The Cornerstones project which will begin this new academic term will be Invasion. This is a History driven subject where we will learn all about life in Britain after Roman withdrawal. We will also learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.
All of the wonderful learning experiences will help us to answer this project's Big Question: What was life like in Britain after the Roman withdrawal?
In addition to our main History project, we will be carrying out a range of companion projects throughout the Autumn term.
Our first Science project will be Food and the Digestion System. In this project, we will learn all about the human digestive system. We will explore the main parts, starting with the mouth and teeth, identifying teeth types and their functions. We will link this learning to animals' diets and construct food chains to show the flow of energy. During the second term, we will be exploring Sound. We will learn about how sound is made and how sound travels as vibrations through a medium to the ear. We will also learn about pitch and volume and find out how both can be changed.
In geography, we will be completing the project entitled Interconnected World. This will provide us with essential skills and knowledge, teaching us about compass points and four and six-figure grid references. We will learn about the tropics and the countries, climates and culture of North and South America. Identifying physical features in the United Kingdom and learning about the National Rail and canal networks will also be part of this exciting project. We will conduct an enquiry to prove a hypothesis, gathering data from maps and surveys before drawing conclusions.
During the Autumn term, we will be lucky enough to cover two art projects. Firstly, Contrast and Complement. We will investigate colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. We will explore tertiary colours, warm and cool colours, complementary colours and analogous colours, and how artists use colour in their artwork. The second project will be Warp and Weft. We will learn about the artform of weaving and how it has developed over time, including the materials and techniques required to create woven patterns and products.
Within Design and Technology we are going to be having great fun completing the project Fresh Food, Good Food. We will learn about food decay and preservation. We will discover key inventions in food preservation and packaging, then make examples. To conclude this project we will prepare, package and evaluate a healthy snack.
During the Autumn term we will be learning about two different celebrations. Firstly, Janmashtami, a Hindu celebration and then Kathina, a Buddhist celebration. Below shows a list of vocabulary we will be introduced to.