Town is by the Sea.
A young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather's grave after lunch and comes home to a simple family dinner, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea.
Stunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers, show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig.
With curriculum connections to communities and the history of mining, this beautiful book brings a piece of history to life.
We have a very exciting time ahead this half term. Find out what we'll be doing this term by reading the outline below. Remember to visit this page every week to stay up to date in everything that we have been doing in Woodpecker Class!
This half term in English, we will be focusing on a range of text types such as narratives and non-chronological reports. To do this, we will use our new class focus text, 'Town is by the Sea' by Joanne Schwartz. Throughout the term, our writing will be based on what we learn in our new topic of mining.
In maths over the next few weeks we will be completing 3 units of work. These will be length and height, position and direction and mass, capacity and temperature.
This term in science, our topic will be plants. Throughout the term, we will examine how plants grow, name the different parts of plants and consider what plants need to survive.
In history this term, we will be conducting a local history study based on mining around Worksop. Throughout the half term, we will examine a range of historical sources to determine the impact that mining had on our local area. We will also be taking part in a trip to the National Coal Mining Museum to learn first hand what it was like to be a miner.
In computing this term we will be learning all about presentation skills. Throughout the half term, we will be learning how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create our own presentations to share the knowledge that we learn about mining around Worksop.
Design and Technology
This term in DT, we will complete a range of activities. To begin with, we will use research to plan and make a packed lunch for a miner. After this we will design, make and evaluate our own lunch boxes for miners.
This term in RE we will be examining what it is like to belong to the Christian religion in Nottinghamshire and Worksop. We will consider what it is like belonging to a family, school and community. We will also gain knowledge about the ways of Christianity such as christenings, baptisms and the Golden Rule.
This half term in PSHE, we will be learning about keeping safe online. We will consider how our actions online can affect others, name and identify the positive and negative ways we can use technology and understand what should and should not be posted online.