Can I make a difference?
For Term 4, our focus was on how we can all make a difference. How can we learn form those who have made a difference? Where do we see these influential people in our curriculum? Why do we need people who make a difference? How do they support our learning around a topic?
This term in EYFS we focussed on hopes and dreams for the future. We discussed what occupation we wanted to have when we grow up and learnt all about the skills that we need to do different jobs. We compared what we can do now with what we want to do when we are older.
In KS1 we discussed the lives of significant people in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. We recognised why people did things, why things happened and used some of significant peoples’ lives to compare aspects of life in different periods and what happened as a result. We
Our music sessions with Red Butler Music allowed us to explore how making a song is like writing a story, how to use different sounds and rhythms and combine a series of sounds to create an effect.
This term, we uncovered the true story of Tutankhamun, the Egyptian king, and the 20th century explorer, Howard Carter. We learnt about how they made a difference individually and how we, as Historians, can learn from them.
Across the school we learnt new drawing skills. We looked at how we can create shape, form, shade, light and proportion using drawing pencils. We then applied these skills to drawing Egyptian masks in LKS2 and Victorian portraits in UKS2.
We also learnt how sound is produced, how it travels and how the workings of the ear help us hear and investigated how we could affect volume.
In UKS2 we used the topic of Victorian Britain to learn about how individuals made a difference. We discovered how Isambard Kingdom Brunel made a difference to our lives today and the impacts of the industrial revolution.
Along with a Victorian sonnet that we created using our target text, Street Child, we covered how to discribe the location of landmarks in French. Our learning journey question of 'Can I make a difference?' inpsired us to discuss the impacts of the British Empire and how the slave trade was abolished.