Brompton Westbrook Primary School

Kings Bastion, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5DQ

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01634 844152

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Are you fed up with asking the question 'How was school today?' and getting the response 'fine'?

Our new weekly blogs will give you more information about what your child is doing in school.  This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.

Term 1 and 2 overview:

Children will explore the wonders of Ancient Greece and develop an understanding of the impact the Ancient Greeks have had on the modern world.  They will use a range of secondary resources to research aspects of life in Ancient Greece, covering topics including democracy, the Olympics and the contrast between Sparta and Athens.  Children will have the opportunity to develop their skills of sketching and sculpting in art, by researching and creating Greek style pottery using clay. In computing, they will create games linked to the Olympics, through programming simple instructions.   In science, the children will explore forces, building on their knowledge and understanding from year 3.  They will then have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of levers to create a catapult in DT.  Following on from the topic of forces, children will then explore lifecycles of different plants and animals, taking part in a range of scientific enquiries to develop their understanding of similarities and differences across species.  In French, they will begin to recognise French phonics and apply these to spell some French words, developing their skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  In RE, the children will compare the similarities and differences across Judaism and Christianity.  They will explore shared values and compare rituals and celebrations. Music skills will focus on listening to and appraising classical music from the past and present. 

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Weekly Overview: T2W4 (WB 23/11/20)

This week in literacy for year 5 the children will begin writing their narrative on their alternate version of the Medusa scene from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, using the skills and planning they prepared in the week prior. During maths we will be finishing up our work on long multiplication and looking at remainders in the context of fractions and decimals with multiplication. During the afternoon children will continue their writing of Ancient Greek Myths and exploring different states of matter within science. In addition, they will continue their work looking at different types of bridges in DT and continue with their work on e-safety in computing.

Weekly Overview: T2W3 (WB 16/11/20)

This week in literacy for year 5 the children will begin to learn the necessary skills to create a piece of narrative writing based on the scene introducing Medusa in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief..  During numeracy we will start looking at mental multiplication strategies before moving onto more formal written methods towards the end of the week.  During the afternoon children will continue exploring Ancient Greek beliefs and carrying out more experimental work with materials in science.  In addition, they will begin to construct bridges in DT and explore the importance of e-safety in computing.

 

Weekly overview: T1W6 (WB 05.10.20)

This week we will be focussng on consolidating our understanding of subtracting numbers up to a million and applying our knowledge of addition and subtraction to answer contextual problems.  In English, we will be publishing our persuasive leaflets on Camp Half Blood, as well as creating poetry linked to our text, Percy Jackson.  In addition, our performance skills will be developed as we learn and recite a selection poems, as part of the “Poetry Together” project. Our science unit, Forces, continues, as we investigate the effects of friction, within practical contexts.  Our learning of French phonics will continue, as we explore a range of French phoneme/grapheme correspondences and practise hearing, saying, reading and writing these in words.  In computing, children will continue to write codes for their animations and analyse how to debug an algorithm that is not producing the desired outcome.  In art, we will begin to explore sculpture and sketch designs for our own Greek pottery.  Our history focus is on deepening children’s understanding of Ancient Greek city states and the role of democracy, comparing life in ancient Greece to Britain today. In RE, we will continue to examine the Jewish faith by developing understanding of the early life of Moses and his importance to Jews.  Our PSHE focus will be on understanding what our ideal school would be and how we can make our own changes to achieving that.  In music, we will continue to appreciate a range of music and musicians, reflecting on similarities and difference in style and musical elements.

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Weekly overview: T1W5 (WB 28.09.20)

This week we will be beginning to look at written methods for addition in maths, adding numbers with 4 digits or more, using estimation in our calculations and tackling word problems.  Children will continue to apply their reasoning and problem solving skills within a range of contexts.  In English, we will begin writing our persuasive leaflets about Camp Half Blood linked to our work on Percy Jackson.  We will applying our learning on expanded noun phrases and adverbials, enhancing our leaflet writing and using our analysis of leaflet examples to produce an effective and persuasive outcome.  In science, we will continue to explore the effects of forces, focussing on water resistance and how this can have both positive and negative effects.  Our learning of French phonics will continue, as we explore a range of French phoneme/grapheme correspondences and practise hearing, saying, reading and writing these in words.  Our unit of coding, in computing will continue and children will begin to use the correct terminology and use their understanding to begin creating a basic coding sequence.  In art, we will begin creating and sculpting our clay pots based on our designs inspired by Ancient Greece.  Our history focus is on widening children’s understanding of the legacy of the Ancient Greeks and how their discoveries have influenced us in modern day. In RE, we will continue to examine the Jewish faith by developing understanding of the early life of Moses and his importance to Jews.  In PSHE, our focus will be on recognising the challenges we face when we try something new and understanding our own value.

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Weekly overview: T1W4 (WB 21.09.20)

This week we will be continuing to consolidate our understanding of place value of numbers upto a million, by placing numbers on a numberline and rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10000.  Children will apply their reasoning and problem solving skills within a range of contexts.  In English, we will be continuing our learning linked to Percy Jackson, using part of the film as a stimulus for our new unit of writing: persuasive leaflets.  We will be identifying and applying expanded noun phrases and adverbials, which will be used to enhance our leaflet writing the following week.  In science, we will continue to explore the effects of forces, focussing on air resistance and how this can have both positive and negative effects.  Our learning of French phonics will continue, as we explore a range of French phoneme/grapheme correspondences and practise hearing, saying, reading and writing these in words.  Our unit of coding, in computing will commence and children will familiarise themselves with the terminology needed to program and debug a sequence.  In art, we will begin to explore sculpture and sketch designs for our own Greek pottery.  Our history focus is on widening children’s understanding of Ancient Greek city states and the role of democracy, comparing life in ancient Greece to Britain today. In RE, we will continue to examine the Jewish faith by developing understanding of the early life of Moses and his importance to Jews.  Our PSHE, our focus will be on recognising the challenges we face when we try something new and understanding our own value.

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