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Newcastle Primary School 17A Shimna Road, Newcastle

What will P2 be learning in Term 2?

Literacy :

  • Independent Writing – news, topic related writing - castles, knights, Jack and the Beakstalk
  • Guided Writing - Narrative Writing
  • Role play – Castle 
  • Shared Reading – topic related books 
  • Topic books – fiction and non-fiction 
  • Phonics - Stage 3 and Stage 4 of Linguistics Phonics 
  • Handwriting- Cursive script and capital letters 
  • Listening- weekly listening activities 
  • Talking- talk about their personal experiences of castles.  Formulating and asking questions about our trip to Dundrum Castle, circle time. 


  • Working with numbers up to 20
  • Mental maths- counting forwards and backwards, numbers before and after, adding on 1, doubles, number facts, odd and even numbers 
  • Addition and subtraction 
  • Problem Solving
  • Topic- area, measurement, 3D shapes, 
  • Money - recognising all coins and learning to pay for items 
  • Data Handling 


  • Old Testament bible stories
  • God's Armour 
  • Action Bible Songs



    • Take on the roles in the castle 
    • Act out topic related stories, e.g. The Royal Dinner, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Kiss that missed, The Princess and the Pea 
    • Hold a Royal Banquet 


    • Song – Songs about castles 
    • Musical Instruments 


  • Junk Art – build castles
  • Coat of Arms 
  • Craft linked to castles e.g. stick puppets, decorate crowns for banquet, planting beans (linked to Jack and the Beanstalk) 
  • Weekly cutting activity - crown, castle etc 


  • Changing for P.E independently
  • Listen to and follow simple instructions/rules.
  • Fundamental Movement Skills-
  • Know how to move in a variety of ways to explore personal and general space.
  • Know how to move safely and confidently
  • Respond appropriately to the instructions.


  • NSPCC  'Be Safe'
  • Unit 3
  • Helping Hands 

World Around Us:

  •  Why were castles built?
  •  Materials used to build castles
  •  Parts of the castles and how they defended against their enemies 
  •  Knights - their training and Jolly Jousts 
  •  Jobs in the castles 
  •  How buildings have changed over the past. 
  •  Visit to local Dundrum Castle 


  • Log on and Log off independently
  • Bee Bot 
  • Word Processing
  • Early years Maths pack/Top Marks games to develop learning 
  • iPad - using apps to develop learning, using camera to record their learning 
  • Chatterpix App
  • PhotoComic App

Latest Class News

19th Dec 2019
The whole school from Nursery to P7 had a wonderful day today at the ‘Movie...
4th Dec 2019
The P1-3 have been very busy practising for our nativity. This will be held on Monday...
29th Nov 2019
Please read the attached letter to find out more about our 'Journey to Santa Challenge'.

Welcome to Primary 2!

We hope you enjoy looking at our class page.

Primary 2

Our new topic  for this half term is 'Castles and Knights'. We have just set up a 'Castel' as our role play area. Keep checking this page to see updates of our learning journey 😊


Term 2 2020


Primary 2 Term 1a