Literacy objectives this term:

Writing objectives:

  • Persuasive writing: Writing speeches for Pupil Parliament and Eco Council elections within class.
  • Poetry: Senses poetry about our homes, acrostic poems for Christmas.
  • Instructional writing: To know and understand what a “bossy verb” is and to be able to use these in our sentences to write instructions on how to make a gingerbread house.
  • Descriptive writing: Planning and writing a housing brochure about our house or a dream house.
  • Recount: To recount the story of Rama and Sita (Diwali) and retell the story in our own words.
  • Letter writing: Letters to Santa!  To become familiar with the features of a formal letter and apply these to our work to write our letters to Santa.


Grammar objectives:

  • Punctuation: Capital letters, full stops, sentence writing, speech marks, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.
  • Alphabetical order: Looking at the first letter initially to rearrange words into alphabetical order.
  • Proper nouns: To understand that proper nouns are names, e.g. months of the year, names of people and places and to use a capital letter in our writing for these.
  • Adjectives: To understand that these are descriptive words and to think about using adjectives in our writing.


We will also be developing our:

  • Reading skills through guided reading and starting Accelerated Reader, which we are very excited about!
  • Spelling through our weekly spelling homeworks and learning how to spell High Frequency Words.
  • Handwriting by practising and developing letter formation and learning to join letters together.


Numeracy objectives this term:


  • Place value: Reading and writing numbers to 100.
  • Addition and Subtraction: Consolidating number bonds to 20.
  • Addition and subtraction of tens and units. Learning how to carry over a ten when adding and exchanging a ten when subtracting.
  • Adding totals and calculating change within £1, including practical activities and recognising and counting a variety of coins.
  • Solve word problems and develop our understanding of mathematical language.
  • Multiplication: Explore multiplication patterns –  2 times tables.
  • Time: Revise and consolidate times to the quarter hour and develop this to read the time to 5 minute intervals on analogue and digital clocks.
  • Handling Data: Use simple tallies to record data, represent data in a frequency table and on a block graph and interpret the results both on paper and onscreen.


WAU objectives this term:  

Our theme is "Home from Home"


  • To know and recognise the different types of houses in our locality.
  • Understand how and why things change over time – looking at a range of “old” household items.
  • Designing and creating our own houses for The Three Little Pigs out of a range of materials.
  • Exploring natural habitats for animals and understanding why they have adapted to live and survive in their homes.