During the Spring Term our topic is 'Amazing Animals'.
Within this topic children will be covering the following skills:
Geography - we will be looking at the 7 continents and five oceans to locate different animals on a map. We will be looking at how the animals are adapted to their environments.
History - we will be asking and responding to questions to find out about extinct animals and how animals have evolved over time.
Music - we will be exploring instruments to create sounds for different animals and explaining why we have made our choices.
Computing - we will be using ipads to create videos of their own performances. We will be linking this work to world book day and creating a class performance linked to our class book ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’.
As ever, there will always be an ongoing focus on ESafety throughout the term to ensure the children know what is an acceptable use of the internet.
Art - we will be creating a model of an animal using clay and using different brushes and paint textures to paint the model.
DT - we will be linking our learning to RE and creating a moving dragon for Chinese New Year.
RE - we will be looking at Chinese New Year and Easter. We will also be exploring festivals and how religious festivals are celebrated.
Our topic during the Autumn term is 'Space'.
We will be using technology to research and find out facts about space. We will be drawing picture maps of the solar system in Geography to identify and name the planets.
In History, we will be researching the life of Neil Armstrong and discover how he has contributed to international history. We will also be identifying other space expeditions and plotting them on a timeline. During Art and DT, children with be designing and making their own space rockets and using different textures to create their own moon paintings.
We will use our ICT skills to draw a picture of a space shuttle and the solar system using colour magic and paint programs.
As part of our music curriculum we will be learning a space song to support our knowledge about the planets. We will also be learning songs for our Christmas production.
In RE we will hold focus days to celebrate Diwali and Christmas and look at how these festivals are celebrated.