In Science we will be learning about plants. We will explore the different parts of a plant and their uses as well as understand what plants need to grow by planting our own bean and watching it grow. We will also explore a range of common garden and wild plants and see if we can find any of these around the school grounds.
During our History lessons we will be exploring the history of our local area, Bootle. We will be using a range of different sources to compare the differences between the past and the present. We will create a timeline to order different significant events as well as explain how different areas have changed over time. We will also be exploring our local area in our Geography lessons this term. We will be exploring our school grounds and identifying what we can see, what we like or don't like and what we can do to improve it. We will be using a range of different sources such as atlas', maps and Digimaps to locate different places around our local area as well as across the 5 countries that make up the UK.
Following on from our learning in our English lessons, we will be making our own Bog Baby during our Art lessons using clay, acrylic paints and other materials. During RE we will be exploring a range of different bible stories. We will use a range of different ways to explore the stories such as role play, songs, story sequencing and hot seating.
Our Geography topic is 'Why can't a Meerkat live in the North Pole?' We will be exploring the different places around the world looking specifically at hot and cold areas in relation to the equator, North and South pole. We will be using a variety of artistic techniques to create a silhouette of different animals in hot and cold climates. We will also be investigating the weather, what clothes to wear and how to survive in hot and cold climates.
Our History topic for this half term is Grace Darling. We are going to be reading the story, discussing the key events and using role play to retell the story. We will be looking back in time to the Victorian era and comparing this to our lives today. We will be creating our own timeline using events from the past, through to 2018 and ordering these chronologically.
During our Computing lessons we will be looking at sorting and grouping different objects, shapes and colours both with i-pads and without. We will also be looking at following simple instructions to complete a task and how these specific instructions help us to succeed.
Our RE topic this half term is Baptism and Easter. During our Baptism topic we will be discussing the different places that we belong to, and how we are welcomed into these places. We will continue this by looking at the different symbols of baptism and how these are used in baptism ceremonies. We will enjoy role play to act out a baptism scene using the information that we have learnt so far. During our Easter topic we will be exploring the key aspects of the Easter story in detail. We will be looking at the lead up to Easter such as Lent and discuss how Easter is an important time for Christians. We will be using a variety of role play and drama to explore these ideas. We will finish by writing a recount of the Easter story.
This term we are exploring the topic in History 'What has changed since my grandparents were young?' We will be looking at how life has changed since we were young and then our grandparents by exploring toys, objects, schools and artefacts.
In Science we are looking at the Seasons and in particular the changes that occur within Autumn and what we might find. We will create Autumn artwork, go on an Autumn walk and explore the weather.
In RE our topic is 'Harvest' and 'Christmas'.