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Our Summer topic is Crime and Punishment!

Spring PLOD - The Mayans

This term, we will be finding out about The Mayans. The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, who invented and developed their own writing system.  They were also well-known for their art, architecture, mathematical and astronomical systems. This term, we will be looking at various aspects to do with the Mayan civilisation.  This will include exploring maps and websites to find out where they lived and how we know about them.

Autumn PLOD - Water Worlds

This term we will be learning all about water worlds. This will include looking at rivers in Geography, writing quest stories that have a water theme in Literacy and creating artwork linked to water.

Gear Basics

Purchase: http://hilaroad.com/video This video resource is designed to provide a basic introduction to gears suitable for grades 4 to 9. Gear rotation, gear ratio, rates of rotation, mechanical advantage and examples of use are included. A second video, " Time, Clocks and Gears" explains how gears are used in mechanical clocks to control the hands on an analog clock.