Year 2 Curriculum Overview 2017-2018

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Maths

 

Morning Maths Challenges/mental maths take place throughout each half term

 

Place Value

Addition

Multiplication

Time

Maths Baseline

Place Value

Subtraction

Division

2D & 3D shape

Place value

Statistics

Addition

Multiplication

Division

Money

Place Value

Subtraction

Fractions

2D & 3D shapes

Position & Direction

Time

Mass

Length

Place Value

Addition

Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Fractions

Statistics

Position & Movement

Place Value

Addition

Subtraction

Multiplication/Division

Time

Money

Capacity

Temperature

 

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

Persuasive letter to Father Christmas

Creative diary writing linked with Theatre Group visit – (CCL History)

Write a shape poem

Write an acrostic poem

 

Researching animals

Writing an animal riddle

Fact file writing

Retelling a traditional story

Non chronological reports

 

Using labels and captions.

WORLD BOOK WEEK

Writing a space story

Recount of school trip

Dragon story writing

Weather report

Weather disaster stories

Instructions on how to stay safe in a natural disaster

 

Creative diary entry

Fact file on Vincent Van Gogh

Programme for Year 2 concert

Transitions to Year 3 writing

Science

Materials and changes

Melting   and cooling

Investigation - scientific enquiry.

Ice balloon investigation - scientific enquiry.

Bread cycle.

Making bread/pizza.

 

Ourselves

Balanced diets

Body parts

Knowing things that are living/not living.

Human lifecycle

What we need to be healthy

Hygiene investigation

Exercise investigation

Animals

Animal groups

 Animal features

Insect lifecycles

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

Traffic Survey

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

 

Europe

Where is Europe?

Tasting breads from Europe

Climate

Culture

Netherlands

France

 

 

History

History of Sport

History of

Olympics

Black History – Jesse Owens

Comparing athletes from past/present

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

Rosa parks

Florence Nightingale

Mary Seacole

 

Significant Men

Neil Armstrong

Martin Luther King

 

Inventions

Vehicles

(CCL Design Technology)

Phones

Life of Van Gogh

(CCL Art)

Who was Van Gogh?

His Artworks

How his life contributed his art.

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 (CCL History)

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

Jesus’ Rules

Rules in Islam

Sukkot

Harvest

British Values

Hinduism – Diwali

Remembrance Day

Christianity – Christmas

British Values

 

Christianity -Widow’s mite

Islam -Pigeon and Crow

Chinese New Year

British Values

 

Moses

Muhammad

Guru Nanak

Easter Story

British Values

Baisakhi

Judaism beliefs

Sikhism beliefs ( 5K’s)

Islam Beliefs

Hindu Beliefs

British Values

Humanism

Holy books

Comparing holy books

 

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

Golden Rules for class and school.

Being a good citizen  

British Values

Road Safety

Stranger Danger

Recipe for Friendship

British Values

Being environmentally friendly

Treatment of animals

British Values

Healthy lifestyles

(CCL Science)

George’s Marvellous medicine – looking at medicines.

 

Being safe and people that help us.

 

How to make a 999 call .

Managing change

 

Transitions to Juniors

 

My Time at Furze - memories

 

PE

 

Throwing and catching

Inventing games

 

Gymnastics – travelling and jumping

Inventing games

Developing ball skills with aiming, hitting and kicking.

 

Dance – The Pearl Poem

Dribbling, kicking and hitting.

Hockey skills

 

Dance – colours (speeds and levels)

Golden Mile

Group games

Inventing rules

 

Gymnastics – rocking and rolling

Athletics (throwing, short distance running, paced running, jumping with take-offs and landings)

 

Dance – the toy box (levels speeds and direction)

Sports Day

Athletics

(push throws, sprinting techniques, jumping for distance, endurance running).

 

Gymnastics – turning, spinning and twisting.