‘TogetherWe Achieve

‘Together We Achieve’

Year 2


Big question:  What did the Victorians do for us?  What is life like in India? 
Wow event  Visit to Southwell Workhouse  Pirate Day  Victorian Day  Indian buffet  India Day 
Outcome  Victorian Day – lessons like Vitorian childen, showing off the knowledge that they have learnt.  Victorian element to the school play showing off their knowledge.  Indian assembly showing work that they have done, the dance they have learnt and food they have cooked. 
Maths  Number and Place Value  Addition and Subtraction  2D shape  Multiplication and Division  4 Operations  Length and Height  3D shape  Fractions  Temperature  Time  Capacity  Mass  Statistics  Money  Position and Direction  Revision 
Writing  Writing about them  Comparison between then and now  Description of own treasure island  Directions to treasure  Own version of treasure island  Recount of Pirate Day  Retelling of Oliver Twist  Wanted poster  Diary entry  Trip recount  Letter to Dodger  Describe Santa  What’s in Santa’s sack?  Shape poem  Describe Christmas and Christmas day  Retel story by changing animals and location  Development of vocabulary  Wanted poster  Recipe  Retell the story  Uplevel the text  Family description  Retell the story  Setting and character description  Animal non-chronological report 
Reading  When I Was Little  Treasure Island  Pirates of Scurvy Sands  Oliver Twist  Night Before Christmas  The Elephant’s Child  The Enormous Crocodile  The Drum – traditional tale  BOOK WEEK TEXTS: Big Book of Families  Familes, Familes, Familes   Jungle Book 
Science  Victorian inventions and transport  Properties of materials and how they are suitable for different jobs  Experiment – which materials have which properties?   Experiment – how do different fabrics affect our tempertature?    Properties of materials, best materials for building  Animals that live in India and their habitat – link in life processor vocabulary.  Seasons in the UK and India  Experiment – materials that are flexible, strong, waterproof and transparent 
History  What did the Victorians do for us? What do we still use today?   Looking at aspects of Victorian life and comparing them to today (houses, jobs, education, transport, hygiene, food, shops etc)  Timelines of changes and inventions  Interview with people about the past  Changes within Swanwick  India gaining independence from the British empire 
Geography  Locate the different countries in the Victorian empire and the different countries in the UK, including capital cities, using maps, atlases and globes  Locality study of Swanwick, looking at pictures then and now and comparing them  Locate the oceans, the equator and continents using maps, globes and atlases  Compare Indian to the UK using photos.  Compare weather, houses, buildings, schools, jobs and other aspects of human geography between India and the UK  Follow map around Swanwick looking at building types 
Art/DT  Art – William Morris inspired collage and design work, including ICT and printing.  D&T – Puppets – design and make  Art – Victorian toys (peg dolls, thaumatropes)  D&T – Cross stitch design for Christmas cards  D&T – Split pin calendars  Art – Observational drawings from pictures using charcoal  Art – Making clay homes – looking at how to secure pieces of clay together and how to make sure pieces are of a similar size  Art – Rangoli and Henna patterns  Art – Mixing secondary, tertiary colours and different shades of the same colour by adding black or white  Art – 3D collage of Indian Gods  D&T – Cooking Indian food  D&T – Tasting ready made Indian food and evaluating  D&T – Making pop-up Easter cards (mechanisms)  Ar – Look at Indian artwork 
Music  Victorian Christmas carols, songs and rhymes with accompanying music made by the children – including body percussion.  Songs learnt for the school play  Looking at and listening to Indian music and Indian instruments 
ICT  William Morris artwork  E-safety – Hector’s World episode 1  E-safety – school rules  Beebot – programming paths  Scrath Jr – create an island and move around it  Take photos of emotions then use editing software to adjust photo.  Saving, finding and removing photos from I-pad  Screenshots on I-pads  Printing from I-pads  Shuting down of I-pads  What are algorithyms?  Rangoli patterns using art package  E-safety – Hector’s World episode 2  Researching information about India. 
PE  Invasion games  Athletics  Indian dance  Invasion games 
PHSE/RSE  PSHE – Class rules  PSHE – Recognising emotions and discussion of how to deal wih them  PSHE – Families – what is important? Who makes a family?  PSHE – THRIVE – introduce T and H words  PSHE – Individual lessons on each T and H word  RSE – Special times we celebrate.  RSE – Belonging to Christianity.  RSE – What is Christianity? What do they believe?  RSE – Christian special times   RSE – Christian religious buildings – visit the church  RSE – Christian artefacts  RSE – Victorian Christmas.  RSE – Story of the First Christmas and Advent.  RSE – Inspiring people  RSE – What is Hinduism? What do they believe?  RSE – What religious buildings do they have? Where do they prey?  RSE – Hindu festivals and special times.  RSE – Belonging to Hinduism.  RSE – The Easter story.  RSE – Diwali and Holi stories.  RSE – Story of the last supper.  PSHE – THRIVE – introduce R and I words  PSHE – Individual lessons on each R and I word  PSHE – Respecting differences.  PSHE – Hygiene and safety with food preparation and cooking.  RSE – Comparison between Christianity and Hinduism  RSE – Mahatma Gandhi and Saint Teresa – inspirational people 
MFL  N/A  N/A 


Big question:  What does it mean to be alive? 
Wow event  Visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park  David Attenborough “film night” sessions
Outcome  Open day museum to show the work that they have produced. 
Maths  Revision and SATs 
Writing  Missing poster  Design character  Character and setting description  Instructions to make character  Own story  Trip recount  Book review  Own poems 
Reading  Revision and SATs 
Science  Food chains (prey, predator, consumer, producer)  what do living things need? (MRS GREN)  Classification (dead, living, never been alive)  Variation and species. What is the difference?  Healthy life style (exercise, diet, hygiene)  Reproduction (adults to babies)  Life cycle (plants and animals)  Why do animals choose their habitat? (adaptability and camouflage)  Habitats – what the animals need? Why did they choose it?  Parts of plants  Experimnet – what do plants need to grow? Why do we need to brush our teeth? Why do we need to wash our hands?  Plant own seeds 
History  Charles Darwin compared to David Attenborough  The theory of evolution  Timeline of things they have learnt about in KS1 
Geography  What habitats can we find in Swanwick? (urban and rural)  Rural and urban geographical vocbulary  Locate the poles using globes, maps and atlases  Link to maths: making and drawing maps with directions using compass points  Map work looking at where our food comes from and finding the country using maps  How is our world changing? What can we do to help? 
Art/DT  D&T – Design and make animal habitats  D&T – Design a healthy meal  Art – Collage of habitats  Art – Observational drawings of living things and landscapes, including use of viewfinder  Art – Experimentation with grades of pencils  Art – Look at Cath Hodsman artwork  Art – Compare William Morris, Cath Hodsman and Indian artwork
Music  Compose music using the garage band app on the I-pads  Tuned and untuned instruments  Noting body percussion using symbols  Look at music notes
ICT  Music composition  Use of Microsoft word – changing text font, size, colour, position  Copy and paste photos into document  Save documents  Locate files  Log on, log off and shut down of computers  Individual blog posts  E-sfatey – Hector’s World episode 3  E-safety – how to communicate online.  ICT outside of school 
PE  Gymnastics  Athletics 
PHSE/RSE  PSHE – Moving on and changes.  RSE – Where do we belong?  RSE – The story of the good Samaritan  RSE – The story of the two builders  RSE – Why is the bible important to Christians?  PSHE – How does school keep us safe?  RSE – Inspiring Olympians and sports stars 
MFL  The house  The family  Animals  Body parts 


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