Summer term curriculum information for parents/carers  

 

Attached to this week’s paper copy of the newsletter is a curriculum map of the topics your child will be learning about this term.  We hope that you will find this useful in supporting your child at home. If you require any further information about any of the topics being taught, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Forensic Science

At the start of February, Upper school children will be taking part in a ‘Forensic Science’ workshop. Mr Jones, a professional forensic scientist, will give the children the opportunity to use a range of equipment to investigate evidence at a crime scene. The children will explor blood marks, fingerprints, DNA, saliva and insects, considering how this evidence would be helpful for police solving a crime.

World War II Project

On the 22nd November children in upper school will be taking part in a World War Two themed day in order to understand what school life would be like during the war. As part of the experience children will:

  • cook rationed foods,
  • use chalkboards for arithmetic,
  • practise handwriting with a quill and ink,
  • practise school drills.

To make the experience as enjoyable and beneficial as possible, children are asked to dress as evacuees. Parents/carers are not expected to buy costumes, please use materials and clothes available at home. If children have aprons please send them to school on this day to protect clothes when cooking.