Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”

Spring 1 - All Around the World

Big Bang!

During our 'Big Bang' we immersed ourselves in sound! We learned about where in the world different genres of music were from and tested our knowledge with a game.


Then we looked at what happens when sound waves have nothing to travel through, including air.


We began our Topic ‘All Around the World’ by looking at hemispheres of the globe and the countries within them which were divided by the equator.  We continued this by investigating the lines of the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, investigating lines of latitude and longitude. We also compared the Polar Regions to the U.K.



The children began English this half term by going ‘Back to Basics’, taking in a detailed look at word classes, punctuation and sentence structure.


After that, we looked at one of Aesop’s Fables, ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’. We wrote our own versions of the story, always bearing in mind that we were writing for Honey Pot class. At the end of the half term, we even published our books!


In maths the children completed a multiplication and division unit of work. We focused on our multiplication tables at the beginning of each lesson. We even learned about written multiplication and practical division.

At the end of the half term, we started investigating perimeter of shapes.



This term our unit was called ‘Changing Sound'. The children began by considering how sound is formed from vibrations from objects and vibrations. They then investigated whether sound can travel through different materials and the impact this has on the sound. The class then took their learning outside, exploring the effect distance has on sound. Finally, the children looked at how they could prevent sound from reaching our ears.