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Africa Topic – Clover Hill V.A. Infant & Nursery School

Hi Chaffinches,

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and Father Christmas bought you some fantastic presents. This term we will pushing away the New Year blues by visiting Africa! We will learn about the countries in the continent Africa, and locate them on a world map. We will also learn about the climate, the necessity of water and what Fair Trade means. To end the term, we will be holding a recyclable Olympics, where we design playground games out of recycling and pitch out ideas to a panel of judges (The Dragons!). Please keep an eye out for a note to bring in recycling from home (e.g cans, boxes and bottles).

PE Days will be Mondays and Fridays, please come to school in your PE Kit on those days. Even though the hall is not ready to be used, Mrs Coulson has a fantastic African Dance to teach you, that we will either use outside or the classroom to learn.

In Art we will be block printing an African design, inspired by an African artist. Gagonka is one of the artists we will be looking at.

In Science we will be look at food chains and then move on to our new Topic, ‘light.’ I am hoping we will have lots of sunny days so we can investigate shadows.

In SPAG we will be having a real push on full-stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and questions marks. We are going to be using our theme to inspire our writing by writing some persuasive letters and adverts.

Please see our theme web for any more details about our learning next term. Don’t forget you can always email us using the class email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to another exciting term,

Mrs Coulson, Mrs Reynolds and Mrs Pottinger