Medicine through time
Our topic this half-term is named ‘Medicine through time’. During this topic, the children in Classes 8 and 9 will cover History, Science, Art and Computing.
In history, children will learn about how medicine has changed from medieval times until now. They will learn about different medical treatments and key individuals who have influenced the medical world. Children will also learn about the events of The Plague, using their historical skills, including source analysis, to answer questions.
In science, children will study the human circulatory system. They will learn all about the heart and blood. Children will also learn about microorganisms and conduct experiments to develop their skills working scientifically.
In art, children will study the artist George Segal, who made sculptures out of the medical material modroc. Children will then design and make their own sculptures of human body parts.
In computing, children will learn to present data electronically. They will present their scientific findings and historical findings using a variety of graphs and charts.
Vloggers of the World
Our topic this half-term is named ‘Vloggers of the World’. During this topic, the children in Class 9 will cover Geography, Science, D&T (specifically Food Technology) and Music.
In Geography, we will learn about line of latitude and longitude, as well as time zones, the equator and how we can find countries in our World. We will also complete a case study on two different countries from different continents, concentrating on vegetation, trade partners, imports and exports, biomes, climate and more. At the end of our topic, we will create a ‘Vlog’ detailing what we have learnt.
Our Science work will focus on how the Earth was formed and the shapre of the Earth. We will also learn about the planets and moons in the solar system and the way they move around the Earth and the Sun.
This half-term, our D&T focus will be Food Technology. We will learn about food from different countries, as well as cooking skills. We will cook (and taste!) different dishes from around the World.
We will listen to a variety of music from around the world, thinking about why that music is significant to particular countries, what it symbolises and how it makes us feel. We will also link this to dance.