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Movers and Shakers - Autumn Term

Our Weekly Learning

The Cornerstones project which will begin this new academic term will be Movers and Shakers. This is a History driven project where we will have great fun learning about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. We will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.


All of these wonderful learning experiences will help us to answer this project's Big Question: Can you describe a significant person and how they have changed the world in a positive way?

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In addition to our main History project, we will be carrying out a range of Companion projects through the Autumn term.


The first Science project will be Human Survival. This project will teach us about the basic needs of humans for survival, including the importance of exercise, nutrition and good hygiene. We will learn how human offspring grow and change over time into adulthood. During the second term we will move onto learning about Habitats. This will allow us to learn about habitats and what a habitat needs to provide. We will explore local habitats to identify and name living things and begin to understand how we depend on one another for food and shelter.

The Autumn term allows us to learn about atlases, maps and cardinal compass points within our Geography project Let's Explore the World. We will learn about the characteristics of the four countries of the United Kingdom and find out why there are hot, temperate and cold places around the world. We will also be comparing England to Somalia. 

In Art and Design, we will be studying two projects. The first will be Mix It! where our knowledge will be deepened on the basic colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of primary and secondary colours and how artists use colour in their artwork. Secondly, we will move onto Still Life when we will explore the work of significant still life artists and still life techniques. After exploring a wide variety of still lifes and learning about the use of colour and composition, we will create still life arrangements to produce our own artwork.

Design and Technology will involve us learning about sources of food and tools used for food preparation within the project Remarkable Recipes. We will discover why some foods are cooked and learn to read a simple recipe. After being given a design criteria, we will be making a new school meal.

For our Religious Education, we will firstly be exploring the Hindu celebration of Navratri then into the second term we will be focussing on the Christian celebration of Christmas. Below are the glossaries with the key vocabulary that we will be introduced to within these projects.

What a busy term we will have! Make sure you take a look at the updates below where we will share our weekly learning with you.