13th January 2015
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and thank you for all the wonderful cards and presents received at the end of last term.
Spring Term 2015
This term our class topic is Italy and the children will soon be tasked with finding out about this fascinating country and its position in Europe. As always, we will be taking a creative look at the curriculum and immersing ourselves in our new topic in order to inspire and stimulate young minds!
We will be comparing the Italian way of life with our own and looking at culture and language. We will be asking why people travel and discussing the importance of tourism to a country’s economy. The children will then be allocated a city/town in Italy to study and will be representing this city when they open up their own travel agencies later in the term.
I have arranged an educational visit to Pizza Express in Worcester, where the children will be given a tour before finding out about Italian culture and fresh produce. They will be encouraged to try a variety of different ingredients before creating their own pizzas. Pizzas will then be cooked before being packaged up for children to bring back to school and consume. This will be a very hands on session that will include the children making their own dough and learning about the origins of the ingredients.
There will be a real focus on spelling and mental mathematics this term, so any help at home with these would be really beneficial.
Finally, please do not hesitate to come in and see myself or Mrs Salisbury if you have any concerns or issues, academic or otherwise.