Spring 2 2024

Monster Phonics
The children will continue to learn new sounds in Monster Phonics, reading and writing words including new sounds. We will practise Year 1 common exception words and High frequency words each week which will continue to come home as weekly homework. 
We will continue on our Curious Quest working for professor Klunk. Through stories we will invent and write codes (sentences) Through this children will learn to give more detail in their sentences by using adjectives and join two sentences together using conjuction word 'and'. We will look at story structure and sequence sentence in the correct order. 

Why do we like being beside the sea so much?

Children will continue to explore features of a coastline, looking at the habitat of a rockpool and how animals  survive there. We will see how beaches have changed over time and will continue to make comparisons between coasts around the United Kingdom and our local beach of Amble.

This half term the children will build on their previous dance skills to complete an animal themed dance.

What do Christians believe God is like?

The children will find out what parables are and how these stories were told by Jesus to teach his followers about God. We will look at some parables in detail and discuss what their meanings might be for Christians . We will look at how Christians put their beliefs into practice in their every day lives. 

We will continue exploring sculpture. evaluating our natural sculptures from last half term. We will spend observing other sculptors and craftwork including carving from wood. 
The children will spend time choosing their own methods/techniques from what we have explored this term to create their own artwork taking it in their own direction. 
The Jellyfish will be learning about data and information. They will begin by using labels to put objects into groups, and labelling these groups. The children will demonstrate that they can count a small number of objects, before and after the objects are grouped. They will then begin to demonstrate their ability to sort objects into different groups, based on the properties they choose. Finally, the children will use their ability to sort objects into different groups to answer questions about data.
We will continue our learning of Place Value, moving on to numbers to 50. partitioning into tens and ones and estimating numbers to 5o on a number line. We will look at length and height and then weight and measure.  You can help your child at home by playing the spat game below where children can explore numbers to 50. 
The children will continue to learn about animals including insects. We will draw and label the structure of different animals. finding out and grouping animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and sorting into vertebrate and nonvertebrate animals. 

Who is the greatest history maker?

The children will continue to find out about some key people from the past and find out what they are known for and what has made them a history maker. We will have discussions as a class to compare important people in history and give reason why they are remembered for both good and bad events. We will discuss who, today, might make a mark in history and be remembered.

Design Technology
The children will learn how to join fabrics using gluing, stapling and pinning.  They will then select and apply these techniques to join pieces to make a puppet and add embellishments.
With Jigsaw Jack we will be thinking about ' Heathy Me' as the children learn about making healthy choices, hygiene, medicine safety and road safety.