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Our topic for the Autumn term is Toy Story


In English we will be looking at the story of the Colour Monster and exploring the range of emotions in this text through DEAL. Following on from this topic, we will use the film Toy Story as a stimulus for our writing. 


In Maths we will be looking at one to one correspondence and place value of numbers up to 10 and 20. We will also be looking at addition and subtraction within 10, using a range of resources and methods to support us.  


As Geographers we will be exploring the Geography of our school and answering the question 'Where in the UK is Oak Tree Primary School?' We will go on a walk around the school and then create sketch maps of our classroom and corridor.  We will then look at the human and physical features of Cheadle Hulme.  


As Historians we will be learning about toys from the past and comparing them to toys we play with now.  We will be using a range of primary and secondary resources to help us sequence the history of toys on a timeline dating 1900 to our present day.    


As Scientists we will begin to explore seasonal changes (which will continue over the course of the year). In autumn 1, we will be identifying and describing the basic structure of a variety of common wild and garden plants.  We will be using our investigation skills to answer the question 'Do bigger seeds grow into bigger plants?' 


As Computer specialists (in Computing) we will be solving problems using programmable toys.  We will use that a programmable robot can be controlled by inputting a sequence of instructions. We will develop and record sequences of instructions as an algorithm.  We will program a robot to follow our algorithms and will will debug programs. 


As Artists we will looking at the artist Wassily Kandinsky and will create artwork using primary and secondary colours.


In RE we will be learning about Christianity and answering the question, 'Who is a Christian and what do they believe?'


As Musicians we will be using the story of the Colour Monster to experiment with different sounds. We will be learning about rhythms, using tuned and untuned instruments and listening to different types of music. We will be using musical vocabulary including dynamics and tempo. We will draw upon all of our learning to combine sounds to produce a final piece of music on the Colour Monster.  


As Engineers (in DT) we will be preparing fruit and vegetables using simple utensils and equipment. 


Here are some websites that you might find useful:

Top marks - counting maths games and number bonds to 10 games


Phonics Play - a mixture of phonics games that help practise blending, segmenting and sound/letter recognition


My Maths - a login code will be provided by your class teacher


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