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Summer Term - Ancient Civilisations

In the Ancient Civilisations project, your child will learn about three of the earliest civilisations in the world; ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. They will study the ancient Sumerian and ancient Egyptian civilisation in detail, to discover how crucial factors like water sources and farming helped them to develop and thrive. They will find out about important inventions and the growth of cities. They will also study the lives of different people in society, including the roles of kings and pharaohs. The children will reflect on their learning by identifying the similarities and differences between the two civilisations, before studying the Indus Valley civilisation independently. They will explore sources of evidence about the location of the Indus Valley, cities and trade, and note the reasons why historians know less about the Indus Valley than other ancient civilisations. The children will then compare all three civilisations, before learning about the causes and consequences of each civilisation’s decline. They will also consider whether or not these civilisations left a lasting legacy.

Spring Term - Misty Mountain, Winding River

Spring Term 2022


It is the start of a new year, new term and new topic with some exciting and interesting learning along the way.  


Our P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday PM and children can come to school in their P.E. kits;


The PE uniform to consist of :

* A plain white or blue T shirt

* Plain Black or Navy Blue Full Track suit (only small labels)

* Plain Black or Navy Jogging bottoms, shorts or Leggings

* Plain Black or Navy Hooded top or Fleece.

* Plain Black trainers/ pumps (small labels and majority black)


Children are not to wear sporting team kits or strappy vests and remove jewellery on this day. We will also continue with the option that children can bring their PE kit in a pump bag and change at school, in the classroom, if this is preferred.


Tribe Time will take place on a Friday afternoon, the children will be working on projects in the outdoor areas and with a different member of staff.   We would recommend you send your child to school on Friday with clothes that are appropriate for the weather and you don't mind getting dirty.


This term we have a trip planned to visit 'Ewden Water Treatment' linked to our topic of 'Misty Mountain, Winding River'.


Homework will be set via dojo or direct message which will be linked to our classroom learning.  


Please continue to use dojo for non-urgent messages which will be responded to within 48 hours, otherwise please notify the office on 01709 570297.


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