Creative Topic

Spring Term


Focus: History and Geography

This half term we are finding out all about Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and the First Moon Landing.

We have found out that Columbus set sail from Spain in 1492 looking for a route west to the Indies. He found new foods like corn, pineapple and chocolate. We use the internet and books to find out information. 

After reading books and watching some film clips we found out the Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon on July 20th 1969. He went to space with two other astronauts- Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

We used film clips, photographs, books and the internet to find out information about the past.

Our key question are:

How do we know Columbus was a real person?

Was Columbus a great explorer?

Has man ever been to the moon and can we be sure?

How were the astronauts able to get there and back safely?

What did they do when they got to the moon and how do we know?

Focus: Science

This half term we are finding out all about plants. 

To introduce the topic we made grass heads and wrote instructions to help Mrs Gorrell make her own!


Our key questions are:

How do plants stay healthy and how do we know?

How do seeds and bulbs grow into plants?

Do all plants grow in the same way?

Does the size of a seed affect the size of a plant?


We have found out that not all seeds are the same and investigated how to keep our plants growing well.


Autumn Term

Design and Technology

Stem Project- Moving Vehicles

We evaluated lots of different types of vehicles and then designed our own sleigh. We had to make the sleigh so it would travel down the ramp without the toys falling out.

Using a box, some dowel and wheels we made our very own moving vehicles. First we investigated what material would make the best axle and which type of wheels would work the best. We used the dowel to make axles for the wheels measuring carefully and cutting using a hacksaw. We discussed what size of wheel would be the best and where they needed to be placed.  After that we threaded the dowel through the holes and added the wheels.

We painted the sleigh and added a seat belt to hold the bag of toys.

Finally we raced our vehicles.


Theme: Fighting Fit

Focus: Science

Our topic this half term has been ‘Fighting Fit’. First we learnt about how to create a healthy balanced meal for Little Red Riding Hood to take to Grandma. We made sure we only put a small treat in the basket! Next we investigated how medicines should be used and looked after. We also found out what all living things have in common.

In this topic we have found the answers to the following questions:

How do humans stay healthy?

What are the effects of medicines on humans?

How do I know when something is alive?

How do people change as they get older?

Theme: The Place Where I Live

Focus: Geography and History

This half term we are finding out:

1. What human and physical features are in the local area?

2. How do we find out about the past?

3. What do these features look like on a map?

4. Are all maps the same?

5. How has the local area changed?


We have found out about the physical and human features in the local area. First we looked around the school grounds and then we went for a walk on the roads nearby to see what we could see. We saw lots of different types of houses as well as Pendle Hill in the distance. 


Next we sorted local features into Physical and Human. 


We drew our own maps to show the features around our school.


We used 'Digimaps' to locate school and our house on a map. We talked about how features looked on the different types of map.



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