We are introducing The Literacy Tree curriculum to drive our topics this year.
Spring Term 2
Our first book this half-term is ‘The Great Fire of London' by Emma Adams and James Weston Lewis which is a fantastic Non-fiction text which tells the true events of 1666 as a story. We are going to be using this book for our literacy sessions looking at creating safety posters, Non-chronological reports and diary entry in role. We will be exploring the books and using the real-life events as a stimulus for our writing. Our second book is ‘The Dragon Machine’ by Helen Ward. During this sequence, children have the chance to create, encyclopedia reports, letters of advice, character descriptions and their own version of the story.
In Science, our topic is: Materials. The children will be recapping on their prior knowledge of material suitability for products. They will also be classifying materials as well as looking at how materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. They will then move on to exploring: Living things and their habitats. The children will be looking at how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, whilst identifying different sources of food.
Our history focus will link to our first book this half-term. We will be looking in depth at the history of ‘The Great Fire of London.’ We will be looking and comparing modern day London with London in 1666. Creating timelines of events.
As our history topic has great design technology links we will creating our own Pudding Lane. We will as a class design and make houses and build them together. We are going to look at the sort of food they ate in 1666 and cook our own bread.
This half we get the fantastic opportunity of going to fox howl. On this we will immersed in learning around this hoping to create art work and writing around this.
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