Class 2


Key Learning Goals - Art:

2.03 Be able to use art as a means of self expression

2.04 Be able to choose materials and techniques which are appropriate for their task

2.05 Be able to explain their own work in terms of what they have done and why

2.06 Be able to talk about works of art, giving reasons for their opinions

Key Learning Goals - History:

2.04 Be able to give some reasons for particular events and changes

2.05 Be able to gather information from simple sources

Key Learning Goals - Science:

2.01a Be able to carry out simple investigations

2.01b Be able to prepare a simple investigation which is fair, with one changing factor 2.01c Be able to predict the outcome of investigations

2.01d Be able to use simple scientific equipment

2.01e Be able to test ideas using evidence from observation and measurement

2.01f Be able to link evidence to broader scientific knowledge and understanding

2.01g Be able to use evidence to draw conclusions

The Big Idea

From the clothes that we wear to the groups that we belong to, fashion is about how we want others to view us and think about us. It’s also about our tastes – the things that we like and we don’t like. By learning about fashion, we are learning about people and society, and the things that influence how we, as groups and individuals, present ourselves – to our friends, family and communities.

In History we’ll be finding out:

About fashions and trends in the past, and what might have influenced these

About the jewellery that people used to wear in the past

In Technology we’ll be finding out:

How to design and make our own ‘street fashion’

How to design a costume for a fictional character

In Art we’ll be finding out:

About the work of specific contemporary artists

How to print our own t-shirts How to create art in the style of a specific artist

In Music we’ll be finding out:

About different genres of music

How to compose our own piece of music

In Science we’ll be finding out:

About the use of colour and reflective materials in safety clothing

In Society we’ll be finding out:

About who or what influences our choice of fashion

How we can learn more about what others think about fashion

In International we’ll be finding out:

Where some of our popular brands of clothing and sporting equipment is made

About what is considered fashionable in our home and host countries



In this BrainPop movie, Tim and Moby help you understand how color comes about. You’ll learn about different types of radiation, like visible light, plus seven types of electromagnetic waves. Discover how these waves are organized and how they can carry different levels of energy. Find out about visible and invisible electromagnetic waves, white light, and how objects absorb different amounts of energy to give us the basic seven colors we can see. 


In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll learn what dance is and how everyday movements can become extraordinary when set to music. Find out some of the reasons people dance, including a few you’ve probably never thought about. Discover some of the ways that the human body can move, as well as what elements are involved in dance. Plus, you’ll learn about the two categories most dances can be split into, and see a few examples of each.

Graphic design

Find out in this BrainPOP movie, as Tim and Moby introduce you to this popular art form! Discover what graphic design is used for and what some of the basic elements of design are. You’ll also find out about the history of graphic design, from the signs made by cavemen to the computer graphics of the 21st century. See how the printing press contributed to the rise of graphic design and what a logo does. 


In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you about imagination and how it helps people come up with cool ideas! You’ll find out the difference between active and passive imagination, as well as how imagination differs from perception. You’ll also learn how imagination helps artists, inventors and scientists flex their creative muscles, and how experts think imagination helped humanity evolved.

Scale drawing

In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby show you how to resize images and use scale drawing to make pictures larger and smaller! They’ll guide you through a sample problem to help you figure out how to use ratios to find the scale of your original image and that of the final product. You’ll also see what can happen if your height and width scales are different. Lastly, you’ll discover how using a grid can help you keep things nice and neat. 

See more relevant resources on BrainPop

Artists collection

From prehistoric cave painters to the Impressionists, and 20th-century artists such as Paul Klee, this virtual gallery contains examples of styles created and popularised by famous artists.

Contemporary art

Visit an art gallery without leaving your classroom! This module contains videos about famous artists from different eras. Audio guides introduce and explain each work of art.

See more relevant resources on Discovery Education

All About Gemstones has a gem and jewelery history timeline, with images and information about each period.

Artist direct hosts the latest music videos, organised by genre - be sure to check the individual content of songs/videos before sharing with the children.

Fashion Era provides information on costume, jewellery and social history from various time periods Love to Know Costumes features an excellent photo gallery, with information on over 20 different traditional costumes from around the world.

The Birthstones website has an informative section on Roman jewellery and the gemstones that were popular during this era.

The Brands of the World website features logos from a number of global brands.

The Food Timeline provides information in a timeline or a-to-z format. Most civilisations and eras are included - each with detailed information on dining and social habits

SchoolsWorld TV features a programme on global citizenship,, showing how Fair Trade footballs are helping workers in Pakistan.

Teachers TV has an online video documentary, showing how one school tackled a week-long fashion project.

YouTube hosts a behind-the-scenes featurette from Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, in which designer Ngila Dickson talks about designing costumes for one of its key characters, Faramir.

YouTube hosts this behind-the-scenes featurette from Alice in Wonderland, in which designer Colleen Atwood talks about the process of making costumes for the different characters.

YouTube hosts this detailed video clip outlining the equipment used in screen-printing.

YouTube hosts this documentary trailer providing an overview of fashion labels and their use of sweatshops.

YouTube hosts this informative and thought-provoking video looking at the conditions in Nike sweatshops.

YouTube hosts this short news story focusing on sweatshop labour in China