WELCOME TO CLASS 2G

Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Miss Goodall

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Mrs Spencer

ETA

ETA

Mrs Bellwood

Class 2G curriculum

Spring term

Our topic this term is:

Incredible Inventions

RE

As theologians we will :

  • Retell the story of Jairus’ Daughter, Ten Lepers, Feeding of the 5000.
  • Use religious words to describe signs and symbols of Lent.
  • Describe some ways that people can act in Lent.
  • Discuss Jesus’ feelings towards the Ten Lepers.
  • Be able to give reasons to be thankful.
  • Retell the story of the last supper.
  • Describe the signs and symbols of the Mass.
  • Respond to questions about giving and receiving.

english

As writers and communicators we will :

  • Write non-chronological reports and recounts.
  • Write stories.
  • Read a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Use different sentence types in our writing.
  • Use our knowledge of spelling and grammar to improve our work.
  • Use past and present tense correctly.
  • Evaluate our writing with an adult and independently.

Discuss and give opinions on a variety of texts.

PSHE

We will:

  • Look at how jobs help people earn money to pay for things they need and want.
  • Learn about a range of different jobs, including those done by people they know or people who work in their community.
  • Discuss how people have different strengths and interests that enable them to do different jobs.
  • Explore how people use the internet and digital devices in their jobs and everyday life.

Geography

As geographers we will :

  • To identify and describe the main differences between a place in England, eg. Dewsbury and a small place in a non-European country, eg. Mexico or Ghana.
  • To identify and describe the main differences between a place in England e.g. Dewsbury and a small place in a non-European country e.g. Mexico or Ghana
  • To identify and describe similarities and differenced between the 2 places: human features and physical features such as trade links, buildings, city, town, village, factories, farms, ports etc.
  • To create a simple map of a small area using symbols for places and a key.

Design and Technology

As designers we will :

  • Design purposeful activities
  • Select and use a range of tools
  • Evaluate our ideas and products

History

As historians we will :

  • Know how the invention of trains affected travel.
  • Find out about the invention of cars.
  • Learn about the first aeroplane flights.
  • Find out about the first moon landing.

mathematics

As mathematicians we will :

  • Know the place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Know our number bonds to 10 and 20.
  • Compare and order numbers to 100. Use < and >
  • Add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers.
  • Recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5.
  • Use multiplication and division facts for 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.
  • Recognise odd and even numbers.
  • Recognise, find, name and write fractions, 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4.
  • Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement.
  • To tell the time to 5 minutes including quarter past and quarter to.
  • Construct pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables and ask and answer questions about them.
  • Problem solving will be included in ALL areas of Mathematics.

science

As scientists we will :

  • Classify and identify different animals.
  • Look at growth and basic needs of humans, animals and plants.
  • Identify different body parts.
  • Look at similarities and differences between animals that live in warm and cold climates.

Physical education

As athletes we will :

  • Learn about different dance and movement techniques.

Computing

We will :

  • Look at online safety and the importance of it.
  • Look at spreadsheets and how they are used.

Art

As artists we will :

  • Develop feeling responses to music
  • Develop brush control and pattern
  • Create pattern using colour and shape
  • Use imagination to create a painted image

Music

As musicians we will :

  • Practise finding the pulse to a variety of songs
  • Create a clap back rhythms
  • Learn a variety of songs and be able to sing and dance in time, and using actions

Homework

Homework will be sent home every Friday evening. Homework is to be returned on or before the following Wednesday.  It will build on what the children have been learning about in class.

Homework will consist of Maths, English and a spelling based activity to prepare for dictation spelling tests in school, looking at High-frequency words and common exception words.   

At the start of this half term, the children will be tested on their number bonds to 10, before moving onto 20. After the half-term holiday, we will begin to test the children on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables on a Friday afternoon. Please begin to practise these with your child at home. 

Reading – The children will have individual reading sessions once a week. They must bring their reading books to school on their reading day, which will be clearly labelled on their reading bag. They will receive two reading books which MUST be returned to school on their day.  Please ensure that your child reads their reading book with someone at home and that the adult questions the understanding of the text read. So we know your child has read, please comment in their reading record.

As we are unable to have a Welcome Evening this year, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s class teacher via email: y2@stpaulinus.org or by contacting the school office and arranging a telephone appointment.

PE Important Information

Physical Education (P.E.) – will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so children must ensure their P.E. kits are worn to School on these days.

The St Paulinus P.E. kit consists of a white t-shirt with the school logo, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a school PE hoodie or jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months. Children must come to school in their PE kits on their PE days and will stay in their PE kits throughout the day.

In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings.  If your child has pierced ears, then they need to remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.

Please note that staff are not able to remove earrings, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lessons and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.

Long hair must be tied back.

Please ensure your child wears their PE kit on their PE days.  If your child does not come to school in their P.E. kit, you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.  All P.E. kit and School uniform must be labelled clearly with your child’s name.  If it becomes lost, it can then be easily returned to the rightful owner.

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Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

As the calendar year for 2019 draws to an end we hope you have a happy and holy Christmas. Here are the Christmas production highlights for 2019 . https://vimeo.com/380447129   Key Stage One sing us out with their carol service  ........... see you next year. ....

Our new Library

Our new Library

On the 15th of November, our local MP came and led an assembly where she shared with the children her love of reading. Her favourite book was the MagicFaraway Tree by Enid Blyton. The children were enthused by her and asked many questions. She then officially opened...

Londons Burning with Year 2

Londons Burning with Year 2

Today we have used our model houses to create our very own Pudding Lane. We set fire to the houses and watched the fire spread from house to house, just like in the fire of London in 1666. We invited Dewsbury Fire Service into school to put out the fire. Once the fire...

Topics Displays

Topics Displays

Throughout school we have some fantastic topics that we are looking into. Our topic displays are eye catching and show a variety of learning skills through History, Geography, Art and DT. After each lesson children’s work is displayed under the question that they have...

Our New Library

Our New Library

St Paulinus Primary School has launched its new library! The children enjoy their moment of escapism and take advantage to choose their own book and read or share a book with their friends. .     

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