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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 2019

Phizz Whizzing Fun

Remember Remember

fairy stories book spine   Great fire of London

 

 

Autumn 1 – Knowledge Organiser-Local Area

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
    • reciting Poetry

Maths

  • Number & place value
  • Addition & subtraction
  • Measure
  • Geometry 2D 3D shapes
  • Multiplication & division
  • Fractions

RE

  • Harvest festival
  • Incarnation / Journey to the stable

Science

  • Visit local habitats
  • Plants
    • explore the way that plants change through the seasons
    • recognise plant parts and how they absorb nutrients
  • Materials
    • name & describe their basic properties
    • compare and contrast different materials and how forces eg heat, affect their state

PE

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

Computing

  • Transferable skills
    • touch typing
    • presenting, creating, manipulating and retrieving documents
    • research project; British Legion
  • Online safety
    • collecting, searching, analysing, storing, evaluating and applying information online
    • antibullying week
  • Computer science
    • creating algorithms and debugging
    • national week of code

Humanities

  • Geography
    • globe awareness
    • local study comparison of Solihull and Tanworth-in-Arden
    • map work using co-ordinates and direction
    • 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
  • Artist study – Vincent Van Gogh
  • Greetings cards
  • Calendars
  • Joining materials

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 2020

Antarctica / William Shakespeare

Antarctica 

 

 

 

 

English

  • Poetry – patterns and themes
  • Play script and performance
    • An introduction to Shakespeare
  • Antarctica cross curricular mixed genre
    • Use reading and personal experiences as a basis for writing both fiction and non-fiction
  • 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
    • ‘Sophie Scott goes south’ by Alison Lester story focus
  • Phonics, spelling, grammar and reading skills (word and comprehension)

Maths

  • Fractions
  • 2D / 3D shapes
  • Addition & subtraction (finding the difference)
  • Measure (time & money)
  • Measure (mass)
  • Mathematical movements (position and direction)
  • Geometry (position & direction) linked to computing and PE

RE

  • Muslims believe
  • Easter matters

Science

  • Local habitats
  • Animals and their needs

PE

  • Dance
  • Multiskills
  • Outdoor games
  • Visiting specialists

Computing

  • Transferable skills
    • Presenting, creating, editing and manipulating text, inserting an image
    • Consolidation of typing skills
  • 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
    • Topography / atlas and map skills
    • Comparing and contrasting continents
  • History
    • Information texts about Shakespeare’s life and birthplace

Art, Design & Technology

  • Artist study – Nerys Levy
  • Easter & Mothering Sunday cards
  • Snowmobiles

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 

An author study / The Victorians

oliverjeffers

 

 

 English

  • An author study, Oliver Jeffers – innovating a story, alternative story endings
  • Non-fiction writing on healthy living
  • Extended stories
  • Tales from other cultures
  • Journey stories
  • A transition text – Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

Maths

  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions
  • 2D & 3D shape
  • Measure (Capacity)
  • Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction (Money)

RE

  • Good news
  • Jewish beliefs

Science

  • Living things
  • 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
  • Transferable skills
    • Using a database, analysing information linked to science
  • Online Safety
    • Search engines
    • Retrieving and analysing data
    • Researching, validating and assessing information

Art, Design & Technology

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

Music

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


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