We begin our learning journey by stepping back in time to the Jurassic period. Through exploring fossils and Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, we tackle the question: ‘where did humans come from?’ After an exciting trip to the Natural History museum, we explore how species have developed over time. After half term, we all aboard ship for a Viking invasion. In this historical unit of learning, the pupils will find out where the Vikings came from, how they lived and what it would have been like to have been a Viking child.
In the Spring term, the children will focus on different types of journeys. In Science, we will be examining the cycle of the red blood cell as it delivers oxygenated blood around the body. In Geography, the pupils will study the hydrological (water) cycle and present this information in a variety of ways to cater all learning needs. Through using the green screen, the children will create an explanation of how the digestive system works. Following this, we will research famous explorers and create working waterwheel models.
In the summer term, the pupils will become secret agents and embark on their own spy missions. In Design Technology, the children will create their own spy gadgets whilst reading Storm Breaker, by Anthony Horrowitz. After half term, the children are invited to attend a residential trip. This is a further opportunity to develop their geographical skills. Later in the year, the pupils will study the mysterious disappearance of the ancient civilisation of the Mayans.