This half term is all about Superheroes, learning about what materials would make the best superhero costumes and why, reading lots of books about Superheroes as well as learning more about both World Wars to find out about the real life superheroes who fought so hard for our country. We will also spend time practicing for the KS1 Nativity play, which this year is 'Christmas Presence.'


Children will be reading ‘The Mysteries of Harris Burdick’ and the ‘Traction Man’ books as writing letters to characters, learning about expanded noun phrases as well as writing their own version of stories and ‘Wanted’ posters for the villains! Children will also be finding out more about the importance of Remembrance day – making research notes, writing reports as well as writing acrostic poems based on what they’ve learnt. Children will learn about a range of punctuation such as full stops, commas, exclamation marks and questions marks as well as beginning to improve their independent writing through the use of adjectives, expanded noun phrases and appropriate conjunctions. Each week, the children will have the opportunity to plan their independent writing before completing shared writing ahead of our ‘Big Write’ sessions every Friday.


Children will participate in weekly Guided reading sessions where we will sue a range of appropriate imagery and text types to develop and apply reading comprehension skills such as inference, deduction and prediction. We will also continue to practice scanning and skimming to find answers within a text.


The children will continue to learn and practice their spelling skills by revision of the Letters and Sounds Phase 5 phonemes as well as learning the spelling rules from Phase 6 alongside continuing to develop familiarity with the Year 2 common exception words. (These have also been sent home so children can practice them at home too!)


Children will continue to develop their presentation by revising their pre-cursive written style using the ‘Letterjoin’ scheme of work.




Children will do work on shape learning to: Describe and recognise regular and irregular common 2D shapes, Describe, visualise and draw common 2D shapes, Make and describe polygons, Use Venn diagrams to sort, Use Carroll diagrams to sort


Children will do work on number learning to: Find doubles to double 20, Find doubles to double 20 & related halves, Find halves of even numbers using strips to help, Add 10, 11, 20 and 21,Subtract 10, 11, 20 and 21, : Add and subtract 20, 30, 40, 50 to/from 2-digit numbers using the 1-100 grid, Add and subtract 20, 30, 40, 50 to/from 2-digit numbers using the beaded line, Add 11, 12, 13, 21, 22 and 23, Add near multiples of 10 using a calculator; spot pattern, Add near multiples of 10 by adding a multiple of 10 and adjusting, Add near multiples of 10, Revise adding ‘ordinary’ numbers (mostly ending in 1, 2, or 3), Add an ordinary or nearly number and do the addition accordingly


Children will do work on number learning to: Addition and subtraction facts for 20, Work out what numbers symbols stand for; Use addition facts, Add and subtract single digit numbers, not crossing 10s, using number facts and patterns, Add a single digit to a 2-digit number by bridging multiples of ten using knowledge of pairs to ten and place value, Subtract a single digit from a 2-digit number by bridging multiples of ten using knowledge of pairs to ten and place value, Add a single-digit number to a 2-digit number, bridging 10, Add a single-digit number to a 2-digit number, bridging 10, Subtract a single-digit number from a 2-digit number, bridging 10., use number facts to add and subtract, Use number facts or place value to + and −.



Children will do work on multiplication and division learning to: learning about doubles and their related halves as well as daily practice on multiplications and division for x10, x5.


Children will do work on problem solving learning to: use their mathematical knowledge to give reasons about whether facts given to them are true or false through developing reasoning and mastery sessions linked to weekly objectives. Children will continue their work from last half term tackling maths challenges and practical maths problems – developing a logical approach and understanding how to apply what they already know to help them solve a range of problems.


Children will learn about materials and their properties linked to the superheroes ‘The Incredibles’, Incredible themed science- each week there will be a different challenge (using the film as a stimulus).

Naming various materials, classifying them in regards to their properties.

What materials burn/melt?

What materials bend/squash?

What materials can be frozen?



Children will learn about real life ‘heroes’ including the soldiers who fought in the wars linked to Remembrance day, Nelson Mandela and a life study of Florence Nightingale. The children will learn to ask questions, compare modern life to past life as well as placing events and dates on a time line.


Children will learn about Special books from other religions after our work on The Bible last half term, as well as advent and The Christmas story – we will also be practicing our key-stage Nativity play at regular times throughout the week. (taught by Mrs Fairbanks)


Children will learn about heroes, their bravery and how thinking of others is important.

Art and design

Children will design soap labels linked to Victorian era, do sketches of Florence Nightingale, paint pop art superheroes as well as Flander’s fields collage work.


Children will continue to have weekly music lessons with Mrs Longhurst as well as regular KS1 practices to learn and rehearse the songs for this year’s Nativity play. The children will also have lots of opportunities to practice reading their Nativity lines and be encouraged to speak clearly, confidently and with lots of expression in preparation for the big day.


Children will continue to have weekly Spanish sessions with Senorita Andrea.

PE and Games

Children will continue to have weekly Games lessons and weekly Gymnastics sessions with Mr Cowling.






Daily Activities


  • Every day, we will also start by revising reading and spelling Phase 5 words to continue to develop our reading and independent writing.
  • We will practice our handwriting in order to develop our pre-cursive letter formation before moving on to joining our letters.
  • We will practice multiplication and division facts every day, initially focusing on counting in 10s and 5s. (You can practice this at home too!)
  • We will spend a little time each day revising ‘High Frequency’ and ‘Common Exception’ words – I will send lists of these important words home in a few weeks – lots of reading at home will help you remember these too!


These are the topics we cover during the rest of the year:

 Autumn 2: Superheroes, Spring: An Island Home, Summer 1: Explorers and Adventures and Summer 2:Love our locality. This page will be updated with topic specific objectives each half term.


We will continue to follow and revise Letters and Sounds from Phase 5 as well as learning and revising the common exception words.  These topics provide children with various opportunities to learn about important historical figures such as Florence Nightingale and Christopher Columbus, as well as learning how to use maps, atlases and all about the physical and human features of places. Children also learn about the continents, oceans and different climates of the world and this ties in with our Science lessons on Animals and their habitats.