Our new topic for the spring term is:
Sow, Grow and Farm.
In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, your child will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how the government encouraged people to have them to support food rationing during the Second World War. They will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. They will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. They will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. They will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. They will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.
How can you prepare for your new topic?
Look at the Sow, Grow and Farm Knowledge Organiser and begin some research into some of the topics we will be covering.
Visit a park or allotment and observe the changes that occur in nature. Kings Heath Park covers around 35 acres. It was the first urban park in Birmingham to achieve Green Flag status. Find out more here: Kings Heath Park - Link
You could plant seeds, bulbs or plants in your garden or in a window box and keep a diary of their progress!
Read a book from the book list.
Our new class novel will be 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett.