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Burnley St Peter's

C of E Primary School

Autumn 1

A visit from the Police!

Science - Healthy Humans

To start our Healthy Humans topic, a mysterious fruit appeared in our class curiosity cube. The class generated lots of questions about them such as, 'Where have the come from?' and 'Are they edible?' before we explored them further. Most of us didn't like how they smelt!



This half term Green Class will be reading and responding to the story ‘Way Home for Wilf’. They will be text mapping and orally learning the story which they will then innovate to write their own story. They will practice using conjunctions to join clauses and also introduce complex sentences and start to identify speech punctuation. In our non-fiction unit they will be looking at examples of information texts and then researching animals to write their own information text about.



The children will start the new term with Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. They will look at place value in numbers up to 1000. They will practice counting on and back in ones and tens, exchanging tens for hundreds and hundreds for tens and looking at different strategies for mental addition and subtraction. They will also cover length and perimeter and statistics this half term.



The Science topic this half term is Healthy Humans. Our key questions include: How do they keep healthy? And How can they group the different foods that they eat? They will be exploring the important jobs that each food group do, researching some healthy recipes and predicting how much sugar and salt are in different foods.



The Art topic this half term is the artist LS Lowry. They will be studying examples of his paintings before having a go at drawing his matchstick men and industrial buildings ourselves. They will then put together all the skills they have learnt to create a Lowry style piece of art.



The first Computing unit this year is Online Safety. They will discuss the importance of passwords and keeping passwords safe, how communities connect, together, using the Internet and look at blogging as a way of connecting and communicating both in class and in school using Purple Mash. They will be asking themselves if website content is fact or fiction? They will then have the opportunity to see a ‘spoof’ website and create our own ‘spoof’ webpage.



This term, the children will be studying the changes to life in Britain from the Stone Age period through to the Iron Age. They will be thinking about how historians have been able to find out information about this period and will be exploring lots of primary and secondary sources to find out all about the development of early man. Children will also have first hand experience of what it was like to live in the Stone Age through an outdoor workshop. At the end of this unit, the children will demonstrate their understanding of the changes by becoming time travellers. They will choose their favourite period to travel back to and explain their choice, referring to specific historical events.



In the Harvest unit, the children will think about the Christian value of thankfulness. They will consider Christian practices in relation to Harvest and make links with practices within school, the community, their own lives and the wider world. Following this, the children will recap on the Jewish festival of Sukkot and consider the importance of this within the Jewish faith.



This term will start with getting to know you, colours and numbers. The children will learn how to: ask and answer names, ask and answer about simple feelings, count from 0-11 and six colours.



This half term is all about belonging to a community. The children will consider the value of laws and rules; rights including the rights of children, freedoms and responsibilities.



Mr Carr will be teaching Athletics in PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. Helen will also be teaching Dance on Thursday mornings.



Music will be taught by Mrs Spall from the Lancashire Music Service on Thursday mornings.