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Block B - History of the Olympics

Are you excited about a major sports tournament that is about to start? This topic takes the inspiration of a range of major sports including football, rugby, athletics, cycling, tennis and cricket to generate some fantastic learning opportunities. Learn about the origins and development of popular sports and their most important tournaments over time and stimulate some fantastic history learning. Find out about where sporting tournaments are taking place and which countries will be taking part and prompt some impressive geography learning. Research and discuss the values upheld by different sporting organisations; stage your own class tournaments and hone your PE skills. You will find a host of creative learning activities within these 12 blocks that capitalise on the energy and enthusiasm that great sports events stimulate.

Focus on the Olympic games, look at their history and examine how the competitors prepared in those early days. Learn about the modern Olympic games and the values they try to uphold.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: The first Olympic Games

Look at the origins of the Olympic Games and explore the Ancient Greek culture of the day. Imagine what it would have been like for the first athletes as they prepared for competing - try the foods they ate, the rituals they participated in and make komboloi, Ancient Greek worry beads.

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02: The First Modern Olympic Games

Find out about Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the part he played in establishing the modern Olympic Games. Explore Coubertin's beliefs that sport could bring peace and harmony among countries. Make origami Olympic rings and understand the significance of each ring.

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03: The Olympic Movement

Look at who supervises the Modern Olympic Games and how they decide the host nation for each Games. Reflect on the Olympic Ideal and the various events within the Olympic Movement. Make a collective Olympic torch in the style of London 2012 and reflect on the need for inclusion and teamwork.

Block F - Dinosaur Maths

Enjoy becoming dinosaur experts! Be immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning. Investigate fossil evidence; create your own dinosaurs; explore dinosaur landscapes and write your own class dinosaur story poem and map. Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and create your own healthy dinosaur feast; learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; be inspired to make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and costumes; create dinosaur dances, movements and routines for a final Dinosaur Stomp!

Listen to the story of Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs; spend time exploring all sorts of dinosaur maths including counting, measuring, weighing and sorting; learn dinosaur counting rhymes and make a class dinosaur inspired number line.

This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Dinosaur counting!

Bring a surprise bucketful of dinosaurs into class and read ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’. Children make containers to fill with dinosaurs, to count, sort, compare. 

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02: Dinosaur shopping!

Solve problems in the dinosaur shop and create a dinosaur themed class number line. 

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03: Dinosaur measuring!

How many mini dinosaurs balance one large dinosaur? Measure and compare dinosaurs. Put in order of size, weight, height. 

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04: Dinosaur problem solving!

Harry has 6 dinosaurs – solve problems created when different dinosaurs get lost, invite friends round, share a picnic. 

Block E - Dinosaur Stomp

Enjoy becoming dinosaur experts! Be immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning. Investigate fossil evidence; create your own dinosaurs; explore dinosaur landscapes and write your own class dinosaur story poem and map. Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and create your own healthy dinosaur feast; learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; be inspired to make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and costumes; create dinosaur dances, movements and routines for a final Dinosaur Stomp!

How did dinosaurs move? What is the evidence? Learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and a cape; create dinosaur movements and routines for a final dinosaur stomp!

This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Dinosaur Tracks

Read the book Dinosaur Tracks by Kathleen Zoefiel. Find out how to step back into history through the footprint of a dinosaur; find out how large dinosaurs were by measuring out the actual length and width of a dinosaur. 

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02: Dinosaur Movements

Read the story Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp; become the dinosaurs from the story, experiment with movement around objects in the prehistoric swamp. 

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03: The Dinosaur Stomp

Get ready for the dinosaur stomp! Learn about traditional stick dances and experiment with movements, learn a simple routine and perform a dinosaur stomp!  

Block D - Dinosaur Families

Enjoy becoming dinosaur experts! Be immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning. Investigate fossil evidence; create your own dinosaurs; explore dinosaur landscapes and write your own class dinosaur story poem and map. Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and create your own healthy dinosaur feast; learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; be inspired to make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and costumes; create dinosaur dances, movements and routines for a final Dinosaur Stomp!

Learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; record your ideas for the class website.

This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Dino babies

Learn how dinosaurs began their lives, make your own dinosaur eggs and learn about the fossilisation process by making a messy fossil egg pudding. 

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02: We are family

Look at family photographs, and think about why people and dinosaurs live/lived in groups; create dinosaur finger puppets and a T.Rex tooth… Don´t be scared! 

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03: Patchi's story

Make sounds to go in a sound box; learn about Patchi and create sounds for a story and film. 

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04: Prehistoric rock band

Let´s rock! Become a prehistoric rock band; learn a song and add a new verse; for a grand finale perform your song which will go live on the school website! 

Block C - Dinosaur Feast

Enjoy becoming dinosaur experts! Be immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning. Investigate fossil evidence; create your own dinosaurs; explore dinosaur landscapes and write your own class dinosaur story poem and map. Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and create your own healthy dinosaur feast; learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; be inspired to make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and costumes; create dinosaur dances, movements and routines for a final Dinosaur Stomp!

Consider the diets of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs and if any dinosaurs were omnivores; what is the evidence for these two sets of dinosaurs? Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and think about healthy eating; create your own healthy dinosaur feast of Dinosaur savoury snacks and swamp smoothies for family members.

This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Tyrannosaurus Drip!

Read Julia Donaldson’s book as introduction to herbivore & carnivore. How do we know? Talk teeth! Good oral hygiene for humans. 

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02: Keep those Dinosaurs healthy!

Children take on the role of dinosaur parents; how to ensure their babies grow up healthily on a typical day in dinosaur world? 

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03: The Right Stuff for us!

Can we humans eat the same food as the dinosaurs? What is a healthy diet for us? Help create a menu of dinosaur theme snacks and smoothies.

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04: Dinosaur Feast

Invite family and friends to a dinosaur feast of healthy snacks and smoothies made by children. 

Block B - Dinosaur Hunt

Enjoy becoming dinosaur experts! Be immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning. Investigate fossil evidence; create your own dinosaurs; explore dinosaur landscapes and write your own class dinosaur story poem and map. Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and create your own healthy dinosaur feast; learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; be inspired to make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and costumes; create dinosaur dances, movements and routines for a final Dinosaur Stomp!

Go on a dinosaur hunt through a primitive landscape; explore and discover various dinosaurs; look carefully and build a rich bank of describing words that helps you to write your own class dinosaur story; be part of a spectacular performance with dinosaur sounds, stories and art.

This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Dinosaur Hunt

Children will discover an egg, go on a dinosaur hunt and collect dinosaurs and describing words along the way. They will learn about dinosaurs through discovery and play. 

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02: Dinosaur Earth long, long ago

Children will travel back in time to `Dinosaur Earth´. They will develop dinosaur landscapes; make clay dinosaurs, dinosaur masks and transient art. 

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03: Dinosaur story strips

Children will listen to the story: Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs. They will find a message in a bottle then travel to `Dinosaur Earth´ in their hot air balloons. Children will create story strips and maps based on their adventure.

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04: A spectacular performance

Children create a spectacular dinosaur show for another class to enjoy! They will act out poems, talk about the work they enjoyed and perform story endings. They will use sound effects to bring excitement and drama to their performance.

Block A - Fossil Evidence

Enjoy becoming dinosaur experts! Be immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning. Investigate fossil evidence; create your own dinosaurs; explore dinosaur landscapes and write your own class dinosaur story poem and map. Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and create your own healthy dinosaur feast; learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; be inspired to make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and costumes; create dinosaur dances, movements and routines for a final Dinosaur Stomp!

Imagine what it would have been like to be one of the world’s first paleontologists! Immerse yourself in imaginative dinosaur learning as you go back in time and imagine the UK covered in forest, swamp, rivers and lakes. What do we know about dinosaurs and how do we know? 

This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Dinosaurs Galore!

Imagine what it would have been like to be one of the world’s first ‘dino experts’/paleontologists!

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02: DinoExperts

Go back in time, imagine the UK covered in forest, swamp, rivers and lakes. What do we know about dinosaurs and how do we know?

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03: Let's create a dinosaur!

Children use paint, collage, printing to create a dinosaur and write dino expert facts to describe it. 

Block F - Rugby World Cup

Are you excited about a major sports tournament that is about to start? This topic takes the inspiration of a range of major sports including football, rugby, athletics, cycling, tennis and cricket to generate some fantastic learning opportunities. Learn about the origins and development of popular sports and their most important tournaments over time and stimulate some fantastic history learning. Find out about where sporting tournaments are taking place and which countries will be taking part and prompt some impressive geography learning. Research and discuss the values upheld by different sporting organisations; stage your own class tournaments and hone your PE skills. You will find a host of creative learning activities within these 12 blocks that capitalise on the energy and enthusiasm that great sports events stimulate.

Take a look at some of the nations who compete in the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups. Learn about their teams and their rugby history. Reflect on Rugby Union's core values and compare these to British values. Look in depth at the New Zealand rugby team and its history, understand the significance of the Haka to their culture and why they perform a Haka at the World Cup. Design and perform your own, meaningful Haka.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: The Nations

Take a look at the Nations who attend and place them on a global map. Learn about their teams and their rugby history. Understand that the nations compete for the Webb Ellis Cup and find out about the Women's World Cup. Reflect on Rugby Union's core values and compare to British values and make a Webb Ellis trophy.

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02: The Haka

Look in depth at the New Zealand rugby team and its history. Understand the significance of the Haka to their culture and why they perform a Haka at the World Cup. In groups, design a Haka.

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03: The Performance

Articulate the meaning of your Haka to an audience and perform it in the style of the New Zealand All Blacks.

Block G - Batik

Study the history of clothing in Britain from 1066 through to the present day. Learn about the key changes in fashion, materials and manufacturing processes and gain an understanding of this aspect of social history in Britain. Finish your topic by meeting a design challenge brief and putting on a catwalk show!

Batik was a traditional wax-resist dyeing technique from various countries. It was even used in Egypt to wrap mummies- linen was soaked in wax and scratched. Learn the traditional craft of batik and make your own batik scarf. You could easily adapt the plans to make batik flags, bunting, banners, bags or any other textile project if required.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: What is batik?

Discover what batik is, where it originated, and begin to learn the techniques needed to make your own batik fabric.

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02: Creating a batik design on a scarf

Use your knowledge of complimentary colours to help design your own batik scarf.

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03: Dyeing a batik scarf

Use the skills and knowledge you have gained to successfully dye your own batik scarf!

Block F - Tie Dye

Study the history of clothing in Britain from 1066 through to the present day. Learn about the key changes in fashion, materials and manufacturing processes and gain an understanding of this aspect of social history in Britain. Finish your topic by meeting a design challenge brief and putting on a catwalk show!

The art of tie dye clothing is not a new invention, it has long historical roots from many different countries including India and Japan, however it is most associated with the non-conformist movement of the 1960s and 70s. Solve problems of how to create tie-dye patterns; use traditional methods of tie-dye to create different patterns; follow instructions to apply tie-dye techniques and finally create your own tie-dye design.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: What is tie dye?

Find out about the period of British history that is associated with tie-dye fabric; solve problems of how to create tie-dye patterns.

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02: Applying tie dye techniques

Use traditional methods of tie-dye to create different patterns; follow instructions to apply tie-dye techniques and create your own tie-dye design.