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Class teacher: Mrs. Percival

Teaching assistants: Mrs Kelsall, Mrs Biddle, Mrs Hancock

PE: Wednesday and Thursday afternoon

  Autumn 1 2017 


I hope you had a lovely summer and your children are ready and eager to start the new school year. This is going to an exciting year for the children with lots of new topics to explore and new friends to make!

Our first topic is ‘All About Me’. Our Literacy, Science, History, PSHE, Art and RE work relate directly to this topic.


  • Counting up to 100 (Y1) and beyond (Y2)
  • Counting in 2s 5s and 10s
  • Finding 1 more or l less (Y1), finding 10 more and 10 less (Y2)
  • Understanding place value to 20 (Y1) to 100 (Y2)
  • Using + = - symbols (Y1)Comparing numbers using < > = symbols (Y2)
  • Exploring number bonds to 10 (Y1) to 100 (Y2)
  • Adding and subtracting a one digit number to a teen (Y1), to any 2 digit number (Y2)
  • Time – days of the week, months of the year (Y1), sequencing intervals of time (Y2) telling time to half hour (Y1) to the quarter hour (Y2)


  • Reading stories/ non-fiction texts and poems relating to our topic
  • Reading/spelling words with vowel sounds e.g.ai, oa, including alternative spellings (Y2)
  • Handwriting – forming letters which start with an anticlockwise movement: c o a d g e f s (Y1) and beginning to join these letters (Y2)
  • Grammar & Punctuation Y1 – identifying nouns and verbs, using full stops to demarcate sentences, using capital letters to start sentences and for the pronoun ‘I’, using spaces between words
  • Grammar and Punctuation Y2 – identifying nouns, verbs and adjectives, writing statements and questions, using noun phrases, using full stops, exclamation marks and question marks, using time connectives, using apostrophe’s for contracted words e.g. I’m, they’re
  • Writing – writing labels, captions, stories and poems
  • Composing sentences aurally prior to writing, rereading sentences to check they make sense and are punctuated correctly.


  • Naming parts of human body
  • Recognising the senses and associated body parts
  • Making observations – similarities/ differences
  • Sorting and classifying based on different criteria


  • Understanding History and a sense of chronology
  • Identifying events in personal history
  • Creating a timeline of personal history
  • Finding out about family history, creating a family tree

 Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)

  • Creating a safe and happy classroom
  • Making friends
  • Belonging to a community
  • Identifying feelings; happy, sad, scared, upset and excited in self and others
  • Finding ways to calm down when scared or upset
  • Solving problems

 Religious Education (RE)

  • Sense of belonging
  • Belonging in Religion
  • Christian worship and baptism
  • Learning through stories


  • Keeping safe in PE , working co-operatively with a partner
  • Gymnastics – using shape, direction and balance, sequencing movements
  • Games – throwing and catching skills, simple competitive games
  • Dance – using inspiration from music to create simple movement patterns 


  • Studying portraits and techniques
  • Famous artists –Picasso, Andy Warhol
  • Mixing colour to make different shades
  • Using different media to complete portraits


  • Using digital cameras to take portraits
  • Using 2count program to make graphs and pictograms
  • Using online activities to support work across the curriculum


  • Singing songs, chants and rhymes linked to our topic
  • Playing percussion instruments

If you have any questions about the curriculum or your child’s learning, please come and speak to me. I am looking forward to working with the children and making this an enjoyable and successful year.

Thanking you for your support

Mrs Percival

Below - our fantastic 'Rainy Days' hall display (photo taken by Daisy, Class 9);-

Below - our terrific classroom display of photographs & artwork in the style of Andy Warhol;-