What are we learning about?
In this topic we will be finding out all about the sinking of the Titanic and the significance of its maiden voyage from Southampton Docks. On our trip to “Seacity”, the Titanic museum in Southampton, we will be able to see real artefacts recovered from the wreckage, and find out interesting facts about the ship and its passengers. In Science, we will be finding out more about materials, with a focus on floating and sinking. In Art and DT we will learn about making 3D models and investigate suitable boat-making materials in order to design and make our own boats.
In Maths we will be continuing to learn about number with a focus on multiplication and division. We will learn about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties to help us build our models. We will also be looking at telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes and solving problems involving time.
In English, we will be locating information in non-fiction books and web pages. This will help us to write our own information texts about the Titanic. We will also be writing diaries, in role as a passenger onboard the Titanic, and letters back home to family.
We will be visiting Seacity museum during our topic, as well as researching the ship on the internet during our computing lessons. We will learn about 3D shapes in Maths, and then build models of ships using different 3D shapes in DT. In PE we will be making up sea dances to music. Our final outcome will be the opening of our very own “Titanic Museum”, where we will share with all our friends and family, everything that we have learnt about during the topic.
How can you help?
You can help your child this term by visiting the local Library and reading books about the Titanic. Do you know if any of your ancestors were involved in the Titanic? You could find this out on-line. Keep a diary of what you do over a weekend and talk about how we write in first person. You could also look at 3D shapes around the home and out-and-about, and have a go at naming them!