Maple 2019 2020
Art - Pictish Standing Stones
As part of out Saxons and Scots Topic work, we first looked at who the 'Scots' were and when they arrived in Great Britain. The 'Scots' were invaders originally from Northern Ireland. When they settled in the northern most part of Great Britain, they dividee the land into 4 kingdoms. One of these kingdoms was known as 'Pictland'.
"The Picts lived in a place called Pictland but in modern times it's known as Scotland..."
"Pict standing stones were made out of stone and carved with a chisel and hammer..."
"The Picts (Scots) carved things such as a salmon for determination...They had their own alphabet which only used lines..."
"Standing stones often represented the lives of the Picts..."
Summer Term Knowledge Organisers
Summer Term 1
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African Tribal Dance
DT - Roman catapults
In DT we designed and built Roman catapults using square dowel, hot glue and cardboard corners, to reinforce joints. This unit not only linked in to our Romans topic, but also our Science topic - forces.
Once we had finished our catapults we tested them as a whole class to see which could fire a load the furthest. After having a couple of goes, so that both people in the working pair could have a turn, we discussed how the angle of the firing arm, or level, as well as the position of the cross bar, could affect the distance a load is fired. We also discuss the weight of the load and how we could only test the catapults fairly if everyone used the same size and weight of load.
Science - Forces
Spring Term Knowledge Organiser
DT - Greek Sandals
Geography - England / Greece comparison
Pupils were set an extended, Topic homework where they had to research different categories of England and Greece's geography and present their comparisons in an interesting way. Categories included: