This topic is called Land Ahoy!
We started this half-term with a topic day. We began with a geography morning and learnt all about using maps!
We went on a hunt around our school groups, using an aerial photo as a map.
We learnt about the purpose of a key on a map and drew our own treasure islands.
We used our keys to ask and answer questions about the things on our maps.
In literacy we made and described our own sea creature characters and then wrote
character descriptions in the form of 'Beware Posters'.
These were our sea creatures!
These are our fantastic BEWARE POSTERS!!
In history we have learnt about Christopher Columbus and what he did. We also compared this significant event with our previous learning of Neil Armstrong and thought about similarities and differences in the two events and journeys.
In art we have been learning about sculpture.
We first explored sculpture using play-doh. We had used play-doh before but we thought more carefully about how to use our hands and tools to change the way the material looked.
We used our hands to change the shape and tools to add different textures.
We then had a very exciting morning making sea animals using clay!! Take a look at both our practise and real sculptures below!
We did lots of exploring first! Take a look at us in action!
Then we used plastic models of sea animals to help us create our own play-doh sculptures.
Here are our clay sculptures!!
Click on the pictures to take a closer look!