Autumn term 2019

Autumn 2 – Castles and Dragons


This half term, the children will continue to focus on constructing sentences that make sense and that they can read back to themselves. The children will write sentences about imaginary castles and create their own dragons to describe. The class will also look identifying and writing rhyming words and poems.


The children will continue to develop their number awareness and practise reading, writing and making numbers up to 20 (and higher). The children will further develop their understanding of subtraction through using equipment, jumping back along a number line and recording answers as number sentences. The children will learn how to partition numbers into their tens and ones and begin to use this knowledge to help them solve calculations.


Science - The children will build on their understanding of materials and explore how to make shadows. They will also investigate what objects are light sources and those that reflect light.

Art - The children will learn about the primary colours and the colours they make when they are mixed together. They will have opportunities to mix their own colours and use this knowledge to design their own dragon.

PE - The children will work on basic PE skills with the sports coach and will work on movement, shape and jumping with Miss Kilner in their weekly gymnastic session. 

RE - The children will continue their learning on Judaism from Autumn 1. 

The children enjoyed using the class 'castle' role play area throughout the topic and also created their own castle creations as part of their home learning project. 
Autumn 1 - Homes and Houses! 
This half term, the children will be learning about labels, lists, capital letters, nouns, adjectives and the components of writing a sentence (capital letter, finger spaces and full stops). Many of their learning activities will be linked to stories that are linked to the topic. The children will also look at how to write instructions and this will include learning about time conjunctions. 
The children will be focusing on the place value (size) of numbers up to 10 and learning how to compare and order objects and number using > (greater than), < (less than) and the = (equals) symbols. The children will learn about the + symbol and explore making all the numbers up to 10 in many different ways. Children will initially practise a new skill before looking at problems that require them to 'think outside the box'. These problems will allow the children to show that they really understand a concept and will develop their reasoning skills. 
Over the half term, we will look at types of houses, explore different materials and learn about The Great Fire of London. The children will also have weekly art/D.T activities that will allow them to develop cutting and drawing skills. 
We follow the AMV (Awareness, Mystery and Value) RE syllabus and this term we will be exploring the following question: 'What do Jewish people believe about the Torah?'
The children will be having an hour of music with Mrs Patterson this half term.