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Term 1

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English - Frankenstein


Here we are, exploring vocabulary and developing our ability to recount events. Captain Robert Walton's experiences were first mapped out and planned - we also developed our own vocabulary using the text and our own speaking and listening experiences from the past. All of this was in preparation for writing our own recounts in the form of a blog. 

Religious Education (RE)

Just because we can, does it mean we should?

Within our lessons, we are drawing upon our knowledge and understanding of different religious beliefs to examine different moral dilemmas.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Is it ever acceptable to pressure someone?

The unit we are studying this term will support us to develop a clear understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like. We will consider what gender identity can mean and how people show love and commitment.

Physical Education (PE):

Tag rugby: Our Tag rugby unit builds upon our previous skill-building units from previous years and we are working upon developing tactical gameplay.



How has Scientific understanding changed over time?

This term we are studying two Science units – first light and then electricity. By making use of our understanding, we will strive to prove different scientific laws! How very exciting!


Which element of music is more important?

Developing our aural recognition of different instruments, we are developing our understanding of what different time signatures sound like so that we are able to listen to and appraise music. By doing this, and listening to different vocal pieces – which range from medieval to modern – we will explore the big question: which element of music is more important?


Comment vas-tu à l'école?

Within our French unit, we will be learning vocabulary relating to transport. So that we are able to talk about ourselves, using the past, present and future tense to explain how we will, are or have travelled.

Here are the key words we are making use of during this unit:


Why is art important to humankind?

In our painting unit, which focusses on the concept of visual culture, we are examining the work of both Turner and Van Gogh and what makes their landscape painting so significant to modern culture.