Summer Term 2023
In DT, we will answering the question 'Can we build a gadget to help us save energy?' We will be looking at the cost of living crisis and understanding how households track energy spending already. We will then be programming Micro:Bits to track light usage to inform our energy usage to help us save on our bills. Once we have a working product, we will be pitching our products to parents to see if our product can sell.
In Art, we will be making a collage of existing energy tracking devices to aid our market research. This will become our mood board and be the first stage of our design process.
In History, we will be learning about the Benin Kingdom in Africa. We will learn about the important role the Benin Kingdom played and look at artefacts from the time to help us determine what life was like for the people of Benin.
In Science, our topic is Earth and Space. The children will be taught to:
- describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
- describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
- describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
- use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
We will also be visiting the Space Centre to see real-life astronaut equipment which will enhance our learning further.