This half term our topic is 'Myth and Magic' and we will be answering the question,
'Myths and Legends - fact or fiction?'
Now that the rush and excitement of Christmas is over, we can look forward to the Spring Term and lots of exciting learning opportunities.
In Literacy, based on the 'Talk for Writing' approach, we will be immersing ourselves in a multitude of myths and legends from around the world. We will also be watching various magical and mystical scenes from the screen. We will be learning about and describing mythical creatures and inventing our own ones, making links with our learning. We will write recounts, scene descriptions, job advertisements, advertisements, poetry and reasoned arguments before inventing our own myths. We will also be writing field guides about our own mythical creatures for our own 'Fantastic Beasts' book - giving Mr Newt Scamander a run for his money! In our class reading sessions we will be reading the myths, legends and short stories by Michael Morpurgo.
In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of 'LOVE'. We will also ask 'Why is Cornwall such a spiritual place?'
In Science we will be investigating materials by conducting a series of tests to find the most suitable material for a Monster Hunter's bag. We are also investigating the states of matter and looking at solids, liquids, gases, reversible and irreversible states. Perhaps some potion making might be in order!
In Geography we will locate countries where myths and legends came from and try to make links with the countries and their myths. We will also carry out field work and look at climate.
In History, we will investigate the origins of myths and legends and answer the question, 'Why do these stories exist?' We will also look at local Cornish history and its rich history of folklore and magic, examining evidence to see if any of the talked-about creatures really did exist.
Check out this page for photos below, showing all of the fantastic things we have been doing in our learning!
At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band. Make sure you are also using Sum Dog, Spelling Shed, SPAG.com, Times Table Rockstars and preparing for your weekly spellings challenges!