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Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a lovely rest over half-term? We're looking forward to all being together again soon!
Our new topic for this half term is Ocean Explorers. During this topic we will be learning about the world's seas and oceans, ocean layers and habitats, animal kingdoms and classification and how animals lives develop from being born to their death. We are planning on carrying out an exciting DT project with Mrs Pickering and we hope to be thinking about how we affect the oceans as we think about some marine environmental issues.
To start the new year, our topic will be all to do with space. We plan to explore all things space-related including the Earth, sun, moon, stars and planets. As well as learning about the solar system, we will be finding out how light travels, understand the causes of day and night and the changing seasons, learn about the sun’s positional changes, and find out how we see things. Furthermore, we will plan and carry out a space-based science investigation and, in music, work on performing our own tuned ostinatos and space-related pieces.
This half term we are becoming historians! Our topic will be ‘The World at War’ where we will be studying the First World War. We will be learning about what caused The Great War, who was involved and where in the world they came from. We will also find out about the significance of Remembrance Day and think about its relevance today. Along the way, we'll be thinking about food and rationing in WW1, with the opportunity to complete some science experiments involving biscuits and maybe even have a go at making some ourselves! We'll also be finding out about life in the trenches, recruitment and what life was like for children during this time.
We're going to be learning all about different regions and countries in our world including Tanzania, the U.S.A, Brazil and several others. We'll be finding out what each region or country is, what it is like, who lives there and how the local people live. We'll be studying the geography of each region or country and hope to produce some beautiful art work. We'll also be thinking about history and politics as we find out about the North Atlantic slave trade and black history.