Summer Term 1
This half term our topic is called 'Kernow Bys Vyken'
This term we are learning about Cornwall. We will be thinking about what makes Cornwall special, and why there is so much fishing, surfing and boating activities in the county. We will be using maps to find out about our county, and where it is in the UK. We will be using maps to look at natural and map made features. We will also be learning about directional language.
In History we will be learning about Richard Trevithick. We shall find out who he was, why we remember him and what life was like when he was alive. We shall look at the Puffing Devil and compare and contrast it with transport today. Our geography work will be based around our local area and within Cornwall. Looking at maps of Cornwall and the local area and identifying key features on the maps, including human and physical features. We shall follow directions and plot features as we create our own maps of the local area.
For Art and DT, we hope to look at John Dyer and have a go at creating our own sculptures.
In Literacy, we shall link our writing to the Cornwall theme and hope to create a leaflet about Cornwall, write a letter to Richard Trevithick's family and listen to Cornish myths and legends. We hope to be able to write our own version of a story about a Cornish giant.
In Science we will be learning about plants. We will be identifying some common plants, and finding some of these around the school. We will also be looking at the structure of a plant.
In RE we will be learning about religion in Cornwall. We hopefully will look at some celtic crosses in the local area, and discuss at why we think they are there.
In Summer Term 2 we will be visiting King Edward Mine and would like to thank the Cornish Heritage Fund for providing us with funding for the coach.