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Flight (Summer 1)

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 descriptions, persuasive adverts for a day trip to the moon, write recounts in the role of Bob, and to inspire our own stories based on the plot. We are enjoying 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 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.

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 learn by producing video comparisons.

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

https://www.nelsonkootenaylake.com/plan/region/nelson

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/history/apollo-11-mission-overview/

Design Technology

This half term, we will investigate wheels and axles, and design and make a moon buggy. We will explore existing products by investigating toy vehicles and learning about their different parts. We will then investigate the different ways of joining wheels, axle-holders and axles to a chassis, before designing our own moon buggies. After constructing our vehicles, we will evaluate them against the design criteria. 

R.E

In R.E this half term, we are studying Christianity and how the Christian community is united. We will look at symbols used to reflect beliefs and values, and how churches and cathedrals are designed. We will explore how the different parts of a church are used during worship, and design and build our own church models. 
We will look at the different communities that we belong to and discuss why they matter to us.

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