And 'Sow' It Begins!
Our new learning experience is all about plants. Children will begin by going on a 'plant hunt' and exploring plants that they can find around the school grounds. They will compare the similarities and differences between plants and identify parts of a plant. They will learn about the basic needs of a plant and carry out experiments to identify the best conditions for plants to grow healthily. They will observe the growth of a plant and will then begin to look at the life cycle of a plant. They will explore each stage of a plant's life cycle in detail and then create an explanation text about plant growth.
Our new learning experience is a history based experience all about famous explorers from the past. We will begin by ensuring everyone knows the difference between past and present. We will look at toys and technology from the past and compare them with items from the present. We will then sequence events from our own lives into chronological order.
Then, we will start doing some exploring of our own! We will begin to learn facts about famous explorers such as Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus and we will find out about famous historical events including the moon landing. We will choose an explorer to research and sequence key events from their life. The final outcome will be to create a newspaper article about a historic event linked to a famous explorer.
Our new learning experience is based on computing. Children will begin by exploring the bee-bots and attempt to program them to reach a given destination. During the learning experience, children will learn how to use directional language, give precise instructions and understand what algorithms are. They will code and debug their bee-bot and use logical reasoning to predict its behaviour. Children will have the opportunity to design and create their own map for the bee-bot. They will also create challenges for each other and give directional instructions to an on-screen robot. The final outcome will be for children to correctly program their bee-bot in order for it to reach a given destination.
Willow Tree Class' new learning experience is based on poetry. Our aim is to create and perform our own poems related to Autumnal events. In order to do this, we will be exploring the different seasons and identifying special events that take place during each season. We will be looking at the physical changes that happen specifically in Autumn and finding out more about why we celebrate occasions such as Halloween and Bonfire Night.
Children will also be analysing and exploring a range of poems and poetic devices such as alliteration and onomatopoeia. We will challenge ourselves to think of exciting vocabulary related to Autumn, Halloween and Bonfire Night. We will apply all of the new skills we have learnt to write our very own poems. We will then start to think about how we can perform our poems and consider making them more exciting through the use of actions!