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Mrs Irving

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Mrs Bentley

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Miss Ellis

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Mrs Dudley

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Mrs Tuck

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Mrs. Donnelly

Class 2W curriculum

summer term

Our topic this term is:

The UK


As theologians we will :

  • Know that Jesus rose from the dead and still lives with us
  • Know that Jesus told the disciples that he would go back to Heaven but promised that the Holy Spirit would come
  • Know that Jesus returned to Heaven but promised to return and this gives us hope
  • Know the story of the Holy Spirit visiting the apostles and being promised to us
  • Know that the disciples spread the good news when they received the Holy Spirit and that we can do this too
  • Learn about the early Christian community and know that we are part of this community today
  • Know that the apostles realised God could work through them
  • Know the story of Peter’s escape from prison and reflect on its meaning


As writers and communicators we will :

  • Form our letters correctly with diagonal and horizontal strokes needed for when we start joining our handwritings.
  • Write non-chronological reports, recounts and stories
  • Use different sentence types, punctuation.
  • Develop our knowledge of spelling and grammar and use it in our work.
  • Use past and present tense correctly.
  • Evaluate our writing with an adult and independently.


As readers we will:

  • Read a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction.

Use inference to make predictions


As  children we will :

  • Learn the different things that help our bodies to be healthy.
  • Know that eating and drinking too much sugar can affect our health.
  • Know how to be physically active and how much rest and sleep we should have every day.
  • Learn that there are different ways to learn and play; and how to know when to take a break from screen-time.
  • Discover how sunshine helps bodies to grow and how to keep safe and well in the sun.
  • Explore how different things / times / experiences can bring about different feelings for different people (including loss, change and bereavement or
    moving on to a new class/year group)
  • Learn and discuss to manage big feelings and the importance of sharing our feelings with someone we trust and to recognise when we might need help with feelings and how to ask for help.


As geographers we will :

  • 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
  • Identify and describe similarities and differences between the 2 places: human features and physical features such as trade links, buildings, city, town, village, factories, farms, ports etc.
  • Identify the following physical features: mountain, lake, island, valley, river, cliff, forest and beach
  • Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of living in a city or village

Design and Technology

As designers we will :

  • Generate ideas based on simple design criteria and their own experiences, explaining what they could make.
  • Develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, mock-ups and drawings.
  • Plan by suggesting what to do next.
  • Select and use tools, skills and techniques, explaining their choices.
  • Select new and reclaimed materials and construction kits to build their structures.
  • Explore a range of existing freestanding structures in the school and local environment e.g. everyday products and buildings.
  • Evaluate their product by discussing how well it works in relation to the purpose, the user and whether it meets the original design criteria.

Know how to make freestanding structures stronger, stiffer and more stable. And know and use technical vocabulary relevant to the project


As Historians we will:

  • Have an understanding of the chronology of various significant British kings and queens, and be able to place some in the correct order.
  • Know how the local area is different to the way it used to be a long time ago.
  • Differentiate between things that were here 100 years ago and things that were not (including buildings, tools, toys, etc.)


As mathematicians we will :

  • Recognise, find, name and write fractions of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.
  • Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.
  • Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot.
  • Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: a two-digit number and ones; a two-digit number and tens; two two-digit numbers; adding three one-digit
  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations.
  • Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure capacity (litres/ml), temperature (°C) and mass (kg/g) to the nearest appropriate unit.
  • Compare and order volume, capacity and mass and record the results using >, < and =.
  • Apply knowledge of numbers to 1000 to read scales to the nearest appropriate standard unit.
  • Use known facts to derive new facts (2g + 2g =4g so 200g + 200g =400g).


As scientists we will :

  • Label the main parts of plants and trees
  • Describe the stages in the life cycle of a plant.
  • Explain that plants need water, light and a
    suitable temperature to grow well.
  • Make observational drawings of plants.
  • Measure the growth of plants with a ruler.
  • Record the growth of my plants.
  • Use observations to explain how we can tell that plants are living things.

Physical education

As athletes we will :

  • Recognise and describe what their bodies feel like during different types of activity
  • Remember, repeat and link combinations of actions
  • Use their bodies and a variety of equipment with greater control and co-ordination


We will :

  • Enter data into cells, allocate a value to an image and manipulate data using copying and pasting.
  • Create spreadsheets that can help us solve simple mathematical puzzles.
  • Use 2Calculate to record collected data into a table and answer questions on data.
  • Organise data using a database in 2Investigate and run simple searches on our data set.

Design our own physical binary tree to sort pictures.


As artists we will :

  • Investigate and respond to Aboriginal Art.
  • Select and develop ideas into 3D work in response to Aboriginal Art.
  • Review what they and others have done, say what they think and feel about it and identify what they may like to change.
  • Use different tools for decorating surfaces.
  • Roll clay to an even thickness.
  • Make forms from small pieces of clay and apply these as surface decoration.
  • Use imagination to produce 3D form.


As musicians we will :

  • Recognise that music has a steady pulse, practise finding the pulse and decide how to find the pulse
  • Identify instruments and voices within a piece of music
  • Listen, copy and clap back rhythms.
  • Explore the difference between pulse and rhythm.


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: 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 .   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...

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. .     

Year 2 Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Year 2 Yorkshire Wildlife Park

We visited ‘Yorkshire Wildlife Park’. It was a rainy day but it did not stop us having fun. We complete an amazing animal’s workshop. This was really fun; we smelt camel fur and had to guess the animals by looking at their skeletons. We stroked ‘Banana’ the corn snake...

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