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Leading to a Bright Future

Year 2 Unit of Inquiry 5 Overview

Unit of Inquiry 5

Where we are in Place and Time An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys;
the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of
individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
Central Idea
Over time the technology and environment change; this influences how people play.
Change, Causation, Connection
Related concepts
chronology, history, innovation, progress,
Lines of Inquiry
How toys and games have changed
Why toys and games have changed.
How the environment and technology affect how we play.

Phonics, spelling and vocab
Learn the different common spellings of long vowel phonemes.
Grammar and Punctuation writing
Use past and present tenses accurately but not always consistently.
Reading non-fiction
Read and follow simple instructions, e.g. in a recipe.
Identify general features of known text types.
Writing fiction
Develop stories with a setting, characters and a sequence of events.
Structure a story with a beginning, middle and end.
Begin to use dialogue in stories.
Writing non-fiction
Write instructions and recount events and experiences.
Speaking and Listening
Attempt to express ideas precisely, using a growing vocabulary.
Begin to be aware of ways in which speakers vary talk, for example the use of more formal
vocabulary and tone of voice.
Numbers and the Number System
Begin to count on in small constant steps such as threes and fours
Know what each digit represents in two-digit numbers; partition into tens and ones
Round two-digit numbers to the nearest multiple of 10
Recognise and use ordinal numbers up to at least the 10th number and beyond
Order numbers to 100; compare two numbers using the > and < signs
Find all pairs of multiples of 10 with a total of 100 and record the related addition and subtraction facts
Measurement length, mass and capacity
Estimate, measure and compare lengths, weights and capacities, choosing and using suitable
uniform non-standard and standard units and appropriate measuring instruments
Compare lengths, weights and capacities using the standard units: centimetre, metre, 100 g,
kilogram, and litre
Identify simple relationships between numbers and shapes, e.g. this number is double ...; these
shapes all have ... sides
Make a sensible estimate for the answer to a calculation
Vietnamese Language and Culture (VLC)

*Language focus: ACTION VERBS

In this unit, Year 2 VLC language will focus on Action verbs. During VLC lessons, the
students will learn some useful action verbs and apply their newly learnt vocabulary to
describe what someone is doing in Vietnamese.

*Culture focus: TOYS (collaborate)

Year 2 VLC will collaborate with homeroom classes to inquiry into the Central Idea:
Over time the environment and technology change; this influences how people play.
During VLC lessons, the students will look at a variety of Vietnamese folk games and
toys and how they changed over time. Chinese Music
Introduce family members in Chinese
The Year 2s will play
music games covering
introduce the name, age anddecades
several Chinesestarting
sentences with basic clapping
games ending with
pinyin study online computer music
theory games and
Radical study: Makey Makey Makey
games. The musical
Students will investigate colour thiselements
unit. Students
investigate primary and secondary colours including
will be Tempo (fast and
making colour wheels and mixing colours.
slow) andStudent will be
exposed to the art of Mondrian. (loud and soft).

Vietnamese National Curriculum (VNC)

In unit 5, year 2 VNC will be continued on Vietnamese phonics, story-telling and handwriting:
- Phonics and handwriting: t-t, t-t, et-t, ut-t / it-it, ut-t, oc-ac, c-c/ uc-c, c-uc,
ic-c, ach / ich-ch, op-ap, p-p, p-p / ep-p, ip-up, ip-p, oa-oe/ oai-oay, oan-on,
oang-ong, oanh-oach, oat-ot.

Physical Education
During the fifth unit of inquiry, students in Physical Education will be involved in a
variety of group activities and ball games. They will focus on fundamental movement
skills such as jumping, running, agility, balance, throwing and catching. Students will
be encouraged to help others as they work to solve problems together in small groups.

Emilie Knight and Catherine Levick Ryan Haines and Megan Lavelle

Year 2 Teachers Year 2 Teachers

Thao Dien Campus Thu Thiem Campus