Our essential question for the summer term is...
This terms project will be linking in with the houses used in Harry Potter.
I hope everybody received their invitation to Hogwarts during the holidays!
We had our very own Sorting Hat afternoon to decide which house teams we will be in for the term!
Our essential question for spring term is...
Is our planet destroying itself?
During this term we will be looking at natural disasters around the world as well as pollution and recycling!
We will be working on our geography skills this term to locate the top 10 natural disasters on a world map and learn all about the countries and continents!
We will also be working on our science skills to try and create earthquake resistant buildings as well as making volcanoes explode and performing the jelly test!
Below is a copy of our mid term plans...
Take a look at our exciting new classroom environment!
Our essential question for the Autumn term is 'Did the Victorians deserve the punishment they got?'
We will be researching Victorian crime and punishment and creating our very own Horrible Histories book!
As a class we have discussed the skills that we will need!
To give us an idea about Victorian crime and punishment we took a visit to the London Dungeons!
We became crime detectives for the afternoon to help Inspector Abberline solve the Jack the Ripper murder investigation! We learned all about Jack the Ripper and the crimes he committed.
Be careful, Jack was never found!!
Following on from our Jack the Ripper investigation we decided to help Inspector Abberline by producing a news broadcast to warn the people of Whitechapel. We learned how to create a fabulous environment using the green screen, as well as cameras, sound, prompts and all the other important jobs!
We also used Comic Life to create our very own Jack the Ripper comic strips!
For our independent learning day we designed and created our very own Victorian punishments! We used a number of different materials to produce miniature scale models of the Victorian gallows! Take a look at our gruesome creations!
As part of careers week, Y5 and Y6 went to visit Sheffield Hallam University to learn all about the opportunities that university offers. We looked at courses, student lifestyle and went on a treasure hunt to find different university buildings that are scattered around the city!
After visiting the university we went for a tour around Sheffield to look at some of the famous landmarks and discussed the jobs that we noticed throughout the city! Here are some photographs from our day in Sheffield!
We hope you have enjoyed looking at some of the fabulous activities we have been getting up to!
We will be sure to keep you updated with all the amazing work we are creating!
See you soon!!