SPRING TERM 2019
Our journey through books continues this term with the fabulous books ‘Cogheart’ by Peter Bunzl and ‘The Wolf Wilder’ by Katherine Rundell. These texts will form the basis for our whole-class guided reading sessions where we learn about how writers engage us through specific vocabulary choices and explore the techniques used to keep us reading! We will look at the concept of ‘Steampunk’, even dressing up when listening to the text!
The picture book ‘Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse’ by Torben Kuhlmann will help to investigate how pictures evoke emotions. We will design, build, test and fly our own paper planes in our own mini transatlantic flight.
‘The Wolf Wilder’ will help us to understand how the central character has to survive in the frozen landscape of Russia. We’ll research how the human body reacts to extremes of temperatures and the impact of cold on the circulatory system. We look forward to an adventure visiting ‘Wild Woodcraft’ where we will live for a day, surviving in the wilderness. We will also look at both sides of the argument: should wolves be kept in captivity?
Our work in RE is centred on the ‘Understanding Christianity’ unit ‘Creation and Science: Conflicting or Complementary’. We will be looking at what messages Biblical text gives us in the same way as we look at texts in English, leading us to considering what it doesn’t tell us and how science may have the answers in some instances.
Our Christian value this term is ‘Hope’. We will be using this theme to create some thought-provoking pieces of art for display in church. The picture book ‘Erika’s Story’ will be the stimulus for our work.