What Your Year 2 Child Needs to Know : Fundamentals of a Good Year 2 Education, Paperback Book

What Your Year 2 Child Needs to Know : Fundamentals of a Good Year 2 Education Paperback

Edited by Robert Whelan, Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka

Illustrated by Mark Otton, Mark Beech

Part of the Core Knowledge UK series


Designed for use by parents, teachers and home educators, this second volume in the Core Knowledge UK series provides Year 2 children with the fundamentals they need to prepare them for a lifetime of learning.

It sets out the elements a parent or educator should look for in a good Year 2 curriculum and introduces activities that can help a child to take the next steps in learning to read and write.

Filled with age-appropriate questions that stimulate thinking, What Your Year 2 Child Needs to Know also includes: Familiar and favourite poems - read and recite together from Spike Milligan, Eloise Greenfield, Jack Prelutsky, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear and more, all beautifully illustrated. Fairy tales, fables and other beloved stories - read aloud from Aesop's Fables, The House at Pooh Corner, The Saga of Noggin the Nog and many more, including multicultural folktales from African, American, Dutch, German, Japanese and Jewish traditions. Familiar sayings - talk about traditional phrases that impart wisdom, such as 'You can't judge a book by its cover' and 'Many hands make light work'. History and geography - an introduction to our world, including ancient Egypt, British history from the Romans in Britain to 1066 and the geography of the British Isles and northern Europe, complete with original maps and beautiful photos. Visual arts - engaging activities go hand-in-hand with learning about colour, shape, texture, portraiture and murals from old masters and modern artists such as Hogarth, Rembrandt, Picasso and Hockney. Music - many musical experiences for parents and children to participate in, along with songs to sing and dance to.

Mathematics - interactive and engaging exposure to mathematical concepts and calculations that provide a springboard to later mastery. Science - activities that let children observe, experience and get their hands dirty while exploring the wonders of nature and learning about the work of important scientists.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 374 pages, 289 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Civitas
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: English language & literacy
  • ISBN: 9781906837242



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