Current topics - Autumn Term 2018
This term we are delighted to be beginning with the whole school topic of 'Authors and Illustrators' leading onto 'Icons and Legends' after half term. We will start the topic with each year group studying ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy, giving all children the opportunity to explore her powerful and poetic writing accompanied by the beautiful art work of Jane Ray.
Year 3 will then go on to study the books of Mini Grey with a focus on the Traction Man Adventures allowing links to be made with their Forces science topic. This will follow a visit and workshops with the author herself in October.
Year 4 will continue the topic by exploring Firebird by Saviour Pirotta with illustrations by Catherine Hyde.
Year 5 will delve into Grimm Tales by Phillip Pullman focusing on Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella, and Year 6 will go on to study Skellig by David Almond.
Our move into 'Icons and Legends' in November will see each year group take on a different decade exploring an era of history from the 60s in Year 3 through to the 90s in Year 6. We are looking forward to our 'Marvellous Middle' where the whole school will dress up in the style of their decade to enjoy a range of cross-curricular activities. This part of the topic will see children being given the opportunity to discuss what makes an 'icon' and compare both key historical and modern figures. Each year group will also be learning famous songs from the decades both in class and in our weekly singing assemblies and these are sure to feature in our 'Fantastic Finishes' at Christmas time.