BerkswichCE Primary School

Achieve, Believe and Care

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Autumn One


A little clue into what story we will be learning this half term...





"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"




The children will learn the structure of a fairy tale, how to write simple sentences using the correct punctuation (capital letters, finger spaces and full stops), using conjunctions in their sentences and how to use adjectives to describe the characters.



This half term we will be focussing on Place Value and developing the children's mathematical fluency with numbers within 10. This will entail showing numbers using a variety of representations including, pictures, symbols, concrete manipulatives and objects. The children will be given the opportunity to delve deeper by applying their knowledge in a range of problem solving and investigative scenarios.


Reading and Phonics

Phonics is taught every day in 25 minute sessions. Phonics activities are engaging, practical and most of all fun! As part of the catch up programme we will be revisiting phase 3 this half term to ensure all children are confident at recognising and applying these graphemes in both their reading and writing.

For this half term, reading is conducted on a 1:1 basis and in small groups. Developing word reading is paramount as well as ensuring the children have a good understanding of the story.





Religious Education

Religious Education this half term will focus on the parable of the Prodigal Son and the theme of forgiveness.  We will learn the story and have lots of discussion about forgiveness; how we show it, why it is important and how we are following God's example by forgiving others.



The children will be stepping back in time and learning about settlements, travel and exploration through the invention of the steam engine and the Great Fire of London. Learning will be brought to life to enable the children to understand the impacts these events had on society at the time and on the modern world.


Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

With the start of a new school year bring an exciting opportunity for all pupils. Who will be voted class representatives on the School Council? Children will think carefully about what skills and attributes they have and set out their reasons for why they believe they should be voted for. Everyone will be given the opportunity to cast their vote, the two children with the most votes will take on the honourable responsibility. We will also discuss how rules help to keep us safe and ensure we are a happy and thriving bubble!


To see the children's learning in PSHE please click on the image below. We are proud to announce the PSHE is leading by example and has gone paperless!




Art and Design

"Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside...."


This half term, we will be learning about warm and cool colours, as well as how to mix new shades by combining colours.  We will then apply our understanding of colour to create some amazing seaside art.  



Design and Technology

We will be investigating the world of fabric this half term. After developing their understanding of textiles and how their features make them suitable for certain jobs, the children will design, make and evaluate their very own creation of a fabric face.


Physical Education

Physical Education will focus on aim and control this half term.  We will be practising stopping and starting, ball control through aiming for targets - including strength, speed and direction, team work, sportsmanship and following rules.