Narrative: Stories by the same author
1st half of the term:
Reading and exploring stories written by Oliver Jeffers and Claire Freedman
Space – Exploring and looking at different elements of space (the moon, sun, planets, stars,
Writing our own stories (with a Space theme) based on the style of these authors
meteorites and various space craft)
Non-Fiction: Instructions, reports and information books
Weather – How does the weather changes during different seasons? Exploring different
Writing instructions about how to build a rocket
types of weather
Writing newspaper reports about how the aliens in underpants saved the world
2nd half of the term: Green fingers and growth – What can we grow on Planet Earth?
types of weather, looking at weather around the world, experiments that explore different
Information books to link with Science topic (2nd half of the term)
Explore various plants, trees and flowers that grow around us. Investigate and answer
questions from an alien from Outer Space about the things that grow on Earth.
Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number
line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
Exploring different weather around the world e.g. Antarctica
and comparing to our weather
Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals, understanding the place value of each digit
Solving one-step problems involving + / - and x/÷
Studying the places around the world where meteorites have
Developing knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s (extending to 3s)
Using non – standard and standard units of measure to explore weight and capacity
Identifying the properties of 3D shapes
Identifying fractions and finding fractions of shapes and different amounts
Using positional and directional language
1st half term: Year of Mercy-Exploring ‘forgiveness
with kindness’
Looking at special people within the Church and our
2nd half term: Lent and the Easter story
Programming and giving instructions using the BeeBots and
software such as ‘2simple’ and ‘2go’
Making fruit kebabs for an alien tea party (showing the
Gymnastics and dance with a ‘Space Explorer’ theme
aliens what we can grow on Earth)
Designing and building various space craft
Using various techniques to draw and create planets in the
Solar System
Exploring ‘The Planets’ by Gustav Holst
Making rainmakers and using as instruments

Art/DT: Making fruit kebabs for an alien tea party (showing the aliens