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Summer 2: Transport from the Past

Welcome to Summer 2!

Important reminder: Phonics Screening Check
The Phonics Screening Check will be taking place during the week beginning 10th June. Please continue to help your child prepare for this by listening to them read at least 3x a week, and supporting them to work through the resources provided. 

Our new topic: Transport from the Past

Our topic focus this half-term is a history unit all about transport over the years. Our lessons will be based around the enquiry question 'How and why has transport changed over time?'.  

We will compare transport from the past and present and discuss how and why things have changed. We will look in detail at cars, trains and aeroplanes. We will also learn about the exciting inventions of the Wright Brothers and George Stephenson and explore how they changed travel around the world.

Check out the curriculum map attached to see what else we will be learning this half-term. 

On Thursday 11th July, Year 1 will be taking part in a 'Transport from the Past' experience led by a group of specialists. During the workshop we will learn about the inventions of The Wright Brothers and George Stephenson, as well as some other inventors. A letter will be sent home early next week with further information on this experience. 






  • PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • We are working towards our gold reading awards. Please read at least 3x a week and sign this off in your child's home school book. 
  • Please stay in the green zone on Doodlemaths. I set bespoke assignments for your child to help build their confidence in specific areas. It is important that these are completed. 
  • You will find our new spelling list on the curriculum document attached at the bottom of the blog.

Key Dates

  • Week commencing 10th June - KS1 Phonics Screening Check
  • Friday 7th June - KPNS Summer Fair 
  • Thursday 20th and Friday 21st June - INSET Days *SCHOOL IS CLOSED*
  • Friday 5th July- Whole School Transition Afternoon- Spend the day with new teachers.
  • Saturday 6th July - Keyworth Show
  • WB 8th of July- Sports Week (Information about this will be shared soon)
  • Friday 12th July- Sports Day 
  • Tuesday 22nd July- Morning Performance of The Wizard of Oz
  • Wednesday 24th of July- Afternoon and evening performances (6:30pm) of The Wizard of Oz
  • Friday 26th of July- Leavers' Assembly (Morning)
  • Friday 26th of July- Last day of the academic year