Our big question this half term is ‘Would you rather look out of a window and see the Western Ghats in India or the Peak District in England?’
In geography, we will be looking at where India is in the world, focusing on the area known as the Western Ghats. This is the location that our book for the half-term, Pattan’s Pumpkin, is set within. The children will then visit the Peak District near the end of the half-term to compare what is similar and different about the two areas. We will also be making diva lamps out of clay to celebrate the festival of Diwali. We will be developing our understanding of chronology in history and using an eye-witness account to learn about how Goose Fair has changed over the past 50 years. In science, our focus is animals. We will be looking at the different habitats they live in and the food chains they are part of. Part of our trip will be a visit to the Peak District Wildlife Park where we will see lots of animals up close!
In maths, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and creating patterns. We will then move onto place value, looking at how to represent, compare and manipulate numbers. Our PE day is Monday and our swimming is on Tuesdays. We will be visiting the library next half-term.