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Term 5 - Urban Warriors

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This term's topic is Urban Warriors and is an art based topic looking at urban art, graffiti, map skills and the history of the local area. Below are the children's wonderings (What they wish to find out).

Why do they put graffiti on walls?

What is the meaning behind different graffiti?

How do they get such elaborate designs for graffiti?

Is graffiti art?

How do they overlap so skillfully  when spraying graffiti?

What types of graffiti are allowed and where?

How do you draw a map?

Do you need a compass to read a map successfully?

How big is Sevenoaks?

What is the oldest example of graffiti?

What are tags used for in graffiti?

Would it be against the law to get people to graffiti my house?

When did people settle in Sundridge first?

When was Sevenoaks classified as a town?

Why do they use such bright colours in graffiti?

How has the environment in Sevenoaks changed?

How do you read symbols on a map?

Why do some urban artists use stencils?

What different urban artists are there out there?

Is Chipsted park a village?

How many dwellings in Sevenoaks?

What is the most someone has paid for a piece of urban art?

Where are you allowed to spray paint?

Has Sundridge always had a school?

In old times how did they get around without maps?

If you get caught doing graffiti where you should not what is the punishment?

Who are the most famous graffiti artists?

What is the most used colour in graffiti?

What is the least used colour in graffiti?

Why do urban artists get you thinking?




Term 4 - Tremors

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This term's topic is Tremors which is all about volcanoes. Below are the children's wonderings on the topic (What they want to find out?)

What is the oldest volcano on earth?

How fast does lava flow?

What has been the longest eruption in history?

How many volcanoes are there in the world?

What are the biggest and smallest volcanoes in the world?

How much destruction can they cause?

How are volcanoes formed?

What is the maximum temperature of lava?

How does lava rise up from the ground?

Can you climb a volcano?

Can you predict when a volcano is going to erupt?

How are volcanoes formed?

Which volcano has erupted the most times?

Which volcano caused the most damage and which eruption caused the most deaths?

Which country has the most volcanoes in them?

How does magma flow up?

Why do they erupt?

How loud are volcanic eruptions and what was the loudest recorded?

Can you climb a volcano whilst it is erupting and survive?

How long does it take for the larva to cool down and solidify?

Are volcanoes the only place where lava can escape?


Term 3 - Misty Mountain Sierra

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Our topic in Term 3 is Misty Mountain Sierra. The children were asked as part of their weekly blog challenge to come up with three facts about mountains and 3 things they would like to find out during our topic. Here they are!

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain.

Mount Everest is 29,035ft high.

Mount Everest is in Nepal.

How long does it take to climb Mount Everest?

Do any animals live on Mount Everest and if so, what type?

Is there always snow on Mount Everest?

By Aleena

1 More than 4000 people have climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.

2 Table Mountain is in Cape Town, South Africa.

3 The youngest person to climb Mount Everest was a 13 year old called Jordan Romero. 

1 Where is Mount Ararat?   

2 What year was Table Mountain discovered?   

3 Has anyone climbed Mount Kilamanjaro? 

By Charlie

Things about mountains that I would like to know.

1. How long would it take to climb a tall mountain?

2. Which are the top five highest mountains in the world?                

3. Why are some mountains in the world forbidden to climb?                                       

The things I know about mountains.                                

1. K2 is the second tallest mountain in the world.                            

2. There has been a lot of deaths on Everest

3. You need a lot of things to climb mountains.

By Alfonso

1. Mount Olympus is in Greece.

2. Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece.

3. Mount Olympus is 2,917 metres.

1. How are mountains made?

2. Are mountains still being formed?

3. What are tectonic Plates?

By Nathan

1. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.

2. Mount Olympus is where Greek gods lived.

3. More than 250 people have died climbing Mount Everest.

1. Who was the first person to climb a mountain?

2. What was the slowest time ever to climb a mountain?

3. What was the fastest time ever to climb a mountain?

By Harry 

1. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.

2. The highest 14 mountains in the world are all found in the Himalayas.

3. Heights of mountains are generally given heights above sea level.

1. What is the second highest mountain in the world?

2. How high would be the average of a normal mountain?

3. Is there always snow on mountains?

By Lilia

1. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK. 

2. The Alps are mostly in France but also in Switzerland and Italy. 

3. Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan. 

1. How many mountains are in the Himalayas?

2. What is the most active volcano?

3. How high does it have to be to be called a mountain?

By Connor

Mount Everest is 29035 feet high or 8848 metres high.

Ben Nevis is 4409 feet tall.

The highest mountain in USA is Whitney.

What is the tallest mountain in Nepal?

Who climbed Mount Everest?

How long does it take you to climb Ben Nevis?

By Cheyanna

1. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain of all 

2. There are mountains under the surface of the sea

3. 80% of our planets fresh water comes from the mountains.

1. Are there any mountains in space?

2. How are mountains formed?

3. How long does it take a mountain to form?

By Olivia

What I already know:

1. Edmund Hiliary was the first person to climb Mount Everest.

2. Mount Everest is in Nepal.

3. George Mallory climbed Mount Everest in 1953.

What I want to know:

1. How many mountains are in the Himalayas?

2. How high does a mountain have to be to be a mountain?

3. Where is the 5th highest mountain placed?

By Jessica

1. Is the yeti real?

2. How many mountains are there in the world?

3. Who saved K2?

4.  The highest mountain in the world is under the sea.

5. You need air tanks to climb mountains.

6. Table Mountain is the flattest mountain in the world.

By Zachary

1/ That they are very tall.

2/ It takes 40 days to climb Mount Everest.

3/ Some mountains are flat.                

How do you eat on mountains?

How fit do you have to be to climb a mountain?

How many people have died climbing Mount Everest? 

By Skey

I know that Mount Everest is one of the tallest mountains.

I know that snow leopards live on mountains.

I know that Mount Everest is in a mountain range called the Himalayas.

The questions I have are:

How are mountains formed?

What makes a mountain a mountain and not just a hill?

Do mountains always have snow on them?

By Rosie


How tall is Mount Everest?

How many avalanches have happened on Mount Everest?

How many species of animals are there living in the Himalayas?


Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.

Snow leopards are endangered because humans are hunting them.

The higher a mountain is the colder it is at the top.

By Oscar

Facts: Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world and gets taller every year.

The higher you climb a mountain the harder it is to breathe because there is less oxygen, this is also known as the death zone.

There is normally lots of snow on the top of mountains.

Questions: How high up can animals live on a mountain?

Can you get mountains under the sea?

What is the tallest volcano?

By Luca


How did the mountains appear?

How many mountains are there?

How many people climbed Mount Everest?


Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world!

When you reach the top of a mountain you could die because there is not enough oxygen!

On many mountains there is snow but the rest are not snowy!

By Evie


I know that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the galaxy.

I know that Mount Everest grows every year.

You need to eat chocolate on the Himalayas to survive.


Are yetis real?

How did mountains form?

How long does it take to climb Table Mountain?

By Joel


Term 1 - Gods and Mortals



Our topic for Term 1 is Gods and Mortals (a history unit looking at the Ancient Greeks).

The children discussed this and came up with this list of wonderings for the term.


When did the Greeks stop trying to take over the world?

How did the Greeks make their pottery?

What clothes did the Greeks wear and how did they make them?

How did they expand their Empire so quickly?

How did they afford to get the food they needed?

What kind of buildings did they construct and what materials did they use?

What weapons did the armies have?

Did they punish their soldiers and if so how?

Why did the Ancient Greeks believe in so many Gods?

How did they get into the Underworld and Hades?

What did the Greeks drink and eat?

Was the Trojan Horse really built?

Did they use catapults to destroy walls and armies?

Did they invent mechanical machines and if so what?

What did the children amuse themselves with?

What type of houses did they live in?

What was Spartan life like and how did it compare to other Greeks?

What language did the Greeks speak and where did it come from?

How did they paint their pots and walls in their houses?

What did the Ancient Greeks use to make their tools?

What did the Ancient Greeks invent that we still use today?

What made the Greek soldiers so strong and able to beat their enemies?

How big was the Greek Empire and how did Alexander the Great die?

What did the Ancient Greeks do for fun?

Why did they have a God for everything?

What was life like for children in Ancient Greece?