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Year 2

Year 2 Overview

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Movers and Shakers - Autumn Term

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

Suggested text

Rosa Parks (Little People, Big Dreams) – Lisbeth Kaiser

Memorable experience

Studying a local historically significant person

Innovate challenge

Significant individual presentation

History

Historical models; Exploring significance; Local historically significant person; Historical vocabulary; Chronology and timelines; Historically significant artists, activists, explorers, monarchs and scientists; Facts and opinions; Memorials; Significant people – Captain James Cook, Christopher Columbus, Claude Monet, Elizabeth Fry, Emmeline Pankhurst, Florence Nightingale, Henry VIII, Isaac Newton, Joseph Lister, Mahatma Gandhi, Marie Curie, Martin Luther King Jr, Mary Anning, Neil Armstrong, Paul Cezanne, Queen Victoria, Roald Amundsen, Rosa Parks, Vasco da Gama, Vincent van Gogh, William Shakespeare

English

Biographies; Newspaper reports; Persuasive posters; Speeches

Geography

Historical landmarks; Significant places

PSHE

Modern day significant people

Science investigations

How do germs spread?

Movers and Shakers

 

Magnificent Monarchs - Spring Term

This project teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.

Suggested text

Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine – Gloria Whelan

Memorable experience

English and British monarchy timeline

Innovate challenge

Magnificent Monarchs board game

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

English

Information leaflets; Kennings poems; Comic strips

Geography

Significant places – royal residences

Magnificent Monarchs

 

Coastline - Summer Term

This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.

Suggested text

Katie Morag and the New Pier - Mairi Hedderwick

Memorable experience

Coastal visit

Innovate challenge

My coastal town

Geography

Maps, globes and atlases; World seas and oceans; Human and physical features; Locational language; Compass directions; Physical processes – erosion; Changes over time; Tourism

English

Descriptions; Adventure narratives; Non-chronological reports; Persuasive writing

A&D

Materials and techniques

History

Jobs in the past; Significant people – Captain Cook

Music

Sea shanties

PSHE

Special people; Staying safe; Strengths and goals

Science investigations

How many arms does an octopus have? Why do boats float? Will it degrade?

Coastline

 

Timetable

TBC

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