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Making a Splash

Autumn Term


This half term, we will be studying the story of the Minpins in guided reading. 

We will also be reading The Hodgeheg as a class text. In our English lessons, we will read Tell Me a Dragon and use this to inspire our own dragon descriptions.


During English lessons this term, we will write a recount about our very own dragon hunt on the school playground. Take a look at our CCTV to see the dragon footage that will inspire our writing!

During this term, we will also design our own dragons, thinking about their colour, size and any special features that they may have. Using our designs, we will write character descriptions and simile poems about our dragons. 

While studying habitats, we will write non-chronological reports about the Woodland Hedgehog, which include information about a hedgehog's diet, habitat and other interesting facts.


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This term, we will be focusing on the four operations. We will be using a range of equipment to help us calculate the answers for addition, subtraction, multiplication & division. 

Addition using base 10

Multiplication using cubes

Division using cubes


During science this term, we will be studying a range of habitats, including: the woodland, desert, Arctic and rainforest. During our science unit, we will be using a range of scientific skills, including researching to find out about the different plants and animals which live in a particular habitat and how they are suited to it and identifying and classifying to items into groups: living, dead or never alive.


This term, we will be using Purple Mash to create art. We will create images based on impressionism, pointillism, line art and work based on William Morris.


Line Art

William Morris inspired work

Design and Technology

This term, we will be using withie to make a dragon. We will use measuring, cutting and joining skills to make the dragon frame and then we will papier-mache and decorate our design.


As part of our black history topic, we will be learning all about the life of Mary Seacole and why she was a significant individual. 



This term, we will be using atlas’ to help us locate and name the world’s seven continents and five oceans.


We will be using clay to create dragon eyes. We will study how to make shapes using different techniques, including pressing, rolling, squashing and folding.