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Our second Learning Challenge of the year will focus on Norman Cornish, Tom McGuiness and mining in the local area. This is part of and Arts Award that to children will work towards and achieve. We are taking part in the ‘Explore’ level of the award which involves visits to Beamish and The Auckland Project’s Mining Gallery. The award aims to help children get creative, to explore and enjoy art. The historical element of the work involves the lives of local artist and their links to the mining community that they came from.
Other areas of the curriculum involve finding out about special books and in particular the importance of the Bible to Christians. PE will focus on Gymnastics, with a closer look at working with a partner and the Dance in the second part of the Spring Term.
Our Science unit is called: “Could you be the next CSI investigator?” and involves exploring the properties of materials through a number of different investigations.
It promises to be an action packed and fun term!
Our Learning Challenge work involves the History topic ‘The Ancient Maya Civilisation’ and the Geography topic ‘Japan’. We will be exploring who the Maya were and we will be finding out what we have learnt from them. We will be linking a Design and technology task related to maya food by getting the chance to taste Maya drinking chocolate and to design and create our own corn tortillas. Or Japan topic will explore the question ‘Why is Japan known as the land of the rising sun?’ Our work will focus on the physical and human features of a contrasting locality.
In Science we will study the Earth, Sun and Moon and learn about the relationships between them. We will also discuss the Earth’s rotation and how it impacts on the seasons throughout the year. This work is closely linked to our initial class text in English – George’s Secret Key to the Universe written by Stephen Hawking.
Our second Science focus is on the Force of Gravity and how it is affected by friction and air and water resistance. Children will carry out a number of different investigations where they will be encouraged to predict, organise, collect data and draw conclusions from their results.