Autumn Term in Opal Class

Welcome back after the Summer holidays!
Although it is a bit different in school at the moment, I am very excited to be teaching you again this year!

Throughout the Autumn Term, we will be delivering the recovery curriculum. This means that we will be covering some of the learning objectives from Year 1 that were missed and then progressing onto the Year 2 curriculum.



In English, we will be looking at the book, ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. We will write a variety of poems, drawing inspiration from the book.

We will then move onto learning about twists in traditional tales, looking specifically at the books; ‘Goldilocks & the Three Bears’ by Lauren Child, ‘You & Me’ by Anthony Browne and ‘Goldilocks & Just the One Bear’ by Leigh Hodgkinson.


In Maths, we will be focusing on ensuring that we cover the areas in the curriculum that was missed last term. The topics will include place value, counting to and comparing numbers within 50, revisiting our number bonds up to 20, adding two-digit numbers as well as learning more about money.


In Science the children will be learning about Animals including Humans. The children will develop an understanding that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. They will also find out about and describe the basic needs of animals. Additionally, they will learn about how we need a balanced diet to grow, be active and maintain good health.


This half term, the children in Ruby class will learn about the Great Fire of London. We will explore what happened during the Great Fire of London and why it was so significant.




Following the current situation around the world and in our lives, the children will be learning about the following topics in PSHE:


  1. Being co-operatives with others
  2. How to solve simple arguments with peers
  3. Teasing and Bullying is unacceptable and what to do if they experience it.


Pupils will also learn:

  1. about he different emotions we may experience and how to manage these feelings.
  2. that people can experience conflicting emotions at different times, such as times of loss and change.
  3. about the process of grief and bereavement.