Vernon Terrace

Sphinx Curriculum

Term 1 Topic

ALCHEMY ISLAND

Inspired by our Book - Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo - We will go on a mysterious Journey into a fantasy land.We’ll manipulate digital photographs, adding fantastical special effects. Our geography skills will improve as we look closely at maps of Alchemy Island, plotting routes and using coordinates. We’ll look at the Human body in great detail and look at the survival skills needed to live on an island.In English we’ll write log books and diaries, compose soliloquies and poems inspired by the island’s magical powers and dramatic landscape. The coding programme Scratch will help us to plot and correct errors in our route, and we’ll use technology to create beautiful digital images. We’ll compose raps and use sound effects and mood music to reflect the atmosphere on Alchemy Island. Finally we will create our own island in D&T using a variety of skills.

Our survival skills will be honed on our visit to Overstone Campsite (17th September) where we will look at map reading and making, shelter building, raft building and fire lighting.

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