Year 2 Curriculum Overview

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Topic

Topic: Fire/Ice

 

Topic: LONDON

Topic: Forests

Term

Autumn A

Autumn B

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

 

Literacy

Story

Fact files about each pupil

Poetry

Instructions

 

Story

Diary

Letters

Information poster

 

 

Traditional Tales

Poetry

Recounts

 

History

Great Fire of London

 

                    History of London

 Work of Capability Brown (1)

Work of Getrude Jekell (2)

Geography

Comparison of school locality with Hot/Cold place

Artic (1)

India (2)

 

Looking at the River Thames

Geographical skills and Fieldwork

 

Plants that grow in different climates

 

Art

Mixed media art-pastels, paintings representing fire and ice

 

 

Hot and cold colours (2nd half)

Photographs of London in Art

Use of water in Art-oil, paint

Georgia O’ Keefe 1

William Morris 2

DT

Design, make and evaluate an igloo from sugar cubes

Cooking linked to topic

Design, make and evaluate boats (1)

 

rafts (2)

 

 

Cooking linked to topic

 Design and make own garden

 

VisitStanden

 

ICT

 

Computer safety

Getting to know a computer and simple word processing

Paint (1)

Scratch (2)

Powerpoint presentation (1/2)

Photography

RE

 

UCR: 1.1What is God like?

 

Harvest

 

Guildford-who announced the birth of Jesus?

 

Christmas

UCR Gospel (digging deeper)

 

1.4 what is the good news that Jesus brings?

UCR Salvation

Easter

 1.5 Why does Easter matter to Christians?

UCR Creation

 

1.2 Who made the world?

Guildford Islam

 

What is important for Muslim children?

Science

 

All living things and their habitats hot/cold

Seasons (1)

Animals including Humans

 

Materials

Seasons (1)

Materials

Seasons (1)

 Plants

Seasons (1)

Plants

Seasons (1)

Music

Music Express

Christmas production songs

Music Express

Music Express

Music Express

PE

REAL P.E.

Multi-skills

Games

DANCE

GYM

Games

Ball skills

PSHE

How do we feel?

Different kinds of feelings; strategies to manage feelings; change and loss

Year 1

 

 

H4 and H5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do we show our feelings?

Different kinds of feelings; strategies to manage feelings; change and loss; recognising how others are feeling; sharing feelings

Year 2

 

H4, H5, R1

 

 

How do we keep safe?

Keeping safe in familiar and unfamiliar situations; household products (including medicines) can be harmful; secrets and surprises; appropriate/inappropriate touch; who helps keep us safe; asking for help

 

Year 1

 

Throughout the Spring Term.

 

H11. H12. H13.

H14. H15, R3 and R10

What is the same and different about us?

Recognise what they are good at; set simple goals; growing; and changing and being more independent; naming body parts correctly (including external genitalia); belonging to different groups

 

Year 2

 

H3, H8, H9, H10, R8, L4

 

What makes us special?

Respecting similarities and differences between people; special people; that everyone is unique; but that everyone has similarities

 

(Year 1)

 

R8, R9, L8, L9