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During this Learning Experience, we will be taking a look at natural disasters around the world.  We will look at the Earth's structure and how this can explain why some natural disasters happen. We will be focussing on how volcanoes form and why they errupt and why earthquakes happen.  We will delve deeper by looking at real case studies of natural disasters and the impact these had on communities.  To finish our experience, we will be creating a video case study report on a chosen natural disaster. To learn more about what we will be covering, take a look at the curriculum documents below:

You aorta believe it!

 

During this Learning Experience, we will be learning about the human body. We will begin by looking at the different organs in the human body. We will learn about their placement and their functions. 

We will then zoom into the body, to learn about the circulatory system and learn about how they work together to pump blood around the body which will include an exploration of a real animal heart! 

 

If you wish to see more of the curriculum objectives, please click on the links below: 

 

Palms had lots of fun identifying the different organs!

We have been busy learning all about the human body and identifying the functions of each organ. We identified different parts of the heart and then learnt lots of interesting facts about blood and the journey of a red blood cell.

We dissected lambs’ hearts today! We investigated the hearts and applied what we have learnt to identify the different parts of the heart.

What Athens in Greece, stays in Greece!

 

In this Learning Experience, we will be learning and exploring the Ancient Greek Empire. We will be learning about the different city-states and how they were governed. Then, we will learn more about the Ancient Olympic games, and finally we will investigate the importance of religion in the Greek Empire. We will also be learning about how aspects of the Greek Empire influenced our lives today. 

Throughout our learning experience, we have been reading a range of different myths and using these to influence our writing. We read Theseus and the Minotaur, and used this to write a character description of the Minotaur. 

Then, we learnt about an influential leader, Alexander the Great. We looked at his life and investigated how his empire fell. 

We then learnt about the different types of government that existed during the Ancient Greek times. We then researched different city-states, compared them and how they were ruled. 

We learnt about where Greece is located on a map. 

We had a lot of fun with our workshop. We learnt about some of the different artefacts and tried some Greek food!

 

We began our Learning Experience by looking at the timeline of the Ancient Greek Empire. 

 

Mapping the Way!

During the Learning Experience, we will be exploring the world around us and exploring using maps. We will begin by looking at different types of maps, learning about the OS symbols and what they represent. We will then learn about the different compass points and use these to help us to navigate our way around Bedgebury Forest.

 

If you wish to see the curriculum objectives we will cover in this Learning Experience, please click on the links below:

We had lots of fun at Bedgebury! We used maps and compasses to navigate our way around, and had a den building competition.

In this lesson, we learnt about lines of longitude and latitude. 

 

We had great fun exploring OS maps. We learnt about the different symbols and what they mean and then tried to locate them in our local area. 

In today's lesson, Palm Trees learnt about different types of maps and their purpose. 

Accio Artists!

 

During our Learning Experience, we will be reviewing and development our drawing skills. The theme of our work will be the artwork from Harry Potter. We will begin by exploring the artwork that has been created by Jim Kay. We will then learn different techniques to develop tone and texture, practise colour blending with colouring pencils, and then we will apply our skills to our own drawings. 

We will also have the exciting opportunity to visit the Harry Potter Studios to inspire our learning. 

We evaluated our designs and gave peer feedback on others in the class. We used this feedback to edit our ideas before completing our final pieces. Here are some of our final designs! 

Using inspiration from our trip to the Harry Potter Studios, and all of the learning that we had completed in our lessons, we had to choose a focus for our art work. Then we created a draft, in the style of Jim Kay. 

As we were learning about Jim Kay, we were able to see how he portrays movement in his drawings. We learnt that he uses lines and blurred colours to show this. We had a go at some of the techniques to try and show movement in the pictures. 

We then researched Jim Kay, who is an artist that has been responsible for re-designing the images for the Harry Potter stories. 

We have learnt that there are different grades of pencils that can be used to achieve different effects in our art work. We then practised different drawing techniques to see the effects that could be created. 

Today, we learnt about colour mixing and colour blending. 

Harry Potter Studios

Islam

We are having a week long Learning Experience where we will be looking to answer the question "What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?" We will be learning about, and exploring the key beliefs of Islam and reflecting on their significance and making connections between the key functions of the mosque and the beliefs of Muslims.

 

If you wish to find out about what we will be covering, click on the link below. 

 

Why are programmers so good at dancing?

They have great algorithm!

 

During this Learning Experience, we will be learning about programming. We will learn about algorithms, what they are and why they are used. Also we will be looking at code and what programs are. We will also look at flowcharts and how they can be used to plan an algorithm. Then, we will investigate how they work and use our logical reasoning to identify patterns and then creating our own. Next, we will explore scratch and begin making our own programs. We will finish the experience by using all of our knowledge to design, create, evaluate and improve our games. 

If you wish to read more about the curriculum objectives we will be covering, click on the links below.

Click on the links to have a go at playing out final outcomes

After practicing the skills that we would need to make different types of games, we had to think about the style of game that we wanted to create for our final outcomes. Once we had decided on the style of game, we created a plan which helped us to think about the different features that we would need to include. 

We discussed the processes that we used to create our mazes and reflected on the skills that we had used. 

We have been having a lot of fun exploring Scratch. We have been experimenting with the different blocks and have learnt how to code a maze. We had to include a sprite, that cannot touch the edges of the maze and would reset if the user bumped into the edges. 

Today we looked at algorithms in the style of a flowchart. We learnt about the different shapes and what they mean. For example; a process was in a normal box, but a decision was in a diamond shaped box. We were very careful with our choices to ensure that anyone following our algorithm could make a cup of tea. 

Murderous Maya!

 

During this Learning Experience, we will be learning about the Mayan ancient civilisation. We will begin with a interactive Maya workshop. We will then look at the Maya in more depth, focussing on: food, culture, religion, maths, astrology, language and architecture. We will be using all of the information that we have learnt to write a non-chronological report about the Maya. 

 

We consolidated all of our learning about the Maya and created these fantastic non-chronological reports about the topic!

We learnt about the importance of art and masks in Mayan Culture. We created our own Mayan masks using a template and coloured paper. 

We were interested to discover the Maya worshipped as many as 166 Gods! And it is believed that they had as many as 250 named Gods. Itzamna was the most important god to them as they believed he was the creator and ruled day and night. Read our reports to find out more about Mayan Gods and religion.