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Class teacher: Mrs. Percival

Teaching assistants: Mrs Kelsall, Mrs Biddle

PE: Wednesday and Thursday afternoon

 Curriculum Summary Autumn 2 2017 

Welcome back. I hope you had a lovely half term break and the children are refreshed and ready for this exciting half term.

Topics this term include a history topic studying ‘Guy Fawkes’, a science topic studying ‘Materials’ and of course ‘Christmas’.


  • Counting in forwards and backwards from any number within 100
  • Counting in two’s fives and tens
  • place value – finding 1 or 10 more or less than a number
  • doubling and halving
  • understanding subtraction as the inverse of addition
  • understanding subtraction as ‘difference’
  • Naming and describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Investigating and learning number bonds
  • Fractions – finding ½ or ¼ of a shape or quantity
  • Time – days of the week, sequencing events, telling the time to the ½ or ¼ hour.


  • Reading and understanding stories, instructions and poems linked to our topics
  • Reading/spelling words with different representations of the same sound e.g. ay/ai, ir/er, ow/ou
  • Handwriting – forming all letters using correctly, positioning letters on the line (Y1&Y2) beginning to join letters (Y2)
  • Grammar & Punctuation – Using full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. Using capital letters for proper nouns.
  • Writing – simple stories based on stories read, poems and instructions
  • Composing sentences aurally prior to writing, rereading sentences to check they make sense


  • Naming different materials
  • Sorting materials based on their properties
  • Investigating which materials are waterproof
  • Changing materials


  • Finding out about Guy Fawkes from different sources
  • Learning from the story of the Gunpowder Plot
  • Why should we remember Bonfire Night?

Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)

  • Identifying feelings - worried, happy, sad, frightened, excited
  • Recognising how others are feeling
  • Finding ways to calm down when we are upset or scared

Religious Education (RE)

  • Special times and celebrations
  • The Christmas story
  • Why Christians give and receive gifts at Christmas
  • The story of Hannukah
  • The significance of light during Hannukah


  • Gymnastics – using shape, direction and balance, sequencing movements
  • Games – developing ball skills
  • Dance – using inspiration from music to create dances


  • Using pastels/chalk to create a firework picture
  • Exploring collage using a variety of materials and techniques
  • Joining materials


  • Simple programming
  • Using 2paint to create pictures


  • Learning songs for our Christmas show
  • Exploring rhythm
  • Playing percussion instruments

If you have any questions about the curriculum or would like further information please come and speak to me.

Thanking you for your support

Mrs Percival

Below - Monday lunchtime, 20th November - we had a visitor outside our classroom!

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