Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Autumn 1

Autumn 1 - Identity and belonging

Identity and belonging: we are philosophers

Our theme this term is identity and belonging, and we have got an exciting line up, all based around our fantastic class book. Just like the character of our class book, we are going to spend some time, understanding and reflecting on what makes us who we are and the different communities we belong to in PSHE.


We are readers and writers

In English this half-term we will be studying the book ‘The miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,’ and we will use these to write our own diary entries and stories.

After delving into the story, and exploring it through drama we are going to spend some time constructing super sentences, identifying effective vocabulary and developing our understanding of character, plots and settings. In reading we will be retrieving and inferring information. We will be identifying how characters feel by looking for their actions.   In spelling, we’ll be learning about suffixes, and exploring different graphemes for the ‘shun’ phoneme.


We are mathematicians

In maths we will be focusing on addition and subtraction and place value and solving a range of problems within these contexts.

Throughout the week, we will also be practicing our x tables. You can help your children improve by Tackling tables and encouraging them to play online at home. If you need your child’s details, please come and speak to me as this is a great mathematical resource.


We are scientists

In science, we will be learning about teeth. We will explore the different types of teeth that humans have and their functions. We will also spend time investigating the impact of sugary drinks on our teeth; how to look after our teeth and what can happen when we don’t. Following on from teeth, we will be diving into our learning about the digestive system: learning about the major organs and their functions.


We are geographers

In our geography unit, the children will be developing their locational knowledge of South America. They will use atlases and maps to locate major countries and cities of the region and describe the environmental regions, human and physical features of some of these countries. 


We are artists 

In art, we will be replicating the work of Giorgio Morandi, as we develop our mastery and skill in range of drawing techniques. We will be working towards our own still life art.  



We are athletes

This term the children will be developing their attacking and defending skill in invasion games. They will learn defending skills; passing and receiving skills and will build to a netball match. Please remember your PE Kit: plain dark bottoms and a white top. As we will be outside please pack outdoor clothing.