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Einstein Class

In Einstein Class we follow the National Curriculum for Numeracy and Literacy. Our creative curriculum is based on projects; we link the projects to all areas of the National Curriculum. These areas are: Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Cooking and Nutrition and Computing.

During our project, we aim to have opportunities for children to enhance their Literacy skills; writing at length as well as focusing specifically on grammar, punctuation and spelling objectives.

Mathematics is also included, where possible, in our project and covers the objectives in the Year 3 curriculum. We teach Maths in practical and exciting ways, ensuring we deepen the understanding that children have of the three key areas; Problem solving, Reasoning, and Fluency.

Our projects run for a term and they involve exciting days for the children including trips, visitors, child led ‘Google’ days and WOW days.

The Autumn project in Einstein Class is “Awesome Aztec Adventures”.

During this project we will study how the Aztecs settled in Mexico and how they changed the geography of the land. We will investigate many areas, including: music, games and sports, family life, religion, Gods and symbolism, farming, fishing, wars and warriors, temples and pyramids, the Spanish invasion, Mexico –past and present and famous Mexicans.

The children will investigate how life for the Aztecs changed over time and how different life was in Aztec times. We will create wonderful pieces during our Design and Technology lessons and Art lessons, including: clay snakes, Aztec patterns using sewing techniques, chilli printing and feather art. We will study the work of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist.

We will also research the history of chocolate and its links to Mexico, the children will have innovation weeks when they will design, make, package and sell their own chocolate creations.

During the term we will visit Cadbury’s World to learn more about chocolate and its origins.

 

 

 

 

  1. Year 3 - 4 and 5 - 6 Common Words (1)
  2. Flow chart Einstein Autumn 2019 Aztecs
  3. Planning Einstein Autumn 2019
  4. Spellings Guidance Autumn 2019.