Term 6, 2020-21
The final term of the year sees us explore the great stories of Sheffield-born, multi-award-winning author-illustrator
We'll be casting a light on the lives of gorillas, studying forests and the habitats within and creating our own Anthony-Browne-inspired artwork. In Science, we shall be finding the answers to intriguing inquiry questions and making some interesting concoctions.
Our writing will be inspired by the following Anthony Browne books:
In this geographical topic, we will first be exploring the United Kingdom. We will learn about the four countries within it, their capital cities and the surrounding seas. After a brief whizz around the UK, we will be homing in for an island study. For this we have chosen The Isle of Wight, where we will look at both the human and physical geography with an emphasis on the coastal areas. Next, we fly off to The Galapagos to compare similarities and differences in human and physical geographical features to the area in the UK.
As part of this topic we will be using these texts to stimulate writing:
Term 4, 2020-21
Who invented Lego; how did it become so easy to make lots of books; why are we able to travel beyond where we live to explore new towns, countries and continents? Why are we able to be home-schooled when our teachers are not with us; and who invented the fabulous sandwich that was the star of our 'Sandwich' parties last term? Quite simply, our lives are what they are because of the many extraordinary ideas and hard work of some truly inspiring people (although many creatures beside humans are rather good at inventing!).
This term, we will focus on three particular inventors and their inventions: the Wright brothers and the first powered aeroplane; Thomas Alva Edison and the lightbulb; and Edward Jenner and the vaccine. Jenner's work is very relevant to us as we seek to protect ourselves from Covid-19.
We shall begin Term 4 with a focus on scientific thinking, before we celebrate books and the joy and wonder that they bring - for which we can thank inventor Johannes Gutenberg. Get ready for ...
Term 3, 2020-21
Have you ever wondered why we need to eat, what foods do for our bodies, which foods are healthy and which are unhealthy, where food comes from? We shall answer all of these questions in our quest to become healthy and responsible consumers. We shall relate back to what we have learned about animals and planet Earth to make important connections that will elevate our understanding of living things.
Term 2, 2020-21
We shall explore the great habitats of planet Earth, diving into seas, looking high into the canopies of the rainforest, digging deep beneath the leaves of the local woodland, braving the heat of the desert and the extreme cold of the poles.
The Willow Team - Mrs. Holme-Turner, Mrs. Joslyn and Mrs. Webber
It is so lovely to have children back in the classroom again and we can't wait to get started on our new topic for this term which is..........
We will take a step back in time to 1666 on a windy night in London to find out what happened. It's one of our favourites!
Here is a link to The Great Fire of London game. Have fun!