Year 2 


Teacher: Mrs Ford & Mrs Speirs

Teaching Assistants: Mrs J Brierly 


Our first topic of the Year is Castles, Dungeons and Dragons, which will span terms 1 and 2.

Initially, we will be learning how castles have changed over time, why and where they were built and the materials used. We will also be finding out about the people who lived and worked in castles, from lords and ladies to gong farmers!

Just before half term we will visit Bodiam Castle to experience history first hand. We will enjoy a tour of the castle, spotting features such as murder holes and garderobes and identifying all the different rooms within the castle ruins.

During the first term in English we will be exploring the wonderfully rich text “The Princess and the White Bear King”, which we will use as a stimulus for our own writing, including descriptions, diary entries, letters and stories.

The children will also be creating their own information leaflets about castles.

We will be developing colour-mixing skills in art, recognising primary colours, learning how to mix secondary colours and how to make tints and tones. We will use these skills to create our own work inspired by Paul Klee’s Castle and Sun painting. In DT we shall design and construct complex castles with towers, turrets, moving drawbridges and a sliding portcullis.

In science we will be investigating everyday materials, identifying and comparing them and their suitability for particular uses. As scientists we will be undertaking experiments to find the most absorbent paper, the bounciest ball, the most flexible plastic and the stretchiest tights.


In term 2 we will be turning our attention to knights and dragons… apparently there is rumour of a dragon sighting in Horsmonden! This will be a wonderful stimulus for our English. The children will write instructions on how to catch a dragon and also use their descriptive skills to write dragon poetry.


We will be learning about the history of Knights, the Knight’s code of chivalry and their motto before deciding on our own mottos. We will be designing our own coat of arms to decorate shields.


Finally we will end the term with a re-enactment of a battle and a celebratory banquet.





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Important Dates

Wednesday 30th January 9am
Year 3 Class Assembly
Thursday 15th February
FoHPS Disco
25th February 2019
Staff Inset Day
Tuesday 19th March
Parents Consultation Evening
Thursday 21 March
Parents' Consultation Evening
Wednesday 27th March
Year 1 Class Assembly
Thursday 4th April
Easter Service 9am and FOHPS Easter Egg hunt
Monday 6th May
Bank Holiday Monday
Saturday 8th June
School Fete
Wednesday 19th June
KS1 Sports Afternoon
Thursday 18th July
Year 6 Production 1 30pm and 6pm
Friday 19th July
Year 6 Assembly
Friday 19th July
End of Term
Monday 22nd July
Staff Inset Day
Tuesday 23rd July
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