DB Primary 

 Please use the below link to access DB Primary we will be using this platform to set weekly homework. 

https://stgabrielsce.rochdale.dbprimary.com/service/util/login?path=/rochdale/primary/stgabrielsce

 

Our main Autumn Term Topic is called:

Magnificent Monarchs

 

  • They will learn about the English and British Monarchy from AD 871 to the present day.

  • They will use timelines information about royal palaces portraits and other historical sources.

  • They will build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.

  • They will explore the power of different monarchs over time.

  • They will identify the different types of royal residences. They will then gather information about one of the residences by visiting its official website.

  • They will look at royal portraits and suggest reasons why they were made.  They will look for similarities between the portraits, suggesting what the poses and accessories tell the viewer about each monarch.

  • They will learn about the lives of six significant monarchs: Alfred the Great William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II.

We shall also be covering the following mini units designed to be taught alongside the ‘Magnificent Monarchs’ topic:

  1. Portraits and Poses. This project teaches children about portraiture. They analyse the portraits of Tudor monarchs and compare Tudor portraits and selfies today. They use photo editing software to create royal portraits.

  2. Animal Survival. This project teaches children about growth in animals by exploring the life cycles of some familiar animals. They build on learning about the survival of humans by identifying the basic needs of animals for survival, including food, water, air and shelter.

  3. Cut Stitch and Join. This project teaches children about fabric home products and the significant British brand Cath Kidston. They learn about sewing patterns and using a running stitch and embellishments before making a sewn bag tag.

  4. Push and Pull.This project teaches children about three types of mechanism: sliders, levers and linkages. They make models of each mechanism before designing and making a greetings card with a moving part

 

HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD?

 

Ensuring your child learns their spellings each week for their test on a Friday.

HOMEWORK

Ensuring your child completes their weekly homework on Purple Mash. Homework will be set online each Friday and needs to be returned for the following Friday.  Homework is an essential part of the curriculum and your support is appreciated.  Children who do not complete homework tasks will need to complete it in THEIR TIME in school.

READING BOOKS

Reading with your child  regularly. Books need to be in school every day. We change books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Reading books will be sent home EVERY NIGHT.  Children need to have their Reading Record signed by an adult at least three times a week. Reading with your  child  regularly. Books need to be in school every day. We change books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

P.E KIT

Ensuring P.E kit is in school on Monday and Wednesday.  P.E lessons will take place INSIDE therefore children need to come with suitable clothes for indoor P.E. 

School P.E kit is plain white t-shirt and navy shorts with black pumps.

Thank you!

Mrs Shahid

Welcome To Year 2