What we are learning
Please see the termly curriculum overviews below to see what learning we will be up to each term.
How can you help?
We hope that you can support your child with the learning that they are doing here in school by asking your child to talk about what they have learnt. If your child would like to do further learning this term, here are some suggestions that they may like to explore:
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.
We absolutely love seeing what your child has been up to and will always be happy to share it with the class as well as reward with Dojo points for their hard work and creativity.
Please do not hesitate to message us over Class Dojo or talk to us at the end of the school day if you have any questions about your child's learning.