Theme

Summer Term 1

The Water Cycle

Lightning Leopards have learnt all about the water cycle, where water comes from, how it flows from the source through rivers and streams to the sea. They have looked at features of the landscape and also how water is evapourated to make the clouds and to start the Water Cycle again.

 

Spring Term 2

Passport to Europe

The children have been studying maps of Europe and learning how to navigate using the compass (North, East, South and West). They have learnt about latitude and longitude and how these are used to navigate. They have also studied the features of a passport and made their own passport holders using felt and learning how to stitch.

 

Art Week - Vincent van Gogh

During Art Week Lightning Leopards have been studying the work of Vincent van Gogh including his famous pieces Starry Night and Sunflowers. They have been learning about the techniques he used to create his pieces and recreating them using paint, pencil and pastels. Parents also came into school to help the children paint their sunflowers and vases for our display wall in school.

 

Spring Term 1

Teeth and Digestion

This half term we have been learning about teeth and digestion. We had an interesting visit from a dentist called Anna who told us about how to look after our teeth, what her job involved and she answered all of our questions as well.

We conducted experiments on eggs (to represent our teeth) placing them in different liquids (water, milk, coke, orange, apple juice). We made predictions on what effect we thought the liquids would have on our teeth, conducted the experiment and then recorded our findings. We examined our eggs as they came out of the liquids and we also cleaned them with a toothbrush to see what would happen.

Then we have looked at the digestive system and how our bodies process food. We also conducted a very messy experiment with tights and food to immitate the digestive system. Lightning Leopards had lots of fun learning how our bodies work.

Autumn Term 2

Scoobies - Our DT Project

Lightning Leopards had fun in part of our school Weaving Project , we learned how to weave Scoobies:

 

100th Anniversary of Remembrance Day WW1

We have been learning about the people affected by WW1, the history behind the events and also the roles of men and women in the time of the war. We have been comparing life then to life now and looking at the differences and the similarities. 

 

 

Autumn Term 1

Navigating Using Compass Points

Our Lightning Leopards have been learning the compass points and how to use these on a map. They have been navigating from one place to another using the compass points to describe the direction they followed.

 

Electricity

Our Theme topic at the moment is Electricity.

We have been learning about making simple circuits using our scientific vocabulary and symbols as well as creating our own circuits with wires, cells, motors and bulbs. We have learnt all about Conductors and Insulators and the various different forms of providing electricity to power mains and battery appliances around school and the home.

Here are some pictures of our Leopards creating their circuits:

Our children have used empty cereal boxes for the next exciting steps with our topic - we are making our own clowns with light up noses and spinning ties! Here is our progress so far: