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Year 2 curriculum

As your child enters the final year of key stage 1, topical exploration continues to spark imaginations and give pupils chance to develop their skills and talents.

 

 

 autumn fruitAutumn Term 2020

Is Solihull a good place to live?

What makes great British history?

 

 

English

  • Roald Dahl author study
  • Grammar focus on speech, writing a conversation
  • Letter writing to a character
  • Instructions and writing directions, focus on imperative verbs
  • Correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing
  • Use of capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in a list
  • Cross curricular link
    • Different sentence types and range of punctuation employed
    • Explanatory factual texts about locations
    • Comparison texts about locations
    • Persuasive text (preference to live town/village or country)
    • Narratives from own experiences.
    • Reciting Poetry

Maths

  • Number & place value
  • Addition & subtraction
  • Money
  • Multiplication & division

RE

  • Harvest festival
  • Incarnation / Journey to the stable

Science

  • Weather
    • Observe and describe the weather conditions experienced during one day in Kampong Ayer
  • Living & non-living things
    • Animals including humans
  • Materials
    • Changing shape of materials 
    • Natural, manmade, old and new materials 
    • Comparing strength 
    • Materials investigation

PE

  • Dance
  • Multiskills
  • Outdoor games / hockey skills
  • Visiting specialists

Computing

  • Digital Literacy & Information Technology
    • touch typing
    • presenting, creating, manipulating and retrieving documents
    • research project; British Legion
    • Digimap
  • Online safety
    • collecting, searching, analysing, storing, evaluating and applying information online
    • safe games
    • antibullying week
  • Computer science
    • creating algorithms and debugging
    • national week of code

Humanities

  • Geography
    • globe awareness
    • local study comparison of Kampong Ayer and Solihull
    • map reading (recognise symbols, compass directions & locations)
    • continents and oceans
    • use of geographical vocabulary
  • History
    • the gunpowder plot
    • remembrance day
    • the plague
    • the great fire of London

Art, Design & Technology

  • Colour mixing
  • Observational sketching
  • Greetings cards
  • Calendars
  • Joining materials
  • Clay work
  • Collage work
  • Sewing (1 class)

Music

  • Charanga music
    • Duration
    • Rhythm and pulse
    • Pitch
    • Singing
  • Glockenspiel, handbells and recorder instruments

Personal, Social, Health Education

  • Being me in my world
  • Taking care

 


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spring daffodils

Spring Term 2021

Why doesn’t anyone live in Antarctica?

 

How does the weather affect our lives?

 

 

English

  • Poetry – structured / free verse
  • Antarctica cross curricular mixed genre
    • Use reading and personal experiences as a basis for writing both fiction and non-fiction
    • ‘Sophie Scott goes south’ by Alison Lester story focus
    • Non chronological reports about aspects of Antarctica
    • Setting description including climate, environmental factors
    • Fictional recount journal of a trip to an Antarctica Research Station
    • Adventure story based on The Runaway Iceberg
    • Instructional text – how to make a penguin
  • Using both familiar and new punctuation correctly including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms and the possessive
  • Phonics, spelling, grammar and reading skills (word and comprehension)

Maths

  • Multiplication and division
  • Statistics
  • Geometry – properties of shape
  • Fractions

RE

  • Muslims believe
  • Easter matters

Science

  • Local habitats
  • Animals and their needs
  • How does the weather change across the seasons?

PE

  • Dance
  • Multiskills
  • Outdoor games
  • Visiting specialists

Computing

  • Digital Literacy & Information Technology
    • Presenting, creating, editing and manipulating text, inserting an image
    • Digimap
    • Consolidation of typing skills
    • Blogging
  • Computer Science
    • Coding
  • Online Safety
    • Search engines
    • Retrieving and analysing data
    • Researching, validating and assessing information – linked with humanities
    • Safer Internet Day activities

Humanities

  • Geography
    • Antarctica
    • Climate
      • green house gases
      • our carbon footprint
    • Wildlife
    • Topography / atlas and map skills
    • Comparing and contrasting continents
  • History
    • Explorers of the past comparison to modern times

Art, Design & Technology

  • Artist study – Nerys Levy
  • Easter & Mothering Sunday cards
  • Wheels and axles – snowmobiles
  • Model penguin

Music

  • Pitch – high and low
  • Timbre – quality of sound
  • Singing experimenting with a variety of vocal effects
  • Glockenspiel, handbells and recorder instruments

Personal, Social, Health Education

  • Dreams and Goals


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summer rosesSummer Term 2021

What was it like to live in Victorian Britain?

 

What makes a good read?

 

 

 English

  • Non-fiction writing on healthy living
  • Play scripts linked to Oliver Twist
  • Historical story – The Secret Garden
  • Descriptive , discussion, explanatory texts
  • Comparison text about theatres now and then
  • Recount from visit to St Johns Museum trip
  • An author study, Oliver Jeffers – innovating a story, alternative story endings
  • Extended stories
  • Tales from other cultures
  • Journey stories
  • A transition text – Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

Maths

  • Measurement – length and height
  • Geometry – position and direction
  • Consolditation and problem solving
  • Measurement – time
  • Measurement – mass, capacity and temperature

RE

  • Good news
  • Jewish beliefs

Science

  • Staying healthy, growth
  • Habitats – pond dipping fieldwork
  • Spring Fever – relationships & sex education

PE

  • OutdoorTeam games, e.g. rounders
  • Multi skills
  • Tri-golf
  • Dance (wake up shake up)

Computing

  • Computer science
    • Algorithms
    • Coding
    • Programming
  • Digital Literacy & Information Technology
    • Using a database, analysing information linked to science
    • Animation
    • Email
  • Online Safety
    • Search engines
    • Retrieving and analysing data
    • Researching, validating and assessing information

Humanities

  • Geography
    • Locate significant countries on a map/atlas
    • Identify routes across the world
    • Recognise the length of time journeys would take and compare with present
  • History
    • Significant people
      • Queen Victoria, Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale, William Morris, John Boyd Dunlop
    • Lives of children, the rich and poor in Victorian times compared to modern times
    • Victorian Inventions

Art, Design & Technology

  • Artist study – William Morris
  • Arts and crafts tile
  • Observational drawing
  • Father’s Day cards
  • Show scenery and prop making
  • Food design for a celebration

Music

  • ‘Dynamics’
  • Rhythm, beat and tempo
  • Music from around the world

Personal, Social, Health Education

  • Changes


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