Dear [NAME] Of course, maths, English and science are vital, but pupils need to study a range of subjects in order to have a balanced curriculum. On Parents in Touch, we have a wide range of worksheets on History, Geography, Citizenship and Religious Education, and these include many new resources specifically written to cover the new curriculum. This newsletter highlights the significance of these subjects in all key stage areas and the resources show how these subjects increase children's knowledge of the world around them. The papers show the diversity of the subjects and how learning about other places, the society in which we live and people in history or other religions ensures that your children, as they get older, are prepared to make decisions from a more informed and caring standpoint.
You may wonder, with so many resources on the site (over 7000!), how to find exactly what you want. There are three main ways to search:
Use the Worksheet Finder, where you can search under subject and key stage; to help you find new resources, our most recent resources are shown first
Use the navigation bars across the top of the screen - key curriculum areas are listed under 'Subjects'.
Use the Search box on the upper left of each page.
RE resources can be found at RE Reception & KS1; RE KS2; RE KS3. Belonging is important for us all. In KS2, children will learn about the celebrations of the different religions - Baisakhi is just one example. Learning about various places of worship is an excellent way for young people to gain an understanding of the beliefs of others. Visiting a synagogue may be an outing for KS3 pupils.
Citizenship Our resources for KS1, KS2 and KS3 will help pupils to devlelop an understanding of their communities and society, and show them their opportunities for responsible and active citizenship. Why Playground games? Playing games together is an important way to develop social skills and learn to get on together, sharing and taking turns.
In the Early Years, much learning is achieved through cross-curricular work and practical activities. The Noah's Ark activities will encourage learning and develop creative skills. We have a range of 'topics for a term' which are useful for both parents and teachers in planni ng and supporting work. Foundation Stage topic on buildings encourages children to think about the world around them. Learning about animals is an important part of understanding our world - look at the Topic on pets. My mum is fantastic is a topic full of ideas for young children.
Topic work is an excellent way for children to learn and to engage with a subject. Canals played a key part in industrial development and also help us learn about geography. We have compiled a Topic on Canterbury as an example of the way pupils can compile a topic on their own locality. The Topic on South America introduces the study of other countries. Encourage children to try the Topic on Litter to increase awareness of our environment.
Books to help with humanities For lots more ideas on reading and helping your child, take a look at ourBest new books pages.
50 Fantastic Assembly Stories
Discover and Learn: Geography
Teaching RE Creatively
Best wishes Jackie Bacon
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