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Paxcroft Primary School

Term 5

Term 5


In our English lessons we will be studying these books with an emphasis on persuasive letters.


Year 1- We will be looking at the units of Multiplication, Division, Halves and Quarters and Position and Direction.

Year 2- We will be looking at the units of Time, Position and Direction and Problem Solving.

Other Subjects

We will complete 2 Science units on Seasonal Changes- Spring to Summer and Plants. In addition to this we will look at the country of Kenya and compare it with the UK.

This week, we have been looking at seasonal changes and what happens when spring turns into summer. In our Guided Reading lessons, we have started reading a book called ‘Hodgeheg’ by Dick King Smith and we have summarised the first chapter and predicted what will happen next. We have identified the features of instructions and we then wrote our own instructions to make a jam sandwich. 

Spring Walk - Can you spot the bee?

Maths - making equal groups

This week in Year 1/2 we started off our Geography topic by reminding ourselves of the continents and oceans in the world. Maybe your child could tell you them? For the next few weeks we will be pretending that we are going on a safari to the continent Africa to explore the country Kenya. We have found out so far that Kenya it a hot country but has wet and dry seasons not like us in the UK who have 4 seasons. We cannot wait to find out more! In English we started looking at the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. We used the letters to write sentences using conjunctions about how the crayons were feeling. We also pretended to be the crayons and wrote in the present tense about what we like.


We have been learning about animals in Kenya, reading facts about their features, where they specifically like to live and what they like to eat. Using what we have learned, we worked as a group to place pictures of the animals on a map.

Learning about the animals in Kenya

This week, we have been continuing to focus on the text ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. We put on our imagination hats and pretended that we were a classroom object such as a glue stick or book and we wrote letters of complaint to Mrs Rhodes about how we were being treated. The Year 2’s worked hard to complete their Reading SAT papers whilst the Year 1’s enjoyed joining forces to have extra phonics practice. In our Geography lessons, we looked at different landscapes in Kenya, used compass directions to navigate around a map and found out about the people and culture of Kenya.

A letter of complaint

A big well done to the Year 2’s for their effort and resilience whilst completing their SATS paper. We are proud of each and every one of you. In writing we have been busy writing an adventure story, a setting description and preparing a question and answer session for our friends. It was lovely to see the children take part in the Walk to School week by decorating their bikes or scooters, some of the Year 1’s had a fantastic time taking part in a scooter safety workshop. We completed our Geography unit of work on Kenya and our very excited for our trip to Longleat next week!

Walk to school week/Bling your ride