Coral Reef

Coral Reef

Coral Reef are a Key Stage 1 and lower Key stage 2 class taught by Mrs D'Avoine , Miss Smith and the team.

Half termly updates

Autumn 2 - Coral Reef

Continents and Oceans


We will begin our PSHE lessons by focusing on keeping safe and managing risks within our environment. We will look at how to stay both indoors and outdoors. We will continue our learning about managing risks by learning how to stay safe online and what to do if we need to report a problem. The children will also take part in circle time, parachute activities and look at their learning and behaviour goals.


The focus at the beginning of this half term is The Crocodile who didn’t like water. We will be looking at focussing our writing skills on character descriptions, alternate endings and a love of reading. We will also be reading a non -fiction book about animals and their young. We are enriching this experience with bringing in animals for the children to learn about first hand!Coral Reef will continue to practice and learn phonics and spellings daily, to improve our reading and writing skills. Guided reading lessons will also continue to take place daily to promote our love of reading and to develop our understanding of different text types.


In maths this half term we will be continuing to learn about place value. Pupils working within the year one curriculum will focus on numbers within 10 and 20. Pupils working within the year two curriculum will focus on comparing numbers using their place value knowledge. We will also practice our addition and subtraction skills, as well as multiplication and division. Pupils will also learn how to recognise, name and add amounts of money. These skills can then be transferred when using our Reach shop.


In science this half term we will be learning about the properties of everyday materials. We will begin by comparing and grouping different materials. We will focus on identifying changes in materials and complete an investigation of our own.


During geography this half term, we will be focusing on continents and oceans.We will locate England on a map and find its capital city. We will also name the 4 capital cities of the United Kingdom. We will then move knot naming oceans and the seven continents. We will finish our topic by learning about hot and cold countries.


This half term in RE, we will be answering the key question Why is Jesus special to Christians? We will incorporate this with learning about Christmas and our Christmas production!

Alongside all of this brilliant learning we will also be developing our skills through art, DT, PE, food technology and computing. For more information please see the long term plan (LTP) on the school website and twitter for daily updates.