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Welcome to the Shaun Tan Unit. Our Unit is named after the author we are studying within our first topic ‘Open a Book’.


The staff within our unit are:

Mrs Cobb (Unit Lead/Class Teacher)
Mr Terry (Class Teacher)


Teachers in the unit are supported by Mrs Anderson, Miss Edis, Mrs Ellison
Mrs Kerrigan
and Mrs Wright.



 Our learning and teaching is planned through a topic based curriculum where each topic encompasses key areas for development.
Here is our topic and related curriculum areas for this half term:


Autumn 1


Subject Work Focus


Shaun Tan key texts: The Arrival & The Viewer

Letter, Narrative, Drama, Monologue


Number & Place Value - Addition & Subtraction

Multiplication & Division

Science Living Things and their Habitats

How do peoples beliefs about God, the world and

others have impact on their lives?

History The Holocaust
Computing E-Safety
PE Cricket - Varied sports at College
Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Basic Greetings - Numbers - Days & Months

Celebrated Holidays

Music Journeys (Music Express Programme)  - Guitar





Our first trip of the year will be to the Holocaust Centre on 28th September 2017.

The children will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the atrocities that took place during WWII through the interactive exhibits. Afterward, they will be given a talk by a survivor of the Holocaust who will bravely share their experiences of life in Germany during the war.




Curriculum 2-Year Cycle

Maths Calculation Policy