Oceans and Seas
Our fourth topic ‘Oceans and Seas’ and our big question is ‘Why do we need to look after our Oceans and Seas?’ We will begin this topic by researching the history of the River Roach in Rochdale, we will then link this with Geography and go on to explore which country Rochdale is in and locate it on the map of the United Kingdom. We will then go on to explore the surrounding the seas and oceans of the United Kingdom. We will then learn the names of the five oceans of the world and the seven continents of the world. We will then go on to develop our art and design skills by using specialist watercolour paints to create washes using watercolours to represent the sea/ocean colours and go on to sea animals in detail. We will develop our design and technology skills by designing and creating and our own fish.
Our third topic this year is ‘Dinosaurs’ and our 'Big Question', which we will be exploring is half term, is ‘How did dinosaurs live on Earth?'. During our first lesson, we will learn about who Mary Anning was and how she discovered a dinosaur species. We will learn about which part of England she lived in and go on to locate England on a map. We will then learn and name the four countries of the United Kingdom and name the surrounding seas and oceans. We will continue to develop our art and design skills by making sculptures of dinosaur fossils. We will develop our design and technology skills by baking some dinosaur biscuits, we will develop measuring and weighing skills as well piping skills (by piping dinosaur skeletons with icing!).
Our second topic this year is ‘Fairy tales' and our 'Big Question', which we will be exploring this half term is ‘How can we see the good in everybody?'. During our first lesson, we will explore how we have both good and bad characters in most fairy tale stories. We will then link this to history and learn about Mother Teresa, and how she was someone who did so many good things to help others. We will continue to develop our art and design skills by exploring another form of printing. This time we will be using potatoes to create some prints! You will see some examples of our potato printing in the photos below! We will also be continuing to develop our drawing and painting skills by doing some detailed drawings of plants and some water color paintings of flowers. See some of our masterpieces in the photos below!!!
Our first topic this year is ‘Superheroes’ and our 'Big Question' which we will be exploring is half term is ‘How can we help others?'. During our first lesson, we looked at the type of art we see in superhero comic books and explored the style ‘Pop Art’. We looked at the work of Roy Lichtenstien and created our own pop art designs. In ours second lesson we used these design to make a group design to create prints. We sketched our designs first in our groups and then we created some amazing pop art prints. Below, there are some photographs of us creating the prints and then some photographs of our final pop art masterpieces’!