Roots, Fruits and Shoots.
This term we will be learning all about fairy tales in English, reading a variety of stories, working on role play and writing our own character descriptions with inference.
We will be growing beans and investigating the conditions plants need to grow.
Spring Term 2018
Footprints from the Past
Our topic in the second spring term was linked to 'The Stone Age to the Iron Age' period in history, where we looked at how people lived within this time.
In Science, we investigated rocks and soils.
Have a look at all of the fun we had at Herd Farm for our Stone Age Day.
Spring Term 2018
What makes the Earth Angry?
Our first topic this term was ‘What makes the earth angry?’ We learnt about and sorting different types of rocks within our science work. We explored earthquakes and volcanoes, including the location of well-known volcanoes.
In Art, we created volcano pictures and made our own volcanoes, using them to produce our own volcanic eruptions!
We also had an exciting 'Computing day' where we took old laptops to pieces!
We had a super start to our new topic today. We watched videos of exploding volcanoes and used our senses to imagine what we could hear, smell, see, taste and touch, writing down a range of similes and adjectives for impact. After we made our own 3D volcanoes using card and tissue paper, finally using cola and mentos we exploded them!
Autumn Term 2017
In the Autumn term we began with our transition topic where the children learnt about life at the Junior school. We discovered what life was like 3000 years ago in Ancient Egypt in our exciting topic ‘Time to Meet a Mummy’. We learnt about farming, the importance of the River Nile, the fascinating pyramids, the pharaohs and the different stages of mummification! In Science, looked at ‘Forces and Magnets’, comparing and grouping a variety of everyday materials on whether they are attracted to a magnet. We then investigated human and animal skeletons. In music lessons we composed and performed Egyptian music. DT involved investigating and making levers and linkages during our mechanical systems work.