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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Autumn Term

This term we are Geographers!

Our topic this half term is 'Winter Festivals and Christmas Around the World'.

We will be learning about different festivals, why and how they are celebrated, including: Hallowe'en, Dia de los Muertos (Mexico), Bonfire Night, Remembrance, Diwali, Thanksgiving and how Christmas is celebrated in different countries around the world.

The children will be taking part in a Christmas showcase this year rather than the traditional nativity, in which we will celebrate the children's singing, Christmas art/craft and their ideas and opinions about Christmas.


Autumn Term 1 - Our topic was  ‘All About Me, My Home and My Family’.

The children shared about their homes and families with the class, and explored what makes themselves unique. We found out about different family setups and different kinds of homes. We observed seasonal changes as we went from summer to autumn.

We explored lots of wonderful stories, with a different focus book each week.