This term we have been exploring the topic ‘Long Ago’. We began the term by taking an adventure to Sandown Museum, where we looked at objects from long ago and compared them to objects that we use today.
As well as looking at how objects and places have changed over time, we also looked at how the children have changed from babies to now and how they are going to change in the future. We were lucky enough to have a visit from a mum and baby, where we learnt more about what babies can do and how they change as they grow.
During the term we looked at old toys and discussed how people used to make their own toys, food and clothes. We even made our own peg dolls.
To end the term we invited our grandparents into school. We asked them questions and they talked to us about what life was like for them as a child and in school. They also taught us how to play some traditional games.
Ready, Steady, Grow
This term we have been learning about food and farming by exploring where food comes from, what plants and animals need to grow and how to keep ourselves healthy.
We have been creating our own pictures of plants, fruits, vegetables and animals, thinking carefully about which parts are required. We have enjoyed trying new foods and preparing food to eat, following instructions and recipes. We have made pancakes, a fruit salad, butter and a vegetable salad, which we made alongside Abbey from Chartwells.
We have also been in the garden exploring spring flowers, as well as planting bean seeds, strawberry plants, potatoes and cutting off the tops of root vegetables to grow the scraps. We took an adventure to RSPCA Mallydams, where we went on a minibeast trail, explored habitats, and participated in creative activities in the woods.
This term we had Careers Week. We had visits from a paramedic and a builder, had a chance to FaceTime a Farmer and explored a mini street through role play, with a visit from Tiny Street. On the last day Year 6 took over the school and became our teachers! We even got to meet some lambs at the end of term!