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Year 2 Curriculum

Year 2 Curriculum

The National Curriculum is a framework used to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent in key stage 1 and key stage 2.

The National Curriculum sets out the subjects taught as well as the knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject. It also provides standards or attainment targets in each subject and these are used by teachers to help measure your child's progress and plan the next steps in their learning. In accordance with the law, the school curriculum meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum, plus the requirements for Religious Education set out by the local authority.

For further information please refer to the Department For Education National Curriculum.

Year 2 Long Term Curriculum Plan

The table below provides a summary of the Year 2 curriculum for the whole academic year.  Please visit our Curriculum Overviews page for a more detailed breakdown of what will be taught each term.
 

  Autumn Spring Summer
English

Stories by the same author
Non-fiction: Fire Safety
Short narratives
Newspaper reports

Poetry: including monster poems
Space stories
Narrative: Fantastic Mr Fox

Narrative: The Butterfly Lion
Non-fiction Report: African Lions
Poetry

Maths

Numbers within 100
Addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers and word problems
Measures: Length
Multiplication and division (2,5 and 10)
Time

Fractions 
Addition and subtraction
Money
Shapes and patterns
Measure
Graphs

Numbers within 1000
Calculation strategies
Multiplication and division (3 & 4)

Science Animals including humans Everyday materials
Plants
Living things and their habitats

Computing
 
Computing all around us
Computer systems and networks
Programming & Robot algorithms

Data and information
Creating media and music

Programming
Creating Media: E-books


Geography
 
  Africa: Kenya/UK comparison The Seaside

History
 

Great Fire of London
Inspirational People

History of Space Travel  

Art & Design
 

Observational Drawings
Portraits

Drawing and sketching
Collage

African Art
Observational Drawings

Design & Technology (DT)

Mechanisms: wheels and axles Textiles: templates and joining techniques Food: fruit and vegetables

Physical Education
(PE)

Gymnastics: shape, balance and travel
Ball handling

Gymnastics: flight and rotation
Team building games

Dance
Athletics

Religious Education
(RE)

What makes me, me?
Christianity: Christmas

Christianity: Easter Buddhism
Physical, Social, Health & Economic Education, (PSHE) including Relationships Education Being Me in my World
Celebrating Difference
Dreams and goals
Healthy Me
Relationships
Changing Me

Music
 

Pitch and Pulse
Glockenspiel

Making Music
Music for Folk Dancing (world music)

See and hear
Playing together