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Knowledge and Understanding of the World

This term we are focused on developing our understanding of 'Island life' with a particular focus on understanding more about the landscapes that are different on different types of islands, the animals that live there and how they are adapted to living in the different climatic conditions. We can't wait to get started!

We have loved learning all about island life so far this term!

In the second half of the Spring term in Elm Class we have been learning all about the Geography of our local environment. In particular we have been learning about the difference between natural and man made things. We have enjoyed lots of trips out to visit local places and to find for ourselves examples of natural and man made features of the local community.

We have enjoyed our trips out from school this term to look for and identify the different things in our local environment that are natural features and man-made features of the landscape.

In this first half of the Spring term we are focused on Building our Historical knowledge of the world by focusing on the ancient Romans and in particular a story about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD. 

We have learned about the food they ate, how they lived, how they dressed, what games the children may have played and what the Roman people liked to do for entertainment. 

during History this term the children have enjoyed making models of the buildings we have seen in our story about Pompeii and the information we have learned during sessions about Roman life.

We loved our story about Pompeii so much that it formed the focus of our class assembly! We loved being on stage and performing to our loving audience!
The second half of the Autumn term has been lots of fun. We have been learning how to make and use maps to find and identify things in our local community. We started by looking at how maps are used, what they show and how they can give us information about a place. Then we have enjoyed making our own maps of the school building by taking images of classrooms and corridors, special areas in school such as the pool or sports hall and how all of these different pieces fit together to make the Millstead Puzzle!