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Reception/Year 1 Autumn 2 Curriculum Information


People Who Help Us

Here we go again! For the second part of the autumn term we are finding out about people who help us. We will be reading a book called ‘Mog and the Vee Ee Tee’ written by Judith Kerr. In the book Mog was chasing a butterfly and she hurts her paw.  She needs to go to the vee ee tee, but Mog hates going to the vets. When she finally gets there she causes chaos! While learning about the book we find out about what it is like to go to the vets and how they keep our pets healthy.

We will also be reading a book called ‘Ness the Nurse’ by Nick Sharratt. It is about a nurse with 10 plasters in her case and she uses them look after everyone. We will be finding out about nurses and doctors and how they keep us healthy.

Another book we will be reading is ‘George’s Dragon at the Fire Station’ by Claire Freedman. George takes his pet dragon to an open day at the Fire station. Sparky is causing chaos until there is a real emergency. Can Sparky save the day! 

We will then be reading a book called ‘The Jolly Postman’ by Alan Ahlberg. The Jolly Postman rides a bicycle and delivers letters to characters from traditional children's stories. It’ such an exciting book as there is a letter on every page!

Alongside our books local vets and police we will be visiting us at school. We will also visit the Fire Station, finding out about fire engines and the jobs of the fire fighters. Look out as we might get the chance to squirt the hoses!!!

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Year R/1 Autumn 1 Curriculum Information


To start the autumn term off we will be introducing an exciting new topic called ‘Dinosaur Planet’ and asking ourselves “How would you describe a dinosaur to someone who had never seen one before?” We will be reading a book called ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ written by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves. In the story, Harry finds some dinosaurs in his Nan’s attic and he takes them everywhere! We will use this book to learn the names of the dinosaurs.


We will also be reading a book called ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves. This book is about a boy who has an amazing adventure. He plants some seeds with his mum and the garden grows into a Jurassic jungle!!! One of the dinosaurs stomping about is a gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex. We are going to find out about the character of the T-Rex. What does it look like? How does it move? What does it eat?


Another book we will be reading is called ‘Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus’ by Tony Mitton. We will be identifying words that rhyme and making rhyming pairs. Playing games and singing songs about dinosaurs.


Alongside learning about dinosaur names and remembering facts, we will be exploring and experimenting making swamp potions and fossils, freezing dinosaurs and exploding volcanoes!


At  the end of our topic, we will have a ‘Dinosaur Stomp!’ Dancing and eating dinosaur food.


We have loved finding out about dinosaurs!!!

Exploring dinosaurs in ice!

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Look at our moving dinosaurs.


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To finish off our topic Dinosaur Planet we had a DINOSAUR STOMP!!!

We played dinosaur games, Pin the tail on the T-Rex and dinosaur statues.

We danced and stomped to dinosaur music and sang dinosaur songs. The ‘Dino Hokey’ being a favourite!

Finally eating lots of dinosaur food! Dinosaur claws, T-Rex teeth, stegosaurus spikes …

We had an amazing time!