Hello and welcome to Mousehole class - 2023/2024!
The children of Mousehole class are now in KS2 and what an incredible primary school journey they have had! Our children have already shown an amazing level of resilience and have been extremely flexible in adapting to new learning challenges throughout the last few years, and we cannot wait to see the fantastic things that they achieve in the coming year.
Our autumn term topic is all about 'WWII - Sandbags and Sirens', and the children will learn about the history and geography of the period by considering the following questions - 'Were the Allies and Axis Powers neighbours?' and 'War: what is it good for?'. The children will investigate why Britain went to war, what rationing was and why it was used, and what happened to children once they were evacuated. They will also use and interpret maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and their key features, and will recognise that different people hold different views about an issue and begin to understand some reasons why.
In science, the children will be focusing on forces and magnets. The children will be using a range of scientific skills to observe how magnets attract or repel each other, compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other.
In their RE sessions, the children will be exploring the overall enquiry question: 'Who are Hindus and how do they live?'. Children will identify some Hindu deities, identify some different ways in which Hindus worship, and raise questions and suggest answers about whether it is good to think about the cycle of create/preserve/destroy in the world today.
Please see below to find our curriculum plan and chilli challenge homework grid.