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Throughout this topic, we are travelling back to September 1939 and experiencing what life was like during World War 2. We will be exploring the impact that the war had on children and exploring key aspects such as: rationing, evacuation, propaganda and the role of women. The children will experience an evacuation, including being chosen by a host family and an air raid in a public shelter during our visit to Steam – Museum of the Great Western Railway. Towards the end of the topic, we will be performing a play set in London during the war – Bombs and Blackberries. The children will be bringing the characters to life as well as learning some well known songs from the era such as ‘White Cliffs of Dover’.
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For this theme we will become archaeologists, discovering facts about our ancestors; the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. Gloucester has a rich history of Saxon settlement, which we will explore. Through drama and writing, we will follow the story of the great hero Beowulf, creating some mysterious Saxon riddles and imagining the horror felt by the monks on the island of Lindisfarne as they were invaded by Vikings. In November, we will be hosting our Viking Day, with dressing up, re-enactments of battles with replica weapons, preparing food of the time and many more activities, all with the aid of our Viking visitors! Through science and design technology, we will be investigating the properties of different materials and designing investigations to design and build a working Viking longboat.
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This term we travel back in time and across the Atlantic Ocean to explore Mexico and Central America during the rule of the Mysterious Mayan civilisation. Once familiarising ourselves with a Mayan timeline and using our map skills to locate the countries where Mayan civilisation developed, we will be learning about their daily lives, religion, diet and much more.
In addition to this, we will be taking a trip a little closer to home, as we learn about the life-changing research of Dr Edward Jenner. Linked with our science focus on microorganisms, we will be learning all about his amazing discovery and the impact that this has had on our lives today. We will also be conducting several experiments to investigate the effect of helpful and harmful bacteria.
When we are not busy exploring new places and travelling back in time, we shall be showing off our writing skills and challenging ourselves with complex mathematical reasoning. There will also be plenty of P.E to keep ourselves fit and healthy, as well opportunities for art, design, music and much more. Whatever the term may bring, it certainly won’t be short of excitement.
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