Summer 2 - More Traditional Tales


Key Text Summer 2

Early Years Writing

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Learning Values

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learning values

Learning Values: Lifelong learners, Creative, Independent, Engaged

learning values

Characteristics of Learning: Creating & Thinking Critically (Having Own Ideas as) Being Involved Concentrating, Choosing Ways to Do Things and Finding New Ways.

learning values

S.M.S.C: We will be focusing on feelings and values within our texts. We will compare the characters from our stories with a twist, to the original texts. We will discuss the differences to how the characters feel in each story, drawing on our own real life experiences.

Communication and Language

Listening and Attention
We will be listening to familiar and unfamiliar tales. The children will be working on their responses to sto- ries e.g. questions, comments, predictions.

Key Questions:
Can I listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what I hear with relevant com- ments, questions or actions?
Can I ask questions about the story?

Children will demonstrate their understanding of the stories by retelling and acting them out.

Key Questions:
Can I understand the humour in the story or make up my own funny ending?
Can I ask and answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions in re- sponse to the story?


Key Questions:
Can I answer questions in full sentences?
Can I use a range of tenses when I speak?
Can I use new words that I have learned?
Can I sequence events in a familiar story?

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Key questions:

  • Can I ask appropriate questions in my play?
  • Can I resolve conflicts with my friends?
  • We will be thinking about the different characters might be feeling. e.g. how do the three little wolves feel when the big bad pig comes along, how does the giant feel that someone has come into his home uninvited.

We will be making up and changing stories/characters/endings to make up our own versions.

  • Can I confidently share my ideas?

The children will be looking at well known traditional tales with a twist. We will be thinking of different endings to traditional tales.


Key Questions:
Can I learn more letter sounds and the sound that 2 or 3 letters make together?
Can I read a wider range of words by blending sounds together?
Can I read some ‘red’ words?


We will continue to use our phonics sounds to sound out words to write captions and sentences. Children will be encouraged to use their phonics skills to write their own stories or to retell parts of the stories we share.

Key Questions:
Can I form letters correctly using the correct pencil grip?
Can I use ‘Fred Fingers’ to help me sound out and spell new words?
Can I write some ‘red’ words?
Can I write labels, captions and simple sentences?



Key questions:
Can I count objects and recognise numbers 10, 15, 20 and beyond?
Can I record my findings using marks, drawings and by writing numbers?

Shape, Space and Measure

Children will be learning about time.
We will be sequencing familiar events.
We will begin to learn about capacity and will be estimating different amounts of objects.

Key questions:
Can I order and sequence events in our day?
Can I recognise o’clock and half past times on the clock?
We will talk about what we do at certain times of the day eg what time do we go to lunch, what time is home time?

Understanding the world

People & Communities – We will talk about our favourite traditional tales and characters.

Key Questions:
Can I share my ideas about what I like and dislike?
Can I be sensitive to others likes and dislikes and know that they might be different to my own?

The World – We are going to be growing flowers, and our own beanstalks. We will be observing our grown potatoes.

Key Questions:
Can I make observations and notice changes?
Can I talk about how we should look after living things in our environment?
Can I complete a simple computer programme?

Physical Development

Moving and Handling

  • Children can confidently skip and hop.
  • Children can kick, throw and control a ball.
  • Children will continue to develop their fine motor skills.
  • Children are beginning to be able to write on lines.

Key Questions:

  • Can I control my letter size?
  • Can I consistently write on lines?
  • Can I cut straight and curved lines?

Health and Self Care

  • Children will be talking about healthy eating, following ‘I Know Why it’s Yum Mum!’ Show and Workshop.
  • Children will increase their stamina for the Daily Mile run.

Key Questions:

  • Can I talk about healthy options including food, exercise and sleep?
  • Can I jog 3 laps of the Daily Mile track without stopping?
  • Can I be determined to do my best during Sports Day activities?
Expressive arts and design

Exploring & Using Media & Materials / Being Imaginative

Key Questions:

  • Can I act out the stories with a group of my friends?
  • Can I take on a character role?
  • Can I make a puppet character and make up a story?
  • Can I use tools and combine materials to make props for my story acting?

Mrs Wareing

Mrs Sanchez

Miss Sharpe

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