Year 2 - 2L (Mrs Lane) and 2T (Miss Taylor)

Essential Knowledge


  • Have learned actions and the model text: The Lighthouse

       Keeper’s Lunch.

  • Have written their own lighthouse keeper story.

  • Have found out about the history of Grace Darling.

  • Have learned about the RNLI and the importance of this


  • Have participated in a fund raising event for the RNLI.

  • Have designed and made their own lighthouse.



We will be reading extracts from a range of lighthouse keeper stories. We will be identifying the features found in a narrative. We will then be writing our own lighthouse keeper stories. We will be writing a newspaper report on Grace Darling and her actions.

The children will learn to:

  • identify the features found in a narrative

  • box up the key features

  • use a text map to plan their narrative

  • write a story

  • use direct speech

  • edit my writing

  • write a newspaper report.

Speaking and listening, word and sentence structure remain an ongoing skill that is developed through all literacy lessons. Similarly VCOP is continuously used throughout the children’s writing.


Children are involved in daily phonics lessons, which focus on the Letters and Sounds programme. This aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.  For further information, games and resources, visit,  or  even  our own website for helpful videos  on how to say the sounds

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch



We will be learning about:


  • Number and Place value

  • Addition andSubtraction

  • Multiplication and Division

  • Position and Direction.



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The children will be learning about:


  • the history of the RNLI.

  • the life of a significant individual (Grace Darling) in Britain’s past who have contributed to our nation’s achievements.

  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

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


The children will: 

  • use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries.

  • Locate seaside destinations, linking with the children’s own personal experiences.




The children will be learning about: 

  • promoting team work, collaborative working, revisiting the friendship box.

  • a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.

  • developing their own views and ideas.

  • how people respond differently in a variety of situations. Sharing the Shell – Julia Donaldson.

  • people who help us and seaside safety

  • learning and sharing information about a number of religions.. 



The children will:

  • learn basic computer skills (turning on and off, saving, opening, new documents, typing, searching on the internet)

  • use technology safely.



The children are learning to:


  • create and compose a piece of Music that represent the sea.




  • We will perform a dance focusing on spacial awareness and technique

  • Learn to play team games using the skills of defense, attack, collaboration.

Art and Design


The children will be learning about the design of lighthouses and the importance of making something fit for purpose. They will be looking at the engineering and building technology of such structures. They need to apply this to the model they will make which is to be made from papier mache. The craft of papier mache will be studied. For this project the children will be working in small groups.

Prior knowledge: Year One making shadow puppets, Year Two making wheeled models.


Generating Ideas: generate ideas by drawing on their own and other people's experiences; develop ideas by shaping materials and putting together components; talk about their ideas; plan by suggesting what to do next as their ideas develop; communicate their ideas using a variety of methods, including drawing and making models.

Making/Technique: the children will learn to make papier mache. They will apply this by hand thereby exploring the sensory qualities of a material. They will measure and mark out, assemble, join and combine components to construct the frame for the lighthouse. Finally they will added paint and detail to make the model lighthouse more realistic.  

Knowledge: learn about the characteristics of materials; how mechanisms can be used in different ways in making

Evaluation: talk about their ideas, saying what they like and dislike; identify what they could have done differently or how they could improve their work in the future.

nurture  inspire  achieve

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