Changing Seasons - Autumn Term

Changing Seasons - Autumn Term

WOW Lesson

A topic fuelled by nature. Learning from and with natural materials is the perfect way for pupils to begin to understand the world around them. Observing and learning about seasons also helps children to understand the passage of time and teaches them about change.



  • Communication and Language
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the World
  • ELG: Listening, Attention and Understanding
  • ELG: The Natural World
  • ELG: Writing
  • ELG: Number
  • ELG: Numerical Patterns
  • ELG: Creating with Materials
  • ELG: Self-Regulation
  • ELG: Gross Motor Skills
  • Write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others
  • Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity
  • Have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number
  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function
  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used
  • Show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly
  • Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants
  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others
  • Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding
  • Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter
  • Spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters
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