The Porthill Team
Welcome back to school! We are really excited to have you all back at school for the Autumn term. We hope you have all had an
enjoyable summer holiday. This term our topic is ‘Explorers’. In history we will be learning about two astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Helen Sharman, whilst learning about these significant individuals and events we will be exploring the UK in Geography and discussing different
human and physical features. In Science we will be learning about two topics in Science, ‘Animals’ and ‘Materials’.
In ‘Animals’ we will begin by looking at the human body and naming body parts then we will move on to look at wild animals and pets. Following this we will learn about what animals eat and group them into carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. Finally we will learn about different types of animals and group them into fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. In ‘Materials’ we will be exploring different types of materials and learn their names and purposes. We will explore waterproof and absorbent materials and investigate whether materials float or sink. Finally we will identify natural and man made objects. In Art we will be exploring colour learning about primary and secondary colours. After half term children will create their own space rockets.