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Autumn Term

Year R

Autumn

  

 

Topic

Heroes & Villains – People who help us

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Create and deliver care packages to members of the emergency services that work through the Christmas period.

Generate money through being helpful to others – car wash for parents or a sponsored exercise event

Suggested

Essential Question

What makes our emergency services special?

Learning Suggested Environments

Police station, fire station, fire engine, hospital, opticians, dentist, vets.

Foundation Subjects

History

As historians we will be looking at the difference between old fire engines / hospitals and the ones we have today.

Geography

As geographers we will be thinking about all the people that help us and how we can get to them.  We will draw maps of our local area.

DT – Structures

As designers we will be creating vehicles for our emergency services using both small and large construction.

 

Food – we will bake cookies for our care packages

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking at the work of

Science – Materials

As scientists we will be working scientifically to think about our bodies, naming our body parts and thinking about keeping healthy.

Fiction Text

The naughty bus

Gingerbread Man

Fiction Focus

Character

Setting

Non-Fiction Genre

Instructions

Instructions

Non-Fiction Text

How to stop a naughty bus

How to make gingerbread

Poetry & Rhymes  to read & learn

The wheels on the bus, 5 little fire fighters

Author Study

Allan Ahlberg – Jolly Postman

Jill Murphy

Summer Term

Year R

Summer

          

 

Topic

Adventures - Pirates

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Create a treasure hunt around the school for other year groups and parents to try and solve.

Provide refreshments to raise money to provide some new stories about adventures for the library.

Suggested

Essential Question

Where can adventures take us?

Learning Suggested Environments

Pirate ship, desert island, mountain, beach, forest

Foundation Subjects

History

As historians we will be looking at the way boats have changed over time.

Geography

As geographers we will be thinking about where we can get to on a boat and we will go on a boat trip – Portsmouth Harbour.

DT – Structures

As designers we will be creating boats using both small and large construction.

 

Food – we will make pirate snacks to sell at the treasure hunt.

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking at paintings of the sea and using a variety of media to create our own sea paintings.

Science – Materials

As scientists we will be working scientifically to think about the best materials for making a boat and finding out which things float and which sink.

Fiction Text

The story of Pirate Tom

Where the Wild Things are

Fiction Focus

Setting

Setting

Non-Fiction Genre

Non-chronological Report

Non-chronological Report

Non-Fiction Text

Pirates

Wild Things

Poetry & Rhymes  to read & learn

Captain Patch the Pirate, Mrs Pirate, One Eyed Jack, The Pirate Song

Author Study

Oliver Jeffers

Sue Hendra

Spring Term

Year R

Spring

 

 

Topic

Our Wonderful World – Under the sea

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Create some coasters, key rings and place mats using old crisp packets.

Sell these to raise money for Plastic Oceans – Rethink plastic, save our seas.

Suggested

Essential Question

What makes our seas so magical?

Learning Suggested Environments

Under the sea – waves, seaweed, caves, beach

Foundation Subjects

History

As historians we will be looking at the way our local beaches have changed over time.

Geography

As geographers we will be thinking about where our local beaches are and what you can find at them.

DT – Structures

As designers we will be creating vehicles you could use at the beach using both small and large construction.

 

Food – we will make refreshments for our sale

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking at the objects people make out of old crisp packets and plastic and create some of our own.

Science – Materials

As scientists we will be working scientifically to think about the different creatures that live at the beach and in the sea and how we can look after them.

Fiction Text

Billy’s Bucket – Kes Gray

3 Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark (Will Grace)

Fiction Focus

Character

Setting

Non-Fiction Genre

Recount - diary

Recount - diary

Non-Fiction Text

Billy’s day

Sharks day

Poetry & Rhymes  to read & learn

Five cranky crabs, Once I saw an Octopus, 5 Little sea creatures

Author Study

Giles Andrea – commotion in the ocean

Simon James – Sally and the Limpet

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