During Science this term we will be continuing to observe the seasonal changes we see happening around us. We will be going on a winter walk around school to observe the signs of winter and then we will compare winter to autumn. We will be setting up a weather station to measure the amount of rainfall and the changes in temperature across the seasons.
Our History topic this term is The Great Fire of London. We will be learning about why London was dangerous in 1666, how the fire started/spread and how it was put out. We will also be comparing the Fire Brigade we have now to the Fire Brigade in 1666 and we will be discussing the damage that was left after the fire.
In our Art lessons this term we will be looking at artwork by Cath Hodsman and Joe MacGown. We will be building on our artistic skills by learning to use lines and shapes to create different tones and textures when sketching.
Our RE topic this term is Baptism. We will be learning about what baptism is and what it means to be baptised. We will be going on a visit to church for a baptism service and we will be learning about what the symbols of baptism are as well as their meanings. Then we will read the story of The Baptism of Jesus.
Throughout the year we will be learning about the four seasons and we will be observing the changes that we see. We will be starting with Autumn, we will be discussing the weather and recording it on our daily calendar and we will talk about what clothes we need to wear during the season. We will be going on an Autumn walk around school to spot the signs of Autumn and collect items for our winter artwork based around the works of the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
During our RE lessons we will be discussing our class value, thankfulness. We will be talking about what we are thankful to God for and why. Then we will be learning about how Christians celebrate the harvest. We will be tasting different harvest vegetables and making a harvest soup.
Our History topic this half term is; ‘How does life change over time?’ We will be talking about how our lives have changed since we were born and how others lives have changed over time. We will be discovering how our lives now are different to others who lived in the past and we will be developing our vocabulary surrounding the passing of time.
We will be having a themed day on 17th October, ’a day in the life of a Victorian school child’. The children can come to school dressed as a Victorian child, we will have a range of activities throughout the day for the children to experience and make comparisons with what school is like now compared to in the past.
Our Victorian Themed Day
We enjoyed our Victorian themed day based around our History topic ‘How does life change over time?’