At Willowcroft, Humanities learning is often closely linked to our school topics. Each term the children alternate between History or Geography based upon their chosen topic.
In Autumn term, we have all enjoyed our Geography learning. Each year group have completed something different.
Year 1 have looked at changes in their local environment, specifically at school and have been making suggestions as to how we can improve this. They have also been looking at weather at different times of the year.
Year 2 have been looking at Great Britain and the different countries it is made up of as part of their Great Fire of London Topic. They have looked the location of and learnt about capital and main cities in those countries.
In Years 3 and 4 we have been looking at maps. The children have looked at different types of maps and what they are used for. They have designed a map of the school and used co-ordinates to say where different parts of the school are. The children wrote a set of instructions using their maps on how to walk to and from different rooms in the school. The children have also learnt about the countries located in Africa as part of their Amazing Africa topic. We have looked at where the country is as well as the different climates and lifestyles. As part of different climates, the children created their own African landscapes.
In Year 5 the children have looked at the similarities and differences between UK cities. They have looked at key physical and human features of countries around the world and compared how this differs.
Guinness World Record
In Term 4, the children and staff dressed up as amazing astronauts in order to break the Guinness World Record for 'the largest gathering of astronauts.' This was a great laugh and huge fun had by all! In class, the children prepared for this event by creating their own costumes and helmets - which looked incredible on the day. We had 333 children and staff who took part and we are now awaiting the official results from Guinness World Record.
This event allowed for us to discuss Space! Many teachers continued the space theme in their classrooms on this day and looked back at the History of Astronauts in space.
Willowcroft's Antiques Roadshow
The children had the opportunity to become experts and share all their learning from this term at Willowcroft's very own Antiques Roadshow. Each key stage displayed some lovely artefacts and work and the children did the school proud. Check them out.....
We have been learning all about the importance of Remembrance Day as this year we are celebrating the centenary. The children have been writing thank-you poems and notes, thanking all of the soldiers and nurses who helped during the war time. They have been displayed around the school. Check them out.....