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John Hellins Primary School

Being the best we can be


Edison Class

In Class Edison, we learn through a range of exciting projects. This term I am very excited to announce Class Edison’s new topic will be The Victorian Era. It’s going to be an amazing term and I believe the children will have an enjoyable experience over the next 12 weeks. Our classroom has been divided into sections: An excellent reading area behind our very own steam train, a Victorian kitchen, The Grace Darling room, and a cosy Victorian living room. We will be looking at what it was like to be a Victorian, inventions during this period and people of specific importance.

We teach literacy through our project, with many opportunities for the children to write, developing their grammar, punctuation and spelling. Our book units this term link closely to Victorians and persons of particular interest and achievements during this time, including Thomas Edison, Queen Victoria and Grace Darling.

Mathematics is also linked to our project and covers the curriculum for Year 2. We teach maths in practical and exciting ways to deepen the children's understanding. We also make good use of the Forest Schools area for maths, literacy and project. I believe outside learning gives children a fantastic opportunity to explore and be creative and so where possible, reading stories and creating stories will take place within the forest school.

  1. Edison Class Project Planning Diagram Spring 2019
  2. Edison Class Project Planning Spring 2018