This term, our topic is 'Around the world'.
This topic covers our wider-curriculum subjects including; Geography, History, Art and D&T. Through this, we will be exploring our local area, the UK and the four capital cities. Our Art and D&T skills will be covered through a number of projects also linking to our topic.
In Music, our topic for the term is 'On this Island: British sounds'. Taking inspiration from the British Isles, children explore how to create sounds to represent three contrasting landscapes: seaside, countryside and city. Through images and discussion, they develop an idea of what each of these places would sound like and then use this to create their own soundscapes.
In Computing, we will be heading down to our fantastic ICT suite, where children will each have access to their own computer or laptop. Through the use of J2E, we will be covering Information Technology and Digital Literacy/Online Safety.
Our curriculum topic this term is The Great Fire of London. We will be looking at pictures and videos from the fire and comparing the way London was built to how it is built today. We will be using books and the internet to sequence key events from the fire.
This term in DT we will be designing and building our own houses to recreate the Great fire of London. In Art we will be experimenting with layering paint to create texture on our houses.
In music we will be exploring instruments to create sounds for different animals and explaining why we have made our choices. Children will develop an understanding of pitch through using movement, voice and instruments. They will identify contrasts of high and low pitches, and create animal chant sounds and sequences. They will begin to recognise changed in pitch and interpret pitch line notation using voices and tuned instruments.
During the summer term our topic is 'Kings and Queen's'. Within this topic we will be answering the concept question of 'Who was more successful, Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth II?'. In order to answer this question we will be researching all about Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II and finding out about the effect they have had on our country. We will look at significant events within their reigns and research the commonwealth and how this affects the world.
Children will create sculpture, pop art and learn how to draw facial features to portray different emotions, all through the topic of comic superheroes and with inspired by the works of Roy Lichtenstein.
In music we will be developing understanding of musical language and how timbre, dynamics and tempo affect the mood of a song.