Summer 2 Term Learning - 2018

During our art lessons we have been exploring pattern. We used the nature area and other areas of the playground to create Mandala patterns.  A Mandala is a decorative picture which usually includes very complex designs. They start from a central point, created in a cyclical image. The shapes are often geometric. We then carried on the geometric theme when designing and creating string art, looking at how we could create repeating patterns.

This term we have been focusing on life cycles in science. First we looked at the life cycle of plants and how they reproduce in two distinctly different ways. Then we learnt how different animals' life spans effect how long it takes their babies to grow.

In geography we have been exploring a new topic focusing on Yosemite National park. We have learnt where in the world it is using maps and researched how the key aspects of its physical landscape were formed.  We will be moving on to comparing Yosemite National park to a national park in England.