Welcome to 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 2 that were missed and then progressing onto the Year 3 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 ‘The Story of Tutankhamun’ by Patricia Cleveland-Peck. This book relates to our topic of Ancient Egypt.


In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, revisiting numbers to 100 and then looking at numbers to 1000. Following this, we will be looking at addition and subtraction using a variety of methods.


In Science the children will be learning about Animals including Humans. The children will develop an understanding of diet and how we need a balanced diet to grow, be active and maintain good health. The children will become familiar with food groups and will plan their own healthy meals.

This half term the children will also learn to name bones and understand why we have bones and joints in our bodies. They will be making their own moving skeletons! Children will be learning the similarities and differences between our skeletons and those of other animal animals.


Children will learn about when Ancient Egypt civilisation first appeared. We will investigate the culture of Ancient Egyptians, their daily lives and religious beliefs.  We will learn about their great achievements; the development of the pyramids, the Egyptian writing and number system, their inventions and about some of their most famous pharaohs. Children will read and write hieroglyphics messages.



Children will be learning about where Egypt is located in the world using maps, atlases and globes. They will learn about the climate in this part of the world.



  1. What makes a good friend?
  2. Dealing with issues that might arise in friendship

What is bullying?

  1. What bullying is, the different types of bullying
  2. To recognise bullying
  3. What to do if they witness or experience bullying.