Welcome to Year 2
Thank you for stopping by! Here we will post all the important information you need during the year ahead.
Here is our curriculum for this year:
Art and design
Painting - Colour theory.
Painting with shades, tones and tints
ARTISTS- Piet Mondrian, Vincent Van Gogh
Yves Saint Laurent
Explore and draw
Artists are collectors! Looking at the techniques of
Shelley Perkins- RSPB, BBC and National Trust illustrator
Children will explore colour pattern and Aboriginal art Printing
Simple prints and Monoprints
E-safety: True or False?
Children learn what personal information is and how to keep it safe online.
Children learn about consent and how to take and manipulate photographs in different ways.
Programming a Robot
Children use Beebots to create a series of instructions predicting and programming their outcomes.
Technology in the World
Children can identify technology and information technology in the ever changing world around them.
Children will ask questions to sort a set of data effectively.
Programming quizzes – Beginning scratch
Children build upon their coding skills to predict and program computer animations.
Wheels and Axles
Children design and make a moon buggy using a wooden frame chassis as the base and at least two axles. The wheels or axles can be fixed or free.
Sliders and Levers
Children will design and make pages for a class book about Australia. Each page must have at least one moving element on it using a slider or some form of lever and pivot mechanism.
Children research, design and make a salad based on their prior knowledge of healthy living.
Children expand their knowledge of scale understanding where Whitehaven, Carlisle, UK fit in the world. They explore the continents and oceans in the context of dangerous animals.
Children will develop their geographical knowledge of the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition.
Children will develop their geographical knowledge of Australia on a world map and globe. and explore Australia’s location in relation to its surrounding countries, continents and oceans.
Great Fire of London
Children explore, recognise and appreciate the history of this significant event that impacted the UK nationally. They examine remains of the past and consider why they should be preserved.
Children explore the Moon Landings and Neil Armstrong. They identify a historical global event and explain why this is significant and the impact on lives, past and present (significance).
Hands Feet Heart
Children explore pulse and rhythm through African Music
Ho, Ho , Ho
Children use Christmas music as a backdrop to improvise to.
I wanna play in a band
Children explore rock music and learn how to play in an ensemble.
Children continue to develop their understanding of rhythm, pulse, singing through reggae.
Children use a friendship song as a stimulus to find a pulse, recognise and name instruments, clap simple rhythms and compose their own friendship song.
Reflect, rewind and replay
Children explore music over time playing music they have listened to over the year and thinking about when they were first composed.
Fundamentals Refine the skills of running successfully, changing directions on the move, balancing, jumping, hopping and skipping.
Pupils develop basic jumping, rolling, balancing and travelling techniques on the floor and using apparatus.
This unit covers different themes and explores how the body can be used to express mood and characters.
Pupils develop skills in throwing, rolling and striking towards a target in order to score and play by the rules.
Pupils develop skills such a running at different speeds, jumping and throwing as well as assessing their individual strengths.
Pupils develop their defending and attacking balls skills using hands and feet to score points and play by the rules.
Net & Wall develop key skills including ready position to defend and strategies to maximise chances of scoring.
Pupils develop their fundamental balls skills in throwing, catching, rolling, target hitting and dribbling with bit hands and feet.
Pupils learn about mindfulness and body awareness through meditation and breathing techniques.
Sending & Receiving
Using a range of different balls, pupils develop skills in throwing, catching, rolling, kicking and tracking balls and apply in a variety of game situations.
Pupils develop communication and problem solving skills both individually and as part of a team reflecting on ideas and strategies.
Striking & Fielding
Pupils develop throwing, catching and striking skills along with developing the ability to self-manage (referee) small sided games.
What did Jesus teach? Key Question: Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time? Religion: Christianity
Christmas - Jesus as gift from God Concept: Incarnation Key Question: Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world? Religion: Christianity
Hajj Key Question: Does completing Hajj make a person a better Muslim? Religion: Islam
Easter - Resurrection Concept: Salvation Key Question: How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after His crucifixion? Religion: Christianity
The 99 names of Allah
Key question: How special is Allah to Muslims?
How important is Prophet Muhammad to Muslims?
Me and my relationships
Children learn the school rules about bullying and can give examples of what is teasing. Children know the qualities of a good friend. They learn about feeling and self-regulation.
Children will learn ways they can help others. They will explore kindness and how they can demonstrate this towards others. Children will know how important it is to listen actively to others and respect their ideas.
Keeping myself safe
Children will be able to tell the difference between safe and unsafe secrets. They will learn about appropriate touch and keeping their private places private. Children will know that medicines can be used to make people feel better.
Rights and responsibility
Children will learn about co-operation and how to get on with others. They will learn about money and spending it on essential and non- essential items. They will explore ways to save up.
Being my best
Children will explore their own learning strategies and know how to independently locate help. Children will discuss why wellbeing and a positive can do attitude lead to success. They will know about healthy choices.
Growing and changing
Children will learn how to give positive feedback to others. They will understand ‘privacy’ and their entitlement to this. They will learn that humans have genitals that are for reproduction.
Animals including humans
Children learn that animals and humans have offspring. They find out about animals basic needs for survival. They also look at the importance of exercise for humans.
Uses of everyday materials
Children identify and compare the suitability of everyday materials. They find out how the shapes of solid objects can be changed.
Uses of everyday materials cont.
Living things and their habitats – habitats; Children explore and compare the differences between habitats and look at the basic needs of different kinds of animals. This includes micro-habitats. They learn about simple food chains.
Plants – seeds and bulbs, needs of a plant
Children observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. They learn about how to keep plants healthy.
Working Scientifically – investigations throughout every topic