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Fire, Fire!

Fire Fire!

Fire Fire!


Our new topic for Autumn Term 2 is Fire Fire!  Get your detective hats on and your magnifying glasses at the ready to explore and investigate this fascinating topic!


As Mathematicians we are learning to:

  • Recognise addition and subtraction symbols
  • Understand how to recognise a whole number and its parts
  • Recognise and part whole models for addition and subtraction
  • Find number bonds to 10
  • To add together and to add more
  • Subtract by crossing out, breaking apart and counting back.
  • To compare addition and subtraction statements


As readers of English we will be:

  • Our texts this term are the Gunpowder Plot and Kipper's Toybox.
  • Learning set 3 sounds, recognising the individual sound and spotting them within words
  • Using our phonics to segment and blend sounds until reading becomes fluent
  • Continuing to learn the 100 high frequency words for Year 1. 
  • Reading books aloud, making predictions and discussing the story and characters.
  • Our texts this term are the Gunpowder Plot and Kipper's Toybox.


As writers of English we will be:

  • Practising the correct formation of upper and lower case letters
  • Spelling by sounding out using our phonics
  • Starting our sentences with a capital letter and ending with a full stop
  • Using finger spaces
  • Creating our own sentences using say it, count it, write it, read it and linking to our success criteria. 
  • Reading our writing aloud to check it makes sense

As Scientists we will be:

  • Identifying the suitability of materials for a specific use
  • Observing closely using simple equipment
  • Using observations to suggest answers to questions
  • Finding out how the shape of some solid objects can be changed by squashing, twisting, bending and stretching
  • Performing simple tests


As Geographers we will be:

  • Locating and naming the 4 countries of Great Britain and their capital cities
  • Locating and naming the surrounding seas
  • Locating London on a map and identifying a few landmarks


As Historians we will be:

  • Asking and answering questions about the past using sources
  • Using role play to understand the past
  • Finding out about the past in different ways
  • Comparing sources of evidence
  • Recognising that our lives today are different from the lives of people in the past


As Computer Technicians we will be:

  • Learning and practising our typing skills on a keyboard
  • Finding out how to create cards using a laptop
  • Using the application paint to create a digital picture


As learners of Religious Education we are asking more about the big question:

Who is a Christian and what do they believe? This will include:

  • What is the Christmas story and why is it important to Christians?
  • How is Christmas celebrated?
  • How do I celebrate?


In PSHE we will be learning about our rights and responsibilities in the wider world. 

We will be looking to understand and answer the big questions:

  • What are our rights and responsibilities as a member of our class?  
  • How our actions can improve or harm our local, natural and built environment?
  • Where does money comes from? How we can use money for different purposes, including spending and saving?


As Artists we will be:

  • Looking at a variety of textiles and patchwork quilts
  • Exploring methods of joining materials, including stitching
  • Designing and making our own house themed textile for a class patchwork quilt