next right-arrow email phone location

White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Our topic this term

W/C 29/01/24

 

RE: Our key question this term is: “Why is it important to Muslims that Muhammad is known as the Seal of the  

prophets?”  this week we looked at what a seal is and why Mohammed is considered the seal of prophets. We also created mind maps to record everything we have learnt about Islam this half term.

 

English: This week we have been planning and writing a biography on Ernest Shackleton. We have been making a conscious effort to include key organisational features and presentational devices to structure their writing and to guide the reader.

 

Maths: This week we have continued our new topic of fractions, we have looked finding a fraction of an amount, finding the whole, using fractions as operators and completed our end of block assessment.

 

Computing: This week we took the data we accumulate for the climate of Antarctica, the Artic Tundra and the UK and the average precipitation of these places throughout the year and entered it onto spreadsheets on excel. We then converted these tables into bar graphs.

W/C 20/01/24

 

RE: Our key question this term is: “Why is it important to Muslims that Muhammad is known as the Seal of the  

prophets?”  this week we researched the stories of Abrahamic prophets within the Qu'ran and compared them with that of Christianity.

 

English: This week we have been immersing ourselves in the WAGOLL of our second writing objective this term a biography of Ernest Shackleton. We have researched his life, looked at key vocabulary used within the WAGOLL and identified key grammatical features to use within our own writing.

 

Maths: This week we have started our new topic of fractions, we have looked at multiplying a unit fraction by an integer, a non unit fraction by an integer, a mixed number by an integer and finally found fractions of an amount.

 

Geography: This week we looked at the climate of Antarctica, the Artic Tundra and the UK, we have also compared the average precipitation of these places throughout the year.

W/C 22/01/24

RE: Our key question this term is: “Why is it important to Muslims that Muhammad is known as the Seal of the  

prophets?”  this week we discused,how might holy books  be special? How do we show how special Scripture is? Why is the Qur’an considered special and how do Muslims show the importance of the Qur’an?

 

English: This week we have been writing our endurance narratives based on Shackleton's journey using our plans from last week we have focused on language choice when using formal speech. We then edited our work to see if we could improve the fluency and word choice and checked for punctuation and grammatical mistakes.

 

Maths: This week we have continued our new block multiplication and division we have divided with remainders, looked at efficient division, and solved problems with multiplication and division as well as completing our end of block test.

 

Geography: This week we have labelled maps of both the Arctic and the Antarctica. We have then researched and produced leaflets on the Physical and human geography of the Antarctic.

W/C 15/01/24

RE: Our key question this term is: “Why is it important to Muslims that Muhammad is known as the Seal of the  

prophets?”  this week we discussed, what is a prophet and are there any prophets that appear across all three Abrahamic religions.

 

English: This week we have been analysing the WAGOLL for our current vehicle text 'Shackleton's journey' carefully looking at the vocabulary and features that have been used. We have also used role play to think of how the characters we are writing about would feel whilst facing difficulties throughout their journey. We then began to plan out our endurance narratives based on Shackleton's journey that we will begin to write next week. 

 

Maths: This week we have continued our new block multiplication and division we have multiplied a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number, solved problems with multiplication, looked at short division and divided a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number

 

History: This week we have studied Shackleton as a significant person in British history and begin to build knowledge of his three expeditions to the Antarctica during the Golden Age of Antarctic Exploration. We created cause and consequence chains to show how events in history link together. We have discussed whether Shackleton's expedition should be considered a success and also whether Ernest Shackleton should be considered a significant person in British history.

W/C 08/01/2024

This week:

RE: Our key question this term is: “Why is it important to Muslims that Muhammad is known as the Seal of the  

prophets?”  this week we discussed, what does an Abrahamic Religion mean? Where did they originate?  and what do they all have in common? 

 

English: We have been immersing ourselves in our new book 'Shackleton's Journey' by William Grill. We have learnt how to use commas, semi-colons, passive voice, antonyms and synonyms. We have created a setting description and analysed our WAGOLL text. 

 

Maths: This week we have begun our new topic multiplication and division and looked at multiplying up to a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number, multiplying a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number and multiplying a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number.

 

History: This week we have studied Shackleton as a significant person in British history and begin to build knowledge of his three expeditions to the Antarctica during the Golden Age of Antarctic Exploration. We created cause and consequence chains to show how events in history link together.

W/C 01/01/24

 

This week:

This week we took part in various immersion activities to introduce our new topic 'Shackleton's Journey'. Students learnt about what the weather conditions and landscape are like in Antarctica and the kind of training we would need to undergo in preparation for an expedition there. As part of this training we dragged tyres across the playground to build up our stamina and strength. We also took part in a sleeping bag relay: due to the harsh conditions you would risk frostbite taking your gloves off to get into a sleeping bag therefore you would need to get into multiple sleeping bags with your thick gloves on. In training for this students divided themselves into groups of six to see which team could get in and out of three sleeping bags whilst wearing thick winter gloves first. We also researched what kind of animals lived in Antarctica and how they were able to survive these conditions. Students learnt how many animals had a thick layer of blubber to help them with this. To investigate the benefits of this students took part in a blubber glove experiment to see if this would protect them from feeling the cold.

Top