Our Autumn Term topic was 'Marvellous Me'.
We started off our topic by bringing in identity boxes. These were boxes that we used to collect and share things that make us special and unique. Check out the pictures below to see what some children in Attenborough class brought in!
We then moved on to learning about the human body.
We learned about the timeline of a human, how humans stay fit and healthy and about the importance of a balanced diet.
Check out some pictures of our science work below!
Design & Technology
Following on from our work on food groups. We looked at how to make one of our favourite foods a little healthier. We made pitta bread pizzas. We used our learning about hygiene to help us prepare food safely. We used skills including cutting, grating, spreading and slicing to prepare our pizzas.
After half term we started to learn about the people who help to keep us fit and healthy - nurses! We started learning about the important role that Nellie Spindler took on during World War One, linked to rememberance. We used some of our ICT skills to type up some facts we learned about her.
Our key nurse was Florence Nightingale. We had a fantastic workshop form 'The History Van' who came in and showed us what life would have been like for nurses in Florence's time and about the challenges Florence faced at Scutari Hospital. You can see some pictures of the workshop below.
As part of our learning about Florence Nightingale, we used timelines to help us to understand how long ago Florence lived. First we needed to understand how a timeline works so we sorted some events from history into two groups: withing living memory and beyond living memory. Once we understood this, we could plot Forence Nightingale on the timeline.
We then zoomed in on Florence's life. We built a timeline using base 10 sticks to show the scale. We then plotted the key events of Florence's life onto the timeline using this scale.
In the first part of the Autumn Term, we learned about what humans need to survive. We then discussed what would happen if we didn't have those things and who could help. We looked at the importance of food banks and how they can help people in need.
To help keep these food banks stocked up, we designed our own mugs that we could then sell to raise money. We raised £56.40 and have donated this money to Sherwood Forest Foodbank. Thank you to all those who helped us!