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What makes a hero or a heroine?

Through the delivery of this unit of work, children will develop an understanding of how significant individuals of the past were active members of society who exercised the rights and responsibilities and ensured that the rights of others in society were met. 


Children in Year 2 will develop a chronological understanding of significant individuals of the past- Florence Nightingale and Mother Theresa- and why they acted in the way they did. As they reflect upon what it is that makes someone a hero or heroine, they will come to understand that each person is given a mission by God, as St John Henry Newman said, “I am created to do something for which no one else is created; I have a place in God’s counsels, in God’s world, which no one else has”. Through their historical enquiry, Year 2 will explore different individuals of the past and develop an understanding of why people acted in the way they did, how their actions have made the world a place “for the honour of God” (Vatican II). They will learn that through their actions, these significant individuals showed their responsibility in ensuring that all people live a life of dignity.

Is all work valuable?

In this unit of work, children will learn compare the physical features of UK and a non-European country and think about how and where food is produced. They will use locational knowledge about individual places and environments in the local area, the UK and the wider world.


Through science, children will learn the importance of the farming industry while observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. Children will also find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Children will learn about how important farmers are and how their work should be celebrated.