Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Plan 2017 – 2018

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Theme Title Home, sweet home! London’s Burning! Why don’t penguins need to fly? Let’s explore…! Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!
Maths Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Measurement (money)

Multiplication and division

Multiplication and division

Statistics

Properties of shape

Fractions

Measurement (length and height)

 

 

Position and direction

Problem solving and efficient methods

Measurement (time)

Measurement (mass, capacity and temperature)

Investigations

Cross Curricular Maths Pictograms, tally charts and bar charts (Science) Distances

Height (depth of ice in Antarctica and size of Antarctica)

 

English
Spoken Word Listen to, discuss and express views about a wide range of poetry, stories and non-fiction

Discuss sequence of events in books and how items of information are related

Build on a repertoire of poems leant by heart, appreciating these and reciting some, with appropriate intonation to make their meaning clear

Discuss favourite words and phrases

Answer and ask questions

Participate in discussions about books, poems and other works that are read to them and read by themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say

Explain and discuss understanding of books, poems and other material, both those listened to and read by self

Develop positive attitude and stamina to writing by planning or saying out loud what going to write

 

Reading opportunities Group Reading – comprehension

Individual reading (reading helpers)

Key skill lessons

Phonic lessons

Library book weekly

Opportunity to change  levelled reading book daily

Group Reading – comprehension

Individual reading (reading helpers)

Key skill lessons

Phonic lessons

Library book weekly

Opportunity to change  levelled reading book daily

Group Reading – comprehension

Individual reading (reading helpers)

Key skill lessons

Phonic lessons

Library book weekly

Opportunity to change  levelled reading book daily

 

Writing opportunities Postcards

Letters

Instructions

Descriptive setting writing

Story planning and writing

Poems

 

 

Different forms of poetry

Adverts

Letters

Stories

Instructions

Information Texts

Recipes

Invitations

Recounts

Narratives – planning and writing

Seaside poems

Cross Curricular Writing opportunities Diary entry and newspaper article (Fire of London)

 

Biography – explorers

Self-researched Post cards from different locations

Experiment write ups

Postcards from holidays

Science Habitats Living things Weather Changing shape

(materials)

Growing Plants

 

Feeding and exercise
ICT/ Computing Control and Coding

(Logo)

Animation (Lego) Control and coding (Expresso) Text and Graphics Control and Coding

(Scratch)

Control and Coding

(Cargo Bot)

E-safety
Cross Curricular ICT/ Computing Research habitats and animals

Final draft of writing e.g. letters

Education City for Maths/English/Science

RE
History Great Fire of London Famous explorers Holidays in the past (Victorians)
Geography Where do I live? Why don’t penguins needs to fly? Seaside/coast/islands
Music

 

Use voice expressively

Long and short notes

Exploring pulse and Rhythm

Christmas songs

Exploring tuned and untuned instruments Exploring tuned and untuned instruments

Easter songs

Exploring Pitch and symbols Exploring timbre, tempo and dynamics
Art Sketching animals

Drawing 1666 houses with pencils and using pastels to create the fiery sky.

Collage using tissue paper/crepe paper/card

Painting Christmas decorations.

Symmetrical Art Collage

Printing – pressing, rubbing, rolling and stamping

Pointillism

DT Planning and creating a moving picture book based on a fairy tale (sliders/levers/wheel) Creating a replica of a plant
PE and Games Games – dribbling, kicking and hitting

Gym – pathways.

 

Games – dribbling, kicking and hitting.

Dance – Fire of London.

Gymnastics

Different ways of moving

Gymnastics

Dance

Bat and Ball skills Athletics
Learning outside the classroom Maths trails

Science – habitats

 

Growing and caring for plants
PSHE/ Values Monthly values focus

7 C’s

Monthly values Monthly values
Global Links/

Eco

Science – looking after the environment and protecting animals

Pobble – writing from around the world

Different weather in different parts of the world Learning that different countries have similarities and differences with the UK
Visits or Visitors Walk around the village Pantomime Birmingham Sea Life Centre