During the Autumn Term, our learning is driven through geography and our enquiry question for the term is "Humankind: helpful or harmful?"
This question allows us to build on our learning from foundation stage about South Normanton and our surrounding areas, our Year 1 learning about Great Britain and the United Kingdom and in Year 2 we look at our impact on the wider world.
For example we learn about the 7 continents and the 5 oceans and we contrast a European Country with a non-European country to show the differences in housing, education and society in general. We also learn about the impact that humans have on their environment across the world
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 litter picking in our local community with local and parish councillors and raising awareness of our impact on the environment.
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.