SUMMER TERM 2018
After an exciting topic launch, we are thoroughly enjoying our new topic on Brazil. For our creative curriculum we will be investigating the equator and climate zones in South America and looking at the biomes in Brazil. We will be looking at the Amazon - finding out who/what lives there and their habitats. We will be looking at Rio de Janeiro and comparing it to Leeds. In Our Samba workshop we are getting into the spirit of the Brazilian Carnival, learning how to play and dance in a Brazilian style. We will be researching key local ingredients in traditional Brazilian dishes and making an authentic recipe which we will be testing.
In Summer Term 2 our topic is ‘Circle of life’. This will be a science focus where we will learn about life cycles.
SPRING TERM 2018
Spring term 1 - Extreme Earth
This half term we will have a geography focus where we will be learning all about earthquakes. As well as this, we will learn about other natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes and tsunamis. We will be researching when, where and why natural disasters have occurred and present our research to the class in groups. We will think about how people respond to natural disasters and look at the effects of climate change and what we can do to help reduce the carbon footprint. In music, we will create our own storm themed compositions and in art we will be sketching tornados.
Anglo-Saxons - Spring Term 2During the second half term our work is based around a history theme - Britain’s settlements of the Anglo-Saxons and Scots. This will include an exciting trip to Dunston’s Hall where we will learn about life and much more about the Anglo-Saxons. We will make Anglo- Saxon food and also dress up for the day to really get a feel for life in this era. Within our science work we will be learning about properties and changes of materials.
Autumn 2 - To Infinity and Beyond
This half term we are learning about the earth, sun and moon.
This topic will be launched by children planning their own mission to Mars, where children will decide what objects they would take on their expedition. We will also be attending The National Science and Media Museum on a school trip.
"It was nice creating Moon buggies that could move." - Libby Whitaker
"Making the Moon buggies was awesome because we cut the wood and did the electronics!" - Harry Southam
"I really enjoyed this, it was fun." - Ella Campbell
"It was fun because I got to use a saw!" - Annabelle Beckram
"This was my favourite day so far!" - Sam Wood
This term, we have loved having Andy come in to teach us Karate on a Monday afternoon. Go to our PE page to check out some photos and videos of us in action!
"Writing things on the wall was very inspiring." - Emma Meng
"This was fun and it showed bullies what friends are for." - Jake Whittaker
"I felt happy writing the message because I was supporting people who get bullied." - Libby Whitaker
"It was sooo fun! I loved it that much that I went again with my Dad!" - Darcey Hunter
"I loved going there and watching the space video and learning all about space." - Lottie Massam
"I was happy to go on the Science trip because we saw the spaceship." - Karina Mitchell-Lonsdale
"I found it great finding out about new stuff I didn't know." - Tyler Schofield
"The trip was really cool because Tim Peake's space shuttle was there." - Harry Southam
Autumn 1 - Groovy Greeks
Our first topic in the Autumn term is ‘Groovy Greeks’ where we will find out about life in Ancient Greece. This topic began with a very exciting Ancient Greek murder mystery to solve!
"I found it fun but the sewing was quite hard." - Ruby Whitaker
"I liked making the Ancient Greek puppets, although it was tricky." - Harry Carlton
"I found it really fun to sew again and I made a Minotaur." - Aaron Stott
"I thought it was fun but thought the sewing was tricky." - Darcey-Grace Daniels
"It was fun to learn how to solve crimes." - Harry Carlton
"This was amazing because there was a lot of tension!" - Rylee Sobieralski-Kirkbright
"It was really good because me and everyone had lots of fun." - Liam Grant
"I liked it because I worked with new people." - Annabelle Beckram
"It was best thing I ever did!" - Matthew Bodkin