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Paxcroft Primary School

Term 2

Term 2 - 

This term:

In English

we are looking at the book:

  •  ‘The Ugly Duckling'

We will be looking at story writing, poetry and non-fiction texts. 


In Mathematics:

Year 1's are learning Place Value to 10, Addition and Subtraction to 10 and Shape 

Year 2’s are learning Numbers to 100, Addition and Subtraction up to 100 and Shape


Foundation Subjects

This term we are covering the subjects, History, DT and Religious Education (RE), Music, PE, PSHE and Computing. 


In History, we are completing two units of work: The first one is entitled, ‘Who is Guy Fawkes and why do we remember him?’ and the second unit is entitled, ‘How have toys changed over time?’

In Design Technology (DT), we are looking at the question, ‘Where does food come from?’ and thinking about healthy dishes.

In RE, we are investigating the question ‘Why do we celebrate special times in particular, Christmas?’

In Music, we are looking at the musical elements of Timbre and Texture as we explore descriptive sounds and developing a sense of beat using our own bodies.

In Computing, we are looking at staying safe online and recognising why we use technology.

In Physical Education (PE), we are looking at Dance based on Food and Playground games as well as continuing to develop our basic movement skills.

In PSHE, our work will be based around ‘Celebrating Differences’.

Look what we've been up to in Woodpecker Class this term

Week 1 -

This week we have been discussing the reason why we have Bonfire Night on the 5th November. In our History lessons we have learned about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot and have been detectives looking at the photographic evidence for the plot. Related to this, in English, we have written Firework poems based on our senses.

In Maths, we have compared objects and numbers, used the language of fewest and greatest, looked at number lines and the Year 2’s have counted in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3’s.

What a busy week we’ve had!

Week 2 - 

This week has comprised of many different areas of the curriculum. First, we completed a unit on DT and looked at where different food comes from. We also made a ‘Tortilla Calzone’ as a healthy snack. On Tuesday, we had our termly RE day where we thought about why Christmas is special to us and special to Christians. Wednesday was our Outdoor Learning day and luckily the rain held off. We had great fun building dens, looking at minibeasts and creating nature art. Along with these activities, we learned about different animals; their homes, food and whether they hibernate. We found different kinds of seeds around the school grounds and discussed seed dispersal. On Friday, we spent the day thinking about why we have Remembrance Day and the symbol of the poppy

Week 2 - 

This week we have started a History unit about Toys in the Past. The children brought in their favourite toy from home and they discussed why it was their favourite. We gathered data about favourite toys in the class and presented the results on a Block Graph. The children started to compare old and modern toys and made their own ball and cup toy. In English, we continued to work on the story of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ by retelling the story with actions and the children drew a story map and then retold the story in words and written form. This story has also supported our discussions about Anti-Bullying Week. In Maths we have completed assessments and started our learning on Addition and subtraction by looking at Part Whole models.