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Autumn 1

Details for Autumn 1




In Literacy, we are reading Mog The Forgetful Cat and The Tiger who came to Tea by Judith Kerr as our key texts.


We will be writing labels and captions as well as creating story maps and our own story based on a story in a familiar setting. We will also be having daily phonic lessons as well as daily one to one reading and guided reading sessions.





We will be consolidating Phase 3 and Phase 4 before moving on to Phase 5. In Phase 5 we will be learning the alternative ways we can read sounds in words eg sheep and peach where the ee sound is written differently. We will send you a list of our new tricky words shortly




In Numeracy, we will be investigating place value, including counting forwards and backwards, ordering and sequencing numbers as well as finding the greatest and smallest numbers. We will also be finding one more and one less. 


We will also be investigating number bonds and addition calculations.








Science – Animals Including Humans

We will be naming, labelling and drawing the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Seasonal Changes – We will observe changes across the seasons – Focus Autumn.

We will observe and describe weather across the seasons and discuss how day length varies.


Geography – Our Local Area

We will be investigating our local area. We will be using different types of maps to look at routes and locate landmarks in Bury. The children will be able to talk about and write their own address. We will also be thinking about Openshaw Park as a special place and how we can look after it.



Computing will be taught by Technola and will focus on basic skills using an i-pad.




Will be led by Katie Ghelan and there will be a focus on singing songs and finding the rhythm and beat in songs relating to the body.



The children will be learning ball skills with a focus on basketball.




During RE sessions we will be discussing belonging and how we belong to different groups in society e,g. our family, our school and our friendship groups.


RSE or Life Learning – Family and Relationships


Exploring how families can be different, the characteristics and impact of positive friendships; learning that issues can be overcome, people show feelings differently and that stereotyping is unfair.


Home Reading Books


Reading books will be changed every Friday. Please ensure that books are returned and in school on this day. It is important that your child reads every day. This can be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling. Please also ask the children questions about their book to check their understanding.


I'm looking forward to a really good year.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.


Mrs Ellis and Miss Chalice

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
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