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Autumn 2


This half term we are learning:

  • How to write character descriptions
  • How to write setting descriptions
  • How to write letters
  • How to write a diary entry about The Great Fire of London
  • How to write instructions on how to care for a dragon’s egg.
  • How to write instructions on how to bake bread.
  • How to write a recount on historical events
  • Writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 20
  • Adding and subtracting numbers within 20
  • Recognising 2D and 3D shapes
  • Making patterns with shapes
  • Grouping and comparing shapes
  • Comparing length and height
  • Measuring length and height


The books we are using throughout our adventure:

  • Zog
  • Zog and the Flying Doctors


The children will be:

  • Designing, building and evaluating their own fire engine- incorporating a moving element.
  • Writing letters to ‘Zog’.
  • Hot seating characters from the story.
  • Learning about the story of The Gunpowder Plot and why we celebrate bonfire night.
  • Learning about fire safety.
  • Thinking of how to care for a dragon egg we have found in school!
  • Writing character descriptions about the characters from the story.
  • Having a visit from the fire service to learn about how to keep safe.
  • Imagining what it would be like to live during the Great fire of London.
  • Writing setting descriptions about the Great Fire of London.
  • Writing recounts on what happened.
  • Baking their own bread.
  • Writing instructions on how to bake bread.
  • Writing leaflets on people that keep them safe.
  • Creating Great fire of London collages
  • Learning about light, materials and shadows. Carrying out scientific observations and experiments
  • Creating Christmas cards and calendars
  • Rehearsing and performing in their Christmas production


You can help your child by:

  • Listening to your child read on a regular basis and asking questions about the book
  • Practising the spellings in your child’s spelling book
  • Supporting your child with their weekly homework
  • Encouraging your children to practise writing simple sentences using capital letters and full stops
  • Helping your child to learn their tricky and high frequency words




The Arrival of the Egg...
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This week in year one we found a suspicious egg in our classroom. The egg was blue and sliver and we found it on Miss Procter's chair when we came inside from break. when we looked closely at the egg, we found that it had a tag on it which told us an address to contact if the egg was lost. We decided it would be a good idea to write a letter to 'Zog' whoever this was. We share our ideas of what sort of person Zog might be and we decided that we though he might be a dragon. The children used questions marks in their letters as we decided to ask Zog lots of questions. 


Later in the week, we recieved a reply from Zog! He wants to be our friend. He said thank you to us for finding his egg and keeping it safe. He told us all about his new dragon school and he even sent us a story to find out more about his life. 


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The Gun Powder Plot

This week we have learnt about the story of ‘The Gun Powder Plot’. We have learnt about who Guy Fawkes is and why he was sent to prison. On Wednesday afternoon we enjoyed taking part in a drama activity when reenacting the story. We each enjoyed taking on a different role and thinking about what speech each character might have been saying throughout.  Following this, we then carried out some story sequencing and wrote a sentence explaining each of the story pictures.


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