Our topics this term will be:
One Small Step
This topic will focus on developing our historical skills.
During this topic we will explore the key question 'Why were Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus brave people?'
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” were the famous words of Neil Armstrong-the first man to walk on the moon. We have been finding out about the life of Neil Armstrong and about his mission to the moon throughout out topic.
We had an exciting start to our topic by watching footage of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. It was a great start to the topic! Throughout our topic sessions, we have worked really hard to find out about Neil Armstrong, creating our very own non-fiction fact file. We have also found out about the unusual animals that were sent to space before the Apollo 11 moon mission. Did you know that a monkey called Albert was sent up to space? We have used papier Mache to create the surface of the moon, being careful to make craters. We also found out that the Earth orbits the sun, and the moon moves around the Earth – we created models to show this.
We have also been transported back 500 years to the time of Christopher Columbus. We have learnt about his brave trip across the seas. We have looked at paintings of seascapes by Van Gogh and tried to recreate these using oil pastels. We became excellent investigators, looking at the most suitable materials that we could make a boat from. We timed how long it took each material to sink!
This topic will focus on developing our geographical and scientific skills.
During this topic will explore the key question 'Where would you prefer to live - England or South Africa?