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Duchy of Lancaster

Squirrels  Class

Welcome back to what should be a fun-packed term as we look to answer the question, “Is chocolate a wonder of the world?”

We will be linking our entire curriculum into the study of chocolate.

In English, we will be studying Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory.’ We will be running this alongside our talk for writing where the children will be learning how to write a portal story, and then writing their own story in which their character is transported to a chocolate world. In geography we are looking at rainforests, their climate and creatures, as well as fair trade products and the growing of cocoa beans. Our history will see us look at the development of international trade and in science our focus will be on plants and animals as well as healthy eating.

I have no doubt we will taste a lot of yummy chocolatey delights as we decide if we could in fact live without it.

In maths we will be continuing with calculations and looking at measurement and time. Any opportunity you can provide them with time telling would be of great benefit as this is a very tricky skill to master.

We are really looking forward to our term of swimming and hope that they all get something out of it.

Please encourage children to read regularly and learn times tables, these will really support the development of core skills for all.