Autumn Term 2
Here is a link to the Medium Term Plan for Autumn 2:
Science - The Water Cycle
Water Cycle Active Learning (1)
Water Cycle Active Learning (2)
The children have learnt all about evaporation and condensation through a variety of practical tasks and experiments.
In art this half term our focus has been on colour. We have become secure in mixing colours from the primary colours, as well as lightening and darkening shades. We have explored a variety of painting techniques using a range of tools. The children have explored using water colours as well as poster paint.
We have also using Jackson Pollock to inspire some of our techniques, and created 2023 calendars in the style of Jackson Pollock, to go with our glass tealight holders made with Diane.
Geography - Rivers
The children have been learning all about rivers in geography and to take a closer look, we popped along to our local river, the River Keer. The children completed some sketches of the river, were able to name the parts of the river we saw and conducted a basic flow test in pairs.
Crafty Diane came in to do Jackson Pollock styled glass art with the children, linking in with our 'colour' theme in art this half term
The Alien Project
In PE this half term we have continued with our swimming lessons, and are making great improvements in our confidence and stroke techniques.
We have also had the wonderful opportunity to take part in a dance and PSHE workshop with Ludus Dance and More Music. The children have participated in solo, paired and whole class dance routines and learnt all about germs and vaccines at the same time! Thanks Sophie and Annie!
During our recent Leighton Moss trip, we learnt about food chains, particularly those linked with river animals. We explored bird watching, using binoculars, and are improving in identifying common birds. The children also explored bird habitats and songs and learnt about the different types of feathers and their purpose. During our visit, the children talked a lot about the importance of rivers and estuaries to our wildlife and how nature reserves like Leighton Moss help our natural world.
In English we have been learning about explanation texts. The children have done lots of presentation work in the build up to our writing. The children created presentation in groups explaining the workings of one of Wallace and Gromits Cracking Contraptions. They also created water cycle flow charts and presented these in groups too.