This term our learning will be based on the exciting geography topic: Extreme Earth!
In our Geography lessons we will use map reading skills and place knowledge to locate countries and their position on planet earth. We will be studying a variety of natural disasters including volcanos, earthquakes and flooding as well as the impact of global warming on our planet. After half term we will focus on survival in extreme climates and plan an expedition to the arctic.
We will be reading a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry over the term in English. Our key english text for the term is Georges Marvellous Medicine which will inspire our creative writing. We will also be writing newspaper reports based on natural disasters.
In Art will be using a range of techniques and materials including pastels, charcoal, clay and paper mache. We plan to learn how to illustrate our own stories in the style of Quentin Blake and make our own volcanos to explode.
Our RE focus for the term will be Christianity. We will think about our own identity and belonging and comparing this to the Christian faith. After half term we will look at what Christmas means to Christians, exploring the Christmas Story from different perspectives.
In Computing we will continue to develop our coding skills through solving problems using different websites and applications. After half term we will begin a movie project using a variety of media skills to create our own short film.
During the first half term of Science, we will conduct experiments and investigations related to the properties of solids, liquids and gases, changing states and the water cycle in our States of Matter topic. After half term, we will focus on biology learning about living things and their habitats. This will involve classifying animals in the local and wider environment and understanding how the environment can change impacting on ecosystems.
In Music we will continue to develop our music and composition skills with Mr Bellingham and Mr Oakton.
Madame Walsh will continue to teach our weekly French lesson where we will develop new vocabulary and build upon speaking and listening skills.
This term, we will continue with our Venture Experts sessions on a Tuesday afternoon. Children will take part in a chosen subject to become an 'expert' in, separate from the main curriculum e.g. digital media, coding, mechanical engineering, musical theatre and storytelling.