Welcome to Year 2 at Bloxwich Academy Primary

This year your child/children will be covering a variety of topics Year 2 pupils will be taking a Phonics Re-sit during the second half of the Autumn Term. They will currently also be sitting Year 2 SATs which are scheduled to happen in May 2022.

Movers and Shaker Project

In the Movers and Shakers project, your child will learn five statements from Dawson's model that will help them identify people who are historically significant and use the words year, decade and century to describe dates and times. They will study the life and impact of a significant person in the locality and of 10 significant individuals from around the world. They will complete in-depth studies of significant explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, and significant activists Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks and think carefully about the impact of their actions. The children will also carry out an independent study of a significant person from the past and learn about people who are significant today. They will also learn how significant people are commemorated and design a memorial for a person they have studied. In English, the children will write Biographies, Newspaper Reports, Persuasive Posters and Speeches.

Let’s Explore the World

In a mini project called Let’s Explore the World, your child will learn to use an atlas to find out about the world's continents. They will revisit the four cardinal compass points and use a key to read a map. Your child will locate the equator, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and the North and South Poles. They will learn that hot places are closer to the equator and cold areas are further away. Your child will know the term temperate and identify areas of the world with a temperate climate. They will learn about the characteristics of the four countries in the United Kingdom and compare England to Somalia in Africa to find similarities and differences. They will take part in fieldwork activities, collecting data about the number of vehicles that pass the academy and the use of local human features.

Coastline Project

In the Coastline project, your child will use maps to learn about the location of the world’s seas and oceans and keys to learn about map symbols. They will also find out about the directions on a compass. They will learn about the human and physical features of a coastline, including the effects of erosion and how to stay safe when visiting the coast. They will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the RNLI, what happened to the SS Rohilla and about the coastal town of Whitby, including how Captain Cook is linked to the town. They will research the tourism industry and consider what features make a place a successful tourist destination. In writing, the children will be learning about descriptions, adventure narratives, non-chronological reports and persuasive writing. We will also be undertaking many exciting science investigations: How many arms does an octopus have? Why do boats float? Will it degrade?

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 the current monarch, Elizabeth II. Finally, they will choose which of the sovereigns that they have studied is the most significant. In writing, the children will learn about how to write information leaflets, kennings poems and amazing comic strips.

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Mrs Watkins

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 Mrs Gandhi

Staff

Mrs L Watkins (Year 2 Leader)

Miss Azad

Mrs Gandhi

Ms T Corns

PE Day

Our PE day is Monday

Spellings

Spellings will be taught as part of the RWI phonics program. Key topic words to learn to read and spell will be on the knowledge organisers the children bring home. The children are learning a rage of sounds and spellings which are matched to their ability.

Homework

Reading using the books sent home or via our eBooks at Oxford Owl Review the knowledge organisers that are sent home and the curriculum project which can be completed 1 task per week.