Human and Physical Geography

LKS2 have started to look at human geography (man-made features) such as settlements, transport networks, trade, economy and culture. We discussed how physical geographical features can influence human geography by affecting where people choose to settle, how they move around, the creation of borders and how and where people trade. We then chose a physical […]

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Road Trip USA!

LKS2 have begun their new Geography topic, all about the USA. We jumped in with some map work, both digital and paper-based, and located the USA in relation to the continents of the World, the Equator, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the Prime Meridian line. We then found out the difference between Physical […]

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Final mosaic masterpieces

Our mosaic designs were finally finished when we got to grips with tesserae (small pieces of tile) and grout to produce our final tiles. The children worked really hard to finalise their designs and did an excellent job with the grouting – perhaps this will come in handy if you need to redecorate any kitchens […]

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Getting under our skin in LKS2

Years 3 & 4 have been going more than skin-deep in Science this week as we find out about skeletons and muscles. We learned that both of these essential parts of our bodies offer support, protection and movement. As one child said, without a skeleton, “We’d just be a skin bag of flesh on the […]

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Mosaic Masters in LKS2

As a companion to our Emperors and Empires History topic, we’ve been looking at mosaics as an art form. We began by looking at examples of mosaics from Roman times and marvelled at how well-preserved some of them were. We looked at commonly-used border patterns and tried imitating them. We then saw how mosaics are […]

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Evaluating our pottery in LKS2

LKS2 have spent several weeks designing, refining and making pots based on Prehistoric Bell Beaker pottery. This week, we used our analysis skills to ascertain what went well, what could have been improved and what was difficult about the process. The children also recorded the techniques involved in making their pots and were surprised by […]

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