Year 2

 

For this first half of the Summer Term we will be learning all about the Tudors and one of our most famous monarchs, King Henry VIII.

English

Year 2 will be writing across a range of genres. We will begin by imagining that we have been imprisoned in the Tower of London and we need to persuade Henry VIII to set us free. We will use drama to plead our case to the king and think of reasons to convince Henry that we should be released. We will then move on to writing suspense stories based on the story, A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown and then write a descriptive piece on the ‘Day in the Life of a Tudor’. This will be based on the facts we have learnt about the differences between rich and poor Tudors.

Mathematics

In Maths, we will begin to consolidate what we have learnt over the year and further develop our skills and understanding. We will be recalling number facts, including the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables, and look at questions that involve missing numbers. We will also be looking at the methods we have learnt when using addition, subtraction, division and multiplication and how we can solve problems independently. In addition, we shall revise some topics such as time, money, shapes and measures.

History 

In History, we will be learning more about the Tudor period through using a visual timeline and learning about how castles were built. We will be able to recognise features of a castle and learn about the flags that represent the families inside.

Physical Education

This half term our P.E. will be based outside as hopefully the weather gets warmer. We will be focusing on athletics as we prepare for Sports Day. We will also learn how our bodies respond when we feel hot and how to keep our bodies healthy and hydrated.

Music

As we are learning about the Tudors, our Music lessons will reflect the music of the time. We will listen to traditional Tudor music and we will also hear the famous tune, ‘Greensleeves’, which Henry VIII reportedly composed.

 

Please click below to see the latest versions of the Year 2 newsletter and homework.

Year 2 Newsletter - Summer Term 1 - 2018

Year 2 Homework - Summer Term 1 - 2018