Our Topic this term is Life on Earth
Who was Charles Darwin? Where are the Galapagos islands and who lives there? How have humans and animals changed over time? Children examine fossils to understand the stages of evolution over time. They will study the timeline of evolution and be able to show the main stage of human evolution: Australopithecus, homo-habilis, homo-erectus, homo-sapiens. As geographers we will study climate zones and biomes. Locating the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe, North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
How can we tell a story through Art? Does all art have to be on paper? Working collaboratively we will create BIG Art installations, inspired by our Science learning and artists, who have overcome adversity to create an exhibition for visitors to explore which showcases our learning and understanding of Science, Geography and Art.
As part of our music curriculum, we have been exploring ‘Ode to Joy’ by Ludwig van Beethoven. We have been applying our knowledge of written music and have been learning parts of the piece of by heart. We have used glockenspiels to be able to do this. Over the coming weeks, we will used ‘Ode to Joy’ as our inspiration as we write our own music.
Gold Class started this term by exploring evolution and adaption. We learned about Charles Darwin and his findings on the Galapagos Islands. We investigated the finch’s beaks and began to notice that the finches must adapt to their surroundings in order to survive.