Magnificent Monarchs

Join us as we take a trip back in time to learn about life in Britain through the reigns of sixteenth-century Queen Elizabeth I, nineteenth-century Queen Victoria and twentieth/twenty first-century Queen Elizabeth II.

Art and Design

Sewing is the focus of our art work for this half of the term. We will be learning how to layer material and use simple stitches to create our own clothes peg dolls.

We are also going to continue to develop our drawing and sketching skills as we explore the Victorian fascination with miniatures.

Design Technology

As we are learning about kings and queens it is only fitting that we should investigate their crowns. We will then design and make our own crowns fit for a monarch.

We are also going to develop our technical  knowledge to create stop motion images and design and build a thaumatrope (string and a picture).

Computing

We are going to investigate how technology is used outside of our school.

We are also going to combine our skills to present our own work using technology.

Music

We are going to continue our work from last half term, creating our own sounds using instruments and our own voices. We will also compose our own songs and record our music with simple notation .

Science

We are going to learn all about animals – including humans– and will investigate the things that we need for survival. We will find out that to stay healthy we need a balanced diet and the right amount of exercise.

PHSE

As we approach the summer holidays we are going to find out how to keep ourselves safe, especially near roads, by learning the Green Cross Code.

We are also going to learn about drug safety as we investigate marvellous medicine.

History

History is an important topic for us this term as we learn about the lives of some very famous and important British monarchs. We will learn about their place in history and the changes that happened in the country during their reign.

We will then debate which monarch we think had the biggest impact on our life today.

RE

Islam will remain our focus during this term but now we are going to learn about Hajj. We will learn whether completing Hajj will make a person a better Muslim and the impact it has on their lives.

PE

Our indoor sessions are all about running, jumping and throwing and improving our own skills by practising and learning new techniques. When working outside, we will continue to work on our hand-eye coordination as we master skills in throwing, catching and sending over a net.

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