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Magnificent Monarchs 

Following on from our learning linked to Towers, Tunnels and Turrets last term, children will be continuing to develop their historical understanding by learning about some significant British monarchs. The ‘Magnificent Monarchs’ topic will teach children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, the children will build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.





Find out about Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria here:


Monarchs and leaders - KS1 History - BBC Bitesize 






We are using the following texts to help us develop our reading and writing skills:




Storyteller videos: Traditional Tales | Oxford Owl


Our focus poem for the term is: 




We are learning to understand place value in 2 digit numbers.

To help us understand place value, we use base 10, coins and place value tables.

Play these games to help you develop your understanding of place value:


Number Bonds 


We are revisiting number bonds to 10 and 20.  Play these games to help you recall these number facts.


Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (  



Monster Phonics


In Phonics we will be consolidating our learning from Year 1 of digraphs (two letters, 1 sound).  We will also continue to practise our segmenting to spell and blending to read.  

We will revise Year 1 Common Exception Words, those words which we learn to read on sight.  When we are confident reading these words, we will begin to learn Year 2 CEW. 


Animals Including humans


This term we are focusing on humans.  We will find out what humans need to survive.  We will be learning that humans have offspring that grow into adults.  We will describe the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene, to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Dance along to this video and learn about healthy living.


Super Mood Movers - Fit and well - BBC Teach