What we are learning
Please see the termly curriculum overviews below to see what learning we will be up to each term.
Sparks Will Fly!
- Pretend you are a news reporter in 1666. Write a newspaper report. This could be handwritten or typed on the computer. Remember to make your newspaper report look old!
- Samuel Pepys was famous for keeping a diary during the fire. Imagine you lived in London in 1666. Write a diary about the fire, describing what it was like to be caught up in the event.
- Research the plague and the great fire using the internet or books. Hand write or type up your findings in your own words
- Create a map of London in 1666 showing the location of the River Thames, Pudding Lane bakery and where the fire spread.
- Find out about important people from this famous event – for example Samuel Pepys, the mayor, Elizabeth Pepys, King Charles.
- Choose how to present your findings.
- Make a model of a church or house in London in 1666.
- Create or reproduce a picture depicting a scene from London during the great fire. You could draw, paint, collage, use chalks or use a computer paint package to create your picture.
- Make a model or drawing to show how you would have redesigned the city following the Great Fire.
Really Rural, Utterly Urban
- Visit a farm/countryside/city and take photos of your experience - you could create a scrap book or photo album to share with the class
- Create your own natural art (inspired by Andy Goldworthy) using things you find on a nature walk.
- Write an acrostic poem using the words 'urban' or 'rural'
- Cook, bake or prepare a meal using local ingredients - can you tell us where the ingredients were from?
- Go to your local supermarket and explore the food labels on the packaging - can you write a list of countries that the food is from?
- make a miniature model farm or model city.
- Why not trying growing your own food at home? e.g. tomatoes, cress, runner beans etc. Keep a diary of how it grows.
- Do a fruit and vegetable taste test with an adult. Who can correctly identify the foods?
- take a walk through a city or town and write down what features you walk past - canals, bridges, rivers, tunnels, towers, buildings etc.
- Can you find the oldest building in Kidderminster town? Why not find out about it and draw it?
Up, Up and Away
- Make your own kite - use different materials to see which makes your kite fly better
- Research the Wright Brothers/ Emily Earthart and create a biography about them
- Have a paper aeroplane competition-see which design flies the furthest
- Create a piece of art inspired by the sky, clouds or wind
- Create a timeline of the major events linked to flight
- Design your own model that can fly - this could be inspired by a parachute, plane or kite.