This term we have been learning about the evolution of the railway. To develop our understanding of the railways we went on a school trip to East Kent Railway. We got to look at all the different trains that are kept there and learnt about how the railway was developed in Kent. We even got to see pictures of the old railway track in Wingham! We got to take trip on a train. We especially loved going in the tunnel!
This term in art we have been studying the work of William Turner. He was a water colourist who was fascinated by the sea and the sky. He painted ships and the new invention, steam trains. We have been exploring the use of watercolours, learning about mixing colours and painting our own version of Turner’s ‘Ran, steam, speed’.
In maths this term we have developed our knowledge of place value, addition and subtraction. To support our learning we have used manipulatives such as place value counters and dienes.
In our topic work we have been exploring the railways and how they have changed the world. We have created maps of Great Britain and added the routes of the main railway lines across England and Scotland.
In RE we have been learning about Judaism. We learnt about the Sukkot celebration and made our own sukkah on the field. We had to make sure it has three walls and a roof.