I hope you have had a relaxing summer holiday and are ready for the new school year. A big welcome to our new children!
This term the class project is about Africa. The children will start by revising their knowledge of the continents of the world and then focus on Africa. The topic will cover geography, language, music, art and history and will be a lot of fun. We will learn about African fabric designs, animals, food and lifestyle.
Africa has an amazing diversity of animals and habitats and learning about these will help to focus the children’s attention on the needs of living creatures and their ability to adapt to a variety of conditions. We will also learn about Early Man and how it is believed that the first humans evolved in Africa. Towards the end of the project, we will learn about the great civilisation of Ancient Egypt which flourished for more than 3000 years in North Africa and of its impact on the world. Our wonderful and talented Miss Hiroe will be helping the children with African arts and crafts and with cooking African food.
As part of learning about different religions, our class will learn about the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha which falls in mid-October this year and celebrates the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. We will tell the stories and the customs associated with this festival and create artwork. After half-term the children will learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali, re-enact the story of Rama & Sita and make art to match the celebration.
Of course, we will also go on exciting trips throughout the term. We plan to visit the Science Museum to learn about deep sea creatures, the Transport Museum to learn about transport through the ages and Hampstead Heath to create ‘eco-art’ and learn about Autumn.
Please regularly check our notice boards, your emails and our event calendar on or website for future information and important dates.
I am looking forward to a busy term, with lots of fun and lots of learning.