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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 4

Our topic this term is entitled 'Whinless Wildlife'.

Where in the world do animals live and why? How do animals come to live in zoos? Are zoos a good or bad thing? As growing Geographers we will develop the geographical skills to explore and confidently talk about how they can use a range of web-mapping and satellite programmes to locate where animals in captivity come from, we will then learn about these places and consider why this might be. In Science, we will extend our knowledge of ‘Amazing Animals’ from KS1 considering nutrition and what animals need to survive – asking the question is this the same for all animals? How many bones are in the human body? Do all skeletons look the same? What are the differences? As blossoming Biologists we will explore skeletons, muscles and their purpose.


This term our topic is ‘Take a Look Inside’ and we started the term with an exciting learning lift off, exploring different skeletons. We built a model human skeleton, examined x-rays and considered how people might have come to get different injuries, looked at animal skeletons and tried to figure out which animal they belonged to and we categorised animals into whether they had endoskeletons or exoskeletons.


In English this term we are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and we began our writing journey by imaging we were in the chocolate factory, tasting different sweets and describing them using a range of adjectives.


In week 2, Blue Class had a fantastic trip to Wildwood. We started the day by having a skeleton workshop, learning all about different animal skeletons. Then we had some time to explore the park and see all of the different animals - we were all very brave and went across the rope bridge over the bear enclosure! Finally, we got to play in the playpark, before heading back to school.