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Dear [NAME] 
We have compiled this newsletter to enhance your child's enjoyment and understanding of geography, history and RE, and to support learning, whether at home or in school. It highlights the significance of these subjects to all key stage areas and of increasing pupils' knowledge of the world around them. You can learn more about the curriculum at each key stage by following the subject links. The papers show the diversity of the subjects as covered on Parents in Touch. Learning about other places, people in history and different religions ensures that your children, as they get older, are prepared to make decisions from an informed and caring viewpoint.

If you have not already, you may wonder why you should join Parents in Touch, when there are so many education websites. Our unique feature is our Worksheet Finder, which enables you to search by subject, by key stage and by resource type, so you can find exactly what you want from our range of over 7500 resources - and all this for just £5 a year when you take out our special offer.*

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worksheet Foundation Stage In Nursery and Reception classes, much of children's learning will take place in the form of topic work. This means that they will be studying a range of subjects, often over a whole term. Exploring shape and colour shows how work is planned. Our Topic on underground is bound to interest children. People who help us covers an area of learning that is popular at this age.
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KS1 geography Make sure children know about the UK - there are worksheets on Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland at the same link. Help your child to understand about seasons and how they differ around the world. A Year in Our Street is a good introduction to the area in which children live and will encourage children to be observant. How do the children Travel to School? Islands are studied so answer their questions in What is an Island?
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KS2 geography Ensure that children understand the language used in geography with our Geography dictionary. The White Cliffs of Dover are an iconic sight - find out more about them. The Effects of Sun Angle on Climate are important in understanding our weather - and then see how much children know with our Weather Quiz.
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KS3 geography The topic on weather will help pupils understand more about a perennial topic of conversation. Ordnance Survey maps are very useful for anyone who likes to discover our country - Tourism and leisure symbols on OS maps.  Earthquakes and Volcanoes are fascinating to study. The Topic on South Africa has lots of information to stimulate interest.
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KS1 history Many of the topics studied at KS1 are subjects that children are already intererested in - they will enjoy learning about the History of Toys and in Homes through history they will find out how our modern homes have developed. Children are fascinated by pirates, so they will love our Topic on pirates for 4 - 7 year olds.  Seaside holidays have changed a lot over the years!
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KS2 history Quizzes are always popular and the Stuarts quiz is just one example of many on the site. The Wooden Horse of Troy is familiar to many, so they can find out more about the history of the city. The Great Fire of London is important in the history of our capital city and children study the Stuart period. World War II is another period studied - children will be amazed at the Rationing in World War II

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KS3 history  One of the important things KS3 pupils will learn is how to use primary sources, so find out more about this - and we have links to plenty of source materials. Medieval Life was harsh - we have plenty of resources which will give an understanding of the period. Find the fascinating history around us in The Industrial Revolution and the Local Area. Why Did the Holocaust Happen - another important topic studied at this stage.
 
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KS1 RE Help young children to understand what it means if they, or their friends, belong to a religion. They will enjoy finding our about Jesus' friends with our colourful 12 Apostles Quiz. We live in a multi-cultural society and it's important that we understand the beliefs of others - Rosh Hashanah and The Torah are two of the many resources we have to help with this.
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KS2 RE Help children to understand the places of worship around us with What can we learn from Christian religious buildings? We have resources to hep children find out about the buildings of many religions, such as Hinduism and the mandir. Find out how Christians mark Lent, as well as about celebrations from other religions such as Eid ul Fitr.
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KS3 RE In KS3, pupils will learm about Religious leaders  - we have many resources on a variety of leaders. They will be encouraged to reason on a number of topics - Suffering - what questions do people ask? and Why is Buddha remembered today? are questions to ponder. Caring for our planet is important to everyone.

Books to help with humanities  For lots more ideas on reading and helping your child, take a look at our Best new books pages. 

Primary Geography Stone Age to Celts KS2 Geography Study Book KS3 Revision History

Best wishes
Jackie Bacon

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