Y3/4 The Second World War

Science

We are learning about sound and in particular:

  • To identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating;
  • To recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear;
  • To find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it;
  • To find patterns between volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it;
  • To recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound increases.

We are learning about Light and in particular:

  • To recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light;
  • To notice that light is reflected from surfaces;
  • To recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes;
  • To recognise that shadows are formed when light from a light source is blocked by an object;
  • To find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

History

We are learning about World War 2 and in particular:

  • How the war started and which countries played a major role in it.;
  • When the war took place and the timeline of events during the war.;
  • How the war affected children in Britain in terms of evacuation and rationing.;
  • How life changed for different people (children, women, men) as a result of the war.

Geography

We are learning about the countries involved in World War 2 and in particular:

  • To locate the world’s countries and major cities ;
  • To describe and understand key aspects of trade links, especially those made difficult due to the war;
  • To describe and understand key aspects of the distribution of food and how different it is now compared to the war times;
  • To use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

Art

We are learning about World War 2 in art and in particular:

  • To produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences of light in London;
  • To become proficient in drawing cityscapes and other techniques for example: painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques about the study of World War 2;
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works, on an animal theme by other artists using the language of art, craft and design, focusing on World War 2;
  • To know about great artists, craft makers and designers.

Design Technology

We are learning to make evacuee hand puppets and in particular:

  • To learn how puppets are designed for different purposes and different users;
  • To design patterns/templates;
  • To learn simple sewing stitches to join fabrics;
  • To use collage techniques and different materials to decorate the puppet;
  • To develop their design skills when evaluating products and use this information to generate their own ideas and identify design criteria.

Cooking

We are learning about how the war affected diet in Britain and in particular:

  • To learn how rationing affected diet;
  • To follow a war recipe using rationed ingredients;
  • To understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet;
  • To prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.

Religious Education

We are learning about death and the history of belief in the UK and in particular:

  • To look into the different beliefs about what happens at death and describe them;
  • To research into the mourning rituals of a few religions;
  • To understand that many people believe that our actions during life can affect what happens to us after death;
  • To look at the various ways we learn about the beliefs of past generations;
  • To understand how the ideas and beliefs in Britain today have been influenced across time by a variety of traditions

Year 3 Computing

We are learning about creativity and computer networks and in particular:

3.3 We are presenters – To make a video performance by learning:

  • To gain skills in shooting live video, such as framing shots, holding the camera steady, and reviewing;
  • To edit video, including adding narration and editing clips by setting in/out points;
  • To understand the qualities of effective video, such as the importance of narrative, consistency, perspective and scene length.

3.4 We are network engineers – To explore computer network including the internet by learning:

  • To understand the physical hardware connections necessary for computer networks to work;
  • To understand some features of internet protocols;
  • To understand some diagnostic tools for investigating network connections;
  • To develop a basic understanding of how domain names are converted to IP addresses.

Year 4 Computing

We are learning about creativity and computer networks and in particular:

4.3 We are musicians – To producing digital music by learning:

  • To use one or more programs to edit music;
  • To create and develop a musical composition, refining their ideas through reflection and discussion;
  • To develop collaboration skills;
  • To develop an awareness of how their composition can enhance work in other media.

4.4 We are HTML editors – To edit and write HTML by learning:

  • To understand some technical aspects of how the internet makes the web possible;
  • To use HTML tags for elementary mark up;
  • To use hyperlinks to connect ideas and sources;
  • To code up a simple web page with useful content;
  • To understand some of the risks in using the web.

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