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Hi Class One,


Welcome back after your first half term. I hope you enjoyed your nature walk and finding your Autumn Treasures!



We have Forest school on a Monday afternoon and P.E on a Wednesday afternoon, so please keep practising how to get changed independently at home.


Tapestry Learning Journeys:

Please continue to use our class Tapestry account so that you can share your 'WOW' learning moments with your parents at home. This is the place to look out for your homework or any Memos from Mrs Cox.


Autumn 1 topic:

Here is your new topic for Autumn 2. We will be learning about lots of different wildlife and things that we would see in a forest.



Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do hedgehogs hibernate? Explore these questions and more in this project about the seasonal changes in the natural world during autumn and winter.

Possible lines of enquiry include:
• seasonal change in the natural world
• hibernation and migration
• autumn foods
• woodland animals


During this topic we will be learning about....



Writing and reading our Phase 2 and 3 sounds. We will begin to blend together words that contain digraphs such as 'rain' and 'seen'. We will listen to lots of wildlife stories too.


The Bear Snores On

Owl Babies

Pumpkin Soup

Hibernation Hotel

The owl who was afraid of the dark

The Gruffalo

Stick Man


Counting to 20. Circles and Triangles. Spatial awareness. Composition of numbers to 5. Repeated patterns.

Understanding the World

Wildlife, nocturnal animals, habitats, hibernation, migration

Expressive Arts & Design

Junk modelling, gluing, painting, cutting and drawing. We will continue to create art in the style of the artist Henry Matisse. We will continue to express ourselves through songs and musical instruments.



Using apps on the ipad and IWB. 



Moving in different ways, spatial awareness and coordination. Ball skills


Our new Christian Value for this half term is Consideration.


Positive, Happy, Tolerant – Exploring the meaning of new words.

Why do squirrels hide their nuts knowledge organiser

Are we there yet Knowledge Organiser