This term we will be putting on our geographer hats to explore misty mountains and winding rivers of the world, where our class will be learning about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. We will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area.
They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.
Misty Mountain, Winding River Topic Resources
For Science this term we have been looking at our teeth and how we can keep them healthy. We have been exploring the importance of flouride toothpaste, how regularly we should be brushing our teeth and for how long. To conclude our learning, we conducted an experiment to see how good we are at brushing our own teeth. We created a fair test by all using the same style of toothbrush and toothpaste for everyone, we started off my brushing our teeth with the flouride toothpaste for the full recommended 2 minutes.
Once our teeth were squeaky clean, we then chewed on a plaque disclosing tablet, which showed up any remaining plaque in two different colours; blue for new plaque and red for old plaque. All the children enjoyed seeing where they might have missed areas in their mouth and were shocked by how much plaque can remain on our teeth ever after spending the correct amount of time brushing!
Looking at the Art of Display this term, we have begun to think about two very important aspects of making art; context and presentation. When we make art that others will see, it's important that we understand that how we present the work will influence the way people will see it, most specifically we have been questioning the role of the plinth in sculpture.
After constructing a clay mold for our plinths we began to build up from a single wire to form our 'Plinth People', where the children had to think carefully about the position of their figures. We are super excited to finish off using materials to dress our plinth people so that they are ready for our exhibition!