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Curriculum Plans – What is your Child Learning?

Class 1 Autumn 2nd Half Term 2019

These are the medium term plans, or put another way, what your children will be learning in each half term during the course of an academic year.

Class Topic – ‘Our Wonderful World’

English -    Texts: Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and The Jolly Postman by Janet and Alan Ahlberg

  • Narrative,
  • Character descriptions
  • Letters to Santa
  • lists


  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Money
  • Place Value


  • Living things and their habitats
  • Hot and cold habitats
  • Food chains

PE –

  • Multi-Skills


  • This half term we will be looking at ‘Our Wonderful World’. We will be looking at the seven continents and five oceans.
  • We will look at some contrasting locations and compare features including weather and land structures.


  • This half term we will be designing and constructing our own simple 3D maps.
  • We will produce a range of Christmas crafts.
  • Children will bake a range of Christmas inspired treats.


  • We will learn and sing a selection of new and familiar Christmas songs.


  • Who is a Christian and what they believe.
  • Exploring how and why Christians celebrate Christmas
  • Learn and re-tell the Christmas story

MFL (modern foreign languages – French)


  • This half term we will be looking at months of the year and the alphabet.
  • We will say numbers beyond 20
  • We will look at familiar Christmas songs and say parts ofthe Nativity story in French.

Autumn 2nd Half Term 2019

Class 2


These are the medium term plans, or put another way, what your children will be learning in each half term during the course of an academic year

Home Learning Tasks:

  • Children must practise multiplication tables regularly-they should know all multiplication and division facts to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.
  • Homework will be given each Friday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday.
  • Spellings will be sent home each Friday and tested the following Friday.

Class Topic

The Stone Age



Time Travel story writing continued:

  • Story endings with a twist
  • Switching from past to present tense
  • Editing and improving their own writing

 Poetry writing- Picture Poems by Michael and Peter Benton

  • Structure
  • Metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration-poems that don’t have a rhyming structure.
  • Possessive apostrophes
  • History of words and new vocabulary
  • Dictionary and thesaurus skills

Newspaper Reports based on the film ‘Elf’

  • Audience, purpose and ingredients for writing newspaper reports
  • Precising longer passages
  • Headlines
  • Orientation
  • Hot seating
  • Reported and direct speech
  • Paragraphing
  • Switching from past to present tense


Year 5 and 6:

Number- Four operations (fluency, reasoning and problem solving)

Number-Fractions (fluency, reasoning and problem solving)

Year 3 and 4:

Number-Multiplication and division (fluency, reasoning and problem solving)

Number- Fractions (fluency, reasoning and problem solving)


Forces and Magnets

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • describe magnets as having two poles
  • Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Computing :

Roald Dahl

  • To understand computer networks including the internet;
  • how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web;
  • The opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. 
  • To use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.


  • Swimming
  • Curriculum to be covered by a trained sports leader on Wednesday afternoon.


Bronze Age and Iron Age:

  • Know where the Stone Age gets its name.
  • Know which tools were crucial to the survival of early man.
  • Explain how Skara Brae was discovered.
  • Know the names of some items found at Skara Brae.
  • Explain why children worked in copper mines.
  • Name two reasons why Iron Age people wanted to protect their homes.


  • Wider opportunities with Mrs. Evans


What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

  • Think of reasons why Gandhi behaved in the way he did. How does this show Hindu beliefs?
  • Describe how vibrant British Hindu life is
  • Describe examples of where the life of a Hindu can be seen in Britain
  • Consider questions about how it could be hard for British Hindu children to live across two cultures, but it could also be exciting and enriching

How and why do Christian celebrate Christmas? (Short Unit)

  • Comparing different versions of the Christmas story

PSHE (Keeping Safe)

  • Strategies for managing personal safety in the local environment;
  • online safety; including sharing images;
  • mobile phone safety.

MFL (modern foreign languages – French)

  • This half term we will be looking at months of the year and the alphabet.
  • We will say numbers beyond 20
  • We will look at familiar Christmas songs and say parts of the Nativity story in French.