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Autumn Term Vehicle

Week 1:

On Thursday we had a great trip to Cannock Chase, I was very proud of how the class conducted themselves so early on in the school year.  This trip has kick started our learning vehicle for the Autumn Term.  The children will be finding out lots more about Cannock Chase and creating a wonderful magazine aimed at pupils their age who want to visit Cannock Chase.


Week 2:

In geography we looked at map symbols.  We want to learn more about reading maps and take part in some orienteering around school to help us find out about this sport as we know you can do orienteering when you visit Cannock Chase.  In computing this term we are learning about publishing in preparation for producing our Cannock Chase magazine.  We started by publishing road safety posters that we created in English.


Week 3:

In science we went for a walk around school naming plants.  We also did this during our trip to Cannock Chase so we can now compare our findings.

In history we learnt about the life and work of Charles Darwin and why he is remembered as a famous naturalist. 


Week 4:

In geography we compared aerial photographs of Cannock Chase and the area around school.

In science we compared the plants we found around school last week to those we found on Cannock Chase on our trip.  We thought about why some of the plants we found on Cannock Chase aren't found around school.  E.g. pine trees.


Week 5:

In history we compared the lives of Charles Darwin and David Attenborough and looked at when significant events in both their lives happened using a timeline.

In science we learnt about minibeasts and their habitats.


Week 6:

In geography we made our own maps of the KS1 playground and KS1 part of the building.

In science we learnt about different habitats and the plants and animals which live in these.  E.g. desert habitat, pond habitat, ocean habitat.


Week 7:

In history we looked at Sir David Attenborough's achievements.  The children thought about which of these achievements they felt he would be the most proud of and why. 

In science we thought about how different habitats provide for the needs of the plants and animals that live in them.  


Week 8:

This week we have written letters to Sir David Attenborough himself!  We told him about our Learning Vehicle and asked him questions about his life that we would like to know the answers to.  Mrs Richardson is posting our letters so we will wait and see if he replies!


Week 9:

This week in history we learnt about the role that Cannock Chase played in the First World War and related this to Remembrance Sunday at the weekend.  Two camps were built at Brocton and Rugeley in 1914 and these were used to house soldiers while they were training on Cannock Chase.

In art we used leaves to print.  We could use our prints in our magazine. 

In computing we started to create front covers for our magazine.


Week 10:

In computing we finished our front covers!

In geography we wrote directions from school to the Baswich Memorial which we will be visiting next week.    


Week 11:

In computing we wrote the introduction for our magazine.

In history we visited Baswich Memorial.  We looked carefully at the memorial and thought about why it was built and what its purpose is.  We also read prayers we had written in class liturgy.




Visit to Baswich Memorial

Printing with Leaves