Jellyfish are taught by Miss Wright and the team!

Half termly updates

Autumn 2 - Jellyfish

Rivers in a different climate zone


We will begin our PSHE lessons by focusing on new beginnings. We will learn about our rights and responsibilities in school and the importance of inclusion. After this, we will then move onto focusing on keeping safe and managing risks. We will learn about how to stay safe whilst out and about in our local area and explore the consequences of anti-social behaviour. We will also discuss what FGM is. Then we will move on to online safety learning about being a responsible digital citizen. Finally, we will focus on why it is important to be thankful and give to others at Christmas time. Alongside this we will have one emotional literacy lesson per week focusing on skills such as motivation, empathy, self awareness, self regulation and social skills.


The focus at the beginning of this half term Jellyfish will be writing stories and we will look to get our inspiration from our shared text, ‘The Queens nose’ by Dick-King Smith. Following this we will then move on to looking at information texts such as articles and reports. Finally, we will concentrate on poetry looking closely at syllabic poems. Jellyfish 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.


At the beginning of the half term in maths we will be recapping on the four operations. We will complete problem solving and reasoning activities based on the four operations. We will then be moving onto money. We will recognise the different denominations and solve problems including giving and receiving change. After this, we will focus on statistics and the different ways to collect data.


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


During geography this half term, we will be focusing on the river Nile. We will begin by locating Africa and Egypt on a map. We will then discuss the human and physical geography of the Nile. We will discuss and debate why the river Nile is important now and why it was important in the past. We will finish off by creating our very own Nile settlement.


This half term in RE, we will be answering the key question why are some journeys and places special? We will be researching and exploring pilgrimages and pilgrimage sites. We will be concentrating on multiple religions and looking at the different pilgrimages they take and why.

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) and twitter for daily updates.