Dear [NAME] We have compiled this newsletter to stress the importance of History, Geography, Citizenship and Religious Education. It highlights the significance of these subjects to all key stage areas and to increasing 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.
History - we have dedicated pages onKS1 history, KS2 historyand KS3 history. In addition, we have a huge range of resources which can be located via the Worksheet Finder. 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. World War II is studied at KS2 and the topic shown alongside shows how well topics can integrate many areas of learning into one piece of work. The Crusades are an important part of medieval history and they are often studied in KS3.
The First World War will be a key subject for study during 2014 and aspects of it come into many different subjects. Test your child's knowledge of the literature with our World War I literary quiz. Trench warfare was a key aspect of the war; for an overall picture and for research the Glossary of World War I will be a useful resource.
Geography is covered on our special pages atKS1 geography, KS2 geography and KS3 geographyas well as extensively through the Worksheet Finder.Learning about Seasonal changes is part of KS1 geography and our worksheet will help children to observe the changing seasons around them. The Weather Worksheet for KS2 helps understanding of a topic which preoccupies us all. Pupils in KS3 will need an understanding of geographical terms - A geography dictionary will help there.
RE resources can be found through the Worksheet Finder or through KS1 RE, KS2 RE, KS3 RE Encourage children to look at all the Things you might find in a church when they visit. 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. The Gurdwara is just one in a series of resources.
Citizenship Our resources for KS1, KS2 and KS3 will help pupils to devlelop an understanding of their communties and society, and show them their opportunities for responsible and active citizenship. Why Playground games? Because playing games together is important to develop social skiils and learning to get on together.
In the Early Years, children will learn about thye world around them through cross-curricular work. We have a range of 'topics for a term' which are useful for both parents and teachers in planning and supporting work. Foundation Stage topic on buildings encourages children to think about the world around them. Learning about and caring for animals is an important part of learning - Animal Topic. My dad is brilliant is a topic full of ideas for young children.
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 Things for Promoting Independence
KS1 History Curriculum Bank
Collins Primary World Atlas
Best wishes Jackie Bacon
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