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St Francis C of E Primary School

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Autumn 1 Learning

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The Greedy Fox - Repeating story

Spelling - No nonsense - Autumn 1

English work



We will be learning about rhyming words in poems and stories and generating our own rhyming words.

We will then be learning the story of 'The Greedy Fox' and innovating to make repeating stories of our own.

Finally, we will write some persuasive letters to explain why certain animals shouldn't be kept as pets.

Maths work


We will be looking at Place Value including how much each digit is worth in 2 digit numbers. We will be counting and representing numbers to 100, Using > (greater than), < (less than) or = (equal to) to compare objects and Counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10.


Addition and Subtraction such as: Fact families – addition and subtraction bonds to 20, Adding and subtracting 10s and 1s and Finding 10 more and 10 less.



Children should be familiar with a 100 square and it can be a useful aid in adding numbers.

At the top of the page is a link to Splat square 100 which can be used by children to add 10s to numbers either by counting on 10 or moving 1 square down on the 100 square.





In science we will be looking at habitats and the basic needs of plants and animals. We will be learning about how we depend on each other and where they live.

We looked around our school grounds and found lots of life.



In our computing work we will be learning about how to stay safe online and also how to use algorithms when coding.


Stand by for further information regarding a great new learning platform that we will be using called Purple Mash... 


History Work


In our History work we will be learning about explorers and focussing on the exploits of Ernest Shackleton and Neil Armstrong. We will be learning about equipment that explorers may need on expeditions and how this equipment has changed over time.


When was Neil Armstrong born?

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P. E.


In P. E. we will playing sending and receiving invasion games and completing a gymnastics unit called 2D and 3D shapes. Remember to always have your P.E. kit in school.

R.E. work


In our R.E. we will be thinking about special books and linking this to the Bible and how it is special to Christians. We will then move on to thinking about holy books for other faiths.

Art and Design


In Art and Design we will be making observational drawings of fruit (still life developed into clay structures).