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Theme 1: Hooray…Let’s Go On Holiday!

 

The Big Idea

Holidays are special days when we take a rest from school and work. Our holidays in the past were very different from holidays today. Now that travel to all parts of the world and even space is possible, who knows where we will go for our holidays in the future?

 

In English, we’ll be finding out about:

  • Fantasy stories
  • Patterns on a page
  • Stories with repeated patterns from a different culture


In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • The places people go to on holiday
  • How they get to their holiday destination
  • Some of the things people do on holiday
  • What people wear on holiday
  • How tourism can spoil holiday places


In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • The holidays that we have had in our own past
  • The holidays that our families and other people had in the past
  • What is the same and what is different between holidays in the past and today
  • About some of the wonders of the world


In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create a sand art sculpture
  • About some of the pictures that are used to record holidays
  • How we can record our holidays
  • About the designs of some holiday souvenirs


In ICT, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to use mapping software


In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to stay safe on holiday
  • What a pilgrimage is


In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • What is the same and what is different between the lives and home countries of the different children in our class
  • How to greet people in different languages
  • About future holidays in space


Theme 2: Greenfingers

 

The Big Idea

Plants are living things – they grow when we give them enough sunlight, food and water. Plants give us food to eat, clean air to breathe and materials to build our houses and furniture. We can use plants to make clothes and medicines, and to decorate our gardens

 

In English, we’ll be finding out about:

  • Poetry using the senses
  • Recount


In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • About plants that grow in our local area
  • About the different parts of a plant
  • What plants need in order to grow
  • How to care for a plant


In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make a watering device


In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About plants that grow in other countries


In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How people in different countries use plants
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