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Year 2 - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Summer term (2019).  Not all subjects are taught each term but are covered throughout the year.

Please use this planner for discussion and research with your child.

Summer Term

RE

  • Easter and Pentecost - Recall the Resurrection story and know the disciples were surprised. Know the symbols used in the Easter season. Know the story of the appearance of Jesus to his disciples at Emmaus. Know the symbols and meaning of the Paschal Candle. Know the story of doubting Thomas. Know the story of Pentecost from the Acts of the Apostles. Know the role of the Holy Spirit. Know that the Sacrament of Confirmation is the celebration of the receiving of the Holy Spirit.
  • Our Church and The Mass - Sequence the different parts of the mass. Know gospel stories and the importance of them. Create a bidding prayer. Know the words and actions used at the consecration. Know what makes up a parish and the roles within it.

Literacy

  • Longer narratives-theme of Disney (visual and books)
  • Different stories by same author – Roald Dahl (visual and books)
  • Fables
  • Explanations

    On going

    Phonics/Spellings, Guided Reading, Grammar, Handwriting

Numeracy

  • Measurement-Time - Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

    Know the number of minutes in an hour & the number of hours in a day.

    Compare and sequence intervals of time.

  • Measurement-Capacity, volume and temperature - Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure capacity (l/ml) and temperature to the nearest appropriate unit, using thermometers and measuring vessels.

    Compare and order volume/capacity & record the results using >, < and =.

  • Place Value and Number - We will revise key objectives from this year, with a particular focus on efficient and appropriate written methods of calculation.

Science

  • 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.
  • Animals including humans - notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults, find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air), describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

PE

  • Athletics
  • Dance

Thematic Curriculum

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

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

Castles:
Art - to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
D&T - generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology,  Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics, explore and evaluate a range of existing products, build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable, explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.
Geography - key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather, key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop
History - changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life, events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries]

 Homework

Reading books
Spellings

 Spellings

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

Spring Term

RE

  • 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 (art theme)

    On going

    Phonics/Spellings, Guided Reading, Grammar, Handwriting

Numeracy

  • Measurement: Money: Recognise and use symbols of 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.
  • Graphs: Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.

    Ask+ 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.
  • Number: 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: 1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. 1.4 about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. 
  • Geography: 1.2a understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country. 1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. 1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.
  • Design and technology: 1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria. 1.2a select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]

 Homework

Reading practice
Maths missions
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, Handwriting

Numeracy

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

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)

Intrepid explorers:
History: the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements (Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong).
Geography:  name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans. To use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans. To use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. To use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key. To  use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.
Art: to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
D&T:  to design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria. To select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks. To evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria

 Homework

  • Reading practice
  • Maths missions

 Spellings

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