What Your Year 2 Child Needs to Know Fundamentals of a Good Year 2 Education by E. D. Hirsch
  

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What Your Year 2 Child Needs to Know Fundamentals of a Good Year 2 Education by E. D. Hirsch

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.

Reviews

'A strong foundation of knowledge gained in the earliest years of education is such an important asset for children, sparking their imagination and providing the cornerstone for their future learning. I welcome the aim of the Core Knowledge books to do just that and I am sure that they will be valued by many parents wishing to help their children do well at school.'

- Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture 'Creativity, the arts and design are crucial to the environment and life of every citizen. They should occupy a central place in the curriculum at both primary and secondary levels. The new series published by Civitas, giving examples of how the arts and creativity can play a part in the education of every child, is a real contribution to the teaching of these subjects in all our schools.

- Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate Britain

About the Author

E.D. Hirsch, Jr. is a professor at the University of Virginia and the author of The Schools We Need and the bestselling Cultural Literacy and The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. He and his wife, Polly, live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they raised their three children.

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Paperback
374 pages

Author

E. D. Hirsch
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Publisher

Civitas

Publication date

17th August 2012

ISBN

9781906837242


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