Autumn Term Two

Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Autumn Term 2


English - Christophe's Story


In this unit the children will start by listening to Christophe’s Story, responding to questions that stretch their comprehension and questioning skills. They will use discussion, drama and role play to understand more about the characters.


As well as this, we will look at the author’s use of language: her choice of memorable words and phrases and further our understanding of conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause to tell our own oral recounts, and then turn these into written recounts. We will also use a letter as a model to write our own by applying our ability to write multi-clause sentences.


Maths - Measure and Multiplication and Division


During this half of the Autumn Term we will be learning about measure, perimeter and multiplication and division. During these units we will look at converting kilometres into metres, finding the perimeter of shape, multiplying and dividing numbers by 100, revisiting our times tables from 1 to 12 and multiplying and dividing numbers by 0 and 1.



Science - Sound


In this unit we will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can we make different sounds?’ and we will answer this by identifying and describing different sounds. We will learn that sounds are produced by vibrations and that these vibrations travel from the source of the sound through a variety of materials to the ear.


We will use musical instruments and household materials to investigate the range of ways of producing sounds and how the pitch and volume of a sound can be altered. Then, we will have the opportunity to make sounds and will create a short soundtrack for a piece of spooky writing!

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During this unit we will also work Scientifically and all children will have the opportunity to investigate how sound travels through solids, liquids and gases. They will investigate changing the pitch of sounds and they will find patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object that produced it.


Geography - Earthquakes and Volcanoes


Our earth is dynamic and ever-changing. In this unit we will explore the earth, learning about its structure, and look closely at the causes and distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes and how they effect landscapes and people. We will be introduced to the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, the most active region on earth, and consider why people choose to live on the flanks of volcanoes and in earthquake zones when both can be life-threatening.

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As well as this, we will learn that volcanoes have existed throughout geological time, and that there are several different types. In the Big Finish, we will make our own erupting volcano!

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