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Uxendon Manor Primary School

Uxendon Manor Primary School

Autumn 1

   Incredible me and my family!


Communication and Language


The children will learn to:


  • Take turns to speak through speaking and  listening activities for example during circle time the children wait for their turn to speak when learning the names of their peers and listen attentively.
  • Understand new vocabulary to describe body parts for example, elbow, eyebrows, wrist through songs and games like ,"Simon says  or heads shoulders knees nursery rhyme....etc. 
  • Talk about people in their families and other types of families through family displays, pictures, stories.
  • Talk about things they like and don't like to do at school and why.
  • Talk about parts of their body.
  • Learn new words through listening to stories, rhymes and songs.


Personal , Social and Emotional Development


The children will learn to: 


  • Settle into daily routines of reception for example putting their coat in their locker, self registration and also get ready for our daily soft start when they might practice writing their names , letter formation or number writing.
  • Introduce themselves and  begin to understand who to go to for help.
  • Begin making new friends and also learn their names.
  • Become aware of the different areas set up around the classrooms and outdoor area
  • Understand what a class charter means and begin to learn what their rights and responsibilities are when they are at school such as turn taking, using kind hands looking after the classroom etc. This will help them to try their best and make good choices everyday.
  • To begin to share and take turns using sand timer or with adult support.


Physical Development


The children will learn to:


  • Develop their gross and fine motor skills in both indoor and outdoor learning environment.
  • Develop spatial awareness related to using playgrounds and other unfamiliar parts of the school.
  • Hold a pencil the correct way using the tripod grip. In order to develop these skills further the children will be making big and small movements to help improve strength around their wrists through activities such as drawing pictures on the ground, making movements with streamers,  using tweezers to pick small objects out of sand etc.




Key texts:

Non-fiction books about our body, Autumn season, We are all different, Large family collection  stories.


The children will learn to:


  • Recognise their names using self registration cards and name writing sheets
  • Have a go at writing their names with the correct formation. The focus will be on using a capital letter for the first letter of their name followed by lower case letters.
  • Develop speaking and listening skills, phonological awareness, oral blending and segmenting through phase 1 phonics. In order to develop these skills the children will be given plenty of opportunities through activities involving instrumental sounds, body percussions, rhythm and rhymes etc.
  • Understand how to read and write familiar words around the topic like dad, mum, brother, sister. We will also introduce them to some phase 2 tricky words like go, no, I , the and into.





Key texts:

Where's my teddy, It's a bear, A squash and a squeeze, the enormous turnip, Frog and Toad- A lost button, The button box.


The children will learn to:


  • Understand Maths concepts  through everyday routines such as book voting, self registration, counting packed lunches, calendar etc.
  • Match different objects according to their shape, size or colour.
  •  Sort different objects  like buttons, lids, animals, socks, leaves into groups.
  •  make comparisons between objects relating to their amount, height, weight, size or length.
  • Make predictions, understand what come next, make logical connections and observe regularities through the introduction of repeated patterns.
  • Learn new songs related to number such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive, 5 fat sausages etc.


Understanding the world


The children learn to:


  • Understand the different seasons and key features of the Autumn season such as hibernation, changing colours of leaves, changing weather, harvest etc.
  • Understand different types of families and family routines. The children will also learn where they live and talk about who lives in their family.
  • Develop understanding of the wider community they live in.
  • Names of some animals around our surrounding and the world that hibernate during autumn and winter seasons.
  • Which country their family comes from and look at maps
  • Go for a school walk to find out other places in our school such as the hall, welfare room, school office and headteachers room.


Expressive Arts and Designs


The children will learn to:


  • Paint self-portraits and drawing family members.
  • Make autumn collage using natural resources like leaves, twigs, berries.
  • Differentiate the shades of autumn colours.
  • Sing songs related to self e.g. 'When I was one,'1,2,3 its good to be me', 'heads shoulders knees and toes'
  • Begin copying movements and singing songs in our weekly music sessions such as 'sing sing sing hello', 'twinkle twinkle little star.'






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