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We will be reading lots of stories this topic.  We will start with stories about celebrations – looking at bonfire night, the story of Rama and Sita and Remembrance Day.  Children could share a picture of a family celebration – this could be a birthday or a religious celebration and write a sentence to describe why it was special to them.  We will be exploring space, can children create their own rocket or alien and use adjectives to describe it.


 This half term in maths we will be focussing on addition and subtraction.   This could take many forms and is especially effective practically.  Children can help share snacks and add 1 more biscuit for a friend and count to see how many they have now.  Children could sort groups of toys/sweets etc. and then combine groups to see how many they have altogether – this is really good with smarties!  We will also be exploring position and direction.  Can children follow a set positional clues to find a hidden toy?  Can they find someone when playing hide and seek.  Can children draw a picture from positional clues e.g. Draw a tree, put the sun above the tree and a dog next to the tree etc.


We will be exploring space and light and dark in science this half term.  Can children research about planets, can children find an informative song about the planets?  Can you explore the night sky and find the stars and the moon?  Can children talk about the changes from day to night in their surroundings?  Can children explore shadows and match objects to their silhouettes?  Can children go on a light hunt around the house and see what light sources you can find together.  Can they record this using captions or pictures?



  • Can children create a rocket or an alien out of junk from around the house – such as boxes and bottles etc. 
  • Create a poppy or a poppy wreath using a paper plate.
  • Create a firework picture using splatter painting or wax resist painting (draw a picture using crayon and then paint over using black paint.
  • Watch for the fireworks in the night sky.
  • Make and decorate a card for a celebration for a friend or a member of the family.



It is Children in need day during this half term and we will also be focussing on anti-bullying.  We will be looking at what makes a good friend – can children name a friend and say why they like them – what makes them a good friend.  Watch out for Pudsey bear – can children spot him on TV or around town?

Please record any homework activities you undertake in the homework book you have received from class alternatively you can email any pictures to In the Subject box mark them for the attention of your child’s class e.g. For the Attention of Mexico Class and we will print them and pop them in the book.