Our topic started with reading ‘Whiffy Wilson: The wolf who wouldn’t go to school. This book explores the worries and misconceptions that children often have of starting a new school and how much joy they actually get out of attending. We worked together to create a display of the story.
In History we learnt about our school and how it has changed over time. We then compared it to how children in the Victorian era experienced school. Children learnt about Queen Victoria and the changes and advancements that happened during her reign. We made comparisons to our own lives today to those in the past.
In Music, we learnt new songs from BBC teach. The songs were based on sea, sun and sand. The children listened to music and words, focused on beats, temp and rhythm. They learnt a new song each week and then presented their work in a musical ensemble to parents.
In Science, our learning was about plants. Children discovered wild and garden plants by exploring the local environment. They identified and described the basic parts of plants and observed how they changed over time. In addition, children learnt about animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates. They identified and described their common structures, diets, and how animals should be cared for.
In DT the children learnt about wheels, axles and chassis and how they work together to make a vehicle move. They then designed and built a model taxis.
Our religious focus in RE has been about Jewish people and how they live. Children learnt about the festival of Shabbat and the importance it holds to Jews. They listened and rein acted the story of David and Goliath. In addition, children learnt about Sukkot and why Jewish people build a Sukkah in memory of this. Linking to this, in DT they designed and made a Sukkah prototype.
We also enjoyed celebrating the coronation of King Charles III. We made party hats, listed to music and ate a picnic lunch in the playground as a whole school. It was really lovely seeing everyone dressed in red, white and blue together.