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Autumn Term 2018-19

Our topics this term are Superheroes and Dinosaurs. A flavour of some of what the children will be learning and experiencing during these topics is given below.

Superheroes (6 weeks)

During this topic we will be exploring stories about superheroes including stories written by the same author. We will be reading books and comics first before writing our own stories using a clear beginning, middle and end in a similar style. We will also learn how to write extended sentences, using descriptive language and conjunctions. We will also be looking closely at some poetry about superheroes, discussing patterns and rhyme.

In maths we will consolidate our learning from Y1 and build upon our knowledge of number. We will also develop our addition and subtraction skills as well as our mental maths skills.

Also during this topic we will find out about a variety of different superheroes and what makes a superhero, before having the opportunity to create our own.

Towards the end of this half term children will design and make their own superhero capes as part of Design Technology. We will look carefully at portrait pictures and famous artists to help us to create our own portrait picture. In music we will be exploring sounds and beats as well as singing songs linked to our topic.

Dinosaurs (7 weeks)

After doing some research using information books and the internet, we will start to compile our own information books based on this topic, using features such as paragraphs, diagrams, captions, photographs and formal language. We will be fact-finding and producing lots of interesting written work all about dinosaurs.

In Topic we will find out about the different historic time periods when dinosaurs were on the Earth. We will learn about the different types of dinosaurs that existed and explore the archaeological evidence that shows how we know about them today. We will learn names of the continents and seas, placing them correctly onto a map.

Also during this topic we will learn all about plants and trees as part of science. We will identify different trees by looking at the shape of their leaves and learn what plants need to survive.

In PE we will move around the hall in a variety of ways similar to different types of dinosaurs. We will practise our throwing and catching skills to help us play a variety of games. We will also learn a variety of different gymnastic skills.

At the end of term we will learn about the festival of Christmas and how it is celebrated. We will complete various Christmas activities. The children will also make decorations and find out about the Christmas Story.

Over the two half terms we will continue to lean about how to stay safe when using the internet through a variety of stories.