Year 2

Year 2 Curriculum Project

Year 2 Project - Magnificent Monarchs

In the Magnificent Monarchs project, your child will learn about English and British monarchs from AD 871 to the present day and consider how the power of the monarchy has changed over time. They will study six significant sovereigns; Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II. Finally, they will choose which of the sovereigns that they have studied is the most significant.

 

Memorable Experience: Historic Royal Homes: online presentation

Innovate Challenge: Magnificent Monarchs timeline

Geography: Significant places - royal residences

History: Historical vocabulary; Historical periods; timelines; Power and rule; Historical artefacts; Significant people - Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror; Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth II; Bayeux Tapestry; Feudal system; Actions and impact; Historical models

 

This project is also supported by mini projects in; 

Science: Human and Animal Survival

Art and Design: Portraits and Poses

Design and TechnologyCut, Stitch and Join and Push and Pull

Computing: lessons derived from Barefoot Computing

Music: lessons derived from Charanga/ learning to play an Ocarina

PE: lessons derived from Greenacres

PSHE: lessons derived from JIGSAW content

RE: lessons derived from Kent SACRE scheme

Year 2 Key Information

In Year 2, PE is timetabled for every Tuesday (basketball) and Thursday (gymnastics). Please ensure that all earrings are removed on those days and that your child has their full PE kit in school.

 

Reading books: Please listen to your child read everyday if possible and sign their reading records. Reading quizzes and book changes are completed on a Monday and Thursday

 

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English

The Crow's Tale

This week we are:

  • Use a range of punctuation to interest the reader.

  • Explore how animals are affected by different weather types.

  • Use onomatopoeia, alliteration and adjectives in our sentences.

Spellings:

This week's phoneme is

p, pp

pup

cuppa

pump

appear

plump

slipper

shop

shopping

swap

swapped

 

Maths

Money

This week we are:

  • Making a pound.
  • Finding change.
  • Two step money problems.
  • End of unit assessment.

Additional Information

 

Please note that our PE days have changed- Year 2 now have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This week's homework is:

  • Read for 10 minutes every day.
  • Spend 20 minutes over the week on Numbots 🙂 (Usernames and passwords can be found in the front of your child's reading record)
  • Optional- Have a look at the Topic Home Learning ideas and then bring your learning into school. 

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