Summer 2 2024

The children will focus on their developing phonic knowledge to read real and alien words using these sounds.  They will apply this knowledge when writing sentences of their own. 
IN our English lessons we will continue to use the story Lost and Found By Oliver Jeffers. We will retell the story in our own words using picture prompts. 
Later in the half term we will read the story Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey. We will use this to write our own 'How to guides' 
We will then focus on the story Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love and will use this to write our own poems. 
The children will continue to find out about the weather we have in the United Kingdom. Recording the weather over periods of time and making comparisons between days and weeks.
The children will look at the different weather around the world and why it is so different. We will look in detail at Antarctica and find out how one of the coldest places in the world is a desert.
Ball skills: To being the half term the children will practise ball skills. They will throwing under and over arm, throwing at a target and practise stopping with the ball. 
Athletics: To end the half term the children will practise running. They will do this in different directions and within a game. They will run individually or as part of a team.
The Children will listen to stories that say something about different people being unique and valuable, making links to Christian and Jewish worldviews and the belief that God loves all people.
The children will think carefully about different ways that Christians and Jews care for people of the world, including giving to charities, and how this action links to teachings found within the Bible and the Torah. The children will also take time to think about why people who are religious and non-religious should care for others and look after the natural world.
We will continue our Ocarina lessons this year by playing tunes with 2 notes.
The children will complete our number work with place value to 100.  We will finish our learning this year with measurement by looking at time and money.  You can support your child at home by talking about coins and notes and helping your child to recognise these.  We will be learning to tell the time to the hour and half hour.
We will be learning to identify and name a variety of common plants, including garden plants, wild plants and trees, and those classified as deciduous and evergreen.

The children will identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.

The children will continue to learn about their local history. Finding out about Warkworth Castle and the area surrounding it. We will go on a visit to the castle where we will explore the building and what life might have been like there.
The children will continue to focus on drawing, using dots and lines to show pattern and texture.  We will investigate different textures in our outdoor environment such as wood and rock, then explore how we can use dots and lines to represent these textures in our drawings.
This half term our topic is Changing Me which will include elements of Relationships and Sex Education (RHSE). Within this unit of work, the children will talk about how their body has changed since they were a baby and discuss the natural processes of growing from young to old. The children will recognise the physical differences between boys and girls and use the correct names for parts of the body.



Programming animations 

The children will be introduced to ScratchJr. They will explore the way a project looks by investigating sprites and backgrounds. They will use programming blocks to use, modify, and create programs. The children will also be introduced to the early stages of program design through the introduction of algorithms.