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Flight (Summer 1)

English

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

We used 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 enjoyed reading lots of other Simon Bartram books alongside our main text.

Follow the link below to see a collection of Simon Bartram books. Which ones have you read?

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/author/786/Simon-Bartram.html

 

 

Maths

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

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

Science

Our topic this half-term was plants.

We started the unit by recapping what we learnt in Year 1, showing what we already know about plants.

We planted seeds and observed how they grew and changed over time, testing how plants grow depending on variable conditions.

We learnt more about the different parts of plants and their functions.

Our focus scientist this half-term was Jane Colden, an American botanist. Learn more about her by following the link below:

https://scientificwomen.net/women/colden-jane-27

Art

This half-term, we learnt about Aboriginal art.

We explored, examined and practised sketching the different signs and symbols used in Aboriginal artwork, and discussed the effects they have.

As our overall topic was 'flight,' we will learnt how to draw birds, incorporating Aboriginal designs into our artwork.

Follow the link below to find out more about Aboriginal art:

https://art-educ4kids.weebly.com/aboriginal-art-and-patterning.html

Geography

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

We researched, and compared and contrasted the human and physical features found in each area, discussing the similarities and differences. We show

ed what we learnt by producing video comparisons using Spark Video.

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

History

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

We used 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

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