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Spring 2023

Class studies ~ here are details of the topics that the children are studying this term.

As part of the curriculum, all children, from Reception onwards will be learning French, and our Year 5 and Year 6 children will be learning Spanish weekly. We are also offering German and Spanish as a clubs, and La Scuola Italia Broxbourne offers the opportunity for children in Years 1 to 6 to learn Italian; do see the clubs list.

Children will be studying the topic Toys in the first half term.  In history children will study the similarities and differences between toys in the present day compared to the past. Their studies will be enriched by handling toys and learning to play games from the past. In English, children will be writing factual sentences and learning a range of traditional playground chants and poems.  In science children will use toys to investigate forces.  In design and technology they will make a simple toy with a pop up mechanism.  A visit by Hartbeeps on the 27th January, focusing on toys, will enrich their studies.

In the second half of the term, children will be learning about our Wonderful World.  They will be introduced to different countries, their cultures, and special places/ landmarks. In English children will be writing their own imaginative stories based on the fairytale ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and learning a range of poems from around world and cultural songs from the book Tam Tam Tambalay by  Helen MacGregor.  Whilst studying the world children will also learn how to create simple maps and how to care for the world we live in.

Over the term in religious education children will be identifying special people in our family and the community, and learning about special books, including the Bible and will be listening to a range of bible stories.  In personal, social and emotional education children will be learning about how to help and care for friends, how to keep safe, and will be identifying and dealing with feelings positively, as well as finding solutions and working towards aspirational goals. They will sing familiar songs and new ones introduced during music, as well as playing percussion instruments and exploring sound patterns. In art they will be exploring colour mixing, a skill which will aid other creative work in the classroom.

Autumn 2022

Children’s studies
Activities will be adapted for remote learning.

In science children will be learning All About Me, including their five senses.  Children’s studies will be complemented by a science workshop provided by Set Point Hertfordshire.  They will also be studying seasonal change, incorporating a walk through our woods.  In design and technology children will be developing their cutting skills and using a wide variety of construction materials to make their own fairy tale puppet.   In history children will be focusing on their growing up memories, and stories that develop their understanding of change.  In religious education the children will be examining the events in their lives that they celebrate and why, to include faith celebrations.  In art they will be learning the skills involved in painting, including colour mixing, and will be painting self-portraits. In music they will be learning new songs and exploring sound patterns, as well as singing familiar songs.  They will also be learning a range of nursery rhymes.  In computing children will become familiar with simple software that can enhance their learning, as well as learning how to control programmable toys.  In Personal and Social Education (PSED) children will learn about relationships and rules to support getting on with one another, turn taking and sharing.

Summer 2022

Children’s studies
Activities will be adapted for remote learning.

Children will be studying the topics of Growing and Animals and their habitats.   In science they will be finding out about the growth/lifecycle of plants and animals including how to care for them. Their studies will be supported by a trip to Old MacDonald’s Farm, on the 6th July. They will be investigating the world in geography; describing the features they see and the locations of the different habitats available for plants /animals to live in. In history, children will be learning about the extinction of animals. In PSED, they will be exploring how to look after and care for our environment. They will also explore how to look after themselves; healthy eating and oral health. In English, children will be studying a wide range of books including The Rhyming Rabbit by Julia Donaldson, stories by Eric Carle, in particular, The Tiny Seed and a variety of traditional tales and non-fiction texts. In religious education, they will be exploring special books important to religions, in particular The Bible. In art, children will be studying the paintings of Van Gogh, particularly his depiction of sunflowers, and in design and technology they will be making 3D models using a variety of media. In computing, they will be developing their directional and keyboard skills using the 2Simple program and other programmable toys.

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