Each term we focus our learning around a different topic for each year group, you can find out more below and from the newsletter that your class teacher sends out at the beginning of each half term 6 times a year.
Would you survive Stone age?
This unit will have a strong emphasis on History and developing historical enquiry skills in order to gain a more accurate understanding of history. The children will become familiar with appropriate historical vocabulary to communicate, including: time period, era, change and chronology. They will learn how to analyse historical artefacts to find out about people in the past and look in particular at the settlement of ‘Skara Brae’ and what it can tell us about the inventiveness of Stone Age people. Children will use literacy, numeracy and computing skills to a good standard in order to communicate information about the past. There will even be the opportunity to for children to create their own cave-paintings.
In Science the children will learn about forces.
Enterprise- Children in Need
The children will be responsible for planning, resourcing and carrying out a series of fundraising events to raise money for Children in Need. They will develop core skills in maths, problem solving and ICT as they raise and collect money ready to be sent off to CIN. They will also need to design publicity and present their ideas to the School Council and the whole school during assembly. This topic also contributes to the children’s Spiritual development as they help and learn more about children in their own community that are less fortunate than themselves and how there are many charities that work for the benefit families in the local area and around the UK.
Where’s Nemo- Aquatic Biomes
This topic has a mainly Scientific theme with the children learning about different Biomes, including the rainforest, ocean and tundra habitats. Children will begin their learning by looking at the different biomes found in the UK. They will also consider how plants and animals adapt to their environment, giving them the opportunity to create their own animal that could survive in the rainforest. The children will have the opportunity to visit the London Aquarium to find out more about aquatic biomes and will hopefully find Nemo!
In English the children have looked at adventure stories, including ‘Into the Forest’ and have developed their use of figurative language to add drama and suspense to their writing. In maths the children will focus on developing their recall of times table facts, using them in multiplication and division word problems.