Maths:

CHALLENGE ME! I encourage you all to challenge me on Times Tables Rockstar. We now have a leader board and most challenges board in school. You more you play, the better you develop in your times tables...

Our new Maths scheme is well under way. The children are being challenged within each session. Homework is being set on their own ActiveLearn accounts. Follow the link below to access your account...

Music:

'Charanga'

Our focus composer for Term 1 is Johannes Sebastian Bach. 

We have been listening to a range of his songs, discussing different musical terms when we listen e.g. crescendo, diminuendo, allegro. 

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As part of our scheme of work Charanga, the children will be developing their knowledge of song structure through the focus on ABBA and Mamma Mia. 

Our focus composer for Term 2 is Franz Liszt.

Physical Education

 Supporting children with their fitness and helping them to lead a healthy life is a huge part of teaching. At St. Stephen's we endeavor to give to children the foundations for sport in their lives. Each week in St.David we have circuit training followed by our focus sport. 

HT1: Dodgeball

HT2: Gymnastics

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HT3: Football

Science:

HT1: The Earth, Moon and Space

Have you spotted the link yet? Creation? The World Around Us? Earth, Moon and Space? We love to link our topics where we can! 

Space is vast... and our learning has been too. We have been learning about the Heliocentric and Geocentric theories, Moon landings, Flat Earth theory and the planets. The children have shown great enthusiasm towards this topic and were desperate to share this with the rest of the school and parents in their assembly!

HT2: Electricity

The children are learning about what electricity is and how it was
discovered. They are identifying which appliances use electricity in their homes and how to keep themselves safe. Children will construct circuits, start to create pictorial circuits and conduct an investigation into how easily different types of switches can break and reconnect
a circuit.

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HT3: Scientists and Inventors

Topic:

 HT1: The Earth Around us

We have studying all about the Earth and the various features that it presents. The children are aware of the different hemispheres and lines of longitude and latitude. We have enjoyed locating a range of places on the map - many of the places we did not know where they were! It is good to know about the world around us!

HT2: The Romans

This unit teaching the children about the impact the Roman empire had on life in Britain. They are learning about the spread of the Roman empire,
the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest. The children are also looking in detail at some aspects of the Romanisation of Britain, such as the building
of Roman roads and bathhouses. In addition to this, they will have the opportunity to learn about the British resistance of Boudicca and will act in role to
look at the events of Boudicca's rebellion from different perspectives. 

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HT3: Magnificent Mountains

Mountains are simply magnificent! We will be looking at a range (pun intended) of mountains from around the World and using our knowledge from our first topic 'Around the World' to help us locate them. The children will learnt that mountains are not just above sea level...

 

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