Autumn Term - Down to Earth.
This term our project is 'Down to Earth'. As part of this project we are looking at the world around us and important issues such as plastic pollution.
Autumn Term 2.
We have continued our learning in the new half term by looking at important dates in the calendar of our community and country.
We learnt about the special Hindu festival of Diwali and why light is an important part of how they celebrate the return of Rama and Sita. With Mrs Ansari we created our own Rangoli patterns and modelled Diva lamps out of clay and sequins.
We learnt about why November 5th is an important day and investigated Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. We also discussed how to stay safe on bonfire night and created our own fireworks pictures using pastels and chalk.
We learnt about the importance of Remembrance Day to our Village and Country. We used the well known World War 1 poem 'In Flanders Field' to inspire our whole class poems and created poppies from different materials to remember the people who fought and continue to fight for our Country. We shared our learning with the rest of the school and then all observed the 2 minutes silence.
As a School we dressed in spots for Children In Need and learnt about the amazing projects they fund within the UK. We started the day with a whole school fitness assembly, and everyone got involved. In class we brainstormed lots of ways that we could fundraise and created posters to promote these fundraising ideas. We shared our fantastic ideas with the rest of the school in a special assembly.
Autumn Term 1.
This half term we have been learning all about the continents and oceans with Mrs Ansari and are now really good at remembering them.
We have been thinking about the things we are thankful for and how different religions and cultures show they are thankful. As part of this we have been learning about the Harvest festival, which foods are harvested when and why it is celebrated.
We have been looking at the environment, especially which things we can REuse, REduce and REcycle, and at the work of Greenpeace in trying to stop plastic pollution.
We have been discovering light sources and discussing if they are natural or man made sources. From this we investigated how the work of Thomas Edison and the lightbulb changed light sources as we know them. Alongside this project we also looked at how we see and really enjoyed tracking the light path from the source to our eyes with the pink string.