Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Chidgey

Mrs Sanderson

Welcome to Year 2

This term our topic is 'Magnificent Monarchs'

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.

We will also be learning about:

Science: growth in animals by exploring the life cycles of some familiar animals through our topic called Animal Survival. We will build on prior learning about the survival of humans by identifying the basic needs of animals for survival, including food, water, air and shelter. We will also learn about animal offspring, lifecycles, habitats, microhabitats, food chains and seasonal changes in animals.

RE: the connection between the holy places of the Old Testament (PEOPLE OF GOD) and the building of places of worship. We will make links between the church building and the GOSPEL, beginning to understand that the church is a body of people in our unit called The Church. In our unit on Ascension and Pentecost we will begin to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of these two very significant events and give children an opportunity to begin to explore the concept of God as three in one.

Geography: significant places and royal residences.

History: historical vocabulary, historical periods, timelines, power and ruling over kingdoms, historical artefacts, actions and impact, the feudal system, historical models and the Bayeaux tapestry. We will also learn about 6 significant monarchs through history - Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror; Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth II.

Art:  portraiturethrough our topic called Portraits and Poses. They analyse the portraits of Tudor monarchs and compare Tudor portraits and selfies today. They use photo editing software to create royal portraits.

Design Technology:  three types of mechanism: sliders, levers and linkages through our topic called Push and Pull. The children will make models of each mechanism before designing and making a greetings card with a moving part. 

PSHE: looking after our bodies and keeping ourselves healthy through our unit Being our Best and how to deal with changes we will encounter through our Growing and Changing unit.

PE: how to run, throw and jump over a range of distances developing technique and strategies in our Athletics unit and how to play a variety of playground games from different decades through our Traditional Playground Games unit.

Music: two songs called  Zootime and Friendship Song by Joanne Mangona. The children will  learn about how the different dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments.The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the interrelated dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.

Computing:  how to search for information more effectively using the internet through our unit called Effective Searching, how to create digita pictures using art programs through our unit called Creating Pictures, how to make music using digital software through our unit called Making Music and how to create presentations and represent data in a variety of ways through our unit called Presenting Ideas.

For more information on our curriculum, please see the curriculum tab on our homepage.

Pick and Mix

Your child will bring home their Pick and Mix linked to their topic. Pick and Mix projects are suggested activities that help to inspire children beyond the classroom. Each activity provides an opportunity for children to explore their topic further using a number of different skills. When children have finished a project, they can bring this into school where each class will have a designated time to celebrate the learning that has taken place. Projects can stay in school and be displayed on each class’s working wall or can be taken home.

If you have any questions about how to further support your child's learning at home, please contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo or the school office. 

Files to Download

Year 2: Blog items

Maths Booster Club, by Mrs Chidgey

Agents of Kindness, by Mrs Chidgey

Year 2: Gallery items

Money Dominoes, by Mrs Chidgey

PE - kicking, by Mrs Chidgey

Year 2: Calendar items

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Railway Rd, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9QZ.

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01257 480276

Mrs J Burger | Headteacher

Miss L Taylor | SENCO

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