Many of the children in Hazel class come to the school during their junior period of primary education often after a period of instability in their education. The children have good cognitive potential for learning but require a highly personalised approach to their personal and social education which is their main barrier to achieving. The Link Curriculum Priorities help them to focus on and understand their emotional needs and also help them to see and understand life from the perspective of others. Raising self- esteem and a positive attitude to learning is the key to the children accessing and learning from the wide variety of cross curricular topics and extra- curricular activities on offer.
Hazel Class Curriculum Focus – Autumn Term 2018
Class Topic – What’s it made of?
We’re settling into the new term and have started our new International Primary Curriculum topic ‘What’s it made of?’
In Science, we’ll be finding out: What objects are made of; how we use different materials; how to test materials; how materials are the same or different; how we can group materials; how to choose materials for specific uses and where materials come from.
In International, we’ll be finding out about the materials used to build our homes.
To consolidate your child’s learning, it would be fantastic if you could take opportunities to talk with your child about the different materials used to make everyday objects including metal, plastic, pottery, rubber, fabric, wood, leather and glass. Discuss why we use different materials for different purposes e.g. we use bricks to build houses because bricks are strong; we use glass to make windows because we can see through glass, etc.
We’ll be sending a word list home shortly for your child. Please use this visual support to develop your child’s learning.
We are looking forward to learning about this topic.
Hazel Class Team.