What we are Learning-Autumn 2 Nov-Dec


This Half Term our themes are “Remember, Remember” and “Letter to Santa”.



Chronological Understanding and Historical Interpretation.

We will be showing an awareness of the past using common words relating to the passing of time.

We will be learning about The Gunpowder Plot and describing the events, people and places .

We will also be comparing the changes from then and now and exploring how History could have been changed.

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Art and Design

Firework Art

We will be using a range of techniques to create bonfire and firework art.


In Science this half-term we will be working scientifically, which will involve identifying, grouping and classifying different objects/materials.

Our other topic is Materials. We will be identifying and comparing the suitability of everyday materials including wood, fabric, plastic, paper and glass.


Our English work will be focused on the Read Write Inc scheme which children should have logged into to read books at home that they have completed in school.

English will also be linked to The Gunpowder Plot where we will establish the story, sequence the events and enjoy Role Play, interacting the children within the story.



We will be learning 2 different topics in Maths this half-term.

The first is Multiplication and Division of 2,5 and 10. We will be learning the 2, 5 and 10 times table as well as solving word problems, grouping and sharing.

The second topic is Length.


Tremendous Trio

  Books we will be reading as a class this term:



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Autumn 1 Sept-Oct


Our first unit of learning in Maths will focus on various aspects of numbers to 100.

We will be able to count to 100 through different steps, including counting up in tens.

We will also look at comparing numbers using our place-value knowledge.

Key Vocabulary: Numbers to 100; sequence; tally; continue; rule; >greater than; < less than; one-, two-,three-digit number; place value; exact;  represents; exchange; exact; one hundred more; one hundred less; fact; tens boundary; mental and written calculations



Our English lessons will be based around our theme of Owls and the story, ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’.

We will also be doing daily phonics, as we begin with Read Write Inc.


Religious Education

Our first unit of work this year will be: ‘The Bible: Why is this such a special book?’.

We will have the opportunity to handle many different Bibles and try to understand that the Bible is like a library of books.

We to look at the content; presentation and discuss the importance of the Bible to Christians, as well as developing our understanding of holy books from faiths other than Christianity.  

Key Vocabulary: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Holy, Gospel, Word of God, Dead Sea Scrolls, Mary Jones.



Our first unit, ‘Whooo lives in a place like this?’ will link to the text, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

We will be developing our art skills, including creating collages and developing our observational drawing skills.

Key Vocabulary: See our attached Knowledge Organiser.


During the first half term, we will also have a mini theme on ‘Values’ during our first week back, and a week on ‘Harvest’ later in the half term.



We will have two P.E lessons each week. Our first P.E lesson will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and will focus on Basketball.  

Our second lesson of the week will be taught by the Sport’s Coach and will focus on striking and fielding skills.



Our music unit this half term is based around a song called ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’, which celebrates South African music.

We will listen to and appraise a range of songs a well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose songs. We will also learn the signed version of this song.

Key Vocabulary: keyboard, drums, bass, electric guitars, saxophone, trumpet, pulse, rhythm, pitch, pulse, pitch, improvise, compose, perform, audience, melody, dynamics, tempo



Our focus this half term will be Living Things and Their Habitats, which we will explore as part of our ‘Whoo lives in a place like this’ theme. We will learn to Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. We will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. Through this theme we will identify and name a variety of animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats and describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

Key Vocabulary: See our attached Knowledge Organiser.



This half term we will be following Puzzle 1 of our Jigsaw scheme – Being me in my World, as well as learning lots about our new class and the adventures ahead of us as we start our journey in year two.

You can find out more about Jigsaw within the PSHE section of our website.



This half term our Spanish topic is Yo Aprendo Espanol, which means, I’m learning Spanish.

During our learning we will identify Spain on a map of the world and learn the capital of Spain. We will also learn about other cities in Spain and learn about other countries where they speak Spanish.

We will then learn to count to ten, say our names and say how we are feeling in Spanish.

For this subject we use a scheme called Language Angels.



This half term we will be focussing on ‘My Digital Life’. 

We will learn to improve our knowledge of the risks of our online lives. We will learn about the ways we communicate online in the world around us and how to communicate in a polite manner. We will develop our knowledge of the Internet and which sites/apps are suitable for us to use and about different types of media content. We will learn about trusted adults, personal information and using strong passwords and the differences between the Internet and the real world.

Key Vocabulary: See our attached Knowledge Organiser.



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