GSO Test

Spring 2

What's on the menu?


Children will share everything they have learnt about food by working together to create their own restaurant. They will develop self-awareness to know what jobs they are good at so that they can apply for a suitable role in the restaurant. Through this, they will also look at how everyone has different skills; that we are all different but all have an important role to play in making the restaurant a success. Taste testing different foods will allow children to have a better understanding of the different combinations of food that work together and give them the opportunity to possibly experience some new fruit or vegetables. Science learning, based around healthy eating, will support children to make more informed choices about healthy food. This links to article 24 of the UNCRC - our children will further explore how many children in the world do no have nutritious food and clean water, and the consequences of living this way. Throughout out topic, all of the English work leads to the production of a successful restaurant by producing adverts, invitations, menus and recipe cards.


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Spring Two Rationale

Spring 1

What's your toy's story?

After watching Harvey and Rabbit, the children discussed how they would feel if their toy was thrown away. They used their speaking and listening skills to share with their friends why their toy is so special. Through discussing the adventures they have been on and the memories they have made, they developed a realisation of why having a special toy can be so important. We looked at Article 31 from the UNCRC and how this can be different around the country or world.

Using extracts from the visual text of the Toy Story film, children furthered their understanding of diversity and how everyone contributes to a team. They looked at the conflicts that occur in the toy box and related these to how they too can solve conflict issues. In looking at the character of Sid and his toys, they understood the importance of respecting their belongings and items, as well as those that belong to others. They developed an understanding of Article 15, that we have a right to belong to a group, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

Investigating forces broadened their understanding of how toys work and the children incorporated these ideas into their own Toy Story adventure story.


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Spring One Overview


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Autumn 2

Are we nearly there yet?

The children arrived at school and found a range of items in the shared area linked to the Lake District, and the different activities around Lake Windermere. We discussed what tourism is and how, after a very cold winter, the tourism office would like some help to persuade the tourists to visit the Lake District again. In order to achieve this successfully, the children needed to get an understanding of their local geography and understand how to use maps. A variety of activities using maps, developed their knowledge of the physical and human geography in the Lakes. Children engaged in fieldwork in the local area to enhance their geographical skills and knowledge. The topic culminated with the children creating a tourism board, which they presented to Year 5 children.


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Autumn 1

How to be cool in Junior school?  

In Year 3 last half term, we were learning all about junior school.

The children explored the Manor Field environment through a variety of investigative activities.

They demonstrated curiosity in discovering aspects about life at Manor Field and were able to solve questions that they had regarding life at junior school.

There were lots of opportunities for discussion and exploration through Circle Time activities, to develop their understanding of the Manor Field attributes and school agreement. In their written work, the children had the opportunity to write about various aspects of school life. By interviewing different people, the children developed their understanding of how they are safe at school. The children have a better understanding of the importance of Articles 19 and 28 and through this are becoming principled learners. The main aim of this topic was for the children to confidently and successfully transition from infant to junior school.

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Autumn One Overview


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