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

Autumn term

Our topic question this term is

‘What caused the great fire of London?’

Our topic is based around The Great Fire of London. We will study London as the capital city of the U.K. and learn to locate it on a map. We will look into why the fire spread so quickly and how London was rebuilt. Further to that we will look at houses and how ours are different to those in 1666 and how London changed as a result.  To supplement the children’s learning we will be visiting the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield towards the end of the term.

RE

  • Know why different people were chosen by God (Abraham, Moses, Daniel and Joseph).
  • Know we are chosen to help others.
  • Know about the mystery of the Trinity.
  • Reflect on why God chose Mary and Joseph.
  • Know about and reflect on mysteries.
  • Know that Jesus is God’s gift to us and what this means for us.

english

  • Write recounts of personal experiences.
  • Write diary entries and letters linked to ‘Silly Billy’.
  • Retell of the Great Fire of London.
  • 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.

PSHE

  • Look at the effects of bullying and how to stop it.

Geography

  • Finding out about the capital of the UK linked to the famous people that have lived there.
  • We will locate our capital city on a map and use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features such as city, town, village.

Design and Technology

  • Look at 17th-century houses.
  • Design our own houses.
  • Make the houses using a variety of different materials (recreate London at the time of the Great Fire.
  • Burning our houses with firemen to recreate the fire on Pudding Lane.

Art

  • Create pictures of the Fire of London using different mediums.
  • Sketch and draw pictures of famous people.
  • Draw and paint pictures of poppies.
  • Make a variety of Christmas crafts.

mathematics

  • Read and write numbers to 100.
  • Know the place value of 2 digit numbers.
  • Use place value and number facts to solve problems.
  • Know our number bonds to 10 and 20.
  • Compare and order numbers to 100. Use < and >.
  • Add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers and solve problems.
  • Recognise and use the inverse of addition and subtraction.
  • Order and compare length.
  • Choose appropriate units to estimate and measure.
  • Apply knowledge of numbers to 100 to read scales.
  • Know and use measurement units (m and cm)
  • Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5.
  • Problem-solving will be included in ALL areas of numeracy.

science

  • Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for different purposes.
  • Investigate which properties make materials suitable for different jobs.
  • Look at similarities and differences between materials.
  • Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Physical education

  • Practice different dance and gymnastic skills.
  • Follow and create dance routines.
  • Use equipment safely.

Computing

  • Develop collaboration skills working as a group.
  • Take notes.
  • Complete research on the internet.
  • Develop a multimedia presentation.
  • Use logical reasoning and predict what a program will do.
  • Think critically and test predictions.
  • E-safety – use safety in balance with other activities.

Music

  • Listen to different environment noises and sort them according to their particular sound.
  • Use a variety of different percussion instruments to represent the sound of the environment.

History

  • Learn about a significant event that occurred in the U.K. – the Fire of London.
  • Learn about the life of a significant individual – Samuel Pepys -who has contributed to our history.
  • Discover how things such as houses and methods of communication have changed over the years.

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 Friday, 16th November at 14:30

Our Class Blog

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

123 Sports Day

On Tuesday 8th May, 2 children from each class in Year 1, 2 and 3 were chosen to take part in a sports afternoon at Batley Sports Centre. The children had the opportunity to complete activities to build skills for sports such as; tennis, curling, volleyball. They then...

Mary Day

The children of 2I were part of the Mary Day celebrations in school on Friday 4th May.    We all dressed in blue and white and brought flowers to school. We shared a special Mary Day class worship where we thought about Our Lady and tried to think how we could be more...

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Year 2 topic Year 2I have been reading The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl this week. We have made masks and used them for drama. We wrote part of the story and produced book reviews. Our favourite part of the week was when we used icing to decorate biscuits in the...

Fire of London

Year 2 Topic As part of our Fire of London topic Year 2 did some bread making. We worked in groups from both classes. Luckily our bread didn't catch fire Year 2 Londons Burning from StPaulinus...

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