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At The Ferns Primary Academy, our whole school curriculum branches from our use of quality texts and is designed to inspire and engage our children. The book, studied by each year group during each term, is the overarching theme for the topics in each subject area. All of our units of work are fully referenced to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum Framework and have a title that is in the form of a question in order to promote enquiry based learning.
What we do...
In Year 1 we have been reading the story Handa's Surprise, by Eileen Browne. By looking carefully at the illustrations and discussing the characters, settings and events we discovered the story is set in Africa. We looked at examples of African clothes and patterns and talked about the different fruits and animals we would find in Africa. Then we created a story map and used it to retell the story with storytelling actions. We wrote labels and lists of the fruit Handa put in her basket to take to her friend Akeyo and also sequenced the events of the story.