Lower Key stage 2 (year 3 and 4)

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Our learning journey…


Autumn 1

‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’ was our DT themed topic this term.  We have really enjoyed this topic so far and have lots of fun tasting different fruits and vegetable and also bread.  We have also learnt more about where out food comes from, including farming and how different food are preserved.

Our Science topic in Autumn 1 was ‘Animals including humans’ where we learned about different types of nutrition, naming bones in the body and their functions and about our mighty muscles!

Our science topic for Autumn 2 is ‘States of Matter.’

We have been studying ‘Functional and Fancy Fabrics’ this term in DT and looking at fabrics designed by William Morris.  We have had the opportunity to do block printing, sewing a hem and some embroidery.

Spring 1

Our topic was Tremors– we learned about Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes.  We looked at the structure of the Earth being like a peach.  We learnt about the tragedy of Pompeii being covered in volcanic dust from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.  We did drama using Now Press Play about Pompeii.

We posed in the positions people might have been trapped in.  Then, we made sketches and, finally, used clay to make models of the bodies.

Our Science  was Rocks and soils. We tested rocks with vinegar to see if they fizzed; this means fossils are in them. We created fossils using Plaster of Paris then excavated them as if we were palaeontologists!  We matched photographs of fossils to pictures of the creatures.