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Autumn 1



We are learning about our bodies and where we live. Below are some of the topics we will cover. 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.




Nursery rhymes - we learned lots of different rhymes and acted them out.

Lists, labels and captions - we are adding lots of labels and captions to pictures and diagrams.

Stories with repetitive patterns – Rat-a-tat-tat (story to tell) - we will retell the story and write it out. "Rat-a-tat-tat. Who is that? Open the door and see..."

Role play – Rat-a-tat-tat house

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

The children have access to lots of different kinds of books in our class reading zone, as well as our home-reading books.






Number and Place Value

Properties of Shapes - we learned the shape names circle, rectangle, square, triangle and star.

Watch this shape video here:

Calculations - we are really good at learning the bonds that make 5







Measurements - we used the language long, short, longest, shortest, heavy, light, heaviest, lightest, full and empty.





To be able to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. We used language such as: shoulder, wrist, ankle, elbow, eyebrow, fingers, toes, sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste.


To use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content. We used language such as: e-safety, mouse, cursor, login, password and paint.




To explore ideas using digital sources, use simple graphics package to create images and effects. We used language such as photo, edit, effect, paint and image.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 13 - Freedom of expression: The freedom of expression includes the right to share information in any way they choose.




To be able to explain  where they go to school and explain where they live. To be able to explain where they go to school. The children will be able to talk about the meaning of physical and human features of Burnley.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 7 - Children have the right to a nationality (to belong to a country).



To listen with concentration and be rapt in learning.

To imitate others in order to play rhythms on un-tuned instruments. We learned the lyrics to lots of nursery rhymes and sang our story to tell to music.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 13 - Freedom of expression



The children will begin to learn about how to design, make and evaluate their design projects. 

What are engineers?

Watch this interesting video to find out...


Christianity - Baptism

 We will be considering the question - What do people say about God? We will be visiting a church in Hurstwood as a interesting introduction to our learning.  


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 thought about new beginnings at the start of a new school year - I belong to a community; I can express a simple opinion, agreement and disagreement; I can ask questions.

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 12 (Respect for the views of the child) - Children have the right to say what they think ... and have their opinions taken into account.