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Autumn 1

We're Going on a Bear Hunt


During our learning adventure we will be learning about:

  • How to look after our classroom and using the outdoor area safely
  • How to be a good friend
  • Our similarities and differences
  • How to paint a self portrait
  • Numbers 1 to 5
  • Using a tens frame
  • Counting objects correctly 
  • 2D shapes
  • Ordering objects by size


The children will have lots of exciting activities to take part in, they will:

  • Read a selection of books about bears
  • Sequence a story
  • Taste porridge
  • Go on a bear hunt
  • Go on a teddy bears picnic




Our first learning adventure began with the discovery that someone had broken into our classroom; they had left lots of clues which the children used to work out who had caused the mess. 

The children received a phonecall from the home owners explaining what they had found when they got home and asked the children if they could help them to work out who had caused all the mess! The children worked really hard and worked out that the culprit was Goldilocks. They used their phonics skills to label the crime scene and their observational skills to paint pictures of her.


Although the children's paintings of Goldilocks were fabulous, the police couldn't find her and we received a phonecall to say that they were worried the bears had done something terrible to her. The children had to help the police to find the bears, so used their phonics skills to label a poster of the bears and they also painted pictures.
The children received a phonecall from one of the bears' neighbours who said that they had seen the WANTED posters and the paintings of the bears. They told us that they thought they had found the bears and so made us a map to follow so that we could go on our own bear hunt. The children made a list of things that they could take with them.
Look how much fun we have had during our Bear Hunt...
We have made bears masks using a paper plate and tissue paper; we made toast and decorated it with sliced banana and raisins to make it look like a bear; we have made and tasted porridge - just like the three bears; we independently made a collage of a bear using black and brown tissue paper and we made our own sandwiches for our teddy bears picnic.
During our maths sessions, we have learnt about a number a week. We have learnt that numbers can be represented in different ways, including; using Numicon, objects, writing the numeral, using a tally, using 2D shapes and using a tens frame. 

You can help your child with their maths by:

  • counting objects such as steps, stairs and toys
  • identifying numerals in the environment such as numbers on buses, door numbers, birthday cards
  • counting the points and sides on 2D shapes
  • asking them to show a certain numbers using their fingers, can they show this a different way such as by using two hands