Hi All Otters (and Parents/Carers)

Welcome to the Summer Term. I hope you’ve all had a lovely Spring Break and are now ready to start your next learning adventure!

This term our topic is…

During this topic, our lessons will be focused on Science, Art, DT and Geography. The children will also have explicit Computing, RE, PE and PSHE lessons along side these.

As part of this topic, in Science, the children will learn about they different ways living things can be grouped, they will explore and use classification keys to help, group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. They will learn to recognise that environments can change and that this can be sometimes pose dangers to living things. They also construct and interpret a range of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

In Art, the children will be learning all about printing! They will look at the well-known artist, William Morris, and use his prints to inspire them to create their own patterns. They will then transfer these patterns onto their individual printing block before they begin printing their creative pattern to create a backdrop for their Strange and Dangerous Creature’s habitat.

 

 

During our DT learning, we will be learning and understanding the importance of a healthy and well-balanced diet. The children will then research appropriate food to take on an expedition. The children will then use the kitchens, their research and their knowledge of a healthy and well-balanced diet to plan and create an enjoyable lunch to take with them on an expedition to hunt for a strange and dangerous creature around the local area. After this, the children will evaluate their lunches and discuss what went well and what they could improve for next time.

As part of their Geography learning, children will be learning how to give directions using the 8 points of the compass and then plotting positions on a map using a 4-figure grid reference. This learning will be beneficial for their subsequent learning as they use a map to navigate the local area around Lewannick Primary School and plot areas of interest on the map accurately. The children will also be recording these areas of interest using sketch maps, which are maps that provide a representation of the landscape, and a range of graphs.

To conclude this amazing topic, the children will enjoy an expedition as they search for a range of strange and dangerous creatures around the local area for their Fantastic Finish. The children will be creating their own food, activities and shelter for the expedition.

Please click on the link below to see the specific knowledge, skills and vocabulary we will be learning this term.

Strange and Dangerous Creatures TOPIC WEB

Keep checking back for some amazing photos of our learning so far!

Previous Topics

Summer 2020

Curriculum Overview Summer A 1&2
SAND VS STONE TOPIC WEB

Spring 2020 – Curriculum Overview Spring 1&2

Skills Knowledge & Vocab SAND VS STONE
Autumn 2018 – Magic, Muggles and Monsters
Summer 2018 – To Infinity and Beyond!
Spring H2 2018 – Do-you-think-he-saur-us?
Spring H1 2018 – Legend Has It