Our cornerstones topics this year are:
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets:
Teach children about design, structures and materials. This project develops children’s knowledge of how to successfully design and build model bridges and buildings.
Linked science investigations: Can you make a paper bridge? Where do worms like to live?
Movers and Shakers:
This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.
Muck, Mess and Mixtures:
Teach children about amazing materials and colour. This project develops children’s knowledge of how to mix colours and apply materials to create unique pieces of art.
Linked science investigations: Which stuff is stickier? How is mud made? What shape is a bubble?
This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.
This project teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.
Develop children’s knowledge of the sea, seafaring and pirates. Children use maps, learn about famous pirates and explorers and find out about life at sea.
Linked science investigations: Why do boats float? Can you find the treasure?
The Scented Garden:
Children explore the sensory world of plants and the environment developing their knowledge of the five senses, how plants grow, and how we can use them in everyday life.
Linked science investigations: What's on your wellies? Can seeds grow anywhere? How does grass grow?
Wriggle and Crawl:
Develop children’s knowledge of living things and their habitats. Children identify, observe and investigate minibeasts and understand life cycles.
Linked science investigations: Do insects have a favourite colour? Do snails have noses? What is the life cycle of the ladybird? Where do snails live?