Summer term is here and boy has this year flown by. We're in very strange times, but I'm trying to keep your child's learning as 'normal' as possible, so here's our two topics explained that will be covered over the next term...
'Our Wonderful World'
Key question: What are the wonders of our world?
In this geography-based topic, the children will bring together the ideas introduced in the previous KS1 units. This is designed to enhance and solidify their geographical knowledge. It will also give them an appreciation of the world by introducing natural and man-made, as well as ancient and modern.
Children will learn about local 'wonders', mountains and rivers around the world, the ancient wonders of the world, landmarks and world heritage sites. They will create written work to express their opinions, explore materials in both natural and manmade environments and create their own paintings of their world. In Computing they will carry out internet research into the world's wonders, learn about the architecture and engineering of buildings and create timelines for the local and global man-made 'wonders'.
It will be quite simply, wonderful! (ahem, excuse the pun...)
Key question: How have holidays changed over time?
In this history-based topic, the children will learn about holidays in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly seaside holidays. Links will be made to prior learning as the children build on the knowledge and understanding they acquired in Year 1.
In week one, children will learn about what seaside holidays were like when our grandparents were children. They will then move onto using photographs to provide information seaside holidays in the recent past, study different types of souvenirs, stories, the diversity of holiday experiences and discover what it was like to go on a 1950s seaside holiday! Children will create seaside artwork, make puppets in the style of Punch and Judy, conduct interviews and story-writing, complete map work, compile questionnaires and learn about different religious festivals and holidays.
Please also see our Study Guide for even more information about our learning this term.
Many thanks for your continued support,