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

Year 2

Year 2 Overview

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic driver

 

Lost in Space

Superheroes

Castles

The Titanic

On the Farm

The Rainforests

Literacy

 

Fantasy Stories

Humorous poems

Repetitive poems

Character descriptions

Letters

Fairy tales

Instructions

Recounts

Diary entries

Recounts

letters

Traditional tales

Chronological reports

Information texts

Shape poetry

Maths

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

 

Place value

 

Calculations (number bonds, doubles)
Addition and subtraction

 

Money
(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
Statistics
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)

 

 

Investigations,
Problem solving using efficient methods
 

PE

 

Games and skills

Multi- skills

Gymnastics skills

Dance skills and balance

Games skills

Athletics skills

Computing

 

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)

Science

 

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.

Plants

Animals including humans (life processes and food chains)

Art

 

Clay aliens

Paper mache planets

Child lead

Andy Warhol printing

 

Building castles
Paul Klee pictures
Making shields

 

Child lead

Van Gogh sunflower

Child lead

DT

 

 

Textiles-
Superhero puppets

Mechanisms-
castle catapults

 

Food-
fruit smoothies

 

Geography

 

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.

History

 

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.

 

 

 

Music

 

Singing
games
rhythm

Performing
Nativity
songs

Performing
Composing
(fairy tale theme)

Listening
Performing
(Workshop)

Instruments 

Performing
Composing
dynamics, tempo

PSHCE

SEAL

 

Beginning and belonging

My emotions

Anti-bullying week and relationships

Working together

Healthy life styles

Managing risks, stranger danger

RE

 

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.