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Curriculum Overview

Autumn Term Topic: 

Our topic for this term is called 'Animal Kingdom'. The focus of the topic will be looking at animals including humans. This topic will cover many areas of The National Curriculum and will give the children a cross curricular approach to their learning. The texts we are going to be using to support our learning are: 


  • How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens 
  • Hibernation Hotel by John Kelly 
  • Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett 


English - We will be starting the topic exploring the book 'How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens and learning how to use subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions to write a news paper article. We will also be looking at the texts 'Hibernation Hotel' and 'Meerkat Mail', as well of lots of other animal themed fiction and non-fiction books.


Maths - We will be focusing on place value to 100. 


Science - We will be studying animals (including humans) by looking at and comparing animals, learning about animal diets, as well as looking at the human body and sense.


DT - We will doing some textiles, where children will design and make their own stuffed elephant. 


Geography - We will have a brief look at where animals live around the globe, including looking at the 7 continents and 5 oceans. 


Music - We will be exploring the song 'Hands, feet and Heart' by Joanna Mangona, which celebrates South African music. 


Computing - We will be learning all about technology around us.

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