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Autumn Term: 2019-20
Topic: Frozen Planet


  • Fiction books: Here Comes Jack Frost, The Rainbow Bear
  • Non-fiction books about cold places and habitats
  • Poetry/Rhyming Narrative: looking at rhyming words – Polar Bear, Polar Bear
  • Dictionary/alphabet work/using word banks
  • Labelling, adding captions, writing lists
  • Punctuation and grammar
  • Role play, re-telling of stories
  • Identifying ideas in texts, looking at characters and events
  • Streamed Read Write Inc. Phonics, See and Learn and class reading sessions
  • Contributing to group discussions, circle time


  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Problem solving – fractions
  • Geometry – position and direction
  • Measure – money


  • Based on values of the week and this term’s topic
  • Christmas celebration, Bonfire Night, Diwali
  • Group work, circle time, free choice activities, games, feelings
  • Trips to the library, park, cathedral, churches (link with RE topic Christianity and Churches)


  • Science: Web of Life: classifying living things and evolution
  • Humanities: Geography focus: cold places, map work
  • Art/DT: drawing and painting skills: Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci
  • French: numbers, Christmas vocabulary
  • Animal Care: weekly sessions with Kerry Attwood
  • Computing: weekly sessions with Jane Walters
  • Music: weekly sessions with Jane Rowlinson
  • PE: weekly sessions with Tom Kophamel
  • Carousel activities: swimming (1st half term); cookery (2nd half term)