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Moor Hey School
A Mathematics and Computing Specialist College

Ion Class

Welcome to Ion Class 


Class Teacher:

Mr D Earl


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs A Stewart

Ms S Denton

Autumn Term 1

Our topic this half-term is 'Me and My Country'. We will name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics. 

For science we will be looking at animals including humans. For computing we will be designing and developing computer games along with searching, sorting and networks.

In our PSHE sessions we will be looking at families and friendships; managing friendships; peer influence; safe relationships; physical contact and feeling safe.

In our English lessons we will be focusing on our phonics, with weekly library, handwriting and 'Big Write' sessions. 

Marvellous Maths

Pizza Instructions

Crispy Cakes

Autumn Term 2

Our topic this half-term is 'Smashing Saxons' this includes: Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms; place names, village life; Anglo-Saxon art and culture. 

For science we will be looking at electricity and circuits. In our computing sessions we will be creating web content using HTML. 

In our PSHE lessons we will be looking at respecting ourselves and others; responding respectfully to a wide range of people; and spotting prejudice and discrimination. 

In our English we will be carrying on with our phonics and library sessions but we will also be doing some reports and acrostic poetry. 


Remembrance Day work

Making and testing switches

Christmas Activities

Spring Term 1

Our topic this half-term is 'Rivers and the Water Cycle' where we will describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: rivers, seas, and the water cycle. We will also be looking at the artistic style of Monet using water colours.

In science we will be studying living things and their habitats. For computing we will be designing and developing multi-level X:Box games. 

For PSHE we will be thinking about belonging to a community; protecting the environment; compassion towards others; and media literacy and digital resilience. 

In our English sessions we are going to start colourful semantics to help us with our sentence structure and continue with phonics for those who need it.  

For maths, we will be concentrating on place value, adding and subtracting with money and measuring. 


Marvellous Maths


Meeting the Police

School Council Speeches

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Our class voted this speech the best and he became our councillor.

Claude Monet's Water Lilies

Amazingly Silly Story Writing

Spring 2

This term we are studying the vicious Vikings - runes, ships, weapons and art - in history and how sound travels in science.  We will be planning and writing short stories and reports in literacy. In maths, we will be looking at geometry, fractions and division. In our PSHE sessions we will be examining online safety, money and 'world of work'. In music we will be learning to sing and use percussion for 'Lean on Me' by Bill Withers. 

Smashing Saxons

Viking Ships

Marvellous Maths

Summer 1

This term in Ion class we will be looking at Mexico for our Topic work. We will be tasting Mexican foods, completing map work, and contrasting the local environment with our own. We will also look at famous Mexican artists and musicians and discuss what we like/dislike about them.

In English we will be reading stories from other cultures and writing information texts including a guide to Mexico. Our math’s work this term will mainly involve adding and subtracting money, decimals, fractions and measure (including time).

For computing this term, we will be designing and developing mobile apps. In science we will be examining the different states of matter and devising experiments to understand the rate of evaporation or melting. For RE we will be looking at what Jesus’ new covenant is and our music will be based around the Beatles.

For our PE this term, we will be continuing swimming on Tuesdays then doing striking and fielding games like cricket or rounders on Wednesdays.

Making Quesadillas

Aztec Headdresses