Manor Field Junior School

Manor Field Junior School

Developing Confident, Responsible Learners...

Spring 2 - Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?


The children discover that The Big Bad Wolf has destroyed the Three Little Pigs’ homes and begin to investigate the truth behind the story. Opportunities are given to them to look at things from different viewpoints and to develop an understanding that there are at least two sides to every story. Using a range of subjects and skills, children will gather evidence to be able to consider whether the wolf is guilty or innocent. Speaking and listening skills feature highly in this topic as children have the opportunity to speak in both formal and informal discussion, supported through drama.

The topic culminates in a court case where the children must make a decision based on the evidence they have assembled. They decide whether or not the wolf is guilty, and with this, a means of punishment that doesn’t take away from him any of his rights.

Children relate articles from the UNCRC to the story throughout this topic in a meaningful context, which is relevant to their own lives. It is an opportunity for children to explore what is fair and unfair.


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Spring 1 - What's on the menu?

Article 24 - All children should have clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they can stay healthy.

The children shared everything they had learnt about food by working together to create their own restaurant. They developed self-awareness to know what jobs they were good at so that they could apply for a suitable role in the restaurant. Through this, they also looked at how everyone has different skills; that we are all different but all had an important role to play in making the restaurant a success. Taste testing different foods allowed the children to have a better understanding of the different combinations of food that work together and gave them the opportunity to possibly experience some new fruit or vegetables. Science learning based around healthy eating supported the children to make more informed choices about healthy food. This linked to article 24 of the UNCRC, where our children further explored that many children in the world do not have nutritious food and clean water, and the consequences of living this way. The children were provided an introduction to looking at the country of origin for some of our food and making some considerations about food miles. Throughout our topic, all of the English work led to the production of a successful restaurant by producing adverts, invitations, menus and instruction leaflets.

Spring 1 Overview

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