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WELCOME TO patchwork

teachers - mrs bradley and mrs barker

Star Room children:

In the Star Room our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum but tailored to our children’s needs.  Alongside working towards individual targets, each half term will have an overarching theme which will be shared with you. 

Our Autumn Term theme is Ancient Civilisations.  The children will be learning about Ancient Egypt, Ancient Sumer, Indus Valley and the Shang Dynasty.  We will be looking at the importance of rivers to early civilisations and linking this to science through work on rocks and soils. 

Our Spring Term theme is Places.  We will learn about different parts of the world and how they compare and contrast with the UK.  We will learn about the animals and habitats of different parts of the world too. 

For the Summer Term our theme is Significant Events and People.  We will learn about the Great Fire of London and how it impacts life today.  We will also study a significant individual, Mae Jamieson, and the legacy she has made.

Sunshine Room children:

In the Sunshine Room, our curriculum is based on exploration and discovery through teacher directed and child-initiated activities.  We use our indoor and outdoor environments to ensure children are enabled to explore and extend what they already know and can do.  Children spend time playing in areas that are carefully planned for to allow them to develop their skills.

We follow our children’s interests to create a personalised, tailored curriculum so themes and topics will vary.   The overarching theme for each term will match closely with the Star Room.

Our curriculum is underpinned by the characteristics of effective learning and is based on both the Early Years and Key Stage 1 curriculum.

Important Information for Patchwork:

  • The children will have an indoor and outdoor PE session each week.  The days will change depending on the year group they are in therefore please ensure your child has a PE kit in school every day.
  • We will also have Forest School sessions which require specific clothing – but will let you know well in advance!  As with PE, the children will be taking part in sessions with mainstream year groups so it will not be the same day for all children!
  • Please remember to bring your Reading Record every day.

We would encourage pupils to read at home every day to develop their love for reading and to practice key maths skills through everyday activities e.g. shopping, baking or helping in the garden.

We use an online system called ‘Class Dojo’ to share children’s learning in Patchwork.  This is done in partnership with parents and carers throughout the year.  If you are new to Patchwork, you will be sent an invite to join the Class in September.

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