Welcome to Owl Class
During our Wonderful Woodland Topic, this term we will be looking at the history and land use of our local area. We will find out the importance of the Prince Bishops to this area of County Durham. In Science, we will be focussing on electricity and linking this with our DT skills to create a light up model of scenes from the Town Mouse and Country Mouse. We will also look at the history of farming and the farming calendar. While we are at our Beamish trip we will be focussing on farming from 1820’s and 1940’s and comparing that to farming today.
Something amazing has happened in Owl Class this term – a suitcase has appeared in our classroom from another world! The suitcase contains letters from a girl called Norma who’s trying to be brave and curious and needs our help to show her how. We will be sending her our thoughts and ideas through the suitcase and responding to her replies.
Our topic this term is Change and we start off our topic changing ourselves into Superheroes! We will think about the story behind our change and use this to write our own comic strips. We will be looking at the water cycle and all the different changes of states of matter this shows us. From solid ice to gaseous water vapour, we will be following the journey of a raindrop and thinking about all the adventures it may have. We will also be inspired by our book ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ to look at brave and curious children who visit a new world; it will inspire us to create our own models of wardrobes and trees, to write balanced arguments about whether we should follow the robin or not and even to find out about the amazing adaptations of the humble beaver – fascinating!
In our exciting topic this term we will be “All At Sea!” Through this topic we will explore lots of scientific ideas including floating and sinking, food chains and webs, the water cycle and the journey of a raindrop. We will be looking at the adaptations of flora and fauna within a rock pool and open sea environment, we will find out more about these during our trip to Blue Reef Aquarium and Tynemouth beach. In English, our class books will be Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and the Tempest by William Shakespeare. The Tempest will provide the inspiration for the writing and performing of our summer play. We will be looking at art in different cultures using Hokousai Views of Mount Fuji, observational drawing using shells and sea life. We will also The Jumblies by Edward Lear as a starting point for mixed media and collaborative and performance poetry.
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