This term our topic is Through The Ages. We shall be starting some new and exciting topic projects this term in History, Geography, Science, Art and DT.
At the bottom of this page you will find knowledge organisers giving further information about our topic projects, which you could share with your children at home.
History - Through The Ages
This project teaches children about British prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, including changes to people and lifestyle caused by ingenuity, invention and technological advancement.
Geography - One Planet, Our World
This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children to locate countries and cities, and use grid references, compass points and latitude and longitude. They learn about the layers of the Earth and plate tectonics and discover the five major climate zones. They learn about significant places in the United Kingdom and carry out fieldwork to discover how land is used in the locality.
Science - Animal Nutrition and the Skeletal System
This project teaches children about the importance of nutrition for humans and other animals. They learn about the role of a skeleton and muscles and identify animals with different types of skeleton.
DT - Prehistoric Pots
This project teaches children about Bell Beaker pottery. It allows the children to explore different clay techniques, which they use to make and decorate a Bell Beaker-style pot.
Art - Contrast and Complement
This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and exploring mixing tints, shades and tones. They learn about significant landscape artworks and features of landscapes before using this knowledge to create landscape paintings.
DT - Prehistoric Pots
We looked closely at pictures of lots of prehistoric pots, the pieces of pottery that humans made during the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age. One of the most famous types of prehistoric pottery was made at the beginning of the Bronze Age. It is called Bell Beaker pottery.
Goldfinch class really enjoyed making their own Bell Beaker pots out of clay.
What would it have been like to live in the Stone Age?
We had a visit from an archaeologist called Professor Robert Jones. He came to talk to us about his own adventures during the Stone Age. We were able to dress up as Stone Age characters and we learnt lots of information about what it would have been like to live in the Stone Age.