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Year 2 – Week 25 – 16th February 2015

Half Term


Music – Guitar lesson

Animal Behaviour – How do we assess animal welfare ? Using an animal’s behaviour to assess welfare? Physiological measures of animal welfare, The impact of early life events on stress responsiveness in animals.


Ecology – What is an ecosystem  – looking at biodiversity

Money Management – Pensions, state pensions, occupational pensions, different schemes, change from final salary to average salary.

Sheep – Lambing skill course at Wood Vets, how to see when a sheep’s in labour, how a lamb should be presented at birth, how to turn the lamb if its presenting incorrectly, problems at birth, how to treat common conditions, castration and tail docking.

Social Experiment/ History – 10,000 BC


Animal Behaviour and welfare- New developments in Animal Welfare, Using Animal Body Language as a Measure of Subjective Experience. Horse Grimace App. Unit Test.


Sport – Swimming

Year 2 week 24 – 9th February 2015


Animal’s in Love – Documentary about how different species attract mates

Animal Welfare with Edinburgh University (Coursera) – What is animal welfare and why does it matter (introduction), how a scientific approach has helped the welfare of animals, what is animal welfare, animal welfare and cultural differences, the five freedoms

Maths – Algebra – Multiplication

Cat Welfare and Behaviour – Biology, the circulatory system, what is blood pressure, the lymphatic system, how to take blood pressure in a cat

Sport – Chepstow Harriers

Electronics – Finishing off his electronic dice set


History – The Magna Carta

Money Management – Mortgages , different types of interest rates, Interest only and Repayment mortgages, different costs involved with buying a house, difference between leasehold and freehold, fees involved with selling a house.

Forensic Science – Evaluation Skills

Maths – Algebra – Division

Maths – Topic Test – Algebra

English – Comprehension exercise

Music – Guitar Lesson


English – Working through yesterday’s comprehension exercise

History/ Sociology – 10,000 BC, lack of food, how malnutrition effects how people think and behave, and what not to do when setting up a social experiment

Animal Behaviour – The why’s of animal behaviour, history of how we have viewed animals – religious view, social view and philosophical views.  End of week test

Forensic science – Recap of 6 weeks, how to write down evidence based on facts found each week, hearing the evidence from the prosecution and defence and making a vote on guilty or not guilty

Religion – What is Christianity

Biology – Animal Classification


Sport – Home Ed climbing


Politics – Life in the commons, how to get a private members bill heard, the opening of parliament.

Money management – Mortgages, negative equity and buy to let, calculating net asset ratio and gearing and test

World News – Our Little Earth

Maths – Number Plane – Identifying Plotted Points

Scouts – Founders Day Church Parade

Maths – Recap of Algebra Rules

Physics – Temperature- Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin, different types of thermometer.

Forensic Science – The results of who did it


Sport – Park Run


Practical – Changing a tap washer

Year 2 week 23 – 2nd February 2015


Electronics – making his own electronic dice, following instructions and soldering

English – Big Write – write a 4 page story based on being trapped in a room.

Physics – Looking at a car engine

Sport – Chepstow Harriers

Religion – Judaism

Cat welfare – Teeth and mouth anatomy

Vets – taking the cats to the vets for annual checkup and injections.


Music – Guitar Lesson

Scouts/ Social – Night Hike

Psychology – The visual system – the eye in detail

History – 10,000BC, use of tool’s, issue of flies and maggots, how to keep food.

Money Management – why people save, different life stages and reasons to save, different type of savings accounts, instant access, fixed, term, why different people need different types if accounts

Cookery – Veg Chilli


IT – Teaching Grandparents how to download apps, and set up phone


History / Social Studies- 10,000BC how to trap animals, tools needed, how to work in a team.

Maths – Algebra – Like Terms

Cookery – Pealing potatoes and making banana and oat cookies

Money Management – Savings accounts why accounts differ, savings account risks, shares unit test.

Forensic Science – Drugs, natural, semi-synthetic and synthetic, how they are made the side effects and how they relate to crime

Global Development – Living on a $ a day, episode’s 5-8, obtaining finance, extreme budgeting, education, back home what we can do


Forensic Science –  Chemistry techniques to determine what is in the drug, more information on the case study and end of week test

Politics – Life in the Commons

Maths – Algebra – Addition and subtraction of like terms

English – speed up – hand writing practice


Sport – Park Run 5k

Charity/ Citizenship – Making sandwich packs for the homeless


Cookery – Crab Fish Cakes

Board Game – Risk

Year 2 week 22 – 26th January 2014Sport


Money Management – Good Debt vs Bad Debt, Good where there is a need a house or a car to get to work, Bad when its something you want not need- a holiday, the newest phone, designer clothes etc. Interest rates – how they are calculated, how they are different for different types of lender. Secured and unsecured debt.  Simple interest and compound interest how it effects the amount you pay back

Culture / Geography – Walking the Nile, also covering local politics, religion, warfare.

Maths – Sequences, working out the 100th term, drawing patterns to work out the 100th term

English – Creative writing writing about an exciting experience

Sport – Chepstow Harriers

Money Management – shopping given £10 to buy his lunches (main and pudding) plus snacks for a week.


Music – Guitar Lesson

Physics – Reading how an engine works, looking at his model which has been built and a video

Psychology – Perception – How we see things

Money Management – different types of borrowing, what to do if you are in financial difficulty and end of week test

History – Spies in WW1

Forensic Science – Types of firearms and the residue they can leave behind

Social – Scouts


Neuroscience and Literacy comes together in Village of the Dammed – Film, theatre studies, psychology, biology – Nailsworth


Animal Behaviour – The wild side of domestic animals

Forensic Science – Tool and Foot marks, end of unit test

Psychology – Why we don’t see the world as it is and end of module quiz

Cat Welfare/ Biology – The endocrine system

Maths – Algebra – Sequences and substitution

English – Using books read to create your own creative story


English – Writing your own story – planing the story

Maths – The Nth term of a sequence

Biology BBC bitesize – Breathing and circulation, cells tissue and organisms, digestion in the mouth, digestion in the small intestine, digestion enzymes, how photosynthesis creates food, nutrient groups

History – TV – Stories from Children of the Holocaust

Global – Our Little News

Sport – Swimming

Development Studies – living on a dollar a day – Episodes 1-4 Nutrition, disaster, medical bills


Sport – 5k run


Sport – Table Tennis

Sport – Swimming

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