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Stowford School

Stowford School

Kestrels

 

Summer Term 2019

It's great to see the children back again and ready to learn this this term!

We will be taking a closer look at science around us this term with our topic of May the Force Be With You.  Our science work will look at gravity, friction and air & water resistance and ways in which they affect our lives.  We will also undertake a special study, looking at the Bloodhound supersonic car project.

At the start of term, the children will investigate features of biographies whilst learning about some of the great scientists who studied forces, such as Newton and Galileo.  Other English work will focus on the fantasy adventure genre, with texts including The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis and Ian Fleming’s classic, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

Maths work will further embed our fractions topics from last term, extending to decimals and percentages.  There will also be opportunities for children to address any misunderstandings with their key number skills.

SEAL discussions will look at how to get on with each other and build friendships, and also reasons why we fall out with each other sometimes.  RE will explore how cultures express their faith and, later on, learn about Buddhism.  We are looking forward to returning to the Leisure Centre for our rescheduled swimming sessions.  Other events planned include a drama workshop with BTEC students from ICC and a science workshop on forces.

 

After a short break for assessments, the second half of term will take us to the plains of Africa for our topic of The Lion King.  This science-based unit will centre on our science work on lifecycles, featuring wildlife from both Africa and the also closer to home.  We hope to schedule a visit to the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, as well as getting outside as much as possible to explore and find evidence of lifecycles around us.

English work in the second half of term will focus on investigating features of playscripts, using The Lion King as a stimulus, and creating our own.

Maths will involve geometry units on properties of shapes, position & direction and then measurement.

We’re looking forward to another great term!