Orangutans

Class Teacher: Miss Hunt

During term 2, our theme will be The Victorians

As historians, we will explore life in the Victorian Era and learn about Victorian inventions and key events.

As scientists, we will name and locate countries and cities of the world.

As artists, we will take inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement.

As designers, we will design and make Victorian inspired fairground rides.

During term 1, our theme will be Forces and Motion!

As scientists, we will investigate the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction. As scientists, we will investigate transferring forces and motion through mechanical devices such as gears, levers, pulleys, levers and springs.

As geographers, we will analyse the London Underground map.

As geographers, we will name and locate countries and cities of the world.

As artists and designers, we will make models of the London Eye.

Science experiment to investigate the effects of air resistance. 

Orangutan Class had great fun in English lessons this week in role as reporters and Salim from The London Eye Mystery 

End of Term 1

Orangutan Class has had an amazing term learning about forces and motion. The term has been filled with egg-citing science investigations, such as our investigation into the effects of air resistance on a parachute. The London Eye Mystery has been an intriguing book for this term and we all enjoyed reading the resolution to the mystery!

For term two, our new topic is the Victorians! We will learn about the life of a child in the Victorian era enthused by our trip to Sevington Victorian School on Wednesday 13th November. For our English learning this term, we will be taking inspiration from Gaslight by Eloise Williams, which is set in 19th Century Cardiff. With a gripping plot from start to finish, this book tells the story of a young girl called Nansi, who tries to survive the bleak reality of being impoverished and female in the perilous streets of Victorian England.

Multiplication, division and fractions will take us up to Christmas in maths. In Art, we will be refining our skills of sketching in pencil and using charcoal and chalk to create pieces of artwork. In science we will be investigating electricity and DT this term will be focused on electricals. In PE lessons this term we will be doing gymnastics.

Have a brilliant half term!