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Paxcroft Primary School

Term 4

This term:

In English we are looking at the texts:

  • Little Red and the very Hungry Lion
  • Meerkat Mail


We will look at narrative using the Talk for Writing approach and recap non-chronological reports.


In Mathematics:

Year 1's are learning about Numbers to 20, Shape and Addition and Subtraction within 20.

Year 2’s are learning about Shape and Multiplication and Division.


Our overall topic this term will be ‘Brunel’s Britain’


Foundation Subjects

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


In History, we are looking at Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his influence on Britain. We will find out when he lived, what life was like at the time and why Brunel is a significant historical figure. Also, we will learn about the landmarks in Bristol that he designed; the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Temple Meads Railway Station as well as Brunel’s links to transport with the Great Western Railway and the SS Great Britain.


In Science, we will continue to look at seasonal changes (particularly winter into spring) and the weather.


In DT, we will be focusing on textiles and will be making a puppet.


In RE, we are looking at the question ‘Why do Christians love to tell stories about Jesus?’


In Music, we are looking at the musical elements of beat through the topics of ‘Our Bodies’ and ‘Pattern’.

In Computing, we are focusing on programming quizzes using ScratchJr.

In Physical Education (PE), we are looking at ball skills used in the game of Netball and using ‘Jasmine PE’ we will investigate the ‘Creative’ skill element and focus on coordination with ball skills and counter balance with a partner.

In PSHE, our work will be based around the topic ‘Healthy Me’.


Curriculum Letter

Week 1

We have had a great first week back in Kingfisher Class. It has been lovely to see the children so refreshed. In English, we started our new book ‘Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion’ by Alex T Smith. We have learnt the story using the Talk for Writing approach with actions. In Maths, Year 1’s have continued to look at place value to 20 and Year 2’s have been solving addition and subtraction word problems. We also started our History topic of ‘Brunel’s Britain’, where we learnt about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and why he was an inspirational person. In PSHE, we looked at how we can be healthy and learnt a healthy sum to help remind us of the 5 ways. In Computing, we continued to use the App 'Scratch Jnr' and we made a sequence of commands and then ran the program we had created.

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion