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Our topic for the Autumn term is JETSETTERS


In English we will be writing diaries in role as characters from animated films. We will be learning to use the first person, past tense and expanded noun phrases.


In Maths we will be looking at place value. We will be using inequality symbols, value of numbers and using a range of materials to support this. We will also be looking at addition and subtraction, using a range of materials and methods to support us.


As Geographers we will be finding out about the continents and oceans. We will be locating the key parts of the British Isles and locating where famous people, such as Amy Johnson are from. We will be learning about the compass points and creating our own compasses! We will also be finding out about the differences between human and physical geography and learning to use OS maps. 


As Historians we will be finding out about the history of flight. This will include Amy Johnson's life, airplanes and airports! We will be using a range of primary and secondary sources to help us find out about and sequence historical events. 


As Scientists we will be finding out about materials. We will be developing our vocabulary associated with different materials and will be usig this to link to our topic work. We will also be developing our investigative skills by researching what would be the best materials to make different elements of a plane. 


As Computer specialists (in Computing) we will be finding out about the wonderful world of stop motion animation. We will be fining out what it is, and creating our own, not only digitally, but also physically using clay models. We will be creating our own frames and using these to create animations.


As Artists we will be creating artwork using pastels. We will be finding out about the Artist Van Gogh and recreating some of his work using this medium. We will be paying special attention to how he used colours to create different times of day and seasons. 


In RE we will be finding out how to care for people of all religions. We will then move on to finding out more about people of the Jewish faith, including some of their beliefs, traditions and celebrations. 


As Engineers (in DT) we will be creating our own Challah bread to meet a brief. This will link with our RE work.


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