Our lead subject is Geography for our Buckinghamshire/Aylesbury topic this half term, where we learning to identify counties in the United Kingdom, particularly the ones that surround Buckinghamshire.
During our studies we will look at the importance of the landscape that we live in - rivers in Buckinghamshire and important land marks and hills (Coombe Hill). Our science will link to our landscape topic - where we will take a closer look at plants and flowers and how they grow in our beautiful surrounding countryside. We are aiming to answer the question 'how can we be responsible in our wider community?'
We will be studying local author Roald Dahl with particular focus on his book The BFG. We will be visiting Great Missenden, during our school trip, a place that gave Dahl much of his inspiration for his books.
You may like to buy them a copy of The BFG, so they have a copy of your own but please don't read them until we have looked at them in school first... we don't want you to ruin any surprises!
This terms learning:
This term we have been learning all about multiplication and division and how we can use this knowledge to understand the inverse operation of a calculation.
The children have enjoyed reading the BFG and have written to the Government to tell them all about the amazing land called Giant Country that was discovered by Sophie. We have also create recipes with the famous snozzcumbers, from pizza to cakes - I would like to say that they sounded delicious, but I would not be telling the truth! Almost the opposite. However, they were all very creative ! Well done Kestrels.
We have been fascinated by all the information we have learnt about Buckinghamshire. We have produced some leaflets about Aylesbury that any tourist would be pleased to read.
Our last project is looking at the rivers in Buckinghamshire, with particular focus on the River Thames. We will be producing some art work surrounding this, complete with all the interesting facts we have been learning this term.
Design and Food Technology
We have looked at seasonal fruit and vegetables and how eating locally sources produce is better for the environment. We looked at a local farm in Buckinghamshire and discovered all the fruit and vegetables you can pick there. This time of year the pumpkins and the Christmas Trees are very popular!
We have also made Jam Tarts, with seasonal jam, which you should have hopefully tasted. Delicious.
Next week we will be peeling and chopping vegetables and making a yogurt and mint dip - Don't forget your pots if you want to have a taste !
We have been learning all about the flowering plant and have carried out a number of investigations over time to see how water and minerals travel through the plant from the root to the flowers. The children have found this amazing and many of the bulbs have now been sent home. Have any of them grown any more?