Year 2 Curriculum Overview 2016-2017

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Maths

Number work

Place value

Addition

Subtraction

Measure

Reading scales

Fractions

Number work Place value

Addition

Subtraction

Problem solving

Shape properties

Symmetry

Multiplication

Money

Time

Number work

Place value

Addition

Subtraction

Division

Inverse operation

Fractions

Money

Positional and directional language

Number work

Place value

Addition

Subtraction

Data handling

Time

Patterns and sequencing

Division

Multiplication

Number work

Place value

Addition

Subtraction

Measure

Division

Multiplication

Time

Money

Shape properties

Fractions

Measure

Number work

Place value

Addition

Subtraction

Measure

Division

Multiplication

Time

Money

Shape properties

Fractions

Measure

English

 

Phonics, Spelling, Grammar and Handwriting will be taught during each half term

Reading poems

Write a colour poem

Writing a food poem

Magic key story writing

Instruction writing for making a pizza

Reading traditional tales.

 

Writing a leaflet about London

Fiction story about London.

Diary writing

Reciting poetry

Non chronological reports

Persuasive letter to Father Christmas

Creative diary writing linked with Theatre Group visit

 

Researching animals

Writing an animal riddle

Fact file writing

Retelling a traditional story

Write a shape poem

Write an acrostic poem

Using labels and captions.

WORLD BOOK WEEK

Writing a space story

Writing an animal care plan

Dragon story writing

Persuasive letter writing

Weather reporting

Writing a weather disaster story

Writing a fact file about Vincent Van Gogh

 

Writing a recount

Reading travel guides.

Writing a travel guide.

Newspaper report writing.

Science

Materials and changes

Melting and cooling investigation

Ice balloon investigation.

Bread cycle.

Making bread/pizza.

 

Ourselves

Balanced diets

Senses

Body parts

Knowing things that are living/not living.

Human lifecyle

What we need to be healthy

Hygiene investigation

Exercise investigation

Animals

Animal groups

Animal features

Insect lifecyles

Animal diet groups

Food chains

Animal blubber investigation.

Habitats

What habitats provide

Matching animals to habitats.

Food chains

Preserving habitats

Local habitats

Worldwide habitats

 

Plants

What is a plant?

Functions of plants

Stem investigation

Planting

Soil alternative investigation

Lifecycle of a seed

Plants in habitats.

Materials

Sorting materials

Where do materials come from?

Properties of materials

Egg drop investigation

Materials investigation.

Geography

 

The curriculum objective: To use basic geographical vocabulary, runs through every topic

What is there around me?

Local maps

Local environment Traffic

Landmarks

A visit to the UK

Capital cities of the UK

Where are we in the uk?

Characteristics of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

UK weather/ monitoring weather.

 

A visit to China

Chinese festivals / Chinese New Year

Capital city

Landmarks

Climate

Schools

Language

Chinese Culture

 

Continents and Oceans

Continents

Oceans

Map work

What is the weather?

Weather maps

Types of weather

Daily monitoring of weather

Extreme weather UK

Worldwide extreme weather

 

A visit to Africa

African countries

North Africa

Southern African

Central Africa

Safari

History

History of Sport

History of Sport

Olympics

Modern Olympics

Great Fire of London

Causes of the Fire

Changes in buildings

Sir Christopher Wren

Samuel Pepys

Theatre Group Visit about Great Fire of London

Significant Women

Eva Hart

Rosa parks

Florence Nightingale

Mary Seacole

 

Significant Men

Neil Armstrong

Martin Luther King

Henry VIII

Inventions

Vehicles

Computers

Music

Film

Entertainment

Inventions

Phones

Electricity

Creating our own inventions

Computing

E-safety

Using a search engine

Parts of a computer

Uses of technology

Saving work

Retrieving work

Algorithms

Writing algorithms using beebots

Debugging

Programming

Using multimedia- taking photographs

E Safety week

Data

Researching using search engines

Programming

E safety

Multimedia – capture video

Editing work

E safety

Programming

Art

 

Self portrait

Giuseppe Arcimboldo food faces

Leaf printing

Firework Art

Jackson Pollack

Drawing a Tudor House

Season calendars

Christmas cards

Puffy paint

Painting and colouring mixing – colour wheel

Clay- Chinese dragons

Drawing – work of an illustrator

Animal art

Printing – aboriginal art

 

 

Vincent Van Gogh

Painting sunflowers

 

Henri Matisse African animals

Mosaic tiling Leavers Plaque

 

Music

Exploring pulse

Rhythm patterns

Unturned percussion

Harvest singing

Exploring pitch

Melody

Tuned percussion

Christmas singing

World rhythm patterns

Exploring duration

Composition

Music through History

Exploring texture and timbre

Listening and appraising

Song writing

Singing

Tuned instruments

Exploring pitch

Exploring melody

RE

Islam - Eid

Judaism -Rosh Hashanah

Harvest

   

Hinduism – Diwali

Judaism - Hanukkah

Christianity – Christmas

Remembrance Day

Buddhism

Chinese New Year

Sikhism

Judaism – Passover

Christianity- Easter

Christianity

Hinduism

Islam

Islam- Ramadan

Visit from Religious Leader

 

DT

Food Technology Preparing food.

Vegetable taste test

Designing, making and evaluating a vegetable pizza

CCL English

Textiles

Designing, making and evaluating a Christmas stocking

CCL R.E

Mechanisms

Designing, making and evaluating our own version of Dear Zoo book with flaps and sliders

CCL English

 

Structures

Designing, making and evaluating a Photo frame made of wood

CCL English

 

 

 

Structure

Designing and making a moving vehicle

Food Technology

Designing and making a fruit smoothie lolly

PSHE

Anti-bullying week- Being different

Being a good citizen  

Growing up and being myself

Being environmentally friendly

Healthy lifestyles

Being safe and people that help us.

Managing change