Kestrels will be exploring the world, before focusing on the garden of England, Kent. Using their geography skills they will be looking into how Kent has changed both physically and naturally over time. Analysing old and current maps, investigating into fossils and using fieldwork to support their learning throughout the term will lead to them making new discoveries about where they live. The English learning will introduce the children to The Secret Garden story, which was supposedly based on a house in Kent. Keeping with the theme of 'There's no place like home' will lead the children into writing a biography on the late and great Tony Hart, another local Kent resident, allowing the children to see how magnificent and surprising their home county of Kent really is. The topic will finish on an artistic high with the children creating a 3D topographical sculpture of the UK, using skills learned from researching Tony Hart.
This term Kestrels will be travelling back in time to experience life in London during The Blitz. We shall be producing newspaper reports on incidents during The Blitz along with writing our very own evacuation story. Kestrels will aim to create a blackout mechanism for homes to use during The Blitz once they have mastered their understanding of electricity and circuits. Designing a delivery system for the blackout mechanism will take up their time in the Design and Technology lessons and we shall sneak some World War Two history into the term also.
Kestrels shall be delving into their box of skills and trying their hand at some design and technology this term. They will put their salespersons cap on and have a go at using persuasive language to sell their bespoke item. Accompanying these activities will be some research into and application of cartography. Hopefully, by the end of term Kestrels will have designed and created a bespoke hand-made item accompanied by a very persuasive sales pitch. Their targeted customers shall be identified by mapping the local and national area’s needs.
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