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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Autumn Term 2

Our topic for this term is 'Who are we?' 


Within this topic we will be continuing to focus on our families and where we live. We are also exploring our local community and will be celebrating Bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas!


We will be revisiting what we have learned and start phase 3. In phase 3 we will be learning digraphs (2 letters one sound) and trigraphs (3 letters one sound). We will continue to practise lots of blending and segmenting. We will also start our reading groups!


For more information please visit the Little Wandle website 



in Maths we will continue to develop subitising up to 5. We will also learn basic shapes such as circles, triangles and shapes with 4 sides. 



For English we teach a story using 'Talk 4 Writing'. Talk 4 Writing enables children to be immersed in a story through learning through drama and role play. We will learn the story, focus on key features and pick apart the vocabulary. The children will then learn the skills to create and innovate their own story, following the structure/ sequence of the story we are learning. In Autumn Term 2, our focus story is 'The Gingerbread Man'. 


Forest School 

At Forest school children will be continuing to learn about different types of trees in our woodland and the lifecycle of a tree. We will also be focusing on how to use tools safely. We will have a mini project over this half term using bow saws and hand drills. 


We can't wait to share what we get up to. Please look out for updates and observations on Tapestry!