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Autumn Term 2017

Topics this term are Myths and Legends and Fire! Fire!  A flavour of some of what the children will be learning and experiencing during these topics is given below.

Myths and Legends

During this topic we will be exploring traditional stories. We will be sequencing the stories ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ before having the opportunity to retell these in our own words using a clear beginning, middle and end.  We will also learn how to write descriptive sentences, using capital letters, adjectives, full stops and finger spaces.  We will be finding out about Celtic patterns.  We will have the opportunity to research popular Celtic patterns, practise and choose our favourite before printing them. We will also learn about what it is like to live on a small island and make comparisons with what it is like to live in Hampton.

Our numeracy focus for the first term will be number recognition, formation and counting. Later on in the term we will move onto addition and explore 2D shapes. We will extend the range of numbers we work with and learn more about the number system including doubles.

We will begin to look at the different seasons as they fall throughout the year, concentrating on weather, trees, clothing and how many hours of sunlight there could be. This term we will focus on Autumn and in P.E. create a dance sequence to express what we feel this season is like.

Fire! Fire! 

We will start to learn about the features of information texts such as contents and index pages, diagrams, captions, photographs and formal language.

We will learn about The Gunpowder Plot and Bonfire Night.  We will also learn all about The Great Fire of London and the origins and development of our fire brigade.  Fire safety will also be a focus of this topic. 

In art, we will learn how mixing paint makes new colours and use these skills to create our own ‘fire work’ pictures and Great Fire of London silhouettes. 

At the end of term we will learn about the festival of Christmas and how it is celebrated. In computing we will look at how technology is used outside of school and how to be safe online.

Throughout the term in numeracy we will be teaching the children what rules make numbers odd or even, how to measure using non-standard units and subtraction using objects, number lines and a one-hundred square.