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Summer 1

Gizmos and Gadgets

What can we invent?

This half term the children will be reading The Iron Giant and the children will be using this text to write their own imaginative stories.

The children will be putting on their creative thinking caps as they enter the world of inventions. The children will be working with professionals from Nissan to learn about robots and future technology. In History the children will be learning about the History of inventions and how Dyson created and empire from developing the concept of the wheelbarrow.

In DT the children will be learning how to create a simple pulley system, and they’ll use this to overcome a challenge.

In computing the children will be writing codes to program robots.  In Science the children will be learning about plant reproduction and the children will be conducting fair tests and carrying out experiments on plants.

Big Questions and Concepts:

What can we invent?

  • Failure
  • Determination
  • Influence
  • Empire