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Autumn Term Overview






Fictional Writing

We will learn about stories that have a familiar setting and children will learn how to construct stories using the talk for writing skills approach (Imitation, Innovation & Independence). We will be reading stories by an array of authors with a particular focus on Jeanne Willis’ story: The Bog Baby.

Non-Fictional Writing

We will be looking at lots of different types of non-fiction texts such as letters, postcards, flowcharts & information texts. They will also be writing a recount on personal experiences. Texts that we will look at will include; A Letter from Dorset - Emma Lynch & Chocolate - Diana Noonan. They will learn how to write a letter and also a set of instructions based on their knowledge of hygiene. Curriculum links to HISTORY: Significant People (Autumn 1) & SCIENCE: Animals including Humans (Autumn 2) & GEOGRAPHY: Comparison of Local and Non-European Country (Autumn 1)

Poetry Study:

We will be performing poetry based on Bonfires with poems by Leslie Funge & Tony Mitton. We will also look at poetry that has a different structure, including Ten things found in a Wizard’s Pocket by Ian Mcmillan. Curriculum links to OUTDOOR LEARNING: Bonfire Art & Sensory walk (Autumn 1).


We will continue to develop children’s’ comprehension, inference & reading fluency skills by covering a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. We will also be revisiting Phase 5 Phonics and moving onto Phase 6 in preparation for the Phonics Screening Test.


This term, we will refine our use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences.


We will learn how to use expanded noun phrases for description and specification [for example, the blue butterfly, plain flour, the man in the moon]. We will also learn the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function as a statement, question, exclamation or command. Correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense will also be developed throughout their writing.

Curriculum links to HISTORY: Significant People (Autumn 1) & SCIENCE: Animals including Humans (Autumn 2)


We will develop the size and formation of our writing and begin to understand how to use the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and move towards a continuous cursive style of writing.

Comprehension & Decoding Skills

Text will continue to develop our comprehension, decoding, discussion and explore inferential meanings as well as our deductive thinking.


We will be revisiting the Year 1 common exception words and then moving forward onto the Year 2 words. We will also learn about the rules for adding the suffixes – es – ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to the ends of words.



This term We will revisit their knowledge of place value and addition & subtraction in Year 1 and then improve their understanding of number by learning about:


Number – place value

Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.

Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the number line.

Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.

Use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.

Number- addition and subtraction

Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently.

Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally.

Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order.

Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures; applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods.

Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.


They will identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides, and line symmetry in a vertical line. Compare and sort common 2-D and everyday objects. Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces.

Mathematical concepts will be revisited and reinforce during the term based on the evaluations completed throughout the lessons



We will learn about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. They learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive, and apply this in a range of contexts. They will make observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them. We to research a range of global habitats and how the living things that live there are suited to their environments, and also introduces the idea of dependency between plant and animal species. They will also learn about how animals and humans grow and the importance of exercise and hygiene.

Curriculum links to ENGLISH: Non Fiction Writing (Autumn 2)




We will be learning about John Cadbury and study the life of this significant local individual. They will gain an understanding of chronology by sequencing key events in John Cadbury’s life in the form of a timeline and relate this to their own life. They will also learn how to ask questions in order to research and understand his significance in history.

Curriculum links to ICT: Searching (Autumn 1)




Cadbury World


Curriculum links to HISTORY & Significant People & GEOGRAPHY: Comparison of Local and Non-European Country (Autumn 1/2)




We will gain an understanding about what Geography is all about and key vocabulary associated with it. We will also learn how Mexico compares with Brewood geographically speaking and learn about the Aztecs. We will learn about the capital cities of the UK and recognise the flags of each country. They will also learn about the equator including countries that line north and south of it. Curriculum links to HISTORY: Significant People (Autumn 1) ART: Drawing & Printing (Autumn 2).



We will use our sketch books to improve our mastery of art and design techniques. Children will be developing their sketching & printing skills including drawing with more detail. They will learn about Andy Warhol’s Pop Art and use different materials to draw and print with. They will use this knowledge to create an Aztec inspired animal Pop Art print. Curriculum links to GEOGRAPHY: Comparison of Local and Non-



We will listen to a variety of music and begin to recognising different musical styles. We will continue to learn how to play the glockenspiel and improve our technique. We will then work on our confidence, fluency, control and expression.

Curriculum links to PHSE: Teamwork



We will update our understanding of Internet Safety and learn the importance of staying safe online. We will also be learning to code which will include learning about algorithms, how to input commands and how to fix errors through debugging. We will also use our ICT skills to effectively search the internet and develop our researching skills. Curriculum links to HISTORY & Significant People & GEOGRAPHY: Comparison of Local and Non-European Country (Autumn 1/2)



In our outdoor forest school lessons, we will learn about our environment and develop our knowledge of habitats. We will also use our senses to build up our vocabulary to describe different settings. We will learn the value of teamwork, managing our own risks and respecting each other and nature Curriculum links to PHSE: Positivity & Teamwork & Science: Living things and their habitats (Autumn 1/2)



CREATION – Who made the world?

INCARNATION – Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

Links made in worships and whole school events



We will develop fundamental movement skills, becoming increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. They will master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. They will also learn the fundamentals of Dance and start to apply these skills to form a routine.

Curriculum links to PHSE: Positivity & Teamwork.



We will be focusing on ‘Thinking Positively’ including growth mind set, resilience, positive thinking and self-care. We will develop our well-being through daily mindfulness and we will have meaningful discussions based on our school values of friendship and respect.

Curriculum links to OUTDOOR LEARNING: Sensory walk (Autumn 2).



We will learn the about designing, creating and evaluating a product. They will develop and use these skills to create a fruit kebab. They will learn also learn about food hygiene.

Curriculum links to PSHE and science