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St Thomas' CE Primary Academy

Term 1- Autumn

How can I make the world a better place?


This term we will be focusing on the theme of Autumn alongside finding out more information about the qualities which make each and every one of us special.

The children will be beginning our Read Write Inc programme of phonics, where they will begin to learn individual sounds and then explore the sounds in a range of different activities both inside and outside the classroom. The children will begin the term exploring numbers in Maths through rhymes and songs before moving onto naming different 2D shapes.

We will be learning about the wonderful and exciting changes which occur in the season of Autumn along with the animals and weather which is associated with it. We will also be looking at what makes each child special, beginning with looking at their 'All about me boxes' this will give us the opportunity to hear and see the parts of your child's life which is important to them.

We will be painting self portraits before moving on to exploring sculpture and the fabulous world of clay.

It is going to be an exciting first term celebrating your child's first step in their school journey.


We have been very busy this week. We have started our Phonic sounds and then been doing Phonics activities both inside and outside, we especially enjoyed writing the sounds on the playground with the chalks. We have also been spending a lot of time in our outdoor environment and looking at ways to use our construction materials in different ways such as building bridges or walkways and then testing them to see if they are secure. We have also been exploring some of the nursery rhymes, our favourite was 'Hey diddle diddle' which we re-enacted with some toy animals.

We also took some time to think about all the things which make us special, this involved us taking a walk to the Reflective Garden and exploring using our senses, we heard the leaves rustling in the breeze and could see the sun shine reflecting in many of the surfaces- we particularly liked the mirrored ball. Class Love have had another great week!