Tamarins

Class Teacher: Mrs Lewis / Mrs Hughes

Term 1

Title: Wild Things

As design technologists, we will research, design, make and evaluate our own animal hand puppets

As artists, we will be developing our drawing skills by exploring line and texture. When paining, we will be able to respond to & relate our own images to those of artists whose work shows a focus on shape and colour.

As musicians, we will develop our understanding of the potential of percussion instruments to accompany a song.

Term 2

Title: Shiver Me Timbers

As historians we will be investigating how places have changed over time. We will be finding out about significant events that changed the past including Sir Frances Drakes adventures and the Spanish Armada.

As geographers we will use maps to investigate the world’s continents and oceans. We will use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to and describe key physical and human features of locations. We will use compass directions to locate features & identify routes on a map.

As artists we will explore a range of painting techniques.

Term 5

Title: Plants

As historians we will be recount changes that have occurred in our own lives. To describe the passing of time, we will use words and phrases such as: a long time ago, recently, years, decades and centuries

We will be looking at images of the monarchy & discussing dates & changes

As scientists we will be naming parts of a plant & identifying the importance of each part. Through careful observations, we will be describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will carry out investigations to describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy

As artists we will be exploring various printing techniques such as stencilling, relief printing, stamping, repeating & overlapping. Through the use of found objects, we will create our own masterpieces. We will look at the printmaker Angie Lewin and the designer William Morris to develop our ideas.

Term 6

Title: Time Travel!

As historians we will describe the passing of time, we will use words and phrases such as: a long time ago, recently, years, decades and centuries. We will recount changes that have occurred in our own lives and describe significant historical events and places.

As geographers we will1 ask and answer geographical questions such as: What is this place like? What or who will I see in this place? What do people do in this place? We will identify the key features of a location in order to say whether it is a city, town, village, coastal or rural area.

As artists we will investigate a range of techniques for working with fabrics and yarns, such as: weaving; embellishing, fabric resist, dying and card wrapping.