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Paxcroft Primary School

Term 3

This term:

In English we are looking at the texts:

  • The Jolly Postman
  • Dragon Post


In Mathematics:

Year 1's are learning Addition and Subtraction to 10 Place Value within 20 and within 50 

Year 2’s are learning Addition and Subtraction,  Multiplication and Division.


Our overall topic this term will be ‘Castles’


Foundation Subjects

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


In History, we are looking at why castles were built, the parts of a castle, what Medieval Britain was like, some famous castles and William the Conqueror.


In Science, we are looking at seasonal changes and the weather.


In Art, we are looking at drawing (lines and mark making).


In RE, we are looking at ‘Who is an inspiring person?’


In Music, we are looking at the musical elements of Pitch and Beat through the topics of water and toys.

In Computing, we are looking at on-screen programming through ScratchJr. We will explore the way a project looks by investigating sprites and backgrounds and use programming blocks to use, modify, and create programs. We will look at early stages of program design through the introduction of algorithms.

In Physical Education (PE), we are looking at Gymnastics and using ‘Jasmine PE’ we will look at the ‘Cognitive’ skill element and focus on dynamic and static balance.

In PSHE, our work will be based around ‘Dreams and Goals’.


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