Our first Learning Challenge of the year is to find out who were the Mayans and what have we learnt from them? We will be giving the children opportunities to discuss and predict our ideas from images linked to our topic. We will look for evidence of advanced technology and focus on pyramids and what we can learn from them. The children will also get the chance to make and taste some Mayan drinking chocolate.
Our Science topic will get the children thinking about ‘What is our place in the universe?’ We will look at Earth and Space and how Earth is relative to the Sun. We will also discuss the Earth’s rotation. This topic will be linked to Art and Design where the children will produce paintings using techniques similar to Hundertwasser and paint objects in space.
6th September – Exploring Empathy
Today we continued to read Friend or Foe written by Michael Morpurgo. We wanted to understand what it must have been like for children to be evacuated from their homes during World War 2. Therefore, we went into role play and imagined the feelings and thoughts of the children as well as their parents.