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Autumn 1

Our topic this term is called: “Why do we play with different toys as we grow older?” 

What did you like to play with when you were a baby? 

Do you still like to play with that? 

What about now? 

Could a baby play with your favourite toy now that you are older? 

What did your mum / dad / grandma play with when they were little? 


We will be thinking about our favourite toys, and how these have changed as we have grown up. We will talk about the past, using ‘time’ words as we compare old and new toys. We will create a simple timeline to show how people change from babies to adults, and we will name and label body parts. We will learn about our five senses, and will use them to explore different toys and games. We will be designing and making a toy that is suitable for a baby, using appropriate tools and equipment. 

Spring 1:

Our topic this term is called:

What can we learn about our world from Stories

We will be learning about our world through stories.

We will be reading stories from England and from other countries & continents.

We will use maps, globes and atlases to locate places, and a range of sources of information to find out about them.

We will learn to name and locate the 4 countries of the UK, and start to recognise their flags and important symbols.

We will identify and name a variety of everyday materials, and start to describe their properties.

We will then design a puppet of a character from a story, and use some of these materials to make our puppet.

We will think about each other and learn to respect each others' differences and similarities.


Spring 2:

Our topic this term is:

‘Starry Night’


The children have been involved in the planning of the topic and have already thought about what they already know and what they would like to find out.

We will be finding out things about...

Vincent Van Gogh – his life and work, stars, ‘starry’ music, light and dark.

Our main focus will be on the Arts

(art, music, drama, dance).

We will share our work with you at our ‘final outcome’ – details to follow.


We started looking more closely at the painting 'Starry Night'. We discussed what we noticed about it. We learned that it was painted by the artist Vincent Van Gogh, and we had a think about what we might want to find out during this topic. We mapped out our ideas:



We listened to the song 'Starry, Starry Night' by Don McLean, and watched the slideshow of Van Gogh's work that went with it.

Have a look at home...

Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) by Don McLean

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