Eric Carle

Miss Grace Goddard

Teacher

ggoddard@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Miss Sophie Heaton

Teacher and Read Write Inc Lead

sheaton@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk
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Our theme in Autumn 1 will be...
Topic - Our Local Area 
Science - Seasons
Autumn 1

Mathematics

Our first half term’s learning will be based around number and place value. We will be writing, representing and spotting patterns when working with numbers 0-10 and then moving onto numbers 0-100. 

 

English and DT

The children will continue with their daily Read Write Inc. sessions. In class we continue our development of reading and writing skills through a unit based on the wonderful stories 'How to Catch a Star' and  ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. When learning our second story, we will plan and make a healthy packed lunch for the main character, Mr Grinling. 

 

Topic, Art and Computing

Our geography based topic this term is ‘Plymouth’, a study of our local area. We will be learning about the physical and human features of our locality, begin to read maps and plot routes using positional language. Our topic will begin   with a trip to the Hoe where we will experience and draw many of these features for ourselves. Once we return to school, we have also have a go at painting views from the Hoe in the style of local artist, Brain Pollard. In computing, the children will use the control programmable toy Beebot and to navigate a ship around a map of a dangerous coastline. The children will also use the BeeBot app and Tynker to write a simple algorithm with repeating commands. Throughout the topic digital literacy (online safety) skills will be developed.

 

Science

In our seasons topic we will be taking a closer look at what happens to the weather during different seasons. We will identify evergreen and deciduous trees in our local park and explore what hibernation is through a mini study on hedgehogs.  

 

RE

In RE will be developing our appreciation of ourselves and the world around us as part of God’s creation. Following that, we will begin a unit on Sacraments where we will explore what happens during Baptism, Matrimony and the Eucharist.

 

PE

We will partake in a unit which focuses on coordination through a focus on movement skills.