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St Joseph's Selly Oak

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Kings Norton, Birmingham

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Year 2 - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Summer term (2022). Not all subjects are taught each term but are covered throughout the year. As a result of this planner, you may be able to discuss the areas with your child or do research together.

Summer Term

RE

  • Easter and Pentecost - When the children return to school they will study the Easter unit of work. They will explore the resurrection of Jesus and what this meant for the world. The children will then hear about the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
  • Our Church - The children will know that the church is a holy place of worship and they will identify holy objects found in a church.
  • The Mass - In this unit the children know the importance of Mass. They learn about each part and become familiar with the order of mass and know that it is a celebration of the Eucharist.

Literacy

  • Poetry - The children will enjoy and explore a range of poems.They will look at the language used by the poets and investigate patterns and rhymes. Children will be writing their own poems.
  • Stories with longer narratives - The Lion King
  • Recounts

Numeracy

  • Length and Height - The children will use a variety of medium to explore measurement. They will compare length and height along with measuring accurately in cm and metres. They will also compare, and order lengths and problem solve.

  • Geometry: Position and Direction - The children will investigate position. They will begin to describe movements and turns. They will then make patterns with shapes.

  • Time - The children will learn how to tell the time. They will practise telling the time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour and to the nearest 5 minutes. They will know hours, days and durations of time.

  • Mass, capacity and temperature - In this unit the children will measure and compare mass in grams and kilo grams. They will explore capacity and volume in litres and millilitres. They will understand temperature and know how it is recorded.

Science

  • Super Scientists - In this unit, we will be exploring the work of many well-known scientists. We will look at the work of Issac Newton and Alexander Graham Bell. We will be investigating gravity and light. We are also going to be creating experiments to explore our senses and reflexes. 

PE

  • Send and Return - We are going to be working on our throwing and catching skills. We are going to be working on our fielding skills and working as a team.
  • Attack, Defend and Shoot - We are going to be focusing on our ball control. We are going to work on passing and target practice (attacking and defending).

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PRE)

Art

  • Murals and Tapestries- We will explore the work of Michelangelo, Paula Rego and Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Medieval Art in England- We will look at Anglo-Saxon designs, illuminated manuscripts and The Bayeux Tapestry.

Geography

  • Spatial Sense: Maps and Globes - We are going to exploring our immediate environment. We are going to explore our school site and create maps with keys. This will demonstrate our knowledge of navigation. We will then look around our local area and create maps that show physical and human features.

History

  • Anglo-Saxons and Vikings - We are going to investigate Anglo-Saxon England using different sources. We will understand that there are five main Anglo- Saxon kingdoms that often fought. We will learn about the way of life for the Anglo-Saxons. We will create a timeline to show the invasion of the Vikings.

PRE

  • Relationships- Families, friendships, conflicts with friends and trust and appreciation.

  • Changing me - Life cycles in nature, young to old and boys and girls bodies.

 Homework

Reading books

Maths Missions / Timetables Rock Stars 
Spellings

 Spellings

Given out on a Monday and tested on the following Monday.

Spring Term

RE

  • Christmas: I know the story of Christmas from the annunciation to the flight into Egypt. I will be able to trace the journey of Mary and Joseph on a map and understand some of the difficulties faced by Mary and Joseph. I understand why their journeys to Bethlehem and Egypt were important.
  • Parables and miracles: I know that Jesus was able to change things through miracles. I know how the Church carries on Jesus’ work of healing through the Sacrament of the sick. I know the parable of the talents and the message it gives. I know the parable of the Prodigal Son and the message it gives. I can write a simple parable of my own.
  • Lent and Holy Week: I know that Lent is a season of forgiveness. I know that Jesus taught his disciples to be forgiving. I begin to understand the meaning behind the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I know the story of Palm Sunday. I can recognise and link the words of Jesus at the Last Supper and the words used in Mass. I know the story of Good Friday.

Literacy

  • Instructions
  • Longer narrative (extended stories/significant authors)
  • Poetry (Really looking)
  • Longer narrative 2 (extended stories/significant authors)
  • Information texts

On going

  • Phonics/Spellings, Guided Reading, Grammar, Handwriting

Numeracy

  • Multiplication and division: Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) sign.
    Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.
  • Statistics: Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
    Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
    Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.
  • Geometry: Properties of Shape: Identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line. Identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces. Identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid]. Compare and sort common 2D and 3D shapes and everyday objects. Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects.
  • Fractions: Recognise, find, name and write fractions, , and of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity. Write simple fractions for example, ½ of 6 = 3 Recognise the equivalence of different fractions.
    Time at the beginning or end of the term for consolidation, gap filling, seasonal activities, assessments, etc.

Science

  • Uses of everyday materials: Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses and find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
  • Plants: Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

PE

  • Team/ Invasion Games: improve and apply their basic skills in games, play games that demand simple choices and decisions on how to use space to avoid opponents, keep the ball and score points and think about how to use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition.

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

  • Art - Portraits: Describing and comparing portraits by Rembrandt Van Rijn and Picasso. Investigating the painting style of Cubism. Creating our own self-portraits based on styles and artists we have investigated.
  • Geography - Northern Europe: Locating the countries of Northern Europe on a map. Describing and comparing the physical and human features of Northern Europe. Investigating climate, migration and animals within Northern Europe.
  • History - The Romans:  Analysing the Romans and describing how the invasion affected Britain. Observing and sorting evidence into chronological order and comparing Britain before and after the Roman invasion.

 Homework

Reading practice
Maths missions / Timetables Rock Stars
Spellings

 Spellings

Given out on a Monday and tested on the following Monday.

Autumn Term

RE

Old Testament: Know a range of stories from the Old Testament including the story of Noah, Abraham and Isaac and Jonah and their important messages.
Advent: Describe the advent wreath and explain how it helps us prepare for Christmas, and know the story of John the Baptist.
Christmas and Special Celebrations: Sequence events in the Christmas story from The Annunciation to the Flight into Egypt, Know the ways in which the church celebrates the major seasons in the liturgical year, Know that baptism is the first of the seven sacraments and it is a welcoming celebration into the church, Know some of the rituals that take place in marriage.

Literacy

  • Character description
  • Stories with familiar settings
  • Poems-patterns
  • Traditional stories
  • Non-chronological reports

On going

  • Phonics/Spellings
  • Guided Reading
  • Grammar and Handwriting.

Maths

Number: Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0 and in tens from any number, forward and backward.
Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)
Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.

Addition and Subtraction: Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.
Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures; applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods.

Measurement-Money: Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value.
Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money.
Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.

Multiplication and division:Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) sign.
Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

Science

Living things and their habitats: explore and compare the differences between things that are living and dead, know what a habitat is, identify different habitats and describe how different habitats provide for the needs of different kinds of animals and plants, describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
Uses of everyday materials: identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses and find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

PE

Gymnastics

Hit, catch and run

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

History

  • Ancient Egypt
  • History of world religions

Geography

  • The British Isles

Art

  • Colour and Shape
  • Shape, Colour and Texture

PRE / PSHE

  • I am unique
  • Feelings, likes and dislikes 

 Homework

  • Reading
  • Maths missions

 Spellings

Spellings and Maths missions are given out on a Friday and are tested the following Friday.