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Wisbech St. Mary

Wisbech St. Mary

Church of England Academy
Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust

2021-2022 SUMMER


This half-term we will be looking at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. 

In science, we will be looking at plants and investigating how plants grow. In this unit pupils will learn about the key parts of a plant including the roots, stem, leaves and flower. They will investigate how seeds germinate, using a fast growing seed such as cress. They will find out the conditions that seeds are unlikely to grow in, such as in the darkness or without moisture.

We will learn about deciduous and evergreen trees, and will understand the differences between these two types of trees. The children will link their knowledge from Seasons and Weather to the leaves of deciduous trees falling in autumn. Finally, we will look at the parts of plants that we eat. We will look at common fruit and vegetables and identify which part of the plant we eat, e.g. celery (root), spinach (leaves) etc.

In Geography we will  introduce the aerial views, the first step in supporting their conceptual understanding of maps. Building on an understanding of what things look like from an aerial perspective, children then look at how cartographers (map makers) represent physical (natural) and human (made by people) features of an area on a drawn map. They find out how symbols are used on maps and how a key can tell us what the symbols mean. The four-point compass is introduced, and children will use some positional language to describe locations. They will look at simple routes on a map based around a familiar location using first-hand observation to help them link what they see in the world around them, to what is represented on a map.