TOPIC TITLE: A Royal Rumble Elizabeth I v Elizabeth II
Year 2 will be reading “Katie in London” as our class text in English. This text tells the story about a young girl called Katie and her brother Jack who visit London with Grandma when something unexpected happens . . . One of the Trafalgar Square lions comes to life and takes them on a wonderful tour of all the best sights! Including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben and the London Eye. We will be writing diary entries as if we are Katie in London! We will also be completing some non-fiction writing about London and the famous landmarks. We will then be using our class texts to apply the following in our writing:
-Spell longer words using suffixes such as ment, ness, ful, less, ly
-Use expanded noun phrases to describe, expand and specify
-Use subordination (when, if, that or because).
This term we will be taking Year 2 on a royal journey to explore the lives of Significant British Monarchs. We will be learning about the lives of Kings and Queens from different time periods by creating a historical timeline for our Topic display. We will also be learning about historical events in the life of Queen Elizabeth II including the Queen’s televised coronation. Towards the end of the term we will be comparing the lives of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II and creating our own fact files!
What is a “monarchy”?
Can you name some British monarchs?
Can you find out about the lives of several British monarchs?
Which King or Queen has reigned the longest?
What rules would you create if you were king or queen?
How has the monarchy changed over the years?
We will be continuing our topic of Animals Including Humans.
We will developing further our understanding of growth, survival needs, healthy eating, exercise and hygiene.
Year 2 will also conduct an experiment using bread!