Curriculum Overview For Parents

Curriculum Overview For Parents

Topic for this half-term is Magnificent Machines




Children will be writing a range of narrative stories using stories such as The Tunnel, The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark and looking at a range of instructional text to write commands.  



Children will be reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts and they will talk about and identify the features of the texts such as headings, subheadings, labels, captions.

They will also answer questions about a text and find evidence to support their answer, find words and explain their meaning.



 This half term we will be concentrating on the following areas:

  • Recalling addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently and use this for facts up to 100 eg. 7+2=9 so 70+20=90.
  • Mentally add three one digit numbers
  • Mentally add or subtract a two-digit number and ones
  • Children to understand that addition can be done in any order but subtraction cannot.
  • Children to mentally add or subtract a two-digit number and tens eg. 23+30, 55-20



Children will learn about a range of different inventions by different inventors-  Steam train (Isambard Kingdom Brunel), the Telephone (Alexander Graham Bell), Light bulb (Thomas Edison), the Aeroplane (The Wright Brothers) and a range of African American inventors to support Black History Month.


Art and Design

Children will sketch ideas for vehicles.



Children will gain an understanding of how simple mechanisms related to moving vehicles work. They will design and make a wheeled vehicle which moves and which generally matches their design intention and evaluate the finished model.


Physical Education

Children will be learning how to strengthen their bodies through a range of gymnastic techniques. 

PE days are Thursdays and Fridays, please ensure your child has their PE kits on these days.



The children will be learning about basic needs of animals and humans for survival such as water, food and air. They will also be learning about the importance of eating a healthy diet, eating the right amounts of different types of food, exercise and hygiene.



The children will be learning about how to programme a roamer, by giving it instructions, to move forwards and backwards to a location.



In music the children will be exploring instruments and symbols, grouping instruments into families and learning songs for the Christmas Nativity.


Religious Education

Children will re‐tell Bible stories and stories from another faith.

They will understand about caring for others and the world. Identify ways that some people make a response to

God by caring for others and the world.

Talk about issues of good and bad as well as right and wrong arising from the stories.



Children will be revising numbers to 20, names of vehicles and household objects.


Our Learning Leaps for this half term are:


Maths: To understand addition and subtraction.


Writing: To write co-ordinating and sub-coordinating sentences using a range of conjunctions.


Reading: To make predictions, to infer a text and read for meaning. 


Your child’s personalised targets for these will be published in their partnership book.


 If you think you can support our topic this half term in any way, I would love to hear from you.


 Ms Patel

  • St. Paul's CE Primary School
  • Meadow Road
  • Woodhouse Eaves
  • Loughborough
  • LE12 8SA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01509 890483
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