With Mr Bayne 

Our Autumn Term 1 topic is ‘Out of this world’ 

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At the start of the unit, we asked children what they already know, what they want to find out and ideas of how we could learn about this topic. 

Children planned scientific investigations on gravity, air resistance and our shadows throughout the day. This will help us to understand gravity in space and on Earth, how air resistance affects gravity, the Earth’s orbit and day and night. 

Children also planned ideas for musical compositions based on journeys through space. 

In literacy, we will be using visual stimuli to inspire our creative writing and working on non-fiction pieces. 

We will also be learning about time zones and scientific theories about our solar system through history. In art, we will be studying Van Gogh’s painting ‘Starry Night’ and creating our own versions. 

Children can extend their learning on this topic in their learning logs. 

 

We went on a class trip with Shakespeare class to the Royal observatory at Greenwich. Here are some of the highlights: 

We had a class debate about the Geocentric and Heliocentric theories. We had a group of lawyers for each side that set out the arguments. We then had key witnesses for the Geocentric theory; a cardinal, Ptolemy and Aristotle. We had Galileo, Kepler, Copernicus and Newton for the Heliocentric theory. Here are a few photos from the debate:

In art this half-term we have looked at Van Gogh’s Starry Night, we learnt how to hatch with oil pastels, here are a few with our practice and complete pieces: 

In R.E. we have been looking at the religion Buddhism, we made our own water colours of what our Nirvana would look like if we reached enlightenment. 

 

In Breakthrough Learning we paired up with Shakespeare class, we have started and completed a range of projects. Here are a few from the term so far: 

 

Our RE topic is ‘What does it mean to be Buddhist?’

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We will learn about Buddhist symbols and beliefs. 

Important Information

  • PE is every Tuesday and Friday – ensure you bring the correct kit. 
  • Shakespeare and Berry Class Trip to the Greenwich Observatory is on Wednesday 9th October.