Autumn - Explore
During the Autumn Term, our learning is driven through geography and our enquiry question for the term is "How united is our Kingdom?"
This question allows us to build on our learning from foundation stage about South Normanton and we learn about the countries within Great Britain and the human and physical features of each of these countries.
For example when we learn about Scotland, we study Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in Scotland), the lochs and the highlands as physical features. When studying England and London, the human features that we learn about are Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
Our enquiries always have an authentic outcome. For us, an authentic outcome is a final piece of learning or presentation that brings together and celebrates our full term's enquiry. Our authentic outcome for this enquiry is writing and posting a letter to King Charles III to tell him all of the different facts and information that we have learned about his Kingdom.
Our enquiry is also driven by language rich key texts that support our children's understanding of carefully planned genres. See below for the images of our key texts this term.
Our knowledge organisers are sent home at the start of each term and they show all of the sticky knowledge that we want our children to remember for their enquiry.
Sticky knowledge is the key knowledge that we have identified for our children to know, remember and understand. Remembering this key knowledge supports your child to access their enquiry and the curriculum itself.
See our knowledge organiser for each week's sticky knowledge and vocabulary that the children are learning.