Topic: Chocolate, which one would you choose?
This term we will be learning about the origins of chocolate. We will look into the life of the Maya People and how they used chocolate as a form of money. We will locate the countries where cacao and cocoa plants grow and similarities of the climates in these countries. Trade links between these countries and Western Europe will be explored. We will conduct surveys to find our favourite chocolates and we will use this information to design, make and evaluate our own chocolates.
RE: Why is Easter important to Christians?
In RE the children will be exploring symbols and religious expression. The children will also develop an understanding of the celebration of Easter.
During this topic the children will explore the different emotions we experience, the impact they have on us and others.
Science: Forces and Magnets
This term we will be investigating what forces are and how they work. We will cover magnets, friction and gravity.
Spring term 1
Topic: Could you live in the Stone Age?
This term the children will be developing their historical skills to answer the question above. The children will look at a range of sources, explore chronology and significant events that have occurred in living and beyond living memory to develop a deeper understanding of the period of time. We will have the opportunity to visit Cresswell Crags to contextualise the period of time for the children where we will develop survival skills and develop an understanding of what life was like in the Stone Age.
During this science topic the children will develop their scientific enquiry skills to find out about the properties of rocks and how these contribute towards their uses.
Music: Three little birds by Bob Marley
In our music lessons, using Charanga, we will be exploring a range of music artists and discussing how they have influenced music today. We will learn how to warm up and use or voices according to pitch and begin to look at how instruments can accompany our voices.
In our lessons we are developing our strength, stamina and agility. We are also developing our understanding of team sports and using these skills to compete in teams.
RE: What is the purpose and value of a sacred place?
In RE the children will be exploring symbols and religious expression. The children will also develop an understanding of diversity and the differences and similarities between religious symbols.
During this topic the children will explore different relationships and growing up. The children will develop an understanding of healthy relationships and how to maintain these.
Topic: Can rubbish ever be art?
This term in Topic we are focusing on developing our skills in Art and using our previous knowledge of the environment to create a piece of Art which reflects our interpretation of the world around us. During this topic we will be developing a range of technical skills such as sketching and using a range of materials to create an effect.
Science: Light and dark
This term in Science we are exploring Light using the text Curious Pearl by Eric Braun. During this topic we will carry out a range of experiments to investigate how light travels, how shadows are formed and how they change. These experiments will enable the children to develop their scientific enquiry skills by asking relevant questions, making informed predictions and recording results to conclude their overall findings. Finally we will discuss the dangers of light and how we can educate others to stay safe in the sun.
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