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  • Headteacher: Mrs A Burton
  • Deputy Headteacher: Mrs L Taylor

What We Are Learning

In our first half term, we will be immersing ourselves in the topic of the Titanic. We'll start off by asking 'why was there such a buzz?' where we'll explore why everyone was so excited about the Titanic's voyage. We'll create our own eye-catching and informative posters to advertise the Titanic's maiden voyage. We'll also research why the ship was called 'unsinkable' and delve into the inner workings of the ship including the engineering and design, turning into marine engineers to build our own unsinkable ships, doing thorough buoyancy tests!

To get a real understanding of what life was like on board, we will explore the similarities and differences between first, second and third class to see how the experience of the passengers would differ from one another. You can't study the Titanic without examining what happened on the fateful night of 15th April 1912 when the ship sank. We will explore the timeline that lead up to that tragic night and put ourselves in the shoes of the passengers through role play and writing diary entries. Once we have gained an extensive knowledge, we will conclude by writing balanced arguments questioning why the Titanic sank, discussing theories and ideas about who/what was to blame.


In RE, we will be looking at beliefs within our community asking questions like what makes it difficult to live life according to our own beliefs an discussing the impact of faith and belief on inspirational people.


Indoor PE will be gymnastics, focussing on balance and sequencing. Outdoor PE is tag rugby where we'll be learning skills such as 2 handed passes, applying strategic and tactical principles of attack and running on the side of teammates.



Autumn Term 1

Learning Challenge - What made the unsinkable ship sink?




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