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Term 2

Welcome back to Term 2!


Welcome back to Autumn Term 2. I hope you have had a wonderful half term break, and are refreshed ready for a very busy but exciting term. 


I am really pleased with how the children in Diversity class have returned to school. They are eager and excited for their learning this term. 


Have a look at what the children have been up to in class!

Time Zones and Biomes


In Geography this term, we are exploring Time Zones and Biomes. Our big question for this term is: How do Time Zones impact communication?


We began our learning in lesson 1 exploring what a biome is and where they are located on the world map, using atlases and digital mapping to aid our research. 



In Science this term, we are continuing our space learning but from a science perspective, as we work as physicists. Our big question for this term is: In what ways do celestial bodies interact?


We kicked off our learning in lesson one, by investigating whether the Earth was flat? 

We came to the conclusion that it is spherical and we looked at reasons and evidence, as to why people may believe it is flat. 



During PE sessions this term, the children will be completing basketball and yoga lessons. Basketball will help improve balance and coordination whilst working on performing as a team. Yoga is known to enhance focus, concentration, comprehension and memory and is great for posture too. 

Magnificent Structures


In our first lesson of DT, we began to research what we knew about structures, what materials they were made of, and the famous structures around the world that we knew. 


As a class, we explored the Iron Bridge in the U.K. We looked at the story behind it and the designer Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, including the process he followed in order to have it made and commissioned.