Summer Term 2021 - Knowledge Organiser
Spring Term 2021 - Knowledge Organiser
Spring Term 2021 - Topic Web
Our Spring Games Acrostics
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK
Dominant Side Investigations
We began our topic of 'Extreme Earth' by looking at volcanoes. We looked at how volcanoes are formed by developing our knowledge of the make up of Earth. We also looked at different types of volcanoes and how they react and behave differently to each other.
We completed a block of work that looked at the artist - Van Gogh. We studied his use of expressive marks and completed activities on creating sketches of keys that included using those marks to show detail in our drawings. We also created sketches of our 'dream bedrooms' and used depth and markings to create a 3 dimensional picture. We then created self portraits that brought together our work on expressive mark making to show expression and emotion.
Van Gogh's Expressive Marks
Gymnastics - Shapes and Balances
As part of our Science unit we learnt how living organisms are classified. We learnt about the 5 kingdoms and then we focused on the animal kingdom. We classified different animals into categories based on their characteristics.
Classifying Living Organisms
Autumn Term Knowledge Organiser
Autumn Term 2020 Topic Web
Here are our finished 'Make Do and Mend' teddy bears. We had so much fun making them and I'm sure you will agree that they look fantastic!
We completed lots of different investigations involving light in our science lessons. We looked at how light is refracted and how this appears to make objects bend. We looked at how light travels through different mediums such as air, water and oil at different speeds and this makes objects appear broken or twisted.
Creating our Make do and Mend Teddy Bears
As part of our WW2 Topic we decided to create our very own 'Make do and Mend' Teddy Bears. We learnt how to sew and we learnt lots of different stitches. We used the over stitch to sew the edges of our bears together. We used the running stitch to give our bears some happy smiles. We also managed to attach different accessories to our bears.
Angles of Incidence and Reflection
In this science lesson we are looking at how light is reflected. We used our torches to investigate the angles of reflection and the angles of incidence and how these are the same. We used a range of different coloured torches to show different angles of reflection.
As part of our Big Write, we created shape poems with the theme being the ocean. We looked at creatures that could be found in the ocean and then focused on adjectives to describe them. We also used a range of literary features such as alliteration, simile and personification to add greater detail to our poems.
We completed work for Black History Month with a range of different activities. We looked at black people in sport through the ages and what impact they had by completing comprehension activities. We also looked at civil rights songs and the importance they had to the civil rights movement in America in the 1960's. We also created art work inspired by 'The Caged Bird' by Maya Angelou.
We created WW2 posters that included modal verbs as part of our SPaG lessons. We had been using modal verbs to show the certainty or possibility in a sentence. We then used our knowledge and included modal verbs in context.
Instruction Texts - WW2 Meals
After making our WW2 menu, we created instruction texts to go with them. We were able to construct a range of recipes that included all of the instruction text features that we had learnt in our English lessons such as imperative verbs and subordinating clauses and conjunctions.
Our WW2 Inspired Three-Course Menu
As part of our WW2 Topic we have been looking at rationing and which foods were available to people during this period. We decided to make a WW2 inspired 3 course meal, using recipes from the war. We thought our creations were amazing and we had so much fun making them as well as tasting them.
Biography Texts - WW2 Figures
We started our English topic of biographies by becoming biographical researchers. We used a range of sources including books and the internet to create a bank of facts about a historical figure from WW2. We then turned these facts into full biographies which included features such as sub headings, chronological writing and past tense verbs.
Healthy Living Information Texts
As part of our Big Write, we created healthy living information texts. We used features such as sub headings to organise our texts and included colour and images to make it interesting to the reader. We also discussed important titles for keeping healthy with advice for the reader to follow.
Maths learning in action!