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2021 Autumn Term Curriculum Summary 

Below is a summary of what the children in Class 3 will be learning over the course of this term


The children will continue to follow the 'Letters and Sounds' phonic programme. This will be taught daily.

The children will also have a separate grammar lesson, as well as weekly spellings to learn. 





We shall start the term by reading ‘Not Now Bernard’ by David McKee. Drawing on this classic picture book, the children will study description and noun phrases, sequence plots and learn about verbs.

Imagining and creating the world of monsters, the children will complete activities which will give them the opportunity to create their own fictional monsters and explore what monsters mean to them through story making. From this, they will write diary entries and letters to and from the various characters.

     English author and illustrator David McKee (b.Devon, 1935) 

Later in the term, Class 3 will focus on ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald DahI.

The activities the children will complete will encourage them to create recipes for their own perfectly potent potions (making sure they're safer than George's...) and look at why Grandma is such a miserable old grouch.

               English author Roald Dahl (1916-1990)

Some marvellous themes we will be exploring will include:

  • The power of words
  • Mixed feelings
  • Excited writing 

Class 3 will also learn about using alliteration and adverbs effectively.


Place Value

Count to 100, identify number and estimate

Place value in 2-digit numbers

Compare and recognise numbers on a number line

Compare and order numbers up to 100

Use < > and =

Addition and Subtraction

Addition/subtraction facts; missing numbers

Add and subtract 10/20;

Use facts/patterns to add/subtract

Add/subtract multiples of 10

Add 2-digit number + tens

Multiplication and Division



Problem solving

Division problems


Measure capacities in litres and millilitres


Properties of 2 and 3D shapes

Describing and comparing 2 and 3D shapes




To start the term, the children will be focussing on and finding out about, humans. This will include discussions and investigations about sleeping, keeping ourselves clean, the importance of exercise and nutrition and the safe use of medicines.

Within this topic, the will be introduced to the basic needs for survival.  They will children learn about the importance of cleanliness when preparing food and eating, as well as learning about the 5 food groups and how they keep us healthy.

Class 3 will investigate the benefits and effects of exercise. They will carry out an investigation into what happens to their body when performing different activities.

Pupils will work scientifically by: observing, through video or first-hand observation and measurement, how humans, grow; asking questions about what things humans need for survival and what they need to stay healthy; and suggesting ways to find answers to their questions.


Later in the term, the children learn about objects, materials and properties. They look at objects, identify the materials they are made from, and explain why they are suitable in each situation.


The children carry out an investigation into how they can change the shape of different everyday objects. They predict before they test and then discuss their findings.


We will focus on the history topic 'The Great Fire of London’. The children will be gripped by this significant historic event from the 17th Century! Contrast fire-safety from the past with today. We will study the buildings of the period and create our own buildings.

            Diarist Samuel Pepys (1633-1703)

Enthused by the famous diarists Samuel Pepys, we will write diaries and will learn about the food of the time. We will find out more about how we fight fires today compared with how fires were fought in the 17th century. The children will generate questions about the Great Fire of London, research the answers and finally write reports for a class newspaper ‘Great Fire’ special edition.


The children will use word processing programmes to create written pieces to support their learning across the curriculum.



The children will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. This term they will learn to name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. They will also recognise and name some London landmarks.




The children will complete a 'Portraits' unit in art. The children will learn about portraits and use of different materials and techniques when making their own. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol, and create artwork inspired by them.


In RE, Class 3 will be learning about Judaism with Miss Newton every Tuesday afternoon.



This first half term, the children will be following the Jigsaw programme. The first puzzle piece for the year is ‘Being Me in my World’. The children will be discussing their hopes and fears, rights and responsibilities and recognise their own feelings, as well as those of others.



Mrs Townend will be teaching the children PE on Wednesday afternoon in the hall.


On Thursday morning, the children will be participating in outdoor games and multi-skills with Mrs Ainsley.

Please remember your outdoor kit for Thursday's PE lessons this term.

FRENCH  (Le Français)

 Madame Binns will teach French every Wednesday afternoon.                                                                                 Mme Binns enseignera le Français tous les Mercredis après-midi.



Miss Newton will teach music on Tuesday afternoon.          

During the first half term the children will be exploring rhythm and pitch changes. They will learn the song ‘Jump for Joy’.

Key dates for the 1st half of the Autumn Term Term;-

Tuesday 2nd November - School reopens for the 2nd half of the Autumn Term.

Friday 17th December - School closes for the Christmas holidays.

             HOME LEARNING               


Tapestry is our main online learning resource. 

Click on this link to log in.


Purple Mash

Games and activities are also available on purplemash to support the topics we have been learning in school.

Click on the 'To Do' tick symbol to find these activities. 


 Please look in your child's reading diary for their login details.


Your child can use phonicsplay to help practice their letters and sounds. 

Choose Phase 3, 4 and 5 games.


         More Home Learning Links!         

There are plenty of ideas on BBC Bitesize. If you would like to try any, follow the link below and click on Year 2.


Why not have an exciting virtual tour of the Natural History Museum in London? Watch out for the dinosaurs!


And why not try some of these great learning ideas that the whole family can enjoy together? There are loads of ideas for all age groups.

Even More Links! - phase 5 phonics games Maths, English and Science games - type in subject 

and age group 'KS1' - Maths and English home learning activities, right click and open in a new tab


Maths Links

Maths Games

Fast Facts Number Game

Mental Maths Games

Place Value Games