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Our core text this half term is The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis.

 

 

 

Welcome to the summer term! We hope you enjoyed the Easter break and that you had chance to spend some much needed time with friends and family. 

 

This half term our topic is 'Growth'. We will be engaging in a variety of learning experiences to develop our knowledge and understanding of growth in the natural environment.

 

We began our topic by making our very own Bog Babies! We then planned and wrote a character description as part of our English learning. 

 

 

 

In Science we have planted and watered our own sunflower seeds and will observe growth and change first hand as we watch them grow. 

In Art we are learning about the life and work of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe who is famous for her paintings of flowers. The children chose their favourite piece of Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork and carefully sketched the lines and shapes they could see. 

As part of our Science learning we have enjoyed a visit from local scientist Steven Lewis Neille. We learnt about how different animals grow and change throughout their lives and explored different animal habitats around our Forest School. 

In Music we have been working with Mrs Brunton to explore pulse, rhythm and pitch in pop music. 

We then composed our own musical score. We are all wonderful composers and musicians!

In Art we have continued to explore the artwork of Georgia O'Keeffe. We carefully sketched flowers from first hand observation in our school gardens and recreated the shades of colour we could see using a range of art materials. 

In Maths we have enjoyed measuring volume and capacity through a range of practical, first hand experiences. 

We had a wonderful time celebrating the coronation of King Charles lll and enjoyed a party lunch together to mark this special historic occasion. 

This week in Art we used oil pastels and water colours to create our own flower artwork using the skills we have developed through our exploration of line, colour and shape during previous sessions. 

We then used clay to sculpt flowers and carefully added colour and detail using acrylic paint. 

In DT the children tasted a range of fruits and discussed the different techniques that can be used to prepare fruit. After this they designed a fruit kebab and followed their design to create their final product. After the children tasted their fruit kebab they evaluated it by discussing what they liked best and whether they would change anything next time. 

As part of their learning in Geography the children identified and sorted human and physical features that they saw around our local area on a walk to Victoria Park

Learning Outcomes for Summer 1

 

 

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