Welcome to Autumn 2

Welcome to Autumn 2

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a lovely half term break and I’m sure the children are ready for another exciting half term in the 4+.


Early Years Curriculum

This half term we will be learning all about ‘Ourselves’ and will be thinking about ways to keep healthy. To develop our Understanding of the World we will be looking at growing and will use our baby photographs to consider and discuss how we have changed. We will also talk about people from different locations around the world and think about the similarities and differences we notice.

Within our Literacy sessions we will concentrate on developing our Communication and Language skills and will be learning lots of new, topic related vocabulary. We will also be using our developing vocabulary to help us begin to spell simple words and phrases. We will continue to practise our reading and writing skills through daily phonics and guided reading sessions.

During Maths we will continue to practise our number skills and will be using basic addition and subtraction to help us to solve problems. We will also focus on pattern and particularly using colours to create repeated patterns.

We will be thinking about friendship during Personal, Social and Emotional sessions and will be talking about working together, considering social skills such as turn taking, sharing and asking for help.

During our PE sessions we will be concentrating on ball handling skills including: throwing, catching, rolling, dribbling, kicking and controlling.

The children will also have the chance to explore a range of aspects within music, RE and ICT through guided and independent sessions. Within our French sessions we will focus on naming parts of the body.


As part of our topic we will be going on a walk around the local area to consider the affects of exercise on our bodies and think about which local activities we could participate in to keep healthy.



Leaps and ladders

This half term our learning leaps themes are:


Reading: Talking about books.


Writing: Beginning to spell.


Maths: Addition and subtraction.


Please look out for your child’s leaps for this half term within their partnership book.



Reading at home

Thank you for your continued support with reading at home. The children will soon begin bringing library books home to engage in shared reading with an adult. Reading aloud to children offers significant opportunities for vocabulary development and promotes great listening skills, understanding and discussion.



Happy to help?

If you have any resources or skills that may help us with our topic this half term or would like to volunteer to assist on school trips please let me know.


We are looking forward to another fun filled half term!


Mrs Lavin

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