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Spring Term 2 - 2021
Throughout the remainder of Spring 2, we will be learning about:
Theme: We are learning all about the Titanic. Our topic is called ‘Iceberg Ahead!’ We will be investigating who was responsible for the sinking of the Titanic.
English: For the rest of this term we will continue to make our own Titanic books. This will include creating an advert to persuade passengers to sail on the Titanic; writing a postcard from on board the ship and filming our own news report about the sinking.
Maths: We will be learning about fractions and division. We are going to recognise, find, name and write ½, 1/3 and ¼ of different shapes and quantities. We will learn how solve problems involving division, using materials, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication/division facts.
Spring Term 1 - 2021
During our lockdown period in Spring 1, our theme was Planet Earth.
Both in school and at home, learners have enjoyed finding out about how to live a healthy lifestyle. We started our theme by looking at food and sorting it into the different food groups. Next, we enjoyed finding out how exercise affects our body by carrying out a maths investigation where we had to tally how many of each type of exercise we could do in 30 seconds. We had great fun making play dough and creating our own animal to care for all day. We also had to design and make a suitable habitat that would help the animal to survive. In English we investigated the case of the missing mammal, filming our own news reports for the Zootropolis news channel.
Autumn Term 2 - 2020
This half term we have been learning all about The Great Fire of London. In geography we have been learning about the four countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities. We have been using atlases and globes to find the countries and mark them on maps. We have used our map knowledge to look at London and investigate how far The Great Fire spread. We also answered our Cornelius question: Why did The Great Fire of London spread so quickly? We were interested to find out about the buildings in London in 1666, the firefighting equipment, the dry summer and strong winds which all contributed to fire burning for so long. We were all especially enthusiastic about creating a whole class timeline to show the most important events within The Great Fire.
In English, we have really enjoyed sharing The Barnabus Project. We were all gripped by an extract from the story and were desperate to find out why poor Barnabus was put on the ‘failed project shelf’! We wrote successful speeches to persuade the customers of The Perfect Pet Shop to buy Barnabus and give him a chance to be a perfect pet in a loving home.
Our science and DT learning this term have both been part of an exciting project. We explored properties of materials, searching the school grounds for different materials and investigating why they had been used. We then tested the materials to evaluate their suitability for Christmas stocking making and couldn’t wait to use what we had learnt to design our own Christmas stocking. We have all been very resilient when cutting and sewing the felt for our stocking, it was a very tricky process!
Autumn Term 1 - 2020
This half term, we have been learning all about the continent of Africa. In geography, we have been naming the seven continents and five oceans of the world. We have been looking closely at the similarities and differences between England and Kenya, investigating human and physical features that are found in each country. We also had a visit from Caroline from Village Africa, who talked to us about her charity work in Tanzania and answered questions about African daily life. Caroline also taught us a dance that is traditional to Africa.
In our music learning, we have listened to three pieces of African music and we have started to learn about pitch, dynamics and tempo. We used untuned percussion instruments to follow a four beat rhythm and will hopefully be able to design our own four beat rhythm next term. In R.E, we have been learning about special places. We have been able to reflect on places that are special to us and our friends. We have also been finding out why churches are special to Christians.