In January, the school was closed following government guidelines in response to COVID-19. Our remote education is now in place (more information can be found in the remote learning tab). The remote education will follow our curriculum as close as possible. Below is the intended learning for Spring term which will be closely mirrored in our remote education.
This term the children will explore the impact of deforestation both on humans and animals on a local and global level with a focus on environmental leadership. They will identify ways in which we can positively impact the local community through raising awareness of the importance of sustainably producing palm oil, biodiversity and the implications of climate change.
This term the children will explore the theme of identity and diversity, looking at the impacts of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination in our society today. They will compare their own lives to the lives of people in Afghanistan exploring gender stereotypes. The children will use this learning to create a business selling a range of merchandise (badges, keyrings) with slogans on which challenge stereotypes.
In English, we will be reading our new core text, ‘The Breadwinner’ by Deborah Ellis, which explores the theme of identity and diversity. Children will be writing diary entries from the point of view of the protagonist, Parvana, who lives in Afghanistan whilst it was under Taliban rule. She is forced to change her whole lifestyle and pretend to be a boy in order to provide for her family after her father was taken away by the Taliban. Children will also link their learning to the character skills, looking especially at empathy and how Parvana’s life and culture differs to ours.
In maths, children will be looking at adding and subtracting numbers with four or more digits using the formal written method. They will be exposed to a range of fluency and reasoning questions, such as multi-step problems to help secure and deepen their understanding.
In arithmetic we will be focusing on securing our knowledge on the 12 and 9 times tables.
In science, we will be learning about Forces and understanding the discovery of gravity, made by Sir Isaac Newton.
In RE, we will be learning about Judaism and some of the festivals celebrated in this religion.
In RSE, we will explore how to keep our bodies and minds healthy.
PE for Garnet class will take place every week on a Wednesday and a Thursday. For Emerald, PE will be on a Wednesday and we will be going swimming on Friday mornings.
In French we will be learning our numbers and how to say how old we are.
In Art we will be looking at the artist Shamsia Hassani. We will be using different mediums to create our outcome of a silhouette of Parvana.