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Autumn Term 2

In Literacy, we will be reading stories around the theme ‘explorers’. We will be using Talk for Writing to learn the story 'The Great Explorer' so we can write our own version. We will identify our favourite words and phrases from the story and identify time adverbial openers including first, then and next which help us sequence events in order.


In History, we will learn about key events in the life of a famous British explorer, Robert Falcon Scott, explaining what he did earlier and later on his expedition.


In Maths, we will measure length and mass and use our knowledge of addition, subtraction and division to solve word problems. Words we will use include meters, centimeters, kilometers, grams and kilograms. Please ask your child to look at food labels for weights of packages.

In Science, we will describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

In Computing, to keep ourselves safe, we will learn how technology is used in school and outside and that not everything on the internet is true. We will navigate the web to complete simple searches.

In Geography, we will revise what we know about the world's oceans and continents as we learn more about explorers. 

In Engineering, we will be designing purposeful, functional and appealing vehicles. Watch this space!

In R.E we will be answering the questions 'How and why do we use light?' and 'How is light used as a symbol?'

We will be discussing the Christian belief that Jesus is the Light of the World, providing comfort, hope and guidance and investigating the tradition of Christingle. Words we will use include awe and wonder, symbol and tradition. We will learn about Children's Rights: Article 14- Every child has the right think and believe what they want.


In Music we will be learning how to play simple tunes on an untuned instrument- the Dhol Drum. We hope to perform in front of the whole school at the end of the term. 

In P.E we will develop the basic skills of travelling on our hands and feet, balancing on different body parts and rolling. We will combine our skills to create a simple sequence and adapt them to apparatus.

In PSHCE we will develop basic techniques for resisting pressure to do something they don't want to do and which may make them unsafe, including online.