River of Knowledge
Our River of Knowledge topic for this term is Going Green - Holiday Here!
We will be using the classic works of Beatrix Potter, alongside the poetry of William Wordsworth and the writings and art of Alfred Wainwright as a launchpad and inspiration for the work that we will be doing on this topic.
We will increase our geographical knowledge of the Lake District, looking at land distribution, positive and negative effects of tourism and fieldwork as well as learning how to read and draw maps.
The children began the Autumn topic of The Rise of Humans by exploring the Mesozoic Era and creating a timeline of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. They spent time discovering which dinosaurs lived during these periods and made a model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex head; out of a recycled milk bottle, masking tape and poster paint.
We discussed the three most likely causes of the extinction of the dinosaurs, and the children chose the one which they thought was most likely. They wrote about the reasons that they thought made the dinosaurs become extinct.