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Autumn 1: Journeys

This half term will see the launch of our new topic, ‘Journeys’.  As part of a whole-school project, we will launch the topic with Aaron Becker’s magical book ‘Journey’.  After that, we will be reading Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ which tells the story of a young boy sailing around the world who becomes shipwrecked.   In Geography we will learn about the countries in North America, their cities and physical features.  We will also find out about the journey of a river, including how they formed and their key characteristics.  In Science we will look at the effect of water resistance and how to separate mixtures by sieving, filtering and evaporating.

Autumn 2

This half term will see the launch of our new topic, ‘Vikings’.  It all begins with a Viking Day led by our Viking visitor where we will learn lots about this historical period: how they were raiders and traders; how to write in runes; how to make a Viking brooch; and how to play some Viking games. 

Spring Term : Space

This half term will see the launch of our new topic, ‘Out of this world’.  In Science, children will describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun and the solar system, describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth, describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as spherical bodies, explain the movement of the sun across the sky and Earth’s rotation to explain night and day and explain gravity and the effect on objects falling.   In art they will be using sketching techniques and using chalk pastels to create their own planets.  In music they will be exploring sound sources and composing music to accompany the first moon landing.