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Year 2 - Kingfishers

Kingfishers  Year 2

 

In Year 2 the children learn about a range of subjects throughout the year that are divided into cross curricular topics. The yearly overview can be downloaded below; alternatively the information in the overview can be viewed on this page.

Time allocation

Autumn Term

Topic title

Material monsters

An Island adventure

Enquiry based hook/challenge

Invent a monster

What is it like living on a Scottish Island

Enrichment

Trips, visitors and outdoor learning

Design and make a healthy sandwich for a monster

Scottish dance workshop

Celebration and achievements

Monster lunch

Share and display class Island model

Class texts

Non-fiction materials books

Gruffalo Child

Where the Wild things are

Spider Sandwiches

Various Katie Morag stories.

Wizard of Oz

Paddington Bear

Writing

 

Character profile

Monster story writing

Monster poetry

Instruction writing

Write postcards

Island poetry

\non-chronological report

Maths -Using and applying

Place value

Addition and Subtraction

Money and 2D shapes

Symmetrical monsters

Introduction to fraction

Multiplication/ division

Telling the time

Directions compass points

Coordinates

Scientific enquiry

Uses of every day  materials changes

 

Scientists – Charles Mackintosh

Floating and sinking – How could you repair the ferry that transport Katy to the island

Computing

Input and Output device

Staying online

Algorithms: programming

Geographical enquiry

Create story maps and begin to understand positional language

Human and physical features.

Compare contrasting localities.

Draw simple maps with key.

History

 

 

Art & Design

Monster collage

Plasticine monsters

Colour mixing

Make an Island collage using various materials.

Landscape of islands

Design Technology

Design and make monsters (Home learning)

Prepare monster sandwiches

How will we float our boats?

Music

Charanga I want to play in a band

Charanga – Ho Ho Ho

French

Greetings

Directions

PE

Gymnastics

Games

Dance

Traditional dance

 

SMSC

PSHE

Jigsaw-  New Beginnings

Jigsaw - Celebrating differences and recognising bullying

RE

Christianity

What did Jesus teach?

Christianity

Easter

Time allocation

Spring Term

Topic title

London through time

Enquiry based hook/challenge

Why do you remember the Great Fire of London today

How have homes changed over time?

Enrichment

Trips, visitors and outdoor learning

Great fire of London theatre show

Visit to Hall Place

Victorian home workshop

Celebration and achievements

Share and display class fire engines

Timeline of homes from the past display

Class texts

Non-fiction books about the Great Fire of London

 

Non-fiction books about Victorian homes.

Writing

Recounts

Shape poems

Descriptive writing

Information texts

Setting descriptions

Non-chronological reports

Descriptive writing

Diary entry

Non-fiction report

Information texts

Recount (Visit)

Spring poetry

Maths -Using and applying

Revisit place value

Extending addition  and subtraction

Measures (money, weight)

Fractions

Multiplication and division

Telling the time

Scientific enquiry

How do objects change when you heat them.

Human Life Cycle – understanding me

Computing

Introduction to Word processing

Refining programing of Beebots

Geographical enquiry

Locate significant places on a map

Use a map to a foll0w a route.

 

History

Placing event on timeline.

Sequencing the main events.

Retelling the story.

Comparing homes then and now.

Life in Victorian homes.

Simple timeline.

Art & Design

Fire collage

 

Use collage materials to make a design of a Tudor house

Painting homes from the past for a timeline.

Design Technology

Design and make emergency vehicles.

Follow a receipt to make a Victoria sponge cake

Music

London’s burning

Charanga – Zoom time

Charanga –Friendships

French

Colours

Homes/houses

PE

Gymnastics

Dance

Gymnastics

Games

SMSC

PSHE

Jigsaw- Going for goals!

Fire safety

Jigsaw- Healthy me

RE

Judaism

Passover

: Say no to bullying

Time allocation

Summer Term

Topic title

African adventure

Mini worlds

Enquiry based hook/challenge

What is life like in Africa?

What’s it like in the woods?

Enrichment

Trips, visitors and outdoor learning

Djembe drumming workshop

Visit to a local environment centre

Celebration and achievements

African art exhibition

Share learning with Swans class

Class texts

Non-fiction books about Kenya

Tales from Africa

Selection of non-fiction bird books.

Mad about mini beasts

Tidy

The ant with a ship

Writing

Imitating a story

Composing and writing narratives

Non-fiction reports

Information report

Animal fact file

 

Animal poems

Animal stories

Recount

Mini beast fact files

 

Maths -Using and applying

Addition and subtraction

Money

Multiplication and division

Fractions

Directions

 

Telling time to the nearest 15 minutes

2d 3 d shapes

Measures – reading a range of scales

Scientific enquiry

Living things and their habitats

Design and make a habitat for a bird.

Classifying birds.

 

Young sensory gardeners – grow flowers and vegetables in planters.

Computing

Collecting data and asking questions

2Simple branching databases

Geographical enquiry

Compare human and physical features of UK and Kenya

Mapping skills

Making maps of the school grounds

Learning geography from a field trip

History

 

 

Art & Design

Using pastels to make animal prints.

 

Using clay to design and make an African mask

Georgia O’keeffe flower drawings, Van Gough flower drawings

 

Design Technology

 

Making a woodland felt animal

Music

African songs

Djembe drumming

 

Hands. Feet and Heart

 

French

Songs

Animals

PE

Athletics

Games

Athletics unit 2

Games unit 4

SMSC

PSHE

Jigsaw Relationships

Jigsaw –Changing me

Preparing for Yr 3

RE

Christianity

Judaism

Rights of passage

To find out more information about your child's termly topics please refer to the topic webs below:

 

If you wish to find out more about our approach to teaching individual subjects please visit our curriculum by subject pages which will provide you with information about where your child's learning in Year 2 fits into our whole school curriculum at The Gateway. 
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