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Barcelona Class


Welcome back to the final half term of the year in Barcelona Class

Our topic for this half term is, “Where in the World?” focussing mainly on comparing and contrasting Australia and the Antarctica. 



As part of our Geography studies we will look at the different habitats for each creatures and compare how they are adapted to survive under extreme weather conditions.  We will locate the southern hemisphere on the map and learn how the seasons differ from the northern hemisphere.

As part of studying significant figures in History, we will look at the race to the South Pole in 1912 with Captain Scott and look at how different it is not for modern explorers such as Ranulph Fiennes.

In Science we will study healthy eating and why it is important to keep ourselves fit.

Our Art will study Aboriginal dot paintings and attempt to recreate some of the techniques.

Judaism will continue to be the topic for RE, we will start with Havdalah, saying goodbye to Shabbat and the study the festival of Hanukkah.

There will be many opportunities for non fiction as well as creative writing with out work on penguins and kangaroos. The children will have the opportunity to use the ipads for some research and then write up their findings.  All this is underpinned by the spelling, grammar and punctuation curriculum. A list of common exception words or tips to help learn spellings are available on request.

The mathematics follows the Key Stage 1 Primary Curriculum and is mainly re-enforcement of what has been taught across the year. 

The children will once again have the advantage of music delivered from the Music Hub. 

Please ensure that a named PE kit is in school and that footwear is the correct size.

Once again, thank you to all who support the children in their learning by listening to them read daily, helping them to learn spellings and by having those all important conversations!  It makes such a difference.