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Spring 2 - Who are the rogues?

 During the topic, we will become familiar with different species of animals that are endangered; learn about the impact humans have on the Earth; and build an awareness of the small changes we can make that help to save our planet. Starting with a trip to Marwell, we will develop pupils' understanding of the concept of conservation. To conclude our topic, we will present information in the Mocktail Bar to inform others, who visit, of why it is important to look after the world we live in.

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Spring 1 - Who are the rogues?

The children understood that the choices people make in life will impact upon other people’s views of them. English was the lead subject and was driven by narratives and performance poetry, building upon the children’s skills of intonation, tone, volume and increasing fluency, when reading aloud. We explored wax resist in art, using different materials and created a scene from ‘The Highwayman’ as well as making a tie dye backdrop, which was be on display during our end of topic performance. Through narratives, the children looked at the perceptions of the pirates including extracts from literature and film. To conclude this topic, the children performed a chosen piece of learning to an audience of parents, illustrating the importance of perception. 

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Autumn 2

In this topic, children were given the opportunity to explore how children’s rights have developed from Victorian Britain to Britain today, exploring the classic and visual texts of Oliver Twist. Children explored how, as the Victorian period developed, the lives of children improved and began to change, paving the way for modern childhood today. Essentially, learners developed their understanding of their rights and responsibilities, while exploring how social changes - through history - led to the development of these rights in our society. Over the term, children collected evidence about the rights that Oliver has lost. They used this information to create non-linear PowerPoints to showcase their arguments about the treatment of Oliver. After a vote to choose the most successful PowerPoints, the winning selections were presented to the whole year group to generate a debate over Oliver’s treatment.

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During the last topic, the children explored the attributes required to be a successful superhero. After designing their own superhero character, pupils created a narrative, presented as an extract from a graphic novel, to entertain Year 3. Through the work of Roy Lichtenstein, children designed and created their own vibrant Pop Art words to feature in their narrative. Alongside fictional superheroes, we discussed the possibility of real life superheroes.

Do all superheroes wear a cape? 

"Education should prepare children to live responsibly and peacefully in a free society." Article 29, UNCRC

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