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Miss Sowray                         Mrs Price

Autumn 2

For the first week of this half-term, we have our whole school Armistice focus. We will base our learning around picture books and will be discussing the roles of both soldiers and animals in the war.

The children have already shown off their fantastic sewing skills and have each completed a poppy for our whole school display. 

Magic and Sparkles

With lots of special celebrations on their way, including Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas, we will be focussing our learning around lots of colour, magic and sparkles.  We will be reading the well-loved story of Elmer and will use the story to explore colour and pattern. We will continue our learning about colour by helping to make colourful potions for Winnie the Witch and will practise our Talk4Writing skills through the story, Room on the Broom.

As we move ever closer to Christmas, we will read the Jolly Postman, linking this into Christmas and Santa’s workshop.


The children will continue to consolidate their recognition of numbers to 20. We will begin to complete simple additions and subtractions using objects and will become more confident to recall one more and one less than given numbers.


We will continue to consolidate our recognition and use of the Phase 2 sounds (s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss) before beginning to learn some of the Phase 3 digraphs (2 letters that make one sound).

We will practise reading and writing words containing these sounds and will begin to write simple captions and sentences.

The Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube on the link below:


Autumn 1

A big welcome to East Bierley! We cannot wait to get to know all of you and to kick start your learning journey at school.

This term is all about the children settling into their new environment. They will learn classroom routines, get to know their new friends and explore the classroom - both inside and out.

Our learning will be emerged within the topic of All About Me in which the children will find out about each other and learn about the different body parts and senses. They will also discuss people who are special to them. We will then move this topic forward to encompass the people who help us in the wider community such as the police,  doctors and fire fighters.


The children will develop their recognition of numbers to 10, before beginning to recognise some to 20. They will also develop the ability to count amounts of objects reliably. We will also learn the names and basic properties of 2D shapes.


We will be introducing the children to letter sounds within phonics sessions, using the Jolly phonics songs to help us. The children will begin to hear the initial sounds in words and will begin to form recognisable letters, using our pre-cursive font.

The Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube on the link below:



PE this term is on a Monday. Please ensure that long hair is tied up and earrings are removed. It would also be a big help if no tights are worn on PE days as this speeds up getting changed.

No PE kit is required for this term as we will just remove socks and shoes. A letter will be sent out with plenty of notice when a PE kit is needed.

Our Class Agreement

We will always show respect for everyone and everything.
We will always look after things in our classroom and share these with each other.
We will always choose kind words to say and use kind hands.
We will listen to adults and other children.
We will take turns to speak and put our hands up.


Our aim is to making learning irresistible. We want the children of East Bierley to be respectful and honest with a sound knowledge of right and wrong and the role they have in our school, local and wider community, both now and in the future. We aim to nurture tolerance of others, self reflection and independent learning skills, children who have the resilience to solve problems and persevere with new skills using a ‘have a go’ attitude towards their learning. We aim to ensure our curriculum is meaningful and enables children to develop the skills they need for the future. The curriculum content is progressive and increasingly adapts to reflect what is relevant now, special anniversaries, the local area and children’s interests whilst ensuring coverage of the statutory curriculum is thorough.