Starfish Class

Starfish class is led by Miss Keithley and the team. It is a KS1/ lower KS2 class.

Summer - 3-2 


We will begin our PSHE lessons by discussing ways in which we can look after ourselves. Consolidating prior learning from across the curriculum, we will focus on our own mental health and wellbeing, recognising different feelings and how we can support ourselves and others. We will also be looking at the rings of responsibility and how to stay safe online. Throughout the half term, we continue to focus on self-regulation and emotional well-being. Alongside this, we will continue to take part in Theratime and Mindfulness sessions each week. 


Our key text this half term is ‘ A squash and a squeeze’ . We will use this text to learn about predictions, phonemic awareness and independent sentence writing. We will use the text to find out information and discuss characters. We will continue to build up our reading fluency and phonic knowledge with daily phonics lessons. Our non fiction focus is looking at adverts and how we can find different features and create our own With a visit to Filey in June we will also be using this experience to learn different seaside poems and chants. 


At the beginning of the half term, we will be learning about direction. This will include full, half and quarter turns. We will build on our shape knowledge and incorporate this into these sessions. We will also be furthering our understanding of place value and numbers up to 50. 


In Science this half term, we will be identifying, naming and describing different plants. We will build on our knowledge of growing seeds to learn about the different plant types and where they come from. We will use the greenhouse and woodlands to explore and plant some new plants. We will also send some of our learning home to continue to explore growing at home. 


Our Geography topic this half term is towns and cities in England. We will build from precious knowledge of Leeds and look at other nearby towns and cities. We will compare features of Leeds and other towns and also use our visit to Filey to see different villages as we travel. 


This half term, we will be exploring ‘ who brought messages to God and what did they say’. This is a Christian focus that will look at key stories from the bible. 

Alongside all of this brilliant learning we will also be developing our skills through art, DT, PE, food technology, music and computing. For more information please see the long-term plan (LTP) and Twitter/ X for daily updates.