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Our new topic for Autumn Term 1 is Toys!  Gather your favourite teddies, plastic animals and Lego creations ready for this exciting learning adventure. We will be exploring the different areas of the curriculum through this engaging theme.


As Mathematicians we will be:

  • Counting forwards and backwards to 20, then 50, then 100
  • Reading and writing numbers to 100
  • Counting, comparing and ordering numbers to 100 using the vocabulary of tens and ones
  • Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s
  • Practising our addition and subtraction bonds to 20
  • Adding and subtracting ones 
  • Adding and subtracting tens
  • Adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers


As Readers we will be:

  • Using our phonics to segment and blend sounds until reading becomes fluent
  • Reading words of 2 or more syllables
  • Reading common exception words
  • Reading books aloud


As Writers 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 punctuation mark
  • Using finger spaces
  • Creating our own sentences using say it, count it, write it, read it
  • Using adjectives to describe characters 
  • Using conjunctions (and, because) to add extra information in our sentences
  • Composing a short story
  • Reading our writing aloud to check it makes sense


Our first story in Year Two will be Dogger. Please watch and listen to the story using the link below!

As Scientists we will be:

  • recognising and naming a variety of everyday materials used to make toys.
  • understanding the difference between an object and its material 
  • going on a material hunt
  • describing the properties of materials
  • Understanding why materials are chosen for a particular product and its purpose
  • Finding out about the scientist Charles Macintosh. 
  • identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials to find the most suitable material for a waterproof coat
  • Create our own waterproof material


As Geographers we will be:

  • Finding out the difference between a journey and a route
  • thinking about journeys we make in our locality
  • Using a digital map programme to plot a route to a key location

As Historians we will be:

  • Asking and answering questions about the past
  • Using sources to explore the past
  • Beginning to explore why things change over time
  • Describing some changes within living memory


As Musicians we will:

  • Recognise the work of a well-known composer
  • Explain whether we like a piece of music or not
  • Use our voices to sing along to a melody
  • Use body percussion to play along to a piece of music


As Design Technicians we will be:

  • Exploring and using different mechanisms
  • Creating a multi-point lever mechanism 
  • Designing, creating and evaluating a moving puppet

AComputer Technicians we will be:

  • Creating algorithms to direct a moving toy
  • Programming a moveable toy
  • Debugging our algorithms to correct any mistakes
  • Understanding the use of this technology in the real world



As learners of PSHCE we will be:

  • Looking at how medicines work in your body and how to use them safely
  • Looking at different types of safety including e-safety, road safety, cycle safety and safety in the home environment.


As learners of Religious Education we will be exploring these questions:

  • Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
  • What do Christians learn about God from the Bible?