Many of the children in Hazel class come to the school during their junior period of primary education often after a period of instability in their education. The children have good cognitive potential for learning but require a highly personalised approach to their personal and social education which is their main barrier to achieving. The Link Curriculum Priorities help them to focus on and understand their emotional needs and also help them to see and understand life from the perspective of others. Raising self- esteem and a positive attitude to learning is the key to the children accessing and learning from the wide variety of cross curricular topics and extra- curricular activities on offer.
Hazel Class Curriculum Focus – 2018 Autumn Term 2
Class Topic – Let’s Celebrate
During Autumn Term 2 we are going to be focusing on our new topic ‘Let’s Celebrate’. This topic has a strong Society, International, History and Music focus and we will be specifically learning about different celebrations and how they are celebrated around the world. These will include celebrations that occur during this half term such as Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hanukah and Christmas as well as a number of children in Hazel Class celebrating a birthday.
Celebration, festival, decorations, invitation, guest, costume, feast, religion, calendar, Diwali, Festival of Lights, Thanksgiving Day, Hanukah and Christmas.
As a part of our topic we will be listening to music from different festivals, reading Rama and Sita and dressing up for Diwali, learning about lights in Science, learning about the origins of festivals such as Thanksgiving and Halloween.
We will also making be food in cookery associated with the different celebrations and festivals. We are beginning with Hindu food this Friday traditionally eaten for Diwali.
We will be ending with Christmas, the Christmas story, Christmas food and carols!
Hazel Class Team