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Miss Lawless


Mrs Allen


Summer Term 2 2015

Prime Learning Challenge Question

 What makes the earth angry?

 Subsidiary Questions


What causes a volcano to erupt and which are the famous volcanoes in the world?

How do volcanoes impact on the lives of people and why do people choose to live near them?

How can we recreate an erupting volcano?

What causes an earthquake (and a tsunami) and how are they measured?

Who experiences extreme weather in our country?

Which countries have experienced earthquakes and tsunamis in your life time?

How can we capture a stormy weather pattern using music, drama and dance?

Reflection: Each group to put together a weather presentation of extreme weather using music, drama and video clips.


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the Earth


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Summer Term 1 2015

Prime Learning Challenge Question

 Who first lived in Britain?

 Subsidiary Questions

 What jobs do archaeologists do and why are they so valuable in helping us find out about history?

How did the Early Britons make shelters?

Would the Early Britons have visited a supermarket for their food?

What can you find out about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages?

What do we know about the life styles of the early Britons through the art they produced?

How do you think the early Britons would have communicated?

Reflection: Working in groups the children should put together a ICT presentation of the life of Early Britons taking account of their weapons, food, ways of communicating and eating.


Suggestive Text:

Littlenose by John Grant

Spring Term 1 2015 

Prime Learning Challenge Question

 Has Greece always been in the news?

 Subsidiary Questions

 Who were the Ancient Greeks, what did we learn from them and how are we reminded of them today?

 Where is Greece and what physical features attract them there?

 ... and the Oscar goes to? (Which Greek God would you choose for a special award?)

 Would you have enjoyed being an Olympian?

 What is democracy and what part did the Greeks have in creating it?

 How would you go about reproducing a clay pot in the style of the Greeks?

Year 3 had a very special visitor come into school to help them with their new learning challenge. The children had lots of questions they wanted to ask to find a little more information about the Greeks and Greek Gods.  

Autumn Term 2 2014

Prime Learning Challenge Question

Why do people go to the Mediterranean on their holidays?

Subsidiary Questions

Which European cities can we associate with  different types of music?

How would you go about attracting someone to visit the a Mediterranean country?

Why doesn't everyone speak the same English and use the same money?

What are the advantages/disadvantages of living in a Mediterranean country?

Who are the famous artists of the Mediterranean and what can we learn from them?

Why do Mediterranean countries have a warmer climate than we do?

Which fruits and vegetables are produced in the Mediterranean?

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Autumn Term 1 2014

Prime Learning Challenge Question

How does the history of Rugby school impact on the community? 

Subsidiary Questions

 Would I like to have been a pupil at Rugby school in the early 1800’s?

 What difficulties did Tom Brown overcome and what is his legacy?

 Why do students come to Rugby School?

 Is there anybody famous that went to Rugby School?

 How popular is the game of Rugby? 

 Reflection Museum approach with children presenting answers to the main question.

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