Class Teacher - Miss Knott

Teaching Assistant - Catherine

Term 1 Newsletter and Timetable
Malumbe Curriculum Newsletter Term 1.pdf
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To start this year we will be reading two key texts that fit into our Nature topic. We will begin with a collection of traditional Malawian tales called Fire on Kaphirinthiwa and then read The Last Tree. Based on these we will write some narratives, a report on animals and some persuasive writing.


This term on maths we have been consolidating our understanding of fractions and decimals. We are tackling lots of problem solving challenges incorporating all we have learned so far. We have also worked on shape and measure including measuring around different parts of the school and calculating area.


This term we are studying classification of living things. We will explore different groupings of animals and plants and study our local environment to discover what wildlife we have around us. We will consider food chains and the effects of climate change. After half term we will switch to human biology and consider changes in humans from birth to old age.


This term we are composing pieces of music representing different animals inspired by the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens. We are experimenting with rhythm, dynamics and timbre. 


In our first half term we will have a geography focus linked to our nature topic. We will use atlases to explore lines of longitude, latitude and climate zones. We will also learn about biomes and the different wildlife found in each biome. 

After half term we have a history focus with the topic Crime and Punishment. We will look at how crime and punishment has changed through time and compare different eras and countries.

Religious Education

We are studying Hinduism looking at different beliefs, places of worship and celebrations.


We will use a range of media to create landscapes including oil pastels,  watercolours and collage. We will get inspiration from artists such as Rousseau and Picaso.

Swimming And Sports

Working in groups, we will continue to develop swimming skills and build up speed and stamina by improving technique.

Past events from Malumbe Class

DT Day - designing Ancient Greek style sandals

Residential camp 2019

Blantyre Chichiri Museum and Phoenix School Visit, March 2019

Science week October 2018