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Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 1


This term our topic is...

'Magic and Wonder!'


During this half term, our class novel will be The Nowhere Emporium. Whilst reading and enjoying the story, we will be following the teaching sequence to enhance our reading and writing skills. We will read the novel independently and as a class and gather content to use in our own writing. Once we have carried out the steps in the sequence, we will write an alternative or additional chapter relating to the story. 

Later in the term, we will be looking at hybrid texts and will be creating a magazine page - this will include a short biography, discussion and report.

Zara’s innovated narrative.

Umme’s innovated narrative.

Zarrar’s innovated narrative.


During Autumn Term 1, we will be starting our Maths lessons by following the Maths-No Problem scheme. We will begin by looking at the place value of larger numbers to ten million. From this, we will move on to comparing, ordering and rounding numbers. To finish the half term, we will move on to calculations using all operations. 


Early in the half term, we will be learning about different concepts relating to light and shadows. We will be finding out about how light travels, how we see things and furthering our understanding of shadows. After this, we will begin our short topic on electricity and the children will work scientifically when learning about electrical circuits. 

Some of our Science work on shadows and light.

We used the outdoor classroom to carry out a scientific investigation involving electricity. We thought like scientists when we predicted how increasing cells in a circuit might affect other components such as a bulb or a buzzer. After making a prediction, we carried out a fair test and made a conclusion. 


In RE, we will be learning about the religion of Hinduism. We will study the Hindu faith and the concepts of dharma, atman, moksha, karma and Brahman.


In art, we are going to be using a variety of materials to create our own collages. we will investigate different approaches to do this to create a variety of effects. 

Our collages were inspired by our class novel, The Nowhere Emporium.


Invasion Games: Tag Rugby

We will use consistency, accuracy and control when passing and catching a ruby ball. We will apply simple tactics to outwit opponents when playing a game and make decisions on when to pass. We will also apply simple attacking and defending tactics and apply these in ruby games. Finally, we will evaluate our own and others work and suggest ways of improvement.