Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Mrs Irving

Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Mrs Beirne

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Miss Ellis

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Dudley

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Khanum

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs. Donnelly

Class 2 I/B curriculum

Summer term

Art – As artists we will:

  • Develop feeling responses to music through line, shape and colour.
  • Collect and select lines and patterns for their work.
  • Develop brush control and pattern making.
  • Use techniques of pattern making, colour mixing, and brush control.
  • Create patterns through selected use of colour and shape.

Computing – We will:

  • Use 2 Sequence to create music.
  • Explore how to create a tune and change the speed and add sounds.
  • Consider how music can express feelings.
  • Upload and use my own sounds.
  • Use 2 Quiz and 2 Connect to present my own ideas.
  • Discuss our work and make improvements based on feedback.
  • Use a variety of software to manipulate and present digital content and information.

Design Technology – As designers we will:

  • Describe fruit by talking and drawing.
  • Explain our preferences and give reasons for them.
  • Use utensils safely and explain the importance of food hygiene.
  • Design a fruit kebab.
  • Give reasons for our choices related to the task.
  • Evaluate my ideas and products against my own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve my work.

English – 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.

Geography – 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.


 History – 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.
  • Compare the lives of different monarchs.
  • Compare life then to now.

 Mathematics – 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 2-digit numbers; adding three 1-digit numbers.
  • 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).

 Music – 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.

 P.E. – 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.

R.E. – 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.

 RPSHE – 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.

Science – As scientists we will:

  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, different types of food, and hygiene.
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.


As writers and communicators we will :

  • Write a letter.
  • Write diary entries.
  • Engage in meaningful discussions in all areas of the curriculum
  • Begin to use present and past tense correctly.
  • Begin to self-evaluate our writing independently and with an adult.
  • Discuss and give our opinion on a variety of texts.
  • Develop our spelling strategies and rules.
  • Always use full stops and capital letters.
  • Start to use other forms of punctuation accurately, e.g. question marks.
  • Use interesting adjectives when describing a noun. 
  • Use our phonics sounds to spell and decode words.


as citizens we will :

  • Explore how we make friends.
  • Understand what makes a good friend.
  • Know what to do when feeling lonely or had an argument with our friends.
  • Learn about their feelings and having a positive mental health.
  • Understand what bullying is.
  • Know how our words and actions can affect how people feel.


    As geographers we will be:

    • Know the names of and locate the 7 continents of the world.
    • Know the names of and locate the 5 oceans of the world.
    • How the continents are made up e.g. Europe is made up of several countries just as the UK is.
    • Know where the Equator, North Pole and South Pole are on a globe.
    • Identify whether a country will be hot or cold using the above knowledge.
    • Explore some of the features of a variety of hot and cold places around the world.

    Design and Technology

    As designers we will :

    • Explore different fabrics to cut and join using simple techniques
    • Design a functional and appealing product for a chosen user and purpose based on simple design criteria.
    • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas as appropriate through talking, drawing and modelling
    • Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks such as marking out, cutting, joining and finishing.
    • Select from and use textiles according to their characteristics.


    As historians we will :

    • Learn about a historical significant event – The Great Fire of London.
    • Learn about the life of a significant individual – Samuel Pepys-who has contributed to our history.
    • Discover how things such as London, houses and fire safety have changed over the years.


    As mathematicians we will :

    • Read and write numbers to 100.
    • Know the place value of 2 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
    • Count in steps of 2, 5 and 10s
    • Recognise odd and even numbers
    • Understand that the 2 times table is same as doubling.
    • Draw and measure lengths in cm’s
    • Compare and order lengths in m’s and cm’s
    • Construct pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables and ask and answer questions
    • Problem solving will be included in ALL areas of Maths


      As scientists we will :

      • Investigate materials suitable for different purposes.
      • Which properties make materials suitable for different jobs ?  
      • Investigate which materials can change shape easily.
      • Discuss the difference between man-made and natural objects.
      • Complete wax drawing and colour washing.
      • Explain why some materials need to be waterproof .
      • Describe what happens when a material is heated up.
      • Investigate the changes to wax crayons cause by heat.


        Physical education

        As athletes we will :

        • Show control and balance in basic movements including with a ball. and moving with a a ball.
        • Explore different ways of travel and balance on and off equipment.
        • Develop our throwing and catching skills and begin to use a racket.
        • Perform dance movements in time with music, with control and at different levels.


        As programmers we will :

        • Read and understand code
        • Know what an algorithm is. 
        • Know what debugging means.
        • Debug simple programs.
        • Use printed code snippets so that children can’t run the code but must read it.
        • Begin to understand how things can be shared electronically for others to see.
        • Know that Email is a form of digital communication.
        • Open and send an email to a 2Respond character.
        • Explain what a digital footprint is.
        • Give examples of things that we would not want in our digital footprint.
        • E-safety – use safety in balance with other activities.


        As artists we will :

        • Investigate and respond to Aboriginal Art.
        • Ask and answer questions about starting points for their work.
        • Select and develop ideas into 3D work in response to Aboriginal Art.
        • Use different tools for decorating surfaces.
        • Respond to a story as a starting point for 3D work.
        • Review what they and others have done.


        As musicians we will :

        • Follow an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise different styles of South African music.


          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...

          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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