Throughout the year, we follow National Curriculum 14 for maths. In the autumn term, this incorporates number and place value, addition and subtraction, both mental and written and properties of 2d and 3d shapes. The children also learn about position and direction, measurement and begin to recognise coins and use money in written calculations.
Our topics are Superheroes Rule! and Winter Wonderland. Within these the children write character descriptions, narratives and reports in addition to fact files and poetry. We read some entertaining books to encourage a love of reading and as a stimulus to engaging writing including Supertato and Stickman. To support the children’s learning about superheroes, they learn about humans and other animals in science and looking at special people who help us in our community – real life superheroes! The children also learn about the architecture of skyscrapers in art as they create their own superhero skyline. They also develop their colour mixing skills, and produce art work linked to RE, PSHE and science. In design technology, the children learn about sliders and levers whilst making their own seasonal greetings cards.
Other areas of learning over the term include an introduction to algorithms and programming in computing; investigating seasonal changes for the time of year in science and wonderful weather in geography. In RE we learn about special people in both the Christian and Sikh faiths and festivals falling within the term. In addition to learning Harvest and Christmas songs in music, the children find out about pulse, rhythm and pitch in music; building their knowledge to perform their own rap. In PE, the children develop team strategies in games and gain special awareness, balance and travelling skills in gymnastics and dance.