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Year 2

 

 

 

 

Term

A1

A2

S1

S2

S1

S2

Topic Title

Lost in London

The Bakery

Australia

Shooting for the Stars

Let’s Get Muddy

How does your garden grow?

Topic links/ inspiration

London

Materials

Paddington Bear

Katie in London

Garden party

Queens Knickers

Banksy

Great fire of London

Samuel Pepys

Changes in firefighting techniques – Fire fighter visit

Visit the fire station/visit the school

 

Australia (The Outback)

Tiddalick

Musical instruments

Iconic landmarks

Australia Day

Kitty the Koala

Taba Naba dance

 

La Luna

Helen Sharman

Solar system and planets

Peter Thorpe

Tim Peake

Neil Armstrong

Moon Landing

Planetarium visit

 

Forest School

Andy Goldsworthy

Farm trip

Farm animals/food

Plants/seeds/flowers

Planting cress, broad beans and sunflowers

Hooks and ‘Wow’ Moments

Letter from Paddington Bear

Teddy bear’s picnic

Big Box Day

KIT Theatre- Thomas Farriner

Fireman visit

Samuel Pepys

Box containing cheese, wine and a diary

Koala arrives in box covered in Christmas wrapping paper

Australia Day/Special assembly

Baby visit/video

Dog visit/video

 

Letter from Helen Sharman

Package with alien and moon rocks

Cup aliens

Planet art

Planet songs

Making rockets

Trashed forest school with clues from farm animals

Letter from farmer- need the children’s help.

Natural materials art

Farm visit

Walking to the lake (NPS & WR) and walking to the beach (LB)

Visit from Mrs Lane – asking for help with her garden

 

Possible trips linked to topic:

Virtual London trip

Big Box day

Kit theatre visit

 

 

 

Planetarium visit

Farm trip- Boydell’s Farm

 

Canvey Beach

Maths

Place Value

Read, write, compare and order numbers to at least 100

Use <, > and = signs

Partitioning two digit numbers

Count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10

 

Mental calculations

Addition and subtraction facts within 10

Add and subtract across 10.

Commutative law

Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally,

Number bonds to 5, 10 and 20

Doubles and halves to 20

 

Geometry

Name common 2D and 3D

Describe their properties

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables

Arrays, repeated addition, sharing and grouping

Odd and even numbers.

 

Addition and subtraction

Addition and subtraction facts to 20

Add and subtract a one-digit number within 100

Add and subtract ones or tens to/from a two-digit number.

Add three one-digit numbers

Add and subtract any two-digit numbers.

Solve problems with addition and subtraction

 

 

Money

Use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); Combine amounts

Find different combinations

Solve simple problems

 

Multiplication and Division

Repeated addition

Grouping/sharing

Commutative law

Solve problems

 

Fractions

1/3, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity

Write simple fractions

Recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and ½

 

Time

Sequence intervals of time.

Quarter past/to the hour

Number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day

 

 

Number

Addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100

 

 

Number

Count in tens from any number

Read and write numbers to at least 100 in words

Add and subtract any two-digit numbers.

Subtraction as difference

Inverse for checking and missing numbers

Estimating numbers

Solve problems with addition and subtraction

 

Patterns and sequences

Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences

 

SATS revision

 

Statistics

Pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables

Ask and answer simple questions

Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing

 

Measures

Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml)

Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity

Read scales

 

Number

Addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100

Solve problems with addition and subtraction involving numbers, quantities and measures

 

Geometry

Precise language to describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes,

Compare shapes.

 

Position and Direction

Describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line

Describe rotation as a turn

English

Sentence structure and adjectives - Gruffalo

Conjunctions - Tiddler

 

Story writing - Katie in London

 

Non-chronological reports – London landmarks

 

Dictionaries

 

Story sequencing/descriptions - Sammy the street dog

Diary writing – Samuel Pepys

Recount writing – KIT theatre visit

Postcards to Thomas Farriner

Christmas acrostic poetry

Diamonte poem – Tiddalick

 

Classic poems – The owl and the pussy cat

 

Non-chronological reports - Australian landmarks/animals

 

Story writing – Dream time stories – ‘How the birds got their colours’

 

Letter writing to Kitty the koala’s mum and year 2 children in the Academy

Instructions – how to make an alien

 

Story writing – La Luna

 

Space poetry writing

Story writing - The day the Crayons quit

 

Persuasive writing – A squash and a squeeze

 

SATS – Independent writing

Book study – Horrid Henry

 

Letter writing - Scarecrow’s wedding

 

Recount - Canvey beach visit

 

Contemporary poems - Summer

 

Books

Julia Donaldson texts: Gruffalo, Tiddler, Room on the Broom

Katie Goes to London

Queen’s Knickers

Sammy the Street Dog

Magic Grandad video

Tiddalick

How the birds got their colours

Man on the Moon

Aliens love Underpants

Dinosaur pooped a planet

Space poetry

Oliver Jeffers – How to catch a star

The way back home

The day the crayons quit

A squash and a squeeze

Scarecrow’s wedding

Horrid Henry

History

 

 

 

 

 

The Gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes

Great fire of London

The plague

Samuel Pepys

Captain Cook

Famous astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake and Helen Sharman

The Moon landing

History of space travel

 

 

Geography

 

Identifying and locating London landmarks

Capital cities of the UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compass directions

Oceans and continents around the world

Human and physical features

Hot and cold climates

Using maps and atlases

 

 

 

 

Observations of the school grounds (Human and physical features)

Aerial photographs and planning perspectives

 

Identifying physical features of the school

Devising maps

Science

Materials

 

Choosing/test materials for particular jobs

Identifying opaque, translucent and transparent materials

Investigating waterproof materials

Investigating the strength of materials

Famous scientist: Charles Mackintosh

Materials

 

Explaining how some objects are changed

Sort and group different materials

Animals including humans

 

Understand the needs and wants of humans and animals

Understand humans grow and change

Understand the basic needs of humans and animals

Know that animals have offspring

 

Animals including humans

 

Understand the life cycle of living things e.g. kangaroo, frog

Name animals and their offspring

Understand the importance exercise, healthy eating and keeping clean

 

 

Living things and their habitats

Identify things that are living, dead and never alive

Understand the different types of habitat/microhabitats

Understand why living things live in certain habitats

Watch closely using equipment e.g. magnifying glass

Young Gardeners

 

Identify common plants

Understand that plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to survive

Understand how seeds and bulbs grow into plants

Plant a variety of seeds

Collect and record data

Computing

 

Online safety

Creating pictures

 

Coding

 

Questioning

 

Making music

 

Spreadsheets

DT

Big Box Day

Using different materials to plan, develop and create London landmarks

 

 

Christmas cards  

Using levers to create a pop up card

 

 

 

Rain makers  

Using different materials to make an Australian instrument

 

Running stitch

Sewing on binka using needles to create a running stitch

 

Clay pots

Making mother’s day pots out of clay

 

Cookery techniques

Making Little Red Riding Hood snacks with fruit

Cookery techniques  

Baking rock cakes and fairy cakes

 

Understand that some food is farmed

Cookery techniques  

Making a salad by chopping, slicing and grating fruit and vegetables

Art

Painting London landmarks

London landmark collage

Banksy artwork

Great fire of London collage

Aboriginal art

Australian landmark artwork

Space art – Peter Thorpe

Marbling

 

Designing own planet using marbling technique

Andy Goldsworthy – Natural material art

Flower paintings

 

Food art – Guiseppe Arcimboldo

RE

 

Christianity – Why does Jesus teach?

 

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?

Christianity – Christmas – Jesus as a gift from God

 

Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?

 

 

Judaism – Passover

 

How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?

Christianity – Easter and Resurrection

 

How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after His crucifixion?

Judaism – The Covenant

 

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

Judaism – Rites of Passage and good works

 

What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?

PE

Fundamentals

Ball skills

Fitness

Team Building

Dance (Taba Naba Australian dance)

Invasion games

Gymnastics

Striking and fielding

Picnic Dance

Athletics

Net and wall games

Yoga

Music

Hands, feet, heart

Playing the glockenspiel

Ho Ho Ho

Christmas songs

Playing the glockenspiel

I wanna play in a band

Playing the glockenspiel

Zootime

Playing the glockenspiel

Friendship Song

Playing the glockenspiel

Reflect, rewind and play

Playing the glockenspiel