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Year 5/6

Autumn 2:  Taking Care of God's Beautiful World

This topic will launch with a traffic survey in the local area.  Through PSHE, we will explore the impact of cars on the environment.  In English we will be studying both information and narrative texts that challenge us to think about the importance of looking after the environment.  We will develop our mapwork skills in Geography.  Our Science focus will be understanding more about light and investigating electric circuits.  Our topic will conclude with designing and building our own model electric cars in DT.  

Autumn 1:  Spirit of Adventure

This topic started with a visit from Jungle Jonathan when we met a range of exciting animals close-up.  Inspired by what we saw, we explored as scientists animal adaptions, variation in offspring and what we could learn from fossils.   Our geographical skills were developed as we learnt about features of the globe and used maps to think about some of the early explorers.  As part of our English, we followed in the steps of David Attenborough in creating our own visual information texts about animals.  In DT, we created and evaluated felt animals and in music we listened to extracts from The Carnival of the Animals before composing our own music.