Our themed curriculum for the Summer term will be 'Magnificent Monarchs', which is a history based theme. We will be learning about about the the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, the children will build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.
In our Art lessons, we will be focusing on 'Portraits and Poses', where we will be learning about about portraiture. The children will analyse the portraits of Tudor monarchs and compare Tudor portraits and selfies today. They will also use photo editing software to create royal portraits.
In our Design and Technology lessons, we will be focusing on 'Cut, Stitch and Join', where the children will be learning about fabric home products and the significant British brand Cath Kidston. They will learn about sewing patterns and using a running stitch and embellishments, before making a sewn bag tag.
In Science, we will be learning about 'Animals, including Humans'. We will be learning how to describe how animals change as they grow, match animals to their babies, describe how humans change as they grow, describe the basic needs of humans and animals, identify healthy and unhealthy food, suggest ways to improve a diet, gather information and use it to answer a question, describe how and why humans should be hygienic, and look closely and record observations.
Termly Curriculum Maps
Please note that our timetable is flexible and may be subject to change!
In Year 2 we are all eager to learn and ready for new challenges. Rowan class are enthusiastic and positive learners who show increased independence and confidence in the classroom.
Year 2 is about becoming even more independent and the children taking responsibility for themselves. The children already know the high expectations that they need to show and this will continue to increase throughout the year.
Each Friday, your child will be sent a set of spellings to learn/ revise over the course of the week. They will be assessed on these spellings on the following Friday. Please send their sheet back into school on the day of the test. Some spellings will be words they can ‘Fred talk’ to spell e.g. th-i-s = this, however some are ‘red’ words that they will just have to learn e.g. after. Many of these red words are words which have a high frequency in the English language so it is important that children learn to spell them correctly.
In order to practise, the children need to:
Additionally, they could write a sentence using the words or write the words out of the order listed for even more practise.
The children will receive a piece of Maths or English homework each week. This will be handed out on a Friday and will be due in on the following Wednesday. We encourage parents to support their children with their homework but prefer that this work is child led as the homework will reinforce the work that we have been completing in class.
I will be responsible for judging the standards that your child is working at by the end of the year. To help inform those judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and Maths, commonly called SATs. These are merely a tool to help measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move up to Year 3. The tests will take place during May. I will use the results from these tests, along with the work your child has produced throughout the year, to help me reach my own judgements. As with the phonics screening check in Year 1, your child will not know that they are completing a test.