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Curie Class

In Curie 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 English 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 4 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 Summer project in Curie Class is “Our Planet”.

During this project we will focus on the Earth, how humans affect the planet and how we can help.

In our science lessons we will look at the weather, including extreme weathers and the effect on the Earth. We will undertake weather investigations using ICT. We will look at global warming, glaciers and ice caps. We will look at animal and human life in different parts of the world, studying adaptation, classification and food chains.

We will investigate pollution, recycling and reusing, including supermarket waste and single use plastic pollution. As part of this we will undertake a make do sewing task, creating pencil cases from old materials.

During our geographical and historical studies, we will look at our local environment and how it has changed over time. We will use maps and atlases to help inform our studies, also creating our own maps and charts. We will undertake fieldwork in the local area, including village walks and traffic surveys.

Curie class will study deforestation, we will look at where this takes place, who and what it affects and how we can help for the future.

We will create wonderful pieces during our Art and Design Technology lessons, including ocean scenes, mobiles using recycled materials and collages of environments using old fabrics and materials.

Our RE lessons this term will focus on Islam and Big Questions. The lessons will include the following questions: What are the Islamic scared texts? Where do Muslims go for Hajj? How do stories of faith guide people’s lives? How do different religions believe the world was created? What do different religions believe happens to us when we die?