Peace & Conflict
Throughout the summer term, we will be focusing on the war in Syria and its effects on the Syrian people as part of our Peace & Conflict topic. We aim to organise and provide action within the community to help refugees. We will start the term off by launching our new class book ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’ by Catherine Bruton. This book explains the struggles faced by modern day refugees seeking asylum in the UK through the eyes of 11-year-old Aya. It is a story of hope and kindness. Aya provides a voice for all the millions of child refugees seeking a safe haven in our world today. We will use this book throughout the term for shared reading, with a focus on inference.
In geography, we will be using atlases and digital maps to look at journeys of refugees and migration movements, studying countries and their borders and understanding different terrains within different countries using Google Earth.
In history, we will be using artefacts to make deductions about people’s lives, chronologically ordering key wars in the past, understanding the history of social injustice and how oppression has affected communities and making comparisons and give points of view.
In art, we are going to be looking at the work of Hannah Rose Thomas – sketching portraits of Syrian child refugees and using Modroc to create sculpture of refugees inspired by Alberto Giacometti.
Throughout the summer term, we will continue to incorporate digital aspects into our learning and have various digital projects that we are hoping to undertake.
Please take a look at our curriculum map to see all the exciting learning that will be taking place this term!