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"Achieving Success by Learning Together"

Autumn

Our topics this term are ‘Pirates and Explorers’ and ‘India’.

In literacy we will be…

  • Writing adventure stories based on familiar texts we have read.
  • Learning about different word types (adjectives, verbs, nouns, adverbs and conjunctions) and using them to make our writing more exciting.
  • Using basic punctuation to make our writing easy to read.
  • Creating our own heroes and villains for adventure stories.
  • Writing non-chronological reports (information texts) about India.
  • Using paragraphs to group information.
  • Using an index, contents page and glossary to find and convey key information.
  • Using more complex punctuation (question marks, exclamation marks, commas in lists) to make our writing more interesting for the reader.
  • Reading a range of exciting books linked to our topics and discuss them in depth.

 

In maths we will be…

  • Using place value and number facts to solve problems.
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number.
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers to 100.
  • Read and write numbers to at least 100.
  • Count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10.
  • Recall and use addition facts to 20 fluently.
  • Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order.
  • Add and subtract numbers using concrete manipulatives.
  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction.
  • Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure.
  • Compare and order length and record the results using < > or =.
  • Apply knowledge of numbers to 100 to read scales to the nearest appropriate standard unit in the context of length.
  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
  • Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order.
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables including recognising odd and even numbers.

 

In topic we will be…

  • Using maps and atlases to identify the UK and other countries of personal interest.
  • Learning to use simple compass directions.
  • Identifying key human and physical features of the environment.
  • Learning about a range of explorers such as Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake, Charles Darwin, Christopher Columbus and Francis Drake.
  • Planning and designing our own expedition to the moon!
  • Learning about the main beliefs and practices of Hinduism.
  • Celebrating Diwali, making clay diva lamps, drawing rangoli patterns and cooking and tasting Indian food.
  • Using a range of different artistic techniques to create landscapes of the Taj Mahal.
  • Learning about Indian animals and plants and comparing and contrasting these to the animals and plants in the UK.
  • Comparing the way different types of people live in India to the way different people live in the UK.
  • Listening to and retelling a range of Indian traditional tales.