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Priory Fields School

Priory FieldsSchool

Term 4

Big Idea

Where in the world do animals live and why? How do animals come to live in zoos? Are zoos a good or bad thing? As growing Geographers, we will develop the geographical skills to explore and confidently talk about how they can use a range of web-mapping and satellite programmes to locate where animals in captivity come from, we will then learn about these places and consider why this might be. In Science, we will extend our knowledge of ‘Amazing Animals’ from KS1 considering nutrition and what animals need to survive – asking the question is this the same for all animals? How many bones are in the human body? Do all skeletons look the same? What are the differences? As blossoming Biologists we will explore skeletons, muscles and their purpose.


Courtesy class had a fab time visiting Wildwood animal park. The children participated in a skeleton workshop where they explored different skeletons. The children guessed which animals had a skeleton on the outside and which animals had a skeleton on the inside. They even found out that some animals do not have a skeleton!

We explored different animal bones and discussed what they looked like and guessed which animal they might belong to.

We then explored the animal park where the children had to spot the woodland animals. They really enjoyed walking over the bear bridge where we saw two huge bears!


“I loved walking over the bear bridge, it was high up”.

“I learnt that an octopus doesn’t have a skeleton”.

“I learnt that some animals do not have a skeleton”.

“I enjoyed walking around and seeing the animals”.

“I liked touching the puffer fish skeleton, it was spiky”.

“I could see what real  animal skeletons look like”.


In maths, this week we have been looking at unit fractions. We practically compared and ordered different unit fractions.  


In English this week, we have been looking at instructions. We used directional language and created our own maps to direct Charlie to the chocolate factory!




Our Learning Lift off!

Courtesy class really enjoyed exploring the question ‘why do we have a skeleton?’. We participated in a range of activities. The children were given different x-rays of animals skeletons and guessed what the animal was. They used bones to recreate what a skeleton looked like. They had a range of animals and sorted them in to endoskeleton and exoskeleton. We role played doctors and the children had to look at x-rays of broken bones and decide what was wrong and how they could fix it!!


In PE this term, Courtesy class are learning the skills for Hockey!

We learnt to hold the hockey sticks correctly and were learning to control the ball with our hockey sticks in pairs.