This term we are basing our learning on the exciting geography Topic: Extreme Earth. Children will be learning all about Earth's core and tectonic plates beneath our feet, the causes and effects of natural disasters, what it is like to live in extreme climates and how they would survive.
Geography: In our Geography lessons, we will be using our map reading skills and place knowledge to locate countries and their positions on the Earth. We will look at the power and causes of range of natural disasters, including volcanoes, earthquakes and floods, exploring how they affect life. After half term, we will focus on survival in extreme climates, working up to planning an expedition to the Arctic.
The Arts: We will be looking at a range of Art techniques, exploring the different elements of Art using different tools, including charcoal, oil pastel, clay and paper mache. Our lessons will focus around our Extreme Earth Topic and will include a project to create a volcano.
R.E: For our R.E lessons, we will be learning about Christianity. We will focus on 'Identity and Belonging' looking at how we identify and belong and comparing this to the Christian faith. After half term, we will look at the importance of Christmas to Christians, exploring the nativity story from different perspectives.
Computing: We will continue to develop our coding skills through solving problems on 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.
Science: In our 'States of Matter' topic, we will be focusing on the properties of solids, liquids and gases, changing of states and the Water Cycle. Our biology Topic 'Living things and their Habitats' will involve classifying animals based on their characteristics and exploring the dangers that environments can have on habitats.
Music: We will continue to develop our music and composition skills with Mr Bellingham and Mr Oakton.
P.E: We will continue to have our weekly PE sessions with Mr Scott and Karate sessions with Sensei Dave. Both of these sessions will be on a Friday.
French: Madame Walsh will continue to teach our weekly French lesson. We will be developing new vocabulary and skills during this time.
Venture Experts: 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 and Musical theatre.