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Autumn Term 2

Shark in the Park

As we are a Rights Respecting School, we know that all children have lots of rights. Some of these rights that are linked to our topics are shown below.





We will be reading stories by the same author - Nick Sharratt. The first story we will read and learn is, "Shark in the Park". It begins like this...


Down at the Park, a little boy is testing out his brand new toy.

Timothy Pope, Timothy Pope, is looking through his telescope.

He looks at the sky. He looks at the ground. He looks left and right. He looks all around. And this is what he sees.

What a nasty surprise! In his loudest voice, Timothy cries, "



Rights Respecting Schools: Article 17 - Children should ...have access to children's books.


Then we will be writing recounts linked to our visits to the church and the library. We will use the words first, next, then, after that and finally.

Finally, we will be writing plans for our engineering project and writing evaluations when we have finished. We will use the words, "I liked... because..." and "Next time I will..."





We will be learning about number and place value. We will be mentally solving calculations and learning how to record those calculations. We will be learning the bonds to 10 silly rhyme, to help us remember these calculations:

0+10 (big strong men)

1+9 (feeling fine)

2+8 (never late)

3+7 (come from Devon)

4+6 (like to play tricks)

5+5 (come alive!)

6+4 (hold open the door)

7+3 (come for tea)

8+2 (feeling blue)

9+1 (have just gone)

10+0 (super hero!)

The children will be learning about time, using the words faster, quicker, slower. We will be thinking about how to use position and direction linked to our ICT and geographical learning, using the words forwards, backwards, high, low, up, down, left, right, under, over, on top, next to and across. We will also be solving lots of problems.



We will be learning to identify, name, describe and group everyday  materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, water and rock. The words we will use to describe materials are: soft, hard, smooth, rough, fluffy, strong, bendy and transparent.


We will be learning how to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.



Christianity - the Nativity story. To have an understanding of the Christian belief that God is vulnerable - how some people behave or feel because they believe in God.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 14 (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion): Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion. 



We will be investigating moving pictures.

To create moving pictures using simple levers.

We will be using the words hinge, lever, pivot, move, fix, pop-up, strengthen, fold, tear, curl, cut.



We will be listening with concentration and empathy.

We will be collaborating with others in order to use our voices in different ways and play rhythms on Indian dhol drums. We will use the words: rhythm, play, listen, song, repeat, tune.

Article 13: Freedom of expression.


This term we will be learning about staying safe - keeping safe, feeling safe; people who help keep me safe; keeping safe from bullying behaviour; keeping safe at home / outside / online; feeling comfortable.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 19 - Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally.