Summer Term: My World. This term the class will be carrying out a geography based topic. We will be learning about maps and mapping our local area. We will also link our topic to school journey which will give us the chance to compare city environments with the countryside.
In the second half of the summer term we will link to the Football World Cup. The children will have a chance to learn about the countries taking part, investigating where they are on the map, their capital cities and aspects of their culture.
Spring Term: Places to Play. The children began by visiting local parks and analysed what the environment consists of, noting park furniture, open spaces, types of equipment and their construction, quiet and resting spaces and safety of access and construction.
We went on to visit Battersea Park and the children particularly enjoyed the adventure playground there as well as our tour of the rest of the park. The children have also visited Kidspace Croydon as an example of indoor places to play.
We have also researched innovative playground design from around the world to inspire the children to design their own playgrounds, and possibly even influence our own new playground design.
In Art and DT the children are designing and building their own playgrounds and looking at different construction methods.
In Science we have been looking at forces. We began by looking at pushes and pulls and have explored friction and different surfaces. The children have been making paper helicopters and will be carrying out an investigation using the helicopters about air resistance.
Autumn Term: Anglo Saxons and Vikings. The children have enjoyed learning about the Vikings initially as the ‘hook’ into the topic, especially making shields and a longboat. They are learning about where the Vikings came from and about the less stereotypical view of the Vikings as peaceful farmers as well as being fierce warriors.
We brainstormed ideas about winter and then wrote our own poems.
We came up with our own superheroes to write stories about
We also got into our characters in order to develop them
We used these to work on our grammar as well as our stories
A Story Plan
We made our own apple crisps to sell at Borough Market, and compared their fresh and dried weights.
Empathy Class is taught by Ms Armer, Mr Eythan and Mr Alex.