Class 2W curriculum
Our topic this term is:
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
As designers we will :
- Design purposeful activities
- Select and use a range of tools
- Evaluate our ideas and products
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.
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.
We will :
- Look at online safety and the importance of it.
- Look at spreadsheets and how they are used.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the school office and arranging a telephone appointment.
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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