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Curriculum

Autumn Term Two

 

Literacy

Phase 2 sounds: Set 5 (h, b, f/ff, l/ll, ss)

Phase 3 sounds: j, v, w, x, y, z/zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng

HF Words: of, off, can, dad, had, back, and, get, big, him, his, not, got, up, mum, but

Blending and Segmenting Words

Beginning to write sentences

On a Friday, the children’s phonics lesson will take the format of a Big Phonics. This is where the children recap their phonics learning in a quick paced, interactive activity.

Some of these activities are linked to different book during each half term. This half term stories are ‘Halibut Jackson’ by David Lucas and ‘I am Henry Finch’ by Alexis Deacon.

 

 

Maths

Every day the children take part in a 30 minute Maths lesson where they will be developing the following skills:

Strand 1 Counting and understanding number

Say and use number names in order in familiar contexts.

Recognise numerals 0 to 9.

Know that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.

Count reliably up to 10 everyday objects.

Estimate how many objects they use and check by counting.

Use language such as more or less to compare two numbers.

Use ordinal numbers in different contexts.

Count aloud in ones, twos, fives and tens.

Strand 2 Knowing and using number facts

Exploring 1 more and one less from a given number of objects and relating to everyday life.

Developing number facts as we gain one more eg 1 becomes 2 2 becomes 3 etc,

Developing number facts as we have one less 10 becomes 9 etc.

Find one more or one less than a number from 1 to 10.

Strand 4 Understanding Shape

Use familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

Use language such as ‘circle’ or ‘bigger’ to describe shape and size of solids and flat shapes.

Use everyday words to describe position.

Name common 2’d’ shapes and their properties

Strand 5 Measuring time

Knowing significant times of the day.

Understanding days of the weeks and beginning to understand months of the year.

Strand 5 Measuring Length

Exploring height and length in terms of longer than, shorter than and the same length as.

Children are taught height refers to standing objects otherwise we use length.

On a Friday, the children’s Maths lesson will take the format of a Big Maths session. This is a brisk pace activity that aims to recap their mathematical learning so far and improve their mental arithmetic skills.

 

Music

This term the children will be learning songs in preparation for the Christmas performance. They will be learning how to project their voice and perform to an audience.

 

 

 

PE

Every week the children participate in a 45 minutes PE lesson (Badgers – Monday, Hedgehogs – Wednesday and Rabbits – Thursday). Please ensure your child comes to school with all jewellery removed and their hair tied back if it is longer than shoulder length.

This half term the children will be taking part in gymnastics lessons were they will explore how to use space and travel in a variety of ways.

 

Theme

Theme lessons are taught in the afternoons. The children's Literacy and Maths learning continues but mostly the children will complete learning from four main areas:

Communication and Language

Understanding the world - (Geography, History, Science and Technology)

Expressive Arts and Design

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This half term the theme will be People Who Help Us. During theme learning sessions the children will complete activities such as creating creating a healthy plate, label a fire engine and solving the mistery of the stolen books. They will learn about different proffesion and people who help us through lessons, activities, stories and very exciting visitors. During the lasts weeks of the term the theme learning will be ‘Celebrations’ when we will discuss the celebration of Christmas and do lovely arts and crafts to take home at the end of the term.  

 

Spanish

The children will be taking part in a lesson of Spanish every week. Over the course of this half term the children will be learning the numbers and the colours and how to name objects in the classroom. They will also continue to practice greetings

Classroom vocabulary: Puerta (door) Pizarra (board) profesora (teacher) amigos (friends) lapiz (pencil) papel (paper).

 

RE

Every week the children will be taking part in a half an hour RE lesson. This half term the children will be learning about the Christian festival of Christmas and the meanings it has for Christian people.

 

Curiosity Afternoon

Every Thursday afternoon the children take part in activities that will improve their scientific inquiry and investigation skills. The children will carry out Science, ICT and Environmental Education activities.

Autumn Term One

Phonics

Every day the children take part in a 30-minute Phonics lesson where they will be developing the following skills:

Name Writing (full name)

Phase 2 sounds: Set 1, 2, 3, 4 (s,a,t,p, i,n,m,d ,g,o,c,k, ck,e,u,r)

Tricky Words: I, no, go, the, to, into

HF Words: a, an, as, if, in.

Some of these activities are linked to different book during each half term. This half term story is ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.

 

Maths

Every day the children take part in a 30 minute Maths lesson where they will be developing the following skills:

 

Strand 1 - Counting and understanding number

  • Say and use number names in order in familiar contexts.
  • Recognise numerals 0 to 9.
  • Know that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
  • Count reliably up to 10 everyday objects.
  • Estimate how many objects they use and check by counting.
  • Ensure correct numeral writing 0 – 9.

 

Strand 2 Knowing and using number facts

  • Observe number relationships and patterns in the environment and use to derive facts.
  • Count reliably up to 10 everyday objects
  • Ensure correct numeral writing 0 – 9
  • Exploring 1 more and one less from a given number of objects and relating to everyday life.

 

Strand 4 Understanding Shape

  • Use familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

 

Strand 5 Measurement money

  • Recognising coins and their value.
  • Buying objects and comparing prices.

 

Strand 5 Measuring Mass and capacity.

  • Exploring full, half full and empty when using liquids.

 

 

Music

Once a week the children have a music lesson. This term the children will be learning about rhythm and pitch and will practice copying sounds made by others.

They also learn to sing as a group and perform in front of a public following the music and using appropriate tone and volume.

 

PE

Every week the children participate in a 45 minutes PE lesson (Badgers – Monday, Hedgehogs – Wednesday and Rabbits – Thursday). Please ensure your child comes to school with all jewellery removed and their hair tied back if it is longer than shoulder length.

This half term the children will be developing their dancing and spatial awareness skills in a series of lessons. We will be performing dynamic dances to contemporary music and yoga. 

 

 

Theme

Theme lessons are taught in the afternoons. The children's Literacy and Maths learning continues but mostly the children will complete learning from four main areas:

Communication and Language

Understanding the world - (Geography, History, Science and Technology)

Expressive Arts and Design

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This half term the theme will be All About Me. During theme learning sessions the children will complete activities such as drawing, painting and creating someone in their family and thinking and talking about their favourite part of their school and school day. They will also have the opportunity to use technology (iPads and cameras) in these sessions.

 

Spanish

The children will be taking part in a half an hour Spanish learning lesson every week. Over the course of this half term they will have an introduction to Spanish phonics, simple greetings.

 

RE

Every week the children will be taking part in a RE lesson. This half term they will be learning about the celebrations different faiths have.

 

Curiosity Afternoon

Every Tuesday afternoon the children take part in activities that will improve their scientific inquiry and investigation skills. The children will carry out Science, ICT and Environmental Education activities.

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