CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 2020-2021
AUTUMN 1 – MR. DREHER
In response to the COVID Pandemic, this academic year we are specially building a 'Recovery Curriculum', that is responsive to the needs of the children, which will focus on the following areas:
- Positive well-being to improved positive physical and mental health.
- Independence to improve self-regulation and independence.
- A Bright Future to develop life skills enabling the children to access the world around them and be responsible members of the school and wider community.
In English your child will learn to change the way they speak and write to suit different situations, purposes and audiences; read a range of texts and respond to different layers and meaning in them; explore the use of language in texts and learn how language works. English homework is set on Tuesdays and is due back on Friday, but if it is not returned to a satisfactory standard your child will complete it in Golden Time.
**PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD READ AT HOME AND SHARE A BOOK WITH THEM DAILY FOR 5-10 MINUTES**
In Maths your child will learn to improve your child’s understanding of number; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; measurement; fractions; geometry and statistics. Maths homework is set on Mondays and is due back on Friday, but if it is not returned to a satisfactory standard your child will complete it in Golden Time.
**PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD TO LEARN THEIR TIMES TABLES AT HOME DAILY FOR 5-10 MINUTES**
In PSHE your child will study ‘Relationships’ where your child will learn to express opinions and respecting other points of view, including discussing topical issues; recognise and managing pressure; consent in different situations and about attraction to others; romantic relationships; civil partnership and marriage.
In PE your child will cover Health-related Fitness and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA). It is timetabled on Mondays and Fridays. Please send into school PE kit (shorts, t-shirt and tracksuit top/jumper and trainers) on these days.
In Science your child will learn how to keep their bodies healthy; about nutrition, the importance of exercise, their hearts and more; investigate how water and nutrients are transported in the circulatory system and recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on how their bodies function.
In Nurture your returning child will re-establish friendships/positive relationships with other children and staff, as it is essential to overcome and provide support dealing with the ‘loss’ and ‘anxiety’ they may have felt during their time away from school. It is also essential to develop positive relationships with children who are new to the school and encouraging friendships to develop and be created in the classroom. The activities, include construction, art/craft. Nature walks, gardening, bush craft, cooking, etc. Please send in spare clothes, including socks and underwear and footwear daily.
If you have any queries or concerns about any aspect of your child's learning, please do not hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo, firstname.lastname@example.org or at school on (01782) 550202.