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Year 2 Curriculum Overview 2021-22

Healey JIN School – Year Group Curriculum Overview

 YEAR 2

Concept

Identity

Rights and Responsibilities

Law and Order

Community

Environment

Celebrating Differences

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Topic Title

 

 

Healthy me

 

Fire! Fire!

 

Superheroes

 

Africa

 

Plants and habitats

 

Topic

 

 

History

Local history- history of Healey School.

 

The Gunpowder Plot.

The Great Fire of London.

 

Look at historical individuals.

 

 

 

 

 

Geography

 

Geographical vocabulary, aerial photos, field work and observational skills (local walk).

Identify  four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.

Compass directions.

Compare and contrast our local area to a small area in Africa.

Use geographical vocabulary to refer to physical features.

Use maps to identify Africa in relation to UK.

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of a hot area of the world in relation to the Equator.

Continents and oceans.

Characteristics of countries and cities of UK.

Use geographical vocabulary to refer to physical features.

 

 

Science

 

Animals including humans – focus on keeping healthy.

Weather patterns to collect data.

Uses of everyday materials.

Weather patterns to collect data.

Weather patterns to collect data.

Recap of Year 1 Seasons.

Plants.

Living things and their habitats – focus on life cycles and adaptations.

 

Educational Visits / Visitors

 

Local walk.

Visitors (people who have previously worked at our school).

.

 

 

 

 

Trip to research a habitat

 

Forest School

 

Build a model of London using recyclable materials. The Great Fire of London will be replicated to show how quickly the fire spread.

Forest school activities:

Create the compass points using natural materials.

 

 

 

 

English

 

 

Reading

 

Yoga Ogre

Silly Billy

 

 

 

Vlad and the Great Fire of London

 

Supertato

 

 

Lila and the secret of the rain

 

Non-fiction information texts on plants

 

Maximus and the Beanstalk

 

Dougal the Deep Sea Diver

 

Writing

Outcome:

 

SPaG: Basic sentence skills

 

Instructions

 

Letter

Outcome:

 

Non chronological reports

 

 Adventure story

Outcome:

 

Fact file

 

Superhero story

 

Diamante poem

Outcome:

 

Stories from other cultures

 

 

Outcome:

 

Explanation texts

 

Traditional story with a twist

 

Haiku poetry

 

SATs

 

 

Outcome:

 

Diary entry

 

Non chronological report

 

Letter

 

Recount

 

Maths

Maths No Problem

 

*through other subjects eg Science, Forest School

Number and place value

 

Addition and subtraction

 

Statistics*

Addition and subtraction

 

Multiplication and division

 

Statistics *

Multiplication and division

 

Position*

Measure*

Statistics *

Multiplication and division

 

Length and height*

Fractions

 

Shape

 

Position and direction

Mass, capacity and temperature

 

Measure

 

 

RE

 

 

How can we make good choices?

 

 

 

How and why do people pray?

 

How is new life welcomed?

 

What did Jesus teach and how did he live?

 

How can we look after our planet?

 

Non religion

 

 

 

PSHE

 

 

Families and Friendships

 

Respecting Ourselves & Others

 

 

Safe Relationships

 

 

 

Belonging to a Community

 

Money & work

 

Media Literacy & Digital Resilience

 

 

Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing

 

Growing & changing

 

Keeping Safe

 

 

Computing

 

 

Creating pictures programmes

 

Questioning programmes

 

 

Effective searching programmes

 

Online safety

 

Presenting ideas

 

Spreadsheets

 

Questioning

 

Coding

 

 

DT

 

 

Make a worry doll

 

Make a healthy wrap

 

Make a Tudor house from cardboard (recycling)

 

Textiles- super hero pouch - sewing

 

African fabric painting

 

Create a miniature terrarium

 

Create an ocean diorama

 

Art

 

 

Self-portrait- using pencil

 

 

 

Firework art

Sketching

Watercolours – scene from GFoL, Christmas card

 

Drawing Cartoon Characters - superhero

 

 

Making Animal Masks

 

 

Plant rubbings

 

 

Using different media – inspired by Great Artists (Van Gogh, O’Keefe, Morris)

 

Music

(Charanga)

 

Friendship Song

Mixed Styles

 

 

 

Ho Ho Ho

Winter time, festivals and Christmas time. Creating a performance using music and dance.

 

I wanna Play In A Band

Rock music and movement:

 

Hands, Feet, Heart

Music from South Africa, Freedom songs.

 

Zootime

Song structure

 

Reflect, rewind and Replay

Listen to Western Classical Music. The language of music.

 

 

PE

 

 

Invasion games

 

Ball skills

 

Dance

 

Gymnastics

 

Athletics

 

Net and wall games

                 

 

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