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Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is ‘In to the Woods’.

In literacy we will be…

  • Looking at stories by the same author (Julia Donaldson).
  • Using the text as evidence to make inferences about characters.
  • Discussing a range of traditional tales and our reactions to them.
  • Writing in the past tense and first person to write simple recounts.
  • Using paragraphs to structure extended writing.
  • Writing traditional tales using paragraphs and time connectives to create tension.
  • Using different types of conjunctions in our writing to add detail and interest.

In maths we will be…

  • Recognising the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • Using our knowledge of addition and subtraction to solve mathematical problems.
  • Organising and interpreting data using pictograms, block graphs and tally charts.
  • Counting confidently in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
  • Using different methods when multiplying numbers by 2, 5 and 10.

In topic we will be…

  • Exploring the difference between things that are alive, once were alive and have never lived.
  • Observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
  • Discussing how animals and humans grow from babies into adults.
  • Identifying and naming a variety of plants and animals in their habitats.
  • Discussing how different habitats are suited to the animals or plants that live in them.
  • Describing how different habitats provide for the basic needs of their inhabitants.
  • Describing how different types of plants and animals depend on each other for survival.
  • Describing simple food chains.
  • Composing simple musical sequences.
  • Learning about algorithms, decoding, debugging and programming in computing.