Spring Term 2017
Our topic this term is 'Lovely London!'
Autumn Term 2015
Our theme this term is “Hard Times,” and we shall be looking at the Victorians.
This is a great theme for covering so many other curriculum areas. In history we will ask and answer questions about Queen Victoria and use a range of sources to compare and contrast various aspects of life, including school and transport. Using maps, atlases and globes will enable us to use our geographical skills to identify the countries in the British Empire. We will be linking our science with art by exploring light and shadows and creating silhouettes. By using watercolours and pastels we will explore ways of creating portraits. Observing the detail and pattern in William Morris designs will help us produce our own prints. We will use ICT to create symmetrical patterns and experiment with manipulating design and colour, as well as using search engines to locate and retrieve information about the Victorians.
Comparing a Victorian diet to ours will also require our scientific skills as we consider the importance of a balanced diet with a healthy lifestyle and the impact on our hair, skin and teeth.
Later in the term we will design and create samplers so if any parents feel able to volunteer their skills please get your thimbles ready!
Summer Term 2015
Our topic this term is called ‘Sail Away’ which began with the children walking into an underwater classroom which they have decorated with sea creatures and will continue to add to throughout the topic.
We are working on learning the oceans and seas around the world, the different parts of boats and ships and also all about pirates. As a class we will compare the diverse ocean habitats and will be investigating coastal landscapes and land-forms.
We will be listening to and learning sea shanties in music. Most subjects and skills will be taught through this topic so that each lesson has a purpose and is meaningful in a context.
Spring Term 2015
Our topic this term is called ‘African Adventure’ which began with a day of African drumming and fruit tasting and we have also made some African instruments of our own!
We are working on learning the names of African countries, their location and their climate. As a class we will compare the different environments in Africa and investigate the differences in lifestyle between people in urban and rural Africa.
In Science we will be finding out about African habitats, predators and prey and separating materials to get clean water. We will be listening to African music and performing repeating drumming patterns, we will also be responding to African music through movement. Most subjects and skills will be taught through this topic so that each lesson has a purpose and is meaningful in a context.
Autumn Term 2014
Our topic this term is called ‘Remember, Remember’ which began with sharing our own memories from our memory bags.
We are working back through time exploring their childhood, your childhood and their grandparent’s childhood.
As a class, we will compare objects from the past, investigate the materials they are made from and make predictions on how long ago these objects were used (e.g. toys, technology, clothes etc).
We will be finding out about the elderly and we will discover how sounds are made.
After half term, we will travel even further back to ‘The Great War’ and we will focus on what life was like 100 years ago.
The children will need to know about the roles on the home front, animals in war and understand why “Remembrance Day” is so important.
Most subjects and skills will be taught through this topic so that each lesson has a purpose and is meaningful in a context.
Summer Term 2014
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