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Autumn Term


We will begin with the number aspect of maths, concentrating on place value to develop counting skills through reading, writing and language. Using number bonds, children will use addition and subtraction skills to solve one step problems. We will then use these skills to identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations, before moving onto recognising 2D and 3D shapes and describing position, movement and direction.


We will be reading and writing about the often mischievous adventures of the Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke. Using this text we will engage the children through fun activities and discuss feelings, behaviour, and choices. We will then use it to develop their writing skills through punctuation, conjunctions, and adjectives.

We will then go on to read Funnybones by Allan and Janet Ahlberg. 



We will be investigating everyday materials, by finding out what things are made of and why. We will then go on to learn about human body parts and senses.



This will take place on Mondays and Fridays. For the first half term we will be doing catching, throwing, and striking and then team games with Premier sports. Then during the second half term, we will be focusing on controlled movement, co-ordination, and awareness of space using the parachute and through dance.


Please ensure that your child has their own PE kit which is to be kept in school during the week.



Linking to our topic on transport, we will learn about the history of transport and how it has changed through the ages. We will discuss how we travel both on a daily basis and when we go on holiday, and how significant individuals have influenced such change.



As we have just had the summer holidays, hopefully we will have been to lots of interesting and exciting places! We will look at where we went to, how we got there, and learn some basic geographical terminology to refer to key human and physical features.


Design and Technology

To design, make, evaluate and improve our own mode of transport.



  • Program Beebots to travel around our own maps while learning about algorithms, debugging and code.
  • E-Safety – Use technology safely and keeping personal information private.
  • Using computers to design and label modes of transport.



  • Listen, learn, and sing along to songs, chants and rhymes.




We will look at the work of Jackson Pollock to inspire the children to make their own piece of artwork, using the wheels of vehicles dipped in paint.

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