Our summer term will begin with a topic of World War 1, looking at animals in the war, rationing, causes, conflicts and women in the war.
Children have been set a short flip learning task to prepare themselves for the new topic on the Google Classroom, which I have asked them to complete during the Easter holidays to help prepare and enthuse them for their new topic.
We will be reading the absolutely brilliant text, War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. If children would like to bring their own copies of the text to school with them, it may help them access the text more easily in class (paper copies will always be provided where needed).
This term our topic follows on from our last topic of the Victorians and will be focusing on the industrial revolution. Some of the things we will be looking at in topic are: Industrial inventions, Cotton Production, The Steam Engine, Iron and Coal, Canals and Trains.
In English our main text is Street Child by Berlie Doherty. Feel free to purchase this but don’t worry if you don’t own a copy as we will have a scanned pdf version available online via the Google Classroom learning platform.
Autumn Term Topics:
We are really keen to continue making our learning fun and interesting and our topic for the first half term in September is I Wonder… which will see us exploring our local area with a geography focus including waterways, transport and local industry.
Our class text, linking the wonder theme to English, will be Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
Children are welcome to bring in their own copy of the book, but we have found a PDF version that will be available on Google Classroom. There is also an audiobook version available on YouTube, as well as a film version for you to enjoy.
After half term we look at The Victorians focusing on the British Empire. Our class text will be a re-written version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.