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Woolley Woods

Summer Term 1 2020

 

We look forward to welcoming ALL

children back into school on Monday 19th April. 

 

Our Philosophical Question to discuss this half term is:

Does progress come with change?

 

Our topic driver this half term is based around Local History:

All about Railways and how Railways have changed over time, including the progress made, thanks to the Railway system. 

We will be learning about the earliest Locomotives, the wonder of Steam Locomotives, the Growth of Britain's Railways, Railway art, the impact of the Railway and Locomotive technology.  

 

This half term, we will celebrate that 'He IS Risen, He IS Risen indeed.'

In RE thinking about

 

The whole school will continue to pause on a Friday morning 9:00-9:30 in our classes to partake in this assembly at the same time, led by the Class Teacher.  

 

In Maths we will continue to learn about Fractions multiplying and dividing fractions. We will then move onto Number, Decimals and Percentages. 

 

In English we will be continue to think about our Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Spelling Test will continue to be WEEKLY ON THURSDAY. 

We will be looking at three specific texts, our Modern text (published in 2020) will be: The Train to Impossible Places, by PG Bell. Our older text (published in the 1960s) will be: A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond and our Classic text will be The Railway Children, written by E. Nesbit in 1906. 

We will be exploring a wide range of Railway based Poems, ranging from Plath, to Auden, to Wordsworth to name a few. 

As well as exploring and writing various non-fiction type texts based around our learning, facts and information learnt. 

Our Illustrator is David Wyatt - check out his art work. 

 

In Science we are looing at forces, friction, gravity, air resistance and water resistance. 

 

In Art we will be exploring sculpture. We will learn about line and shape, as well as creating plasticine prototype sculptures, before creating clay sculptures. Creating our own little Morphs! Please do check out 'Stoneface' Sculpture Park in Sheffield. It is so interesting, a local artist. This links our Sculpture topic to our Illustrator David Wyatt beautifully. Stoneface Creative: A Secret Sculpture Park in Sheffield! • The Sheffield Guide

 

PE Day continues to be on Thursdays.

In PE we will be learning about Netball, the rules and the play. 

 

As ever, we are looking forward to this half term and to see where our learning takes us. 

World Book Day Fun

Spring Term 2 2020

 

We look forward to welcoming ALL

children back into school on Monday 8th March. 

 

Our Philosophical Question to discuss this half term is:

Would you rather go with the flow or swim against the tide?

 

Our topic driver this half term is based around Geography:

All about Rivers, including the Amazon. 

We will be learning about the famous (and not so famous) Rivers of the World and comparing them to the Rivers of the UK previously learnt last half term. 

 

This half term, we are in the season of Lent.

In RE thinking about Memories and Sacrifices, leading to the events of Holy Week.

We will continue with our weekly Collective Worship in class using the TenTen Catholic Resources. The whole school pause on a Friday morning 9:00-9:30 in our class bubbles to partake in this assembly at the same time, led by the Class Teacher.  

 

In Maths we are learning about Fractions - recognising fractions, improper fractions, ordering different fractions, adding and subtracting fractions. 

 

In English we are thinking about our Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. We will be looking at various authors and illustrators, expanding our knowledge of authors and illustrators who are not so well-known. We will be beginning to write longer pieces of writing, building our writing stamina. 

 

In Science we are learning about living things, we have cloned potatoes in class! We will be exploring what it means to develop as a baby, ordering and exploring the human life cycle. We will also be planting seedlings and nurturing these with a partner this half term. 

 

In Art we will be exploring Monet and impressionist artists, creating some of our own River themed art work. 

 

PE Day continues to be on Thursdays.

In PE we have been taking part in Joe Wickes workouts, as well as yoga and general fitness activities. We will be learning and enjoying orienteering once all the children return to school. This is linked to our Geography topic, map work and skills. 

 

We even have a Bridge Building STEM project up coming, along with a Dr. Suess Day and World Book Day!.... KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE!

Merry Christmas!
‘Do you hear what I hear’ performed by Woolley Woods

Do you hear what I hear?

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SCIENCE in AUTUMN 1

This term we have been exploring Earth, planets and space. 
The children designed their own planets, just look how creative and informative their projects are!

September 2020:

Welcome to Woolley Woods

"I came that they may have life, and have it to the full"

John: 10 10 

 

In Woolley Woods our day begins and ends with prayer and our mission to be like Jesus is our constant focus. Our class is made up of Year 5 and Year 6 children.

 

The Class is taught by Mrs. Barnes (Mondays and Tuesdays) and by Mrs. Verdon-Smith (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) We work closely together to plan and assess the children and are supported by Mr. Cooper our Class TA. 

 

The Year 5/6 Class and Year 6 class work very closely together ensuring that both Y5 and Y6 are as ready for SATs as can be and that the learning opportunities offered are consistent between the classes. We have a fully personalised curriculum within our school, planned using the National Curriculum, based around and for our children. Where possible we use first hand experiences and current world events to enrich our learning, learning for a purpose. 

 

During the first few weeks we will be looking at the sense of belonging our faith gives us, in terms of sacraments such as baptism and confirmation and also our vocation in life. After this we will focus on Advent, in particular the themes of promise and waiting and we will reflect on the hope of Jesus' second coming.

 

In Science this term we will be learning about Space. We will explore the Solar system and the different planets, eventually using our learnt knowledge to create our own planets based on factual information. 

 

In Maths we will begin by focusing on place value and then move on to the four operations; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

 

In English we will return to narrative, concentrating on developing character, using speech to promote action and creating more complex sentences. 

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