Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Miss Whitehead

I am Miss Whitehead, I am the class teacher of 2W. I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.


Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Spencer

I am currently working in year 2 as an ETA.  In school, I
particularly enjoy helping the children
with their reading.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Harrison

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



Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Mrs. Benn

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



Class 2W curriculum

Autumn term

Our topic this term is


Our topic is based around The Great Fire of London and The Titanic. 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. We will then move on to study the Titanic and what made it so famous. We will again use our geography skills to map its journey and discover why it sank.


As theologians we will :

  • 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.


As writers and communicators we will :

  • Write recounts of personal experiences
  • Write non-chronological reports linked to our topic
  • 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.



We will :

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



As geographers we will be:

  • Studying London as the capital city of the UK and locating it on a map.
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features such as city, town, village.
  • Map the journey of the Titanic.


Design and Technology

As designers we will :

  • Look at 17th century houses, design our own and make the houses using a variety of different materials .
  • Research the structure of the original Titanic.
  • Design and make our own ships that would survive an iceberg collision.



As artists we will :

  • Create pictures of the Fire of London using different mediums
  • Paint 1666 houses
  • Create Titanic port holes
  • Create portraits of people linked to the disasters



As historians we will :

  • Learn about two historical significant events; The Great Fire of London and the sinking of the Titanic.
  • Learn about the life of a significant individual-Samuel Pepys-who has contributed to our history.
  • Discover how things such as houses, methods of communication, society and classes have changed over the years



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
  • Recognize 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
  • Recognize odd and even numbers
  • Recognize, 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 numeracy



As scientists we will :

  • Investigate materials suitable for different purposes.
  • Which properties make materials suitable for different jobs ?
  • Look at similarities and differences between         materials.
  • Investigate circuits – what makes them work ?
  • Investigate the dangers of electricity and how to be safe.
  • Look at the uses of electricity.


Physical education

We Will :

  • Practice different dance and gymnastic skills
  • Follow and create dance routines.
  • Use equipment safely.P.E. – As athletes we will :


 We will :

  • 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.



As musicians we will :

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


  • Homework – 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 be 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 as often as possible throughout the week.
  • They must bring their reading books to school every day.
  • We will not be able to listen to your child read every day but when there is opportunity it would be beneficial for them to be in school.
  • They will receive two reading books which MUST be returned to school every day.
  • Their books will then be changed once a week or when necessary.
  • Their books will then be changed once a week or when necessary.
  • 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.

School Trips

There will be one school trip this year. Details about this will follow. 

Year 2 Assemblies

Our year group Nativity will take be on Thursday 12th December at 9:30 am

PE Important Information

  • A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps (indoor use) / sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school.  As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months.
  •  If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.  Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson 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 has a P.E. kit in school at all times.  All P.E. kit must be labeled clearly with your child’s name.  If it becomes lost, it can easily be returned to the rightful owner. If your child does not have their P.E. kit in school you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.

Our Class Blog

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

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...

2N Africa

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 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...

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