Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Year 2

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Summer Term Topic - Magnificent Monarchs

In the Magnificent Monarchs project, your child will learn about English and British monarchs from AD 871 to the present day and consider how the power of the monarchy has changed over time. They will study six significant sovereigns; Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II. Finally, they will choose which of the sovereigns that they have studied is the most significant.

Knowledge Organisers

Each of our termly topics has a knowledge organiser. These are created to support our curriculum projects. They set out the key facts and information that children need to use and remember as they progress across the curriculum. Each knowledge organiser includes:

• Essential facts about the topic, laid out in easily digestible chunks.
• Key vocabulary, technical terms and their meanings.
• Ambitious levels of literacy including a topic glossary.
• High-quality images including maps, diagrams and photographs.
• Timelines and significant dates where appropriate.
• Famous quotations, if relevant.

Magnificant Monarchs - Knowledge Organiser

Word Mats

We also have word mats which complement the knowledge organisers. These contain vocabulary which links directly to the current topic. This vocabulary is regularly referred to during lessons, which we also encourage the children to use during discussions and in their writing.

Magnificent Monarchs - Word Mat

Magnificent Monarchs - Glossary

Topic Based Homework

In addition to the online learning apps, such as Times Table Rockstars and IXL, the school offers some additional optional topic based homework. 

Magnificent Monarchs - Home Learning Activities

Magnificent Monarchs - Home Learning Workbook

Curriculum Map

The Curriculum Map which gives you an overview of what the children will be learning throughout this year in Year 2.

Year 2 Curriculum Map