Spring 2nd Half Term

A great 2nd half to the Spring Term as we welcomed all the children back to the class – those at home had worked so hard with their remote learning.

In Art we have been looking at the work of Clarice Cliff focusing on her pottery. We designed our own, in a similar style, and made a cup and saucer, using slabs of clay, which we rolled out and joined carefully.

Geography has been all about climate change and the effect of greenhouse gases. We started by looking at specific climate types and then considered how the greenhouse effect is creating climate change. We then went on to think about how to reduce greenhouse emissions and how we can help to create a better world for the future. We considered the effect of climate change on the Arctic and in particular the impact on the life of polar bears.

Science has been hard this half term – we have been focusing on a topic called ‘Inheritance and Evolution.’ We considered how theories have changed over 100’s of years and in particular the work of Charles Darwin; he famously studied how the finches in the Galapagos Islands had evolved over the years. We thought about our own families and how we have inherited characteristics from our parents.

Our DT work was linked to our WW2 history topic, we looked at the design and use of Anderson shelters (made readily available to people during the 1940s). We used a range of skills including measuring and sawing to make our own shelter and had great fun decorating them – especially creating vegetable patches.