Merrydale Infant School

Merrydale Infant School

One school, many strengths

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1O - Dragonflies Class

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Children should come to school in their PE kits with no jewellery on please.

Autumn Term Learning 2022


Autumn 1 - 'Where We Live'  Key Questions:

Who lives with me at home?

What is it like in Leicester?

Is everywhere like Leicester?


Key Texts

Colour Monster, Ruby’s Worry, Who Are You – Smriti Halls, So Much - Trish Cooke, A Squash and a Squeeze - Julia Donaldson, The Three Little Pigs, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, Katie Morag Delivers the Mail - Mhairi Hedderwick.


In English we are learning to use our phonics sounds to spell short words and start writing sentences. 

In Maths, we are using numbers 0 to 10 and representing them in different ways.  We are comparing bigger/smaller or more/less.  We are putting numbers in the right order.

In Science we are exploring different kinds of materials and sorting out objects according to what they are made of.  We are studying the changes that happen during autumn and learning about the parts of a tree.  

In PE we are practising our fundamental movement skills such as skipping, galloping, side-stepping, hopping and balancing.


Autumn 2 - 'Whatever the Weather' Key Questions:

What different kinds of weather are there?

How does the weather change in Autumn?

What are the 4 countries of the UK?  What might the weather be like there?


Key Texts:


Jasper’s Beanstalk - Nick Butterworth, The Girl Who Loved Wellies - Zehra Hicks, The Wind Blew - Pat Hutchins, After the Storm - Nick Butterworth


In English we are beginning to compose our own sentences and write short narratives.

In Maths, we are beginning to add and subtract numbers 0 to 10 e.g. 7 + 2 = 9   10 - 4 = 6

In Science we are identifying and naming deciduous and evergreen trees.  We are learning about the main parts of a flowering plant. We are carrying out simple tests.

In PE we are practising our fundamental movement skills such as jumping in different ways and seated balances.


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  • Merrydale Infant School
  • Claydon Road,
  • Leicester,
  • LE5 0PL