Bramley St Peter's Church of England (VA) Primary School
Journeying Together With God
Our topic this half term is….. At the Coast
Our Big Question is….. If you could visit any coastline in the world, where would it be?
Our topic this half term is...Gardener's World
Our Big Question is... Could you grow a banana in the UK?
The children enjoyed taking part in a ‘Cotton on to Fairtrade’ workshop where they learnt about where cotton comes from and the processes involved in getting cotton from the field to the shops. They also learnt about Fairtrade and about how buying Fairtrade supports the workers to receive fair pay and treatment at work. They then made sock puppets as part of the workshop.
Our topic this half term is...London's Burning
Our big question this half term is...was the Great Fire of London really a disaster?
The children had a great time during our Great Fire of London workshop. They learnt about and created some wattle and daub walls and made structures out of materials to try and keep Thomas Farriner dry.
In our RE lessons we are looking at the question ‘who is Jewish and how do they live?’ We looked at the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah and found out that some Jewish people play a game called Dreidel as part of the celebration. The children then made their own dreidel spinners and enjoyed playing the game.
The children enjoyed looking at picture sources during our first History lesson to help answer the question ‘How did the fire start?’
Our topic this half term is...Life in a Freezer
Our big question is...would you survive in Antarctica?
The children enjoyed our art unit this half term where we learnt about the Japanese artist Hokusai and his most famous painting ‘The Great Wave’. Using colour mixing and different painting techniques, including printing we created our own paintings based on this.
Our topic this half term is...Brilliant Bugs
Our big question is...what would the world be like without bugs?
In our DT lessons this half term the children have enjoyed designing and creating bug hotels. We first had to think about what minibeasts we wanted to attract to help us to create our designs. We then used a hammer and nails to join wood to make a frame and filled this with things to attract the bugs. When finished, we put them in the forest garden.
During our science lessons we went outside to search for minibeasts in our school grounds, choosing 2 different habitats (the forest garden and playground) to focus on. We saw lots of different creatures and recorded what we saw in a table.
We loved our visit from Zoo Lab during Autumn 1. We met some fascinating creatures including a tarantula, giant millipede, snake and a hissing cockroach and learnt lots of interesting facts about them.