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Autumn 2: What is so great about the world anyway?

Enquiry Overview

The below enquiry overview shows the week by week learning for your child's class in English, enquiry and maths. You can use the overview to see what your child is learning in school each week.

Our weekly Enquiry questions are:

1. How is the globe whole but separate?

2. How can 2 places be poles apart but almost the same?

3. Do you change the place you live in or does it change you?

4. Could the sea ever overflow?

5. Why did the camel get the hump?

6. Could a polar bear survive in the desert?


A high-quality text drives each of our enquiries and the texts are used to give knowledge and purpose to the enquiry. High quality texts can only be accessed through knowledge of vocabulary in different tiers. Explicit teaching of new vocabulary and using the classroom environment to showcase key vocabulary helps us to infuse rich and sophisticated vocabulary from EYFS to Year 6. The texts are used as a stimulus for both English and cross curricular writing, ensuring high expectations of our children. Reading is interweaved into all aspects of the enquiry to encourage reading and language development and promote reading for pleasure.

Autumn 2 Key English Text

Our chosen text this half term is ‘Shackleton's Journey’ written and illustrated by William Grill. We have chosen this book as it tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's Journey in a unique visual re-telling of his landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. The polar region will become a large part of our Enquiry sessions this half term as we the book as a driver for our Geography sessions.


In maths we follow the Power Maths programme to support children’s learning and to build a deep understanding of maths concepts. Power Maths is a curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. It is built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths.


This term we are covering the following:

  • Numbers to 1,000,000 and 10,000,000
  • Comparing and ordering numbers to 10,000,000
  • Rounding numbers
  • Negative numbers
  • Problem solving using written methods of addition and subtraction
  • Multiplying numbers up to 4 digits by a 1 or 2 digit number
  • Dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number
  • Common factors and multiples
  • Recognising prime numbers up to 100
  • Squares and cubes 
  • Order of operations and brackets
  • Mental calculations