This topic began with an Art day where pupils explored the work of Andy Goldsworthy, a contemporary land artist, who uses natural materials and landscapes to create modern art. Children were given the opportunity to work outside and build their own art sculptures in groups.
Andy Goldsworthy Beacon View pupils
In this topic, the children are introduced to the extreme weather that occur around the world and what causes it. The children will learn about the effects of a natural disaster and the challenges that people might face afterwards.
The children will use their geography mapping skills to locate places that have been affected by extreme weather and their learning will be enhanced through researching different case studies.
As well as developing their geographical, scientific and empathy skills, the children will be making a life size sculpture inspired by a natural disaster (we are looking to display this in the new school building).
In literacy, the children will be using the book ‘The Flood’ by Alvaro F. Villa to inspire them to write their own stories of being caught in a natural disaster. We will also be writing different setting descriptions, a short story and a persuasive text on an environmental issue that is important to them. In guided reading, we will be focusing on non-fiction texts about earthquakes and volcanoes.