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Year 2 - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Autumn term (2020).  Not all subjects are taught each term but are covered throughout the year.

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

Autumn Term


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.


  • Character description
  • Stories with familiar settings
  • Poems-patterns
  • Traditional stories
  • Non-chronological reports
    On going
    Phonics/Spellings, Guided Reading, Grammar, Handwriting


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.


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.



Thematic Curriculum

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

Ancient Eygpt:
Art: To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.


  • Reading practice
  • Maths missions


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