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Swithland St Leonard's CofE Primary School

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Class Two

Autumn Term (2) 2020

Bright Lights, Big City



What do you know about England`s capital city? Let`s find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks.

Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end?

Hang on, there`s someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the Meerkat (he`s come all the way from Zambia, you know) making sure he takes in all the sights and sounds of London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo. 

Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? 


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



Recounts, Labels and Captions; Adventure Narrative, Instructions, Poetry. Our Whole Class Text is "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse."
Mathematics Counting, ordering, comparing and different ways of representing numbers.  Addition / subtraction facts, doubles, number bonds.  Sequencing Events, Time, comparing and measuring height, length and mass in standard and non-standard units. Problem solving and reasoning, applying the above skills.
Science Investigations.
Art & Design Designing and building structures, using sliders, designing and making souvenirs, colour mixing. 
D&T  Constructing Moving Models; Understanding Where Food Comes From; Models of London Landmarks.
Computing Accessing Teams, Searching the Internet for information, Digital Images, E-Safety.
History The Great Fire of London.
Geography Countries and Capital Cities of the UK, Using Locational Language, Using Maps, Comparing the Country Life to City Life.
PE Dance and ball skills. PE will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please make sure you have warm clothes and suitable footwear, ready for outdoor PE. (Please refer to the school uniform list if unsure)
RE Our new Christian Value for this half term is Consideration.
Music Traditional Nursery Rhymes and Songs.

Keeping Safe.  Our new Routes to Resilience Words are Positive, Happy and Tolerant.


As we go into the colder months, please ensure children have a named school cardigan or jumper at all times. We would also encourage children to always have a coat in school. Please bring in school book bags with a reading book daily, as we will do our very best to listen to readers as often as possible.


Homework will continue to be posted online every Thursday.  Spelling will be given out this half term too and spelling tests will happen in school on Tuesdays.


If you do have any questions at all, please email into school and we will reply as quickly as we can.


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



Recounts, information books, non-chronological reports, lists, stories -traditional tales 
Mathematics Counting, ordering, comparing and different ways of representing numbers.  Addition / subtraction facts, doubles, number bonds.  2-D shapes: identifying, naming and sorting according to different properties.
Science Animals, identifying and classifying, variety, carnivores and herbivores, stages of growth and life cycles
Art & Design Working with natural materials, drawing, painting, our artist of the year - Claude Monet
D&T  Building structures, making party/picnic food
Computing Simple coding skills, word processing- typing and formatting, researching using the internet
History Changes over time, local monuments, Robin Hood
Geography Making maps, changes to the local environment -Swithland woods
PE Fine motor skills, balls skills, dance
RE What makes some places sacred?
Music Rhythm

Feeling positive, looking after the environment, Health and




As a school, we carry out lessons on internet safety. Because many children are currently spending more time online, we would like to signpost you to the following sites so you can talk together about staying safe online.


Top tips on how to stay safe online.


Here is a series of 3 videos aimed at children aged 4-7 discussing staying safe online.