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.
End of Term 2
Orangutan Class have had an amazing term learning about the Victorians. We had an amazing educational visit to Sevington Victorian School, where all the children experienced a day in the life of a Victorian child. We have really enjoyed learning about William Morris’ artwork and taking inspiration from him, and nature, to create our own patterns. Our Victorian inspired fairground rides were very successful as we were able to use electrical circuits to make them move or light up. Gaslight has been a great book for this term and we all enjoyed reading the grim ending for the villain in the story!
For terms three and four, our new topic is ‘What a Disaster!’ We will be learning about mountains, earthquakes and volcanoes. We will also be learning about the distribution of natural resources. In Science, our focus will be about the properties and changes in materials, which will inform us how to make our own lava! Linked to our topic, our new class texts across the terms will be King of the Cloud Forest by Michael Morpurgo and The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson. Fractions, decimals and percentages will be the main focus across both terms. In Art lessons, we will be exploring the medium of print, taking inspiration from the work of, Japanese artist, Hokusai.
Wishing all families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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.
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!