This year all of our exciting connected learning is inspired by songs by the fabulous band ‘The Beatles’! Our very first is ‘Here, There and Everywhere!’
In Early Years, the Reception children have begun exploring themselves and their local environment! We will be looking at our family and what makes us unique as well as where we live and what is around us. We will be reading the stories of ‘All Kinds of People’ and ‘No-Bot’ to develop our skills of friendship and kindness, as well as celebrating what makes us special. Nursery and Tiny Steps children are busy using this term to settle into their new classrooms and routines, as well as exploring themselves. All three classes will be sharing about their families with their friends
Year 1 and 2
Key Stage One has already begun exploring our exciting class novel, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl! We have visited our class streets, exploring our local area, and we are excited to learn about why Joseph Rowntree is famous in York! We are so excited to meet a chocolate specialist later in the term and we will also explore where chocolate comes from and how it is made in our local area. We are looking forward to visiting York’s Chocolate Story at the end of the half term too! In our creative project, we will explore self portraits, looking at the life and work of Frida Kahlo and in Science we will explore what makes us Human.
Year 3 and 4
During our first topic we will be thinking about what makes living ‘here’ so special and have already visited our class streets. We will be comparing our locality to life on a remote Scottish island. In Science, we will learn to recognise the characteristics of different animal classification groups and will research how the lives of animals are affected by environmental changes. Using our computing skills we will use databases to help classify animals in Science and conduct historical research linked to our home city. We will be creating self portraits inspired by Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso and Guiseppe Arcimbaldo. We will be visiting Harlow Carr gardens to see some huge Arcimbaldo inspired sculptures. We will also be looking at how the author and illustrator of our class text (The Green Ship) creates illustrations of his characters. In RE, we will be discussing how people from different religions (Christianity and Islam) have varying beliefs about God.
Year 5 and Year 6
The children in Upper Key Stage two, will be exploring how crucial light is around the world and how light interacts with different objects. In computing, we will gain a deeper understanding of how we can communicate with people ‘here, there and everywhere’ but how to ensure we can also stay safe. In History we will be looking at how people from ‘here, there and everywhere’ have impacted life in Britain, focusing on York through the decades. In art, we will be creating some self portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo, whilst exploring how different materials can be used for different effects. Our RE learning, in September, will focus on important events and celebrations around the world, thinking carefully about cultural similarities and differences. Lastly, in PSHE the children will be gaining a deeper understanding of trust, commitment and marriage along with how to deal with conflict and the impact it can have.
Our learning will be celebrated during our showcase and INSPIRE sessions shared with parents and governors. During our ‘Haxby Road 100’ week the children are excited to return to educational visits and already have a list of places they would like to go.