Teacher: Mr J Fraser
Learning Coach: Miss D Bow
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Autumn 2020 Expeditionary Project #2
Where Does My Home End?
Essential Question 'Do maps have the power change how we see, experience and understand our world?'
In this project children will be exploring the concept of maps and considering their use, value and potential for change. Children will be developing a sense of place whilst developing and using their geographical knowledge as they learn about their local area. This will continue to foster a sense of responsibly for their environment, liking with the previous project. Children will be drawing and interpreting maps as well as identifying the human and physical features of the local area and beyond. As well as being able to locate Stockbridge Village on a map, children will also be able to locate Liverpool and recognise major landmarks including researching their historic value. Further more, children will explore historic maps, recognising change over time in their local area and wider city.
We will be reading 'My Map Book' by Sara Fanelli.
In each spread of this bold and humorous picture book... children can examine their place in the world around them through detailed and engaging maps. Twelve beautifully illustrated maps such as Map of My Day and Map of My Tummy will fascinate children.
A knowledge organiser and map of our project can be found and downloaded below. Children will receive a printed copy to take home. The organiser should be used as an information poster throughout the project - they do not need to memorise everything upon receiving it!
All children will bring home a home reading book from our school library. Due to COVID-19 measures, children will only be able to swap books on their set day. It is important that you read with your child at least three times per week but preferably more. We strive to foster a love of reading in your child and you can support us by talking to them about their book and motivating them by listening to them read aloud.
We follow a mastery maths programme and use the White Rose Planning resources. Children are supported in a variety of approaches to their maths work to ensure sound mathematical understanding. The approaches used are as follows:
Concrete – children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictorial – alongside concrete objects, children should use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems.
Abstract – both concrete and pictorial representations should support children's understanding of abstract methods
An overview of the maths blocks can be viewed below.
PE will take place on Monday afternoons. Children should come into school dressed in sports clothing. PE will be outdoors where possible and so children should have warm clothing e.g. tracksuit
Children in Year 1 and 2 should not bring a snack into school as children in these years benefit from the free fruit and milk scheme. They will be able to have their water bottle, milk and a choice of fruit each day.
Here's what we've done so far . . .
Autumn 2020 Expeditionary Project
Once In A Lifetime
Essential Question 'How can we take the ‘once in a lifetime’ experience
of Covid-19, as our SVP starting point for making the world a better place?'
The recent events of the COVID-19 pandemic, having to learn from home and then return to school and adjust to new ways of keeping safe are a once in a lifetime event.
Our first project looks at this unique moment in history as we look to understand our world, the importance of hygiene and history of our NHS. We will do this through a dynamic curriculum including art, design, history and science.
We will be reading a beautiful book called Here We Are, written by Oliver Jeffers. This book will engage children in thinking about belonging, building a sense of community and enable them to reflect on the positivity of change - especially through extraordinary circumstances.
A knowledge organiser for this project can be downloaded below. A copy will also be sent home. The ideas is for children to use this like a poster. Everything on the knowledge organiser will be covered in our lessons and the organiser should act as a reminder and help children to remember what they have learnt.
Below is an overview of our project plan. These 'loops' of learning are specifically and carefully planned to guide the children through our project and work towards our final outcome.