Prepare for take – off and adventure as we embark on a year jammed full of fun learning activities.
We begin with our Stars and Stripes topic with our learning focus on ‘What’s so special about the USA?’ The children will be involved in researching the states of the USA and creating their very own documentaries. Then we will blast off into space and begin exploring our solar system. Children will prepare for a very important space mission to find the latest moon rock!
After half-term we will learn about Nelson Mandela and his fight for freedom in South Africa and learn how he helped change things for the better for his people. Children will be working as engineers designing and making their own fast cars and learning about the Bloodhound Project (Britain’s forthcoming attempt to design a car to break the land speed record!). Children will also enjoy taking part in some African drumming!
During the spring term we will be discovering all about the wonders of Ancient Egypt and uncovering the mysteries of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Children will be writing their very own Egyptian adventure story in the style of Indianna Jones. We will have fun dancing like Egyptians and mummifying tomatoes! We will also be making our own pyramids and finishing with our very own Egyptian day!
We will be attempting to smash the Saxons during our summer term topic which will include learning all about the legends of Beowulf and King Harold II. Children will write their own riddles and learn to write messages using Anglo Saxon Runes. Children will also have fun creating their very own Anglo-Saxon costumes and pottery. We will also enjoy a visit to the reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village of West Stow.
During the second half of the summer term we will be working together to turn our classrooms into Rainforests using recycled materials. We will be writing persuasive texts and giving speeches, trying to save the world’s Rainforests and it’s animals. Children will learn how to survive in the Rainforest – in the style of Bear Grylls before our end of term bush tuckertrials and Brazilian style Carnival Celebration!
Games lessons are on Tuesday
PE lessons are on Friday