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Where are we? Our local area

We have started our topic looking at our local area and thinking about the types of jobs available in rural and urban areas. The children resarched to find information about jobs they were interested and found lots of information including what is needed to do that job. 


The children were very fortunate that one of our school governors, Mr Ollerhead came into class to tell us about his job as Head of Group Security. The children came up with questions, took notes and summarised what they heard. We are very grateful to Mr Ollerhead for giving up his time for us and it was fascinating to hear about his job.

Short Stories

We have enjoyed reading a range of short stories and have understood some of their characteristics. Children have planned and written their own short stories.

RSPB Big School's Birdwatch

The children took part in a live lesson from Winterwatch to find out about the RSPB Big School's Birdwatch, learning about food chains and food webs. Following this, they researched and used Adobe Creative Cloud Express to create information sheets about common birds for children in Year 1 and 2 to use to carry out their own birdwatch.

Spring Bulb Investigation

Year 5/6 are taking part in the Spring Bulbs for Schools project with Museum Wales. They have been collecting and recording rainfall and temperature data since the Autumn term. They have presented some of this data in hand drawn climate graphs and have also used MS Excel to create climate graphs for other weeks.

Topic Planning

Children have given ideas about what they want to learn, do and find out during this topic, and thought about how these fit in with the Areas of Learning and Experience. You can see their ideas here: Planning Padlet