This term we will be exploring our local area of Bootle. we will be exploring our local area of Bootle. We will be carrying out fieldwork around the local area to identify both human and physical features. We will be using cameras, sketches and pro-forma data to document our findings. We will also be creating our own maps of our local area based on what we have observed during our fieldwork.
During our science lessons this term we will be learning about animals including humans. we will be learning about how animals have offspring that grow into adults. We will discover how these offspring may differ such as if they hatch or look like their parents.We will also find out the basic needs of all animals and explore how exercise is important to our bodies.
During this topic, we will be learning about the places that people go to worship. We will discover the connection between the holy places of the Old Testament and the building of places of worship. They will begin to understand that the Church is a holy place and a body of people. They will explore what happens in Church and why. They will also be introduced to places of worship other than a Church.
During our history lessons this term, we will be exploring two key historical explorers, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, and Amy Johnson, the first female piolet to fly solo from London to Austrailia. We will be using various sources to help us explore these significant people of history as well as plotting these key events on our classroom timelines.
This term we are enjoying learning all about how the way that we listen to music has changed throughout the decades and enjoyed listening to a record on a record player. We have been adding different ways of listening to music on a timeline as well as different artists from different decades. We are looking forward to looking more in depth at The Beatles, exploring their music, fashion as well as their successes.
This term in D.T we have been exploring different fruit and vegetables. We have been identifying where different fruit and vegetables come from as well as using a range of vocabulary to describe the appearance, texture and taste of different fruits. We have taken part in fruit tasting to identify which fruits we like or dislike in order to inform us when making our own fruit salad.
RE and PSHE
We have been reflecting on the stories of Jesus and how they show what a special friend he is. We have been enjoying retelling and reflecting on different Bible stories such as, the story of the 10 Lepers and Jesus' special friends.
During our PSHE sessions we have been exploring ourselves. We have been thinking about what makes us worries as well as the importance of the responsibilities which we have to uphold.
This term we have been exploring different artistic techniques such as shading and blending. We have been exploring the different tones that we can use when sketching to create more realistic drawings. We have been focussing closely on sketching different parts of our face in preparation to create our own self portrait. We are also very excited to be exploring pop art later on in the term.
This term in Science we are building on our knowledge of everyday materials from Year 1. We have been identifying different materials as well as describing their properties in order to identify their suitable when using these materials to make different objects.
This term we are exploring the Hands, Face, Feet scheme of work on Churranga. We will be finding the pulse when listening to a range of different songs as well as exploring how we can use our voices to change our pitch when singing. We will then explore the xylophones to play the melody for Hands, Face, Feet as well as improvise to try and create our own melody.
This term, we have been learning how to code simple programs. We have used the design tool to create our own backgrounds and added our own characters. We then added movement and sound to our programs and then explored using the different action buttons such as timers, collision detections and when clicked. We then explored how to debug programs and how to fix our commands to make them perform the action that we wanted or characters to perform.