Autumn term- The Great, The Bold and The Brave
In this topic, the children will be learning about the civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome, and the impact of these classical civilisations on both the past and the present. They will find out about the Greek city states or Athens and Sparta, learn about the role of the Greek chorus and write their own songs, create their own Greek or Roman styled piece of art and find out about the effects of invasion on countries around the world.
Spring term- Space Explorers
This topic gives the children a chance to learn more about space and astronomy. They will make pinhole viewers to record the size of the sun and the moon, find out about nebulae and how they can capture their shape, colour and patterns in art, find out about the technology that is being used to explore Mars, find out about the International Space Station (ISS) and find out about what people used to think about the Earth, Sun and Moon in the past. They will also be enjoying a trip to the National Space Centre and a visit from the planetarium.
Summer term- Active planet
In this topic, children have a chance to learn about earthquakes and volcanoes. They will find out about how the Earth is formed, about Pompeii, about hot and cold colours, what makes buildings strong, how to use different sequences of movement to show the story of volcanoes, about legends associated with volcanoes, what happens when a volcano erupts, about international organisations that work after natural disasters and how to use instruments to make sound pictures.