In Spring, we move forward from World War 2 to the Swinging Sixties. The decade that gave joy back to the world. We take a holistic look at the events that happened in order to change the world. The emergence of Pop Music, The huge change in attitudes in America and this country and the push for better human rights for all. Although some improvements have been made, have they been enough? We look at the lives of people such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and Oscar Romero and the sacrifices and changes they made in the name of justice. We focus on developments in space travel and the Space Race between the USA and the USSR. We look at the likes of Bobby Moore, Nobby Styles and Bobby Charlton and their Historic World Cup win. The Trophy going missing and Pickles (the dog) finding it. The first Heart Transplant, The Aberfan disaster, Lego First coming to the UK.
Our artist study this year is Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement. We look at other prominent Pop artists such as Peter Max (who did lots of work with the Beatles) and Roy Lichetenstein whose art was very much based around old fashioned comic strips. We bring this up to date by looking at local artist Mancsy (a Mancunian version of Banksy) and his versions of local historical icons.
In our Geography lessons, we recreated a water cycle In a bag which enabled us to clearly see the four stages of the water cycle. These stages are condensation, precipitation, collection and evaporation.
Music lessons are on a Friday every week, Mr Conway is our Music teacher and is part of Tameside Music Service and his music lessons are wide and varied with an eclectic mix of music. When the world goes back to normal, we hope to get back to Brass Band practice on a Friday. If you have not already heard us, you must put our end of term brass concert in your calendar. it really is something we are incredibly proud of here at St James.
Just a reminder that In addition to our class work, we expect children to supplement their learning at home. This means 10 minutes reading every night. 10 games of Spelling Shed and 10 Games of TT Rock Stars. If you want the very best start in life for your children, I cannot tell you what a difference this makes.