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Uxendon Manor Primary School

Uxendon Manor Primary School

Autumn 2

Sparkly Light Festivals & Celebrations

Communication and Language


Children will learn to:

  •  Look at and talk about different festivals and celebrations such as Diwali and Christmas. 
  • Engage in different activities such as writing cards and talking about how Christians and Hindus celebrate these festivals.
  • Learn about some traditional tales such as Goldilocks and The Three Bears story and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
  • Role play and retell the stories using book language such as once upon a time, the next day.
  • Focus on a beginning, a middle and an ending to our stories and begin to create our own stories.
  • Learning new words such as fireworks, rangoli, battle, kidnap.


Personal Social and Emotional Development


Children will learn to:

  • Play alongside other children
  • Play with one other child
  • Share and take turns with the equipment
  • Know the class charter and continue to follow the rules set in Autumn 1
  • To begin to identify and name their feelings in the morning such as I feel happy, sad or worried and to talk about this.

Physical Development


Children will learn to:

  • Use the large equipment outside such as target practice, hoppers and spinning tops, bean bags and ribbons.
  • Use large movements to develop large muscles such as running, crawling, hopping and skipping.
  • Work with others to learn outdoor games such as Farmer's in the Den and Whats the time Mr wolf.
  • Develop small motor skills using a range of tools such as pencils, crayons, felt tips, paint brushes and chalks.
  • Negotiates space when running, jumping and chasing outside; adjusting speed or changing direction.



Key texts: Non-fiction books about Diwali and Christmas,

Goldilocks and the three bears and Three Billy goats gruff.

Children will learn to:

  • Tell and re-tell known and familiar stories
  • Listen to a wide range of stories and poems and rhymes
  • Learn new songs in Music 
  • Learn the phonemes of the graphemes s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, j, v, w, x
  • read phase 2 tricky words and start to blend words with two letters such as at, am, up, is, it, on, an, of
  • Learn how to write a card
  • Write a story map about the key text



Key Books: 1,2,3 at the Zoo, Round is the Moon cake, 5 Little Fiends, Bear n a Square.

Children will learn to:

  • Represent, sort, match and compare 1,2,3,4,5
  • Composite and to arrange of 4 and 5
  • Compare one more and one less 
  • Identify the properties of 2 D flat shapes such as circle, triangle, square and rectangle. To sort and make shape pictures.
  • Sequence an activity.

Understanding the World


Children will learn to:

  • Differentiate the different beliefs and that people celebrate special times like Diwali and Christmas in different ways.
  • See the changes in the natural world and identify the seasons.
  • Use technology for their own purposes such as games on IWB.

Expressive Arts and Design


Children will learn to:

  • Explore colour and colour mixing.
  • Explore different textures such as fabric, clay, paint and collage work.
  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques.
  • Sing in a group and build their own repertoire of songs and nursery rhymes.

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