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Spring Term 1 2021- 2022 - Movers and Shakers

In the Movers and Shakers project, your child will learn five statements from Dawson's model that will help them identify people who are historically significant and use the words year, decade and century to describe dates and times. They will study the life and impact of a significant person in the locality and other significant individuals from around the world. They will complete in-depth studies of significant explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, and significant activists Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks and think carefully about the impact of their actions. The children will also carry out an independent study of a significant person from the past and learn about people who are significant today. They will also learn how significant people are commemorated and design a memorial for a person they have studied.


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

Week 5

In literacy this week the children have been exploring nouns associated with exploring in preparation for creating some poems later in the week.

In D+T this week the children have enjoyed selecting from a range of construction and craft materials to make ships inspired by Christopher Columbus and his sea voyages.

Week 3

The children have been working hard to use adjectives to describe this week. They have designing and describing characters clothing ready for narrative writing next week.

This week in history it was fantastic to hear the children's discussions when ranking significant individuals from the most to least significant. I was blown away listening to their reasoning behind their decisions and how they were drawing upon their knowledge to justify their opinions!

Week 2

In history this week the children have had some great discussions about a variety of significant people and worked together to categorize them into different groups .

Week 1

This week in history we have started learning all about Neil Armstrong. The children were so excited to learn all about his space expedition to the moon and spent time researching facts about the Apollo 11 mission.

Today in history we spent time discussing Dawson's model and the five statements used to identify significant individuals. The children enjoyed working in small groups to use Dawson's model to identify why Neil Armstrong and Rosa Parks were significant induvials.

The children found it fascinating to spent time learning about a significant individual within our own locality this week and were excited to learn all about Sir John Franklin's Arctic expeditions.