WELCOME TO CLASS 2N

Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Miss Naylor

Hello, I am Miss Naylor, I am the class teacher of 2N. I enjoy teaching English and I am the Topic  Leader in the school.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Spencer

I am currently working in year 2 as an ETA. My three children all attended St. Paulinus School so I have many happy memories of their time here. In school, I particularly enjoy helping the children with their reading.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Harrison

Hello, I’m Mrs Harrison, I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.

Class 2N curriculum

Summer term

Our topic question this term is

“Where would you prefer to live: England or Africa?”

 

RE

  • Retell some religious stories such as the Ascension of Jesus, Pentecost and Peter’s escape from prison.
  • We will think about religious symbols such as those of the Holy Spirit. We will explain why they are used.
  • We will make links between the stories and symbols and the way people lead their lives.

english

  • Write for different purposes, including real events such as recounts.
  • Write narratives about personal experiences both real and fictional.
  • Plan and discuss our writing.
  • Write nonfiction accounts such as fact files and reports linked to our topic.
  • Evaluate our writing individually, with friends and with adults.
  • Listen to and learn a wide range of subject specific vocabulary.
  • Use a range of sentence types and punctuation in our writing.

PSHE

  • Meet God’s love in the community.
  • Know that the church is God’s family.
  • Know we are part of that family.

Geography

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a contrasting non-European country (Kenya)
  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world.
  • Identify which animals live in the wild in Kenya.
  • Create questions about different geographical locations.

Design and Technology

  • Design and make our own drums.
  • Evaluate our own designs and think of ways we can improve.

Art

  • Look at the colour associated with African artists such as Martin Bulinya and recreate their own paintings in an African style.
  • We will listen to the rhythms associated with African music and try to recreate their own music.

mathematics

  • Know the place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20. Know that addition is the inverse of subtraction and use this to check
  • Compare and order numbers to 100. Use < and >
  • Add and subtract mentally and using objects 1 and 2 digit numbers including money.
  • 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.
  • Compare and order measures and record using < > and =.
  • Choose and use standard units to estimate and measure.
  • Problem solving will be included in ALL areas of numeracy.
  • Tell and write the time to O’clock, Half past, Quarter Past, Quarter to and draw this on a clock.
  • Tell and write the time to 5 minutes and draw this on a clock. 

science

  • Classify and identify different plants and their parts.
  • Learn about what plants need to grow.
  • Learn about the plants that grow in our local area (by going on a nature walk).
  • Look at different forces in action around school.
  • Learn about different push and pulls.
  • Look at different materials of ramps and how they affect speed.

Physical education

  • Practice different ball skills.
  • Practice different team games.
  • Play rugby and netball and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Learn the skills needed to compete in athletic events such as: jumping, running, and javelin.

Computing

  • Use different photography software to take pictures.
  • Find ways to edit and enhance different photographs.
  • Be detectives to find out particular information on the internet.

Music

  • Learn about using different percussion instruments.
  • Make sounds with different percussion instruments.
  • Use percussion instruments to make a variety of representative music.

Homework

The children will need to continue to practise their spellings and timetables on a weekly basis.  Spellings will be sent home to learn on a Friday and your child will be tested on the following Friday morning.

Homework will be either a piece of Maths or English. Homework will continue to be sent out on a Friday to be returned on or before the following Wednesday.  It will build on what the children have been learning about in class.

Reading

Thank you for your continued support with reading. Please continue to send your child’s reading book on their reading day. Please remember to write in your child’s reading record to acknowledge you have listened to your child read. It is very important to check your child understands when reading. This can be achieved through some simple comprehension questions such as ‘Which character did…?’, ‘What do you think will happen next?’, ‘What do you think about…?’ etc. Please also remember you can also access Bug Club.

School Trips

In Year 2 this Autumn Term we are visiting the Emergency services fire station in Sheffield to bring the Great Fire of London to life. This is very exciting and a good educational experience where we can develop our knowledge and learning (details to follow).  Please see Year 2 teachers or Mrs Watt regarding any problems/payment.

Year 2 Assemblies

Our class assembly will take place on Tuesday 18th June 

Our Class Blog

What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom. 

2N Africa

We introduced our African topic by looking at African dancing. We learnt some basic dance moves first. We did this at a slow pace. We then built on the basic moves and became faster. We had lots of fun and we can not wait to start our topic now. We completed some...

The Last Supper Year 2

The Last Supper is the final meal that Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper is commemorated by Christians especially on Maundy Thursday. The Last Supper provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist, also known as "Holy...

2N Mathematics with Money

We have been looking at money this half term. We have been using coins to make amounts. We will then be applying our knowledge to problem solving. https://vimeo.com/329799298      

Toy Making

In our topic lessons, we have been looking at different toys. We designed our own moving toys, made them from a variety of resources and then we evaluated our work. Most of our toys matched our designs and looked similar to what we wanted.  We used our problem solving...

World Book Week

During book week in 2N, we have produced lots of amazing work. We have really enjoyed looking at penguins and learning about them. This week we have made an interesting fact file looking at the different types of penguins, where they live and the life cycle of a...

Noah and the Ark 2N Music

Today, as part of our music curriculum we recreated the storm from Noah and the Ark. We started with a song to describe the rain and then Mrs Greenwell read a short story to set the scene. We then had to use our instruments to recreate the storm. Some of us used...

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