Summer term curriculum information for parents/carers

Attached to this week’s paper copy of the newsletter is a curriculum map of the topics your child will be learning about this term in Silver and Gold class. We hope that you will find this useful in supporting your child at home. If you require any further information about any of the topics being taught, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Foundation Phase Summer Term Curriculum

For the Summer term, Rainbow and Bronze classes have chosen the topic of Carnival of the Animals. The children enjoyed listening to the music and were excellent at identifying the animals and discussing how they were represented through different musical elements including instruments in the orchestra. This has provided a platform to build and expand the children’s learning where they have created a mind map to include the animals they wanted to look at, any books they thought would be relevant and any questions they would like answered. In line with the new curriculum the children are given the opportunity to share and reflect upon what they have learned and decide what else they would like to learn the following week.

This week some of the children have shown an interest in the upcoming Royal wedding so we have decided break away from our current topic next week to follow their interests by celebrating the royal wedding and preparing for a feast fit for a queen!

Sex and Relationships Education: Years 3 – 6

This week, the pupils will be taught the ‘sex and relationships’ part of the PSE curriculum.  The local authority Healthy Schools team recognised the school’s provision as excellent practice.  The school’s planning and resourcing has been shared across Caerphilly authority for other schools to use.

All teachers will teach their year groups’ lessons from Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th July. The lessons will be delivered in line with the specified curriculum for each year group. Understandably, parents may feel anxious about the content of the sessions. If so, please contact the school to discuss the lessons with your child’s class teacher.