Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”

Spring 1 - Active Planet

BIG BANG - Classroom Earthquake

To start our topic off with a BANG, we came into school to discover that there had been an earthquake in the classroom. We worked in groups to rescue the bears from under the classroom wreckage. Once we had completed our rescue missions, we brought the bears into the hall, which we then had to set up as an emergency rescue centre.  Each child took on crucial roles including Drs and Nurses to administer medical treatments and journalists to provide 'live' tweet updates during press releases.  Luckily, we rescued all the bears safely and were able to reunite them with their family members once again.  Phew! We then created emergency kit bags with everything the bears might need if such a disaster occurred again. 


Learning in Class

As part of our Active Planet topic, we learnt about all the different types of natural disasters, for example earthquakes and volcanoes. 


In English, we wrote an explanation text about the different types of Volcanoes and how they erupt. We also used the book "Flood" to write a persuasive letter to a family, encouraging them to return home after a flood. 


In art, we created mixed media collage pictures inspired by Margaret Godfrey. We used water colours, collage and acrylic paint to show a cross section of a volcano erupting.