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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 6

Our Topic this term is: Are We There Yet!

Handa goes on a journey and meets lots of animals along the way. What journeys have the children been on? Do they know of anyone else who has been on a journey? Practical experiences like fruit tasting will give the children lots of opportunities to talk about and describe the food they see and taste and begin to think about where it has come from? Developing some understanding of the differences and similarities in cultures and traditions. Keeping healthy is also really important – what do we need to do to ensure we have a healthy lifestyle?  Transition will also be focus, discussing feelings and identifying strategies children can use as they make the next step in their learning journey.

As we continue to create and think critically, we are able to recognise some differences and similarities in the lives of this country and the lives of different countries, drawing on knowledge from stories non-fiction texts and maps.


We have enjoyed starting this term reading Handa’s Surprise. We have started to learn about the differences where Handa lives in Africa to where we live in England. We’ve taken a closer look at some of the safari animals and exotic fruits. We particularly liked tasting some of the new flavours, even if some of them were sour!