|8:50 - 9:00
|9:00 - 9:20
|9:20 - 9:30
|9:30 - 10:10
|10:45 - 11:00
|11:00 - 11:45
|12:50 - 13:00
|13:00 - 13:30
|13:30 - 14:15
|14:30 - 15:15
|Inventors, Engineers and Architects
|Colours, shapes and patterns
|Exploring the world
|Protecting the natural world
|Castles, Knights, Kings and Queens
|Rosie Revere Engineer and The Dragon Machine
|Goldilocks Project and Hotel Flamingo
|The Bear and the Piano and Cakes in Space
|We are water protectors and There's a Rang Tan in my bedroom
|Non fiction books about the topic
|Spelling, punctuation and grammar objectives are woven throughout each unit. They are taught and revised throughout the year to allow the children to embed the new knowledge and skills across a range of writing.
|Place value and addition & subtraction
|Addition & subtraction and shape
|Money and multiplication & division
|Fractions and Time
|Statistics and position & direction
|Animals including humans
|Animals and their habitats
|Materials and their uses
|Key skills - IT systems
|Comuter programming - looping
|Computer programming - events
|Presenting work - making an ebook
|Why did Charles go to prison? Animals in wartime
|What does it take to become a great explorer?
|who is the greatest history maker?
|Continents and oceans
|Weather and seasons
|Its a wonderful world and magical mapping
|Contrasting locations - Zambia
|Landscapes and cityscapes
|Textiles - christmas stockings
|Moving pictures - traditional tales
|Our fabric faces
|Composing and appreciating - carnival of the animals and birdsong
|Composing - 4 beat patterns, duration and rhythm
|Composing - 2 and 3 time beats, pitch, duration and dynamics
|Special People and creation
|Divali, Advent and Christmas
|What is God like?
|Why is Easter important to Christians?
|Special places in our community and in different religions
|Humanism - what do they believe?
|What makes a good friend?
|What is bullying?
|What jobs do people do?
|What helps us to stay safe?
|What helps us grow and stay healthy?
|How do we recognise our feelings?
Autumn Term 1
Theme - Inventors, Engineers and Architects
Literacy this half term is based around 2 texts; Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and the Dragon Machine by Helen Ward. We use these stories as a platform to explore plot and character as well as looking at features of grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. At the beginning of the year we are focusing on sentences being structured correctly and having correct punctuation.
Spelling will be closely linked to each child's progression through the Floppy's Phonics Programme and will be tested weekly.
Handwriting is practised daily and is linked to phonics and key words.
During the first half term of the year we focus on Place Value of numbers from 0-100. The children learn to understand, compare, partition and order 2 digit numbers as well as practising counting in 10s, 5s and 2s as preparation for multiplication.
The children will also begin the unit on addition and subtraction, which will continue into Autumn Term 2.
Every Friday morning the children complete a Big Maths assessment so that they are continually developing their number knowledge and calculation skills through personalised targets.
In the first half-term, Science is taught in a cross-curricular way through literacy and DT. The children think about materials and their properties, a topic which is revisited in further detail later in the year.
History and Geography
History is not covered in Autumn term but we do look briefly at famous inventors and engineers from the past.
In Geography we learn about the continents and oceans of the world and learn to place them on a map.
In Computing we are learning about computing systems and networks. We are looking at what Information Technology is and what we can use it for in school and in the wider world. We are also learning about how we can use IT safely and how it can benefit our lives. Our computing lessons are every Friday morning and build in key skills as part of each session.
Linked closely to science and literacy, this term's work in Design Technology is based on inventions that can help the environment. As well as building greenhouses to help plants grow, the children will learn about renewable energy and will create their own wind farm.
Our first topic in PE is gymnastics. We are thinking about how we can use our body to travel in different ways. PE lessons are on a Monday afternoon. Children will need their black PE kit which should be kept at school.
Our first art unit of the year is Landscapes and Cityscapes. We will be looking at the work of Van Gogh, Monet and Metzinger and comparing their landscape work. We will be using different techniques and materials to create our work. This unit includes painting, drawing & colouring and making mosaics.
On a Tuesday afternoon Mrs Cooke will be teaching the children about special people and creation stories. We use the Understanding Christianity units to help the children to make sense of Bible stories, make connections to their own experiences and how Christians use Bible stories to impact their personal lives.
Music lessons in Autumn Term 1 are singing lessons with Mr Dalglish on a Friday morning. The children are taught as a key stage in the hall and enjoy learning and rehearsing new songs as well as some old favourites.