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Starfish Class


At Millbrook we are committed to teaching a broad and balanced curriculum that challenges all of our pupils and enriches their life experience. As of September 2014 in line with Government initiative Millbrook is delivering the New Curriculum.
Our reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree from Oxford University Press, supplemented with the “Floppy’s Phonics” scheme. We use the ” Letters and Sounds” programme to teach phonics.

Term 1 Once Upon a Time
Term 2 Let’s Celebrate
Term 3 Historical Superheroes
Term 4 Dungeons and Dragons
Term 5 Wish you were here… in the ocean
Term 6 Down on the Farm

Once upon a Time


  • Number sequences in 2s, 5s & 10s
  • Writing numbers
  • Adding and subtracting multiples of 10
  • Measure
  • Mental Maths on Friday


Reading and Writing Opportunities

    • Reading books – The Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Hen, Three Little Pigs
    • Character description
    • Writing instructions
    • Letter writing
    • Autumn poems


  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Commands
  • Conjunctions
  • Punctuation
  • Questions
  • Vocabulary – thesaurus




Discovery Scheme

  • Christian living – How should we care for others in the world and why does it matter?


  • Properties of materials
  • Identifying materials for a waterproof boat for the Gingerbread Man


  • Multi-skills


Scheme: Purple Mash

  • E safety
  • Creating pictures

 Creative Arts

  • Cooking – gingerbread & pancakes
  • Designing dioramas
  • Making a structure for the Three Little Pigs
  • Music – “Hands,Feet,Heart”  – learning about South African music
  • Draw a giant leaf – mixing paint to create autumn shades


  • Jigsaw scheme – Being me in my world

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