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Long Term Planning

Our long term plan shows a brief overview of what is being taught throughout the year.


Autumn 2 

Brazilian Carnival 

Please find below some information about your child’s learning this half term,
Through our topic work this term we will be learning …….

Art: Exploring the colours and pencil lines of the artists Bridget Riley, Wassily
Kandinsky, Zaria Foreman and painting some festival scenes using colour mixing.

Geography: Learning where Brazil is by reminding ourselves about the seven
continents of the world and finding out about the human and physical features of the
capital city of Brazil, Brasilia. We will compare Brazilia to Derby and Allestree.

Music: Listening to the music of Brazil, playing along to samba music with
percussion instruments; explore a range of percussion instruments, considering the
different sounds they make; listening to the Brazilian national anthem and
considering how this makes us feel; using our voices expressively and creatively by
singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.We will also create our own
percussion instruments so please get collecting junk modelling items for us!

English: In Write Stuff we will be writing some firework poems and writing dictated
sentences using all of the learning we have learnt so far.

Maths: We will continue to work on the portioning of numbers to 100

Term: Autumn 1

Topic: Life as a Child 

In the Childhood project, children will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. They will explore artefacts to help them to understand childhood in the past and how childhood has changed over time. They will explore the six stages of life and explore timelines and family trees. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s. 

Through our topic work this term we will be ……. 


Maths - We will be  taking part in a variety of Mastering Number lessons. We will be learning about missing numbers on a number line. We will find out what tens and ones are and will be looking at one more and one less for numbers to 50. 


English - We will be starting a new Write Stuff unit called 'How to help your teacher' based on the book of the same name.   We will be recapping phase 4 sounds in phonics and reading books within this phase in guided reading.


History: Using historical vocabulary related to the passing of time; ordering events on a timeline; comparing everyday life and childhood in the 1950s with life now; studying historical artefacts.


Geography: We will be learning how to describe how a place or geographical feature has changed over time. We will learn the difference between physical and human features of places. We will create an imaginary map of a place and will include human and physical features. 


Science: naming the four seasons and making simple observations about changes across the seasons; naming different types of weather and describing the weather associated which each season; making observations about the weather; collecting and recording simple data.


PSHE: Settling in : Ready Respectful Safe  


Design & Technology: Designing, constructing and evaluating a windmill.