Year 2 Curriculum Overview Summer Term
We hope that you enjoyed the Easter holidays! Below is a brief summary of some of the areas the children will be focusing on during the Summer Term.
In English, the children will be continuing to develop their reading fluency through reading a range of comprehension texts. They will also be developing key reading skills which include, retrieving, inference, summarising and predicting.
The children will be developing their writing stamina and will have lots of opportunities to apply different SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) features to their writing. They will study how to write a recount, a diary entry and exploring a range of instructional texts. There will also be a focus on children independently rereading, editing and improving their writing.
In Maths, the children will be learning about what fractions are and how to write different fractions. They will then find fractions of different shapes and amounts. They will also study the properties of different 2D and 3D shapes and using the vocabulary sides, vertices, edges, faces and symmetry to describe the properties of different shapes.
In Science, the children will be learning about a topic called ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. The children will be taught how to identify things that are living, things that are dead and things that have never lived. They will also learn that most living things live in habitats that are suited to them. Children will be able to identify different animals and habitats that are suitable for them.
In Computing, the children will be using Bee Bots to create simple programmes. They will also be using Scratch software to create algorithms.
In History, the children will be making links with our Geography topic and will be learning about significant individuals from India. During this topic, they will learn about their lives and achievements and how they have impacted the world we live in today.
In Geography, we will be learning about India and the many different aspects of Indian culture.
In DT, the children will be designing and creating their own mandala exploring patterns to create this and using symmetry to help them in their designing.
Art and Design
We will be studying different pieces of artwork linked to our topic India. We will look at the different techniques and mediums that were used to create the pieces and will be recreating our own pieces of artwork.
In Music, the children will be exploring sounds and tempo linked with Indian music.
In PE, the children will be developing their movement and agility skills. Children will then be applying these skills when completing athletics activities.
In PSHE, we will be learning about how we can keep safe in the home (including fire safety), outside and when crossing the road.
Relating to our English topic of instructional texts, we will be making healthy sandwiches which will then link to our writing.
Please remember this is only a brief outline of what your child will be learning about this term. We look forward to a fantastic term with your child.
Mr Prescott and Miss McCaughy
Friday 3rd April 2020 – Religious Education Home Learning
As Holy Week commences with Palm Sunday (5th April), the following documents will give you some suggestions on things you could try at home to remember Jesus and this special time in the Catholic church. In each document, you will see ideas for both younger and older children, however please feel free to pick and choose from whichever you wish.
Home Learning Week 2 (30.03.20)
Covid – 19
Please click the link below for a suggested Daily Timetable while the school is closed.
Year 2 Home Learning
- Year 2 Home Learning Pack
- Year 2 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers
- Year 2 Practical Ideas
- POWer Project 1 India
- Topic POWer Project India
Year 2 Curriculum Overview Spring Term
Welcome back to school! We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and are rested, relaxed and ready for this exciting new term! Below is a brief summary of some of the areas the children will focus on during the Spring Term.
In English, the children will continue to develop their reading fluency and comprehension skills. Reading with adults at home as well as at school will maximise progress and confidence.In English Writing, we will be using different texts linked to our topic ‘The Home Front’ as a stimulus. The children will be writing diary entries and letters in role. SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) will be taught through discrete lessons and the children will then be challenged to include these different areas in their independent writing.
In Maths, the children will continue to develop their understanding of number through exploring multiplication and division. They will have opportunities to apply their learning to real life contexts and learn about how to use these skills to solve problems. They will use practical resources to support them when learning about fractions and shape.
In Science, the children will be learning about ‘Animals including Humans’. They will look at the different stages of the life cycle observing changes that occur in humans and different animals as they grow. This unit will also focus on the different needs that humans and animals have and how exercise, diet and hygiene impacts on their lives.
In Computing,the children will learn how to programme physical devices. They will then apply these skills in order to make a device travel in different directions.
In History, the children will be learning about ‘The Home Front’. During this topic, the children will learn about the events that took place during World War 2. They will also be developing an understanding of what life at home was like by learning about transport, jobs, school and evacuees.
In Geography, the children will learn about which countries were involved in World War 2 and where those countries are in the world. The children will use atlases, globes and maps to places these countries within the world.
In Design Technology, the children will be designing and making their own rations meal.
Art and Design
We will be studying different pieces of artwork linked to our topic ‘The Home Front.’ We will look at the different techniques and mediums that were used to create the pieces and will be recreating our own pieces of artwork.
In Music, the children will be exploring different sounds and instruments.
In PE, the children will be developing their movement skills. Children will then be able to use these skills to support them when participating in individual and team-based games. This term, the children will also be learning about invasion style games with a focus on hockey.
The children will continue to develop their Spanish oracy, as well as reading and writing in Spanish.
In PSHE, the children will discuss the meaning of community and what different communities they belong to. They will also consider how their community supports them and how they can contribute to their community.
Relating to our topic of The Home Front, the children will be preparing food using rations people would have used in the war. The children will have the opportunity to apply their weighing and measuring skills when cooking.
Please remember this is only a brief outline of what your child will be learning about this term. We look forward to a fantastic term with your child!