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John Hellins Primary School

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Newton Class

In Newton Class, we make sure the children have a rich and engaging learning experience inside and outside the classroom.  Our project follows the National Curriculum guidelines and has been influenced by the children’s interests. For the summer term, our theme is ‘over and under the sea.’

Our learning environment is set up so that the children are immersed in the excitement of the project for the duration of the term. We are going to start with sea creatures and progress to classification, the features of the seaside and then pirates.

Throughout this project, there are lots of opportunities for the children to engage in cross-curricular learning. We will explore physical and human features of the sea side as well as learning to read maps and following routes with a compass to find our way.

Where possible, mathematics will be linked to our project. We aim to plan and teach maths in an engaging and practical manner so that the children are able to progress through the curriculum. This means that the children will have the tools they need to master the Year 1 curriculum statements. We will continue to work on phonics so that we are well prepared for the phonics screen in June.