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Paxcroft Primary School

Term 3

This term -

In English we are looking at the books:

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • A Bear's Year by Kathy Duval


In Mathematics:

Year 1's are learning Addition and Subtraction within 20 and Numbers to 50. 

Year 2's are continuing to learn Multiplication and Division. They will also learn Statistics, Length and Height and Properties of Shape.


Foundation Subjects

This term we are covering the subjects, Geography, History (Year 1's) and RE. 

In Geography, we will be learning about the Polar Regions and answering the question What is it like in the Polar Lands?

In History, the year 1's will be learning about 2 significant individuals - Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. 

In RE, we will be learning answering the question - Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in everyday life?


We will also spend this term practising for our performance of The Puzzled Penguin. 

Look what we've been up to this term:


In Kingfisher, Nightingale and Woodpecker classes this week we have been learning about the Polar lands. The children have found out about where in the world the Arctic and Antarctic are and what animals live there. They also discussed whether any humans live in these cold areas. Woodpecker class have started their music lessons with Mrs Farnell (Kingfisher and Nightingale started in September). We have also begun rehearsing our play ‘The Puzzled Penguin’.


This week in Year 1/2 all the children came together to do their first whole key stage rehearsal of our performance. I wonder if you’ve had a sneak preview of the songs? In RE we are exploring the question ‘Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in everyday life?’ The children have enjoyed discussing why prayer is important and having a go at the prayer positions. They are really looking forward to our trip to the Mosque. In English, the children wrote the story of ‘Were Going On a Bear Hunt’ and we were impressed at how their writing stamina has improved.


This week has been a very exciting week in year 1/2 because we went on our very first trip to Trowbridge Mosque! The children walked to the Mosque in their classes, learned all about Muslim prayer from Hafizah, heard the Imam recite some of the Qur’an and learned to write their names in Arabic. It was a truly wonderful opportunity and we cannot thank the Muslim community enough for their kindness and generosity. The children were fantastic ambassadors for the school and we would like to thank the parent helpers for coming along to support us. In other news, the classes have been busy making support balloons, practising mindfulness and learning about emotional growth by planting cress seeds for Children’s Mental Health Week.