Class 2

Welcome to Class 2 with Miss Nettleton, Miss Cawthorne and Miss Wilson. 

Our topic is called 'Magnificent Monarchs'.

This project teaches 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, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.

Magnificent Monarchs Home Learning Workbook

Magnificent Monarchs Knowledge Organiser

Magnificent Monarchs Glossary


 Useful Vocabulary

absolute monarchy  Elizabeth II kingdom
absolute power empire knight
AD (anno Domini) feudal system law
Alfred the Great future marriage
Anglo Saxon Hanoverian monarch
Bayeux Tapestry heir  monarchy
castle Henry VIII  monastery
century Hierarchy Norman
chronology House of Lancaster palace
constitutional monarchy House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha  parliament 
decade House of Windsor  
divorce House of York  
Elizabeth I invasion   

Companion Projects 

We will also be completing 4 mini projects this term. These are:

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.

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.

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.

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.


Children will be sent home with one piece of homework on Friday every week, alternating between Maths and Grammar. This needs to be handed in the following week, by Friday at the latest. Spare homework is kept in the classroom so children are able to take another copy if it is lost. If children find their homework difficult, don't hesitate to help them, however I must ask that you do not complete the homework for them. 

Children will have a spelling test each week and will be given new spellings on weekly. 

Children are required to read to an adult three times a week. This needs to be recorded in their reading diaries. Please write the title of the book and what page they have read up to and sign. This is checked at the start of the week and they will be given a new reading book to bring home with them. Please ensure children bring their books and reading diaries back to school every day so that we can read with them in school. 

Topic Homework has been sent home with your children at the start of the year. This is not due until after May Half Term. 


Our PE days this term are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure children come to school in the correct PE kit. If they are not wearing the correct kit, then they will be given spare kit from school to wear. Children with long hair will need to have it tied back into a pony tail and earrings need to be removed on PE days. 

Home Learning Links

If you are looking for some extra activities to do at home, these websites have some great challenges and ideas!