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English

Our core text this half-term is Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob), by Simon Bartram.

We will use the text to write character and setting descriptions, write recounts in the role of Bob, and to inspire our own stories based on the plot.

We looked at the first page of the text and made inferences about the character. We looked for clues in the picture and thought about what we already know. We recorded our thoughts on Seesaw.

Maths

This half-term, we will cover place value, addition and subtraction, position and direction, multiplication and division, and time.

To show our place value knowledge, we will partition numbers in different ways, compare numbers using <, > and = signs, and represent numbers on number lines. We will apply our knowledge of the four operations to solve problems in real-life contexts. We will use our understanding of fractions and time to help us understand 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 turns, clockwise and anti-clockwise

Science

We are going to continue learning about animals and their habitats. The weather will be better so we can get out into Forest School and minibeasts in their natural habitats. We will then create our own habitats.

 

 

We will then learn about plants. We will start the unit by recapping what we learnt in Year 1, showing what we already know about plants. We will plant seeds and observe how they grow and change over time, testing how plants grow depending on variable conditions. We will then learn more about the different parts of plants and their functions.

We discussed different organisms and the habitats that they can be found. We matched the organisms up to the habitats and then explained why they were best suited. We then went into Forest School habitat to find the organisms that live there.

D.T

In D.T we will creating a moving vehicle. We will start by looking at vehicles and investigate how they move. Using construction kits we will then create a product that moves. We will problem solve when we are building. Then we will explore wheels, axles and axle holders.  This will help us create a design for our Moon Buggy. We will then create our design and evaluate our finished product.

Investigate

Design

Make

Evaluate

Geography

Linking our learning in geography to our 'flight' topic, we will compare where we live to Nelson in Canada.

We will research and compare the human and physical features found in each area, discussing the similarities and differences. We will show what we learnt by producing video comparisons.

To find out more about Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, follow the link below:

https://www.nelsonkootenaylake.com/plan/region/nelson?gclid=CjwKCAjwov6hBhBsEiwAvrvN6BVPsPi_Z_xeslccVBJfxIWcjcYn-ef0MR8InlitZx4WAk7u-dcH6RoCvyUQAvD_BwE

We looked at a map and found Nelson in Lancashire. We recognised the symbols on the map. We found the different landmarks and from prior learning, discussed different places in Nelson. We then looked at landmarks and explained what you can do at each. We also explained if they were human or physical features.

History

Linking to our core text and our overall topic of 'flight,' our history learning will explore the history of flight and the first moon landing. We will create timelines using dates to sequence the history of human flight and discuss the similarities and differences between old and modern flying machines.

We will use various sources of evidence to investigate the first moon landing and sequence the main events.

The NASA website is a great source of information about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon:

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo11.html

We started the lesson by looking at different sources of information about the first moon landing. From the sources of evidence we discussed what we could find out. We looked at statements and found which source of evidence supported it.

Library Visit

 

We went to visit Nelson Library. We learnt how to become a member of the Library and the exciting things that happen. We did a treasure hunt and listened to a story.

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