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Long Term Planning 23-24

Term - Autumn 2

Topic - 'Awesome Allestree'.


Let’s explore the UK, finding out the names of the four countries and the surrounding seas. We’ll find out where the capital cities are and where Derby is on a map.  Let’s explore our local community, looking at how it has changed since our Mums, Dads, Grandmas and Grandads were young. Maybe someone in your family used to come to Portway or used to work in one of the local shops?


Maths - We are developing our confidence and fluency when adding and subtracting numbers within 10. We are then going to learn to solve addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers and multiplication problems.

English - We will be completing our write stuff block based on 'My Christmas Star'. We will find out about the features of writing a narrative and writing our own narrative by changing an aspect of the story.

We will be enjoying a variety of books in guided reading sessions each week.

We will have daily handwriting sessions to reinforce our letter formation.

Phonics - We will be recapping phase 5c spellings following Unlocking Letters and Sounds and then starting work on Essential Spelling.

Science - We will be focussing on animals including humans and learning about keeping healthy through diet, exercise and hygiene.

History - We will learn about what schools were like 100 years ago and compare them to schools in the present day. A grandparent will visit to talk about their school memories.

Geography- We will be learning about the four countries of the UK, their capital cities and the surrounding seas and where they and Allestree are located on a map. We will be walking around Allestree finding out what it is like and how it can be improved. We will carry out a traffic survey.

Growing up Great - We will be learning all about ourselves and drugs education.

Music - We will have lots of fun learning about playing in an orchestra and we will be learning Christmas songs for our nativity.

PE - We will be devising our own dances and keeping fit.

Computing - We will be finding out about coding.

RE - We will be finding out about Muslims and what they believe. We will visit a mosque.

Forest school - We will learn about den building and survival.