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Spring 1 & 2 - Monstrous Mountains & Raging Rivers

Raging Rivers and Monstrous Mountains

 

For this next half term, Spring 2, we shall be carrying on with our topic and shall be undertaking more exciting learning opportunities! 

 

As writers within Literacy we will be: 

  • Revising spelling rules from the KS2 curriculum
  • Creating our own pieces of poetry describing the journey of a river. 
  • Exploring and creating our own examples of figurative language including alliteration, onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, and personification.
  • Understand the deliberate placement of words within poetry that help aid the structure and rhythm of a piece

 

As Mathematicians we will be focusing on: 

  • Finding percentages of amounts
  • Ratios
  • Converting between different units of measurement
  • Data handling and Statistics
  • Algebra

 

As Scientists we will be:

  • Recognising that changing states of matter is a reversible change.
  • Understanding that some materials dissolve to form a solution and that this can be reversed.
  • Exploring evaporation and how it helps us to separate soluble solids from liquids.
  • Separating materials using filtering, sieving and evaporating.
  • Carrying out an investigation focusing on the rate of dissolving.
  • Researching how new materials are created and looking at the discoveries of famous scientists.
  • Visiting a science laboratory to carry out investigations and learn about irreversible reactions where new materials are made. 

 

As Geographers we will be: 

  • Exploring the formation of a river and its key features along its course
  • Finding out about rivers and how they erode, transport and deposit materials
  • Exploring reasons as to why rivers are important to people all around the world
  • Researching a particular river in great detail and the impacts it has on its people and landscape around
  • Comparing rivers with that of the Nile, in Egypt
  • Understanding and explaining the water cycle and how it feeds a river
  • Finding out about the causes of river pollution and the effect it has on the environment
  • Understanding the nature of a river and how it erodes and changes on its journey from source to sea 
  • Understanding how the mountain ranges of the world were formed

  • Understanding the composition of the earth: crust, mantle, and core.

  • Locating mountains on a UK map and a world map.

  • Find out the positives and negatives aspects of tourism in mountain environments.

 

As Design Technicians we will be:

  • Exploring the basic types of bridge designs and be able to give examples
  • Investigating factors that influence a bridge's design e.g. load, materials, and shape
  • Finding ways to strengthen a structure
  • Researching ideas to fit our design brief
  • Build and manufacture our own bridge following our design brief 

 

As Computer Technicians we will be:

  • Recognising the benefits and dangers of social media
  • Understanding what a blog is and its purpose
  • Planning and creating a blog post about the river we have been studying. 
  • Watching the vlogs of others and understand how to leave appropriate comments
  • Understanding how we flag and/or report comments we are not comfortable with
  • Understanding how to use the green screen and camera to create a Vlog.

 

As Musicians we will be:

  • Recognising the instruments used within a classical composition 
  • Knowing that sounds can be made in different ways and through different instruments
  • Making creative use of the way sounds can be changed, organised and controlled. 
  • Creating our own composition following the journey of a river, using repetition and musical patterns 

 

As Artists we will be:

  • Understanding who Hokusai was and what processes he used to create art.
  • Exploring the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers from other cultures and times.
  • Considering layering and how we can build up a picture 
  • Investigating and combining visual and tactile qualities and match them to the purpose of our piece
  • Applying and developing the use of tools and techniques, when learning how to lino print.
  • Creating a final printing block, in the style of Hokusai's Great Wave

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