Spring Term

Spring 1 
History
This half-term in History we have been learning all about WW2 with a focus on the Battle of Britain as key changing point in the war. We have used a range of primary and secondary sources to discover key details about the war as well as how different people felt during the war. Below is an example of some our the different sources we have studied.

As part of our local history study, we used a play script about evacuees and adapted it to apply to what we know about Bradford evacuees before performing it as a class.

 

Design Technology
In DT we have been learning about more complex structures and how to make them stronger. We started by learning about the purpose of the greenhouse and eventually concluded the learning by making our own out of art straws. 

Early in the sequence, we built greenhouses using a paper nets. We then considered how we could strengthen the structures further.

During the sequence, we had a go at sawing wood using a hacksaw so we could make an informed decision about the material to make our greenhouse out of.

Here are some pictures of us making our structures using art straws and masking tape. We had to follow a given design criteria for our greenhouse customer.

PE 
This half-term in PE we have been learning about orienteering. Here we have learnt about map symbols, how to orientate a map and considered how by working as a team, we can complete tasks more efficiently. 
Art 
As a conclusion to our WW2 topic, we created pieces of art inspired by the Blitz using oil pastels and card for a silhouette foreground.
Computing
This half-term in computing we have been learning about information literacy and how to use search engines efficiently. We have used the opportunity to research online to deepen our knowledge about WW2 by accessing a broader range of sources.