Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

Year 2

Year 2

Year 2 Overview 2019-20


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic driver


Lost in Space



The Titanic

On the Farm

The Rainforests



Fantasy Stories

Humorous poems

Repetitive poems

Character descriptions


Fairy tales



Diary entries



Traditional tales

Chronological reports

Information texts

Shape poetry


(times tables done weekly for the 2,3,5 and 10 times tables)


Place value


Calculations (number bonds, doubles)
Addition and subtraction


(recognising coins and notes and making amounts)
Multiplication by 2,5,10,3

Multiplication and division by 2,5,10 and 3
Odd and even numbers
Properties of shape


Fractions (1/3, 2/4, 3/4)

Measurement of length and height ( metres and cm)



Position and direction,
Time (digital and analogue, nearest 5 minutes)
Measurement of weight (g and kg) and volume (ml and l)



Problem solving using efficient methods



Games and skills

Multi- skills

Gymnastics skills

Dance skills and balance

Games skills

Athletics skills



Scratch programming (We are astronauts)

Learning how different games work and using scratch

(We are programmers and bug fixers)

Using cameras to photograph our trip and other models

(We are photographers)

Using a search engine to find information

(We are researchers)

Using emailing to communicate with peers in class

(we are communicators)


Collecting and representing information using tally graphs and bar charts. (We are data handlers)



Investigating gravity and materials planning out investigations and looking at fair testing.

Healthy humans and hygiene.

Materials and their uses.


Investigations with a watery theme.

Thinking of questions and testing them.


Animals including humans (life processes and food chains)



Clay aliens

Paper mache planets

Child lead

Andy Warhol printing


Building castles
Paul Kline pictures


Child lead

Van Gogh sunflower

Child lead



Making rock cakes

Superhero puppets



Where does our food come from? Making fruit smoothies




Compass directions, walking on the moon

Name and locate the world’s 7 continents


Aerial maps and plans of castles

Identifying the 5 oceans.

Field work (local environment)

Compare our local area to a non-european country (Amazon RF)

Use basic vocabulary to describe a less familiar area.



Changes within living memory 
Lives of significant individuals - Neil Armstrong
Black History month

Real life super heroes - Florence Nightingale

Parts of a castle and defence


Events beyond living memory.

Sequencing events

Looking at how daily life and outfits have changed over the last 100 years.







Nativity songs

Play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically (fairy tale theme)

Listen to live and recorded music (Irish and Gaelic)






Beginning and belonging

My emotions

Anti-bullying week and relationships

Working together

Healthy life styles

Managing risks, stranger danger



What does it mean to belong?

What is God like?
Why does Christmas matter?

What does it mean to be a Muslim?

What is the good news Jesus brings?

What are sacred spaces?

Who made the world?

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.