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Autumn 2

Autumn 2



Folktales and Fairytales

This term we learned about folktales and fairytales. We began by reading a range of fairytales including Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin. We decided which stories we liked the most and why, thinking about character and plot. Then, we began our focus text called Rumaysa which is a fairytale written by Radiya Hafiza. 

This story weaves together a range of traditional tales into one story. 

I wonder which traditional tales they are!

We investigated characters and events in the story, learned new vocabulary linked to the text, made points with evidence on character actions and identified further conventions of fairytales.

We also explored our concept question:

Is power always a positive thing? 


Look at our magical work! 

Reading and discussing a range of fairytales.


In Art, we learned about the famous Dutch Painter Piet Mondrian, who was known as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His artistic style changed as his career progressed.

The children stepped into the shoes of Piet Mondrian by drawing and painting in his style. They moved from figurative drawing and painting to abstract. 

We also investigated the concept questions:

Is being part of a community the same for everyone?

Does change always make things better?


Look at our artwork! 



In Geography we have started our learning about volcanoes. We will be learning about  how volcanoes occur, the structure of a volcano, describing where the Earth’s volcanoes are located and key aspects of volcanoes located in the ring of fire. Stay tuned to see our exciting learning. 



We developed ways of travelling, jumping and rolling. We balanced using small and large body parts and created a sequence of travelling, balancing, jumping and rolling actions. We suggested ways of improving and made judgements on qualities of performances.



We explored movement to communicate characters using travels, turns and gestures. We communicated narrative with partners and combined sequences to create final performances. We described, interpreted and evaluated our own and others' Dance.  


Dance vocabulary using travel, turn, jump, stillness and gestures.

Gymnastics: Front Support & Back Support Balances and Travels

Gymnastics: Sequence of balance and travel actions

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