Curriculum Overview

Year 2 - Spring 1

This page explains what your child will be learning this half-term as their main project in class. Please use the menu at the side to view objectives for additional objectives for the stand-alone subjects (Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Music, Languages, PSHCE and Religious Education) and for our extended curriculum.

Movers and Shakers

Unit Overview

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

We will visit the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry to find out about a local significant figure.

🏁 BIG FINISH

We will hide photographs of significant people and their quotation cards. Children will find and match the cards.

πŸ‘‰ DRIVERS & ENHANCERS

The driver subject for this unit of work is History.

The unit will be enhanced through Art and Design.

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing information and captions about significant people and also writing a quiz as part of our big finish.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will be 'visiting' the Americas with Christopher Columbus and the Moon with Neil Armstrong.

Unit Sequence

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. To learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

  2. To learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.

  3. To understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

  4. To learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

  5. To learn about changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.


APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF UNIT: 12 hours