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 Curriculum Information for Parents

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BOXALL Breakfast

PSHE / Jigsaw



In Boxall and Jigsaw this term, we will be reflecting on our first term’s achievements as well as areas we could improve on. This is both for behaviour and their work.


We will also be concentrating on how we behave for certain adults and learning that we sometimes have to adapt our behaviour to different adults as we look forward to having different adults for different subjects in high school.



Children will consolidate their previous learning and will create Union Jacks that represent each of the four countries by saving and importing images as well as formatting the images.


We are also going to be looking at ‘controls’ in computing looking at how programs can control things such as traffic lights.


History / Geography


The Theme this half term is ‘Around the world in…” focussing on transport. As well as looking at different types of transport, we will look at countries and cities from around the world and look at why they are famous and what traditions they might have.



Consolidating greetings, numbers and colours. Learning new language around days of the week, months of the year and going on to classroom resources and equipment



We are linking our Music to our Topic work and will being looking at music from other countries. We will focus on Italy and look in detail at opera music.



P.E. is delivered and planned by Premier Sports and this half term, the focus is ‘Invasion Games’.

Children will learn how to play as a team and will focus on all sorts of skills such as throwing, passing, shooting and finding space.



Linked to our Topic of transport, we will be studying ‘Forces and Friction’. Children will look at the forces that they encounter everyday even though they might not even realise as well as the forces that act on the different types of transport we will look at. We will also look at in detail what is friction; how does it work and why can it be a good thing?



Our Topic this term is ‘How are faith communities represented in the UK?’

We will look at the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and look at statistics that show the representation of faith communities across them. We will look at the Religious traditions as well as British values and how they might influence how we treat each other.




The questions that we will explore are:

  • What am I proud of so far this year?
  • What could I do to improve going forward?
  • What types of transport can you name?
  • What types of transport have you been on?
  • What forces act upon you every day?
  • What is Friction?
  • What is opera music?
  • What do I like/dislike about opera music?
  • What faith communities are represented in the United Kingdom?

You could help your child by:

  • Reading with and to your child
  • Learning 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables (out of sequence in order to reduce the reliance upon ‘counting in twos, fives and tens etc’)
  • Practising number and letter formation
  • Discussing countries that they have visited or would like to
  • Discuss dreams and goals 
  • Discussing next steps/reflecting upon what could be done next time, following a disappointment 
  • Use Nessy, Prodigy, Timestable rockstars and Spelling shed at home.