Term 2 2019 topic is Revolution.
Let’s hop on a steam train and travel back in time to the Victorian era! During this half term, we’ll use non-fiction books to research Victorian education and people, including famous inventors, reformers and Queen Victoria herself. Then, we’ll write non-chronological reports and biographies using a range of source materials. We’ll write on slates, learn the three ‘Rs’ and take part in cooking, sewing and woodwork lessons, just like a child in a Victorian school. We’ll make popular Victorian dishes and play with Victorian toys. ‘Drill’ activities will have us following instructions to march, stretch and jump in formation. We’ll learn about crime and punishment and find out what life was like in a Victorian slum. How things have changed! We’ll discover what happened during the Industrial Revolution and learn about significant inventions. Copying the style of famous Victorian paintings, we’ll experiment with block printing techniques.
Our term 1 topic is Blood Heart.
Let’s explore our circulatory system! We will dissect an animal heart, finding out about the different parts and how the blood flows. Afterwards, we will write a report of the experience and use software and models to learn more about how the circulatory system works. We will use a data logger to measure our heart rates and test how it is affected by exercise. In D&T, we will make model hearts, and test materials before making a stethoscope. As part of our music work, we will use our bodies as percussion instruments and feel our pulse. We will read shape poetry, and write poems inspired by the heart. We will learn about how smoking affects the heart and write adverts to persuade people to stop smoking. We will visit the ‘Give blood’ website, and make a flow diagram to illustrate the circulation process. At the end of our topic, we will create fact files to share what we have learned.
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