In History children will learn about popular toys through the 20th century and the early 21st century. The children will think about their favourite toy from today before moving on to look at toys which were popular when their parents and grandparents were children. Throughout the unit, the children will develop a range of historical skills such as: asking and answering questions, identifying and interpreting different sources and recognising change and exploring how this influences them today. A range of learning activities which include: drawing discussions, role play and games. They will be using their DT skills to create their own toy with moving parts.
In Geography children will use world maps/atlases & globes to locate and identify the world’s seven continents and five oceans and using basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features.
They will be comparing and contrasting different geographical areas and the animals that inhabit them.
They will also be looking at maps and using basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features as well as animals living in natural/man-made areas.
Looking at Animals from the past: Animals that became extinct (Dinosaurs/Dodo) and those who are endangered today.
Also covered will be the impact of Animals on history.
Use world maps/atlases & globes to locate and identify the world’s seven continents and five oceans and using basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features.
To learn all about Animals from Great Britain and Around the World including Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles and Amphibians. and think about why Animals are so important, what we can learn from them and where in the world they originate from.
During this term we are learning about famous Explorers.
We are looking at different Explorers and how we have benefited
from their bravery.
Some Explorers are to include Ibn Battuta, Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and Robert Falcon Scott.
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We have been discussing Explorers and significant people in out Topic Talk Time. Some of the people we are learning about are Christopher Columbus, Robert Falcon Scott, Neil Armstrong, Ibn Battuta and many more. We discussed what they discovered and explored many years ago right up to more recent discoveries and what we wouldn't have or know about if it wasn't for them.
During the mind mapping session the children decided they wanted to do various child led activities for this topic.....and want to become Explorers themselves and investigate Stafford Castle and the Chase for starters.
Here are the ideas they came up with for their own learning:
We decided items we needed to be an explorer was either binoculars or a telescope...so with the help from our partner we made them using recyclable materials.