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St Laurence Church of England Primary School

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Half Term Curriculum Overview


Curriculum Overview for Parents



Term:Autumn 1


Teacher/s:Miss Hall






Information Text/Wishing Tale

  • Spelling homophones
  • fronted adverbials
  • using commas
  • headings and subheadings
  • Features of an information text/story
  • Fronted adverbials 
  • using commas
  • Inverted commas
  • conjunctions
  • commas after fronted adverbials
  • using a dictionary
  • Prepare and present information orally Participate in discussions by listening to others and building on from what has been said
  • Adapt language, tone and style to suit the purpose of the listener
  • Planning talk / presentations carefully to ensure they fulfil the purpose and suit the needs of the listener


Online Safety

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
  • To know what makes a safe password, how to keep passwords safe and the consequences of giving your passwords away. To understand how the Internet can be used to help us to communicate effectively. To understand how a blog can be used to help us communicate with a wider audience.
  • For children to consider if what they read on websites is always true? To look at some ‘spoof’ websites. To create a ‘spoof’ webpage. To think about why these sites might exist and how to check that the information is accurate.
  • To learn about the meaning of age restrictions symbols on digital media and devices. To discuss why PEGI restrictions exist. To know where to turn for help if they see inappropriate content or have inappropriate contact from others.

Teachings & Authority

What do Christians learn from the Creation story? 

Why is the Qur’an so important for Muslims?

  • Place the concepts of God and Creation on a

timeline of the Bible’s ‘Big Story’.

  • Identify how religious meaning is expressed through different types of language for example parables, poems, psalms and prayers.
  • Ask questions and suggest answers about

what might be important in the creation story for.

  • Christians living today,





Place Value 

  • Place value 4 digit numbers
  • Place Value 2
  • Addition and Subtraction


Would you survive a natural disaster?

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps and key physical characteristics
  • physical geography including climate zones, volcanoes, earthquakes
  • Key physical characteristics
  • physical geography including climate zones, volcanoes, earthquakes 
  • Locate places on a range of maps
  • identify features on an aerial photographs
  • Locate Europe on a map
  • Use maps atlases and digital mapping


  • Performing a ballad as a class.
  • Recognising the features of a ballad.
  • Writing lyrics for a ballad.





  • How fossils were formed
  • Recognise soils are made of rocks and organic matter
  • Know permeable and impermeable
  • Compare and group different kinds of rocks and describe how fossils are formed

Formal Elements of Art


Colour, line, pattern, tone, shape, form, tone, shading, shading grip, wire techniques, bending, shaping, geometry, 3D, sketch.




To learn and perform a scissor and stag leap

To be able to create and perform the travelling part of a routine.


To Learn and understand how to perform the teddy bear roll

To be able to create and perform the rolling part of the a routine and link it to the travelling section


To learn and understand how to perform symmetrical and asymmetrical balances.

To be able to create and perform the balancing part of a routine and link it to the travelling and rolling sections


To learn to perform a range of jumps off the equipment

To be able to create and perform the jumping part of a routine.


To learn how to roll and bounce a ball with control

To be able to create and perform the apparatus part of a routine and link it with the jumping section




Drug Education


Health and Welbeing 

  • Recognising how to make informed choices.
  • Understanding that people have different
  • attitudes to risk.
  • Recognising, predicting and
  • assessing risks in different situations.
  • Where to get help and how to ask for help.
  • Distinguishing between safe and harmful
  • and to know some substances can be harmful
  • if misused.
  •  Learning rules about staying safe.



  •  Threading needles with greater independence
  • • Tying knots with greater independence
  • • Sewing cross stitch and appliqué
  • • Understanding the need to count the thread on a piece
  • of even weave fabric in each direction to create uniform size and appearance
  • • Understanding that fabrics can be layered for affect


French Greetings

  • Pupils learn how to introduce themselves, to ask how someone is feeling and to say how they are feeling.
  • Introductions
  • Expressing how you feel
  • Appreciating stories,
  • songs and rhymes
  • Listening and responding

Things to look for and do at home

Other Information

Practice Handwriting - Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined. Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting, e.g. by ensuring that the downstrokes of letters are parallel and equidistant; that lines of writing are spaced sufficiently so that the ascenders and descenders of letters do not touch