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Stowford School

Stowford School




Autumn 2017

Earth and Beyond!

Would you jump at the chance to venture to the moon?  What if you were assigned as a top secret government official and your mission wa to report back on a newly discovered planet in our solar system?  Well, this half term, we will be doing just that!  As part of our ‘Earth and Beyond’ topic, Owls will be investigating and researching other planets in our solar system, as well as using their creative skills to design their very own unique world. You could almost say this topic is out of this world…


Cross Curricular Learning

Owls will be able to explore our topic across the curriculum.  Mrs Kee will work with the children to create a space themed dance – which the children will undoubtedly enjoy!

During our Art sessions, the children will explore the work of Peter Thorpe, who creates abstract images of rockets and space themed objects!  We will recreate some of his work, as well as applying some of our own artistic talents.

In History, the children will be learning about the life and times of Sir Isaac Newton and discovering how his work changed the way we look at the world today. 

Within Science, the children will have the opportunity to venture into the space dome (school visit on 27/09/17).  They will also be learning about the interaction between the Earth, sun and moon.

As part of their STEM learning, the children will be designing and creating moon buggies.  They will have the opportunity to select different materials and construct individual vehicles to a specific specification.

During Music, the children will be learning to play the guitar!  We have 31 acoustic guitars for the children to be taught their weekly music lesson on.  Maybe a future Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix is among us!