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Theme 1: Buildings & Structures

 

The Big Idea

There are structures around us all the time, some of which we barely notice. What are they made from? What is their purpose? What do you notice about their shapes? What can be done to make them stronger? Through this unit you will become builders and discover secrets to holding up bridges and skyscrapers.

 

In English, we’ll be finding out about:

  • Traditional tales
  • Instructions
  • Patterns and rhyme
  • Non-chronological reports


In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to draw pictures of local buildings
  • How to make and decorate models of buildings
  • How to make prints


In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • How buildings were made in the past
  • How buildings have been used in the past
  • How people travelled in the past


In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About different houses, homes and other buildings around the world
  • How to use maps and atlases to locate the different countries these buildings are in


In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the structures of tunes and songs
  • About comparing our own music


In Physical Education, we’ll be finding out:

  • About different ways to balance
  • About making shapes with our bodies


In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make picture frames
  • How to make models of houses


In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to test the strengths of structures
  • About materials used in structures


In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the different houses people live in, in different countries


Theme 2: I'm Alive!

 

The Big Idea

How do we know that you are alive but a fire is dead? A fire can move and grow. We can even ‘feed’ a fire with fuel to make it spread! There are many ways of finding out what is alive and what is dead, as you will discover!

 

In English, we’ll be finding out about:

  • Information text
  • Stories by the significant authors


In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • Where we can find living things
  • How living things move
  • How living things grow and change
  • What all living things need
  • How animals disguise themselves


In Geography we’ll be finding out:

  • About places where plants and animals live
  • About different places where we can live
  • About animals that are endangered


In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to draw movement in animals and people
  • How to create a still life picture


In Physical Education, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the different ways we can move
  • How to put on a ‘lively’ performance


In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How we look after the young and the old
  • How we look after the world’s people, plants and animals
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