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Autumn 2

During this half term, our literacy will involve changing our story to tell, which is the Gingerbread Man. We will be choosing a new setting and some new characters to chase the gingerbread man! We will be using ICT to publish and record our new stories. 

Our engineering also links to the gingerbread story, the children will be experimenting with joining materials and making a house for the gingerbread man. 


The children will also be designing and making something, maybe a boat or a bridge, for the gingerbread man to get across the river safely. 

Designing and making boats, bridges and rafts

Retelling The Gingerbread Man story

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How will your gingerbread man move?

In Maths, we will be learning how to add and subtract using objects, we will be using the vocabulary part-part and whole. We will be recording numbers and writing some calculations! Our Shape, Space and Measures learning will include learning about and using positional language. We will also be looking weight and money.



For our PSED part of our curriculum and PSHCE, we will be continuing to look at our key question. 


Can you be the same and different at the same time? Is it OK to be different?


We will be reading various stories about being different and embracing these differences. We will be drawing pastel faces, making sure we include the correct features.



The children will be looking at aspects of keeping safe, which links to our Health and Self Care aspect of our curriculum.



We will be looking at how to be safe on the road and different aspects of road safety. We will also be looking at bonfire safety too. 

During Literacy, the children have been looking at lots of different posters and learning what makes a good poster. The children made some posters using Purple Mash to add a picture and decorations. 

We discussed Bonfire night and how to keep safe around this time. The children then made their very own posters, remembering all of the things that are needed to make a good poster! 


Article 24- Every child has the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well. 

We discussed how to keep safe and prevent the spread of the corona virus. The children drew pictures of what they need to do. 



During our leaning about The World, we will be looking at Autumn and the changes that happen during the season. The children will be looking at autumn colours and different tones. 



We will be talking about about events that happened in the past and the present day. 

To link with our learning about weight in Maths, we will be exploring floating and sinking. 

The children have been making transient art pictures with autumn trees and making autumn leaves using stencils. 

We have been exploring autumn colours and doing some observational paintings of pumpkins. 

Autumn leaf pastels

Observational paintings of pumpkins

Our RE will be learning about love and charity, which links to Christianity. We will be reading the Papa Panov Story and The Good Samaritan.



We will also be learning about the Nativty story and how Christians believe that Jesus was sent as a gift from god. We will also be looking at how Christmas is celebrated. We will be doing some Christmas crafts, including making some decorations for the classroom. 

Christmas dinner 🎄

The Rights Respecting articles we will be looking this half term are:


Article 14- Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and practice their religion.

Article 28- Every child has the right to an Education. 



What makes a good friend?

The children have been learning all about Remembrance Day. 
Mrs Davison has completed a sponsored walk from her house to school which is over 34km! As a school we also completed this around our 1K a day path. Reception completed 5 laps. 

We made a wreath to lay on our poppy walk. 

The children made Mrs Davison cards and pictures to say good luck! 

The teachers donated money to The Royal British Legion charity and bought each child a poppy to wear during their walk. 

Laying our wreath

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Laying our wreath

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