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St Austin's

Catholic Primary School

"In our school, where everyone is special. We will love and serve as Jesus taught"



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Themes and Topics in the Autumn Term

Themes and Topics in the Autumn Term. 


Religious Education - Come and See

  • Families
  • Belonging
  • Waiting



Labels and Captions

  • Descriptive words and phrases
  • Discuss the purpose of labels
  • Writing labels
  • Spelling simple words
  • Write a caption for an object or a picture


Stories with Familiar Settings

  • Reading and discussing stories which are set in key places e.g. park, garden, school, home...
  • Recall key events from a story and answer questions
  • Explore familiar themes and characters through improvisation and role-play


  • Listen to and discuss a wide range of poems
  • Pattern and rhyme
  • Repeated language
  • Descriptive language



  • Name the letters of the alphabet in order
  • Discuss the purpose of dictionaries
  • Play and sing alphabet songs
  • Use dictionaries to collect new vocabulary



  • Listen to recounts of personal experiences
  • Orally recount a personal experiences
  • Identify the main features of a recount
  • Write a simple recount


  • Counting to and across 100
  • Count forwards and backwards
  • Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals
  • Read and write numbers in numerals and words to 20
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictures
  • Given a number identify one more and one less
  • Read and write number sentences involving addition, subtraction and equals signs
  • To know numbers to 10 and to 20
  • Add and subtract one and two digit numbers to 20
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction



  • Everyday materials



  • All Dressed Up - Clothes
  • The Magic Toymaker



  • Self – portraits
  • Continuing a Pattern
  • Christmas themed activities
  • Designing a t-shirt



  • Learning about e-safety  
  • Agree on e-safety rules to be added to our class rules
  • Logging onto the school blog
  • Making good choices whilst using a computer



  • Dance
  • Multi-Skills



  • Contrasts loud/quiet, high/low and smooth/jumpy listening to 'Carnival of the Animals'.
  • Song preparation for welcome assembly.
  • Develop a sense of rhythm, structure, style and mood through music and movement. 
  • Starting to look at 'Carnival of Animals' focusing on the concepts from last term.
  • Song preparation for Christmas performances.