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 Spring project in Einstein Class is “Dick King Smith – Animal Antics”.
During this project we will look at how humans help animals, including the life of farmers and vets. We will investigate the journey of farm to fork and where our food comes from. Einstein class will be studying traditional British foods and how they are prepared. We will prepare and sample some traditional dishes as well as trying new foods. As part of our science work we will investigate life cycles, flight and air resistance. We will design bird boxes during Design and Technology lessons and learn how to help British birds during the cold months.
We will create wonderful pieces during our Design and Technology lessons and Art lessons, including: owl sketches, patterns using sewing techniques, natural material printing and feather art. We will also study the work of the British landscape artist, John Constable.
During the term we will have a visit from a travelling farm, a vet and a volunteer from the RSPCA.