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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

2023 Summer Term

Curriculum  Half-termly Overviews

Celebrating Summer Term 1

We enjoyed learning about Stone Age life and developing our understanding of chronology as we began our investigation into our overarching enquiry question of ‘Was life better without technology?’ We were delighted to welcome The Salisbury Museum, who brought the museum to us where we were able to handle artefacts, ask and answer many many questions to further our understanding of this fascinating period. All these experiences provided us with some excellent writing opportunities.

We have also been super scientists this term investigating what plants need to grow, survive and thrive.  Our science learning was greatly enhanced during an exciting Science week focusing on our observation skills with a nature walk, microscope training, plant dissection and practical investigations. We were treated to a fantastic falconry display with opportunities to learn more about a variety of birds of prey.

In other subjects we have continued working hard on mastering telling the time and getting to grips with understanding fractions in our maths units. In RE we revisited, and extended our knowledge of, the Islamic faith and welcomed a visitor to share her personal experiences, PE lessons saw us try our hands at golf and also demonstrate our skills in a series of yoga sessions.

Our observational skills were further honed as we brought our science learning into our art and design sessions as we explored, and were inspired by, the work of the acclaimed land artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Not quite ready to leave last term’s topic of real-life superheroes, we were also treated to a visit from the local fire service who allowed us to find out more about their work and even try some of the equipment!

Looking forward to Summer Term 2

We still have more to learn about the Stone Age, more historical skills to practice and are looking forward to an immersive ‘Stone Age Day’ plus a discovery trip to Stonehenge.