Our first topic of the autumn term was “Global Gourmet” where we had the opportunity to learn about food from around the world. During the topic our writing focus was on instructions which we used to good effect with out cooking.
We started the topic with a visit to Joe’s Ice Cream and Verdi’s café, exploring the different roles, menus and ideas within the two cafes in preparation for making our own. The children came up with the name “1World Café” and it was a great success. We had a large number of customers and even made a profit of over £60!
The topic also coincided with the Rugby World Cup. Each class was given a nation to represent. Year 3 got New Zealand and for harvest we produced ANZAC biscuits and Kumara (the Maori word for sweet potato.) The class also learned the Haka which they performed at our opening ceremony.
The second half of the summer term meant a change of topic to “Children of the Revolution.” We visited Swansea Waterfront Museum to learn about life in Swansea in Victorian times. We learned about the different types of medicine and surgical methods as well as looking at some historical artefacts.
We have also focused on some of the most influential people of the Victorian times including:
Alexander Graham Bell.
Thomas “Twm” Rees from the Rebecca Riots.
Our next topic after Christmas is “Disaster Zone”, so look out for some fantastic facts in the spring term.