The Crescent Academy
The Crescent Academy
  • Welcome


    Dear Parents, We would both like to offer you a very warm welcome to The Crescent Academy. This is a wonderful school and we are very proud to be Principals here. We have such polite and hardworking children and marvellous members of staff. We encourage all of our parents to become a part of our rich and welcoming family. Mr Alston and Mrs Williams

  • Autumn 1st Half Term - The Solar System

     Science -

    Earth and Space:
    What makes up our solar system? 
    What is the shape and size of the Earth, Sun and Moon? 
    Why does the moon change shape?
    How are day and night created?
    Why does the Sun appear to move across the sky? 
    Why do shadows move and change shape during the day?
    Why do we have seasons?

    Light and Shadow:
    Why do shadows change move and change shape during the day?
    How do we keep a test fair?
    Why do shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them?
    How do shadows change size?
    Can we measure a shadow?
    How does light travel?
    How are rainbows formed?
    How do we change the direction of light?


    Enrichment -

    How can we use light and dark to take an effective picture?
    How do we take a panoramic shot?
    How can we compare taking photos in the countryside to in a city/town?
    What effects can we add to alter/enhance a picture?


    Computing -

    How can we change an input to achieve a different output in Scratch? 
    How can we use sound in Scratch? 
    How can variables be used in Scratch? 
    How can I check algorithms and debug mistakes in a program? 
    What can we do to decompose a problem into smaller parts to design an algorithm for a specific outcome? 
    How can I use logical thinking, imagination and creativity to extend a program? 
    What tools can we use to collect data?


    PE & Healthy Living -

     How many ways can we travel around a space?
    How many different jumps can we perform?
    Which body parts can we use when jumping and travelling?
    How can we incorporate apparatus into jumping and travelling?
    How can jumping and travelling be combined to create a sequence?



    In which situations do people need to keep themselves safe?
    What is school’s policy for bullying?
    What are the 3 key things must you do before crossing the road?
    What are the different levels of friendship?
    What are the three classes of drugs?


    Music -

    Which composers have written music about space?
    How have they achieved this?
    How have instruments been used to create different timbres?


    MFL -

    What are the French names for the planets in Solar system?
    Can we say how far the planets are from the Sun in French?
    What are the French names for our body parts?
    Can we create our own astronaut, and add labels in French?
    Can we design our own alien and describe the parts of its body?
    Can we use a dictionary to translate English ‘space’ words into French?