Year 2

Class Information

  • Home reader books can be changed everyday. Please write in your child’s reading record book as to how they read- reading records will be checked every Monday. We will hear your child read regularly in school to assess their progress. Reading is essential to progress so please try and hear your child read as often as possible.
  • P.E. The children will be doing PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please ensure all belongings are clearly labelled.

Unit of Inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are

Central Idea: People share their beliefs and values through stories.

Lines of Inquiry

  • What a sacred book is.
  • Stories from different religions and festivals.
  • How stories from different faiths can be compared.

Previous Units

Unit of Inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Organise Ourselves

Central Idea: The lives of pioneering people affect society today.

Lines of Inquiry

  • The lives of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
  • How their work changed healthcare today.
  • Germ control and how I can make a difference.

Unit of Inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Living things are affected by and adapt to the natural world.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Life processes, the characteristics of living things.
  • How living things are suited to their habitats.
  • How the polar regions are changing and how this impacts the animals that live there.

Unit of Inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: Where We Are in Place and Time

Central Idea: Significant events and people shape our lives.

Lines of Inquiry

  • How the Great Fire began
  • How a significant event leads to improvement
  • How a significant person leads to improvement
    • Samuel Pepys and Sir Christopher Wren
  • The impact of events and individuals from the past on life today

Unit of Inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Organise Ourselves

Central Idea: How human-made systems connect communities.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Forms of transport
  • Digital connection
  • How systems have changed over time

Unit of Inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works

Central Idea: Materials behave and interact in certain ways which determine how they are used.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Behaviour of materials. (Form)
  • Changing properties of materials. (Change)
  • Manipulation and application of materials for a new purpose. (Connection)

Unit of Inquiry

Theme: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: People’s choices and actions impact habitats around the world.

We will inquire into:

  • The impact of people’s choices on the environment.
  • Human action can have positive and negative outcomes.
  • Changing habitats over time.
A graphic image showing different people in the community working together to look after the environment.

Unit of Inquiry

Theme: Who we are

Central Idea: People share their beliefs and values through stories.

We will inquire into:

  • Sacred books
  • How storytelling has changed over time
  • How people choose to tell stories in different ways