Welcome to Year 2!

Our Curriculum Map

Reading

  • Develop phonics until decoding secure
  • Read common suffixes
  • Read & re-read phonic-appropriate books
  • Read common ‘exception’ words
  • Discuss & express views about fiction, non-fiction & poetry
  • Become familiar with & retell stories
  • Ask & answer questions; make predictions
  • Begin to make inferences

Writing

  • Spell by segmenting into phonemes
  • Learn to spell common ‘exception’ words
  • Spell using common suffixes, etc.
  • Use appropriate size letters & spaces
  • Develop positive attitude & stamina for writing
  • Begin to plan ideas for writing
  • Record ideas sentence-by-sentence
  • Make simple additions & changes after proof-reading

Grammar

  • Use . ! ? , and ’
  • Use simple conjunctions
  • Begin to expand noun phrases
  • Use some features of standard English

Speaking & Listening

  • Articulate & Justify answers
  • Initiate & respond to comments
  • Use spoken language to develop understanding

Number/Calculation

  • Know 2, 5, 10x tables
  • Begin to use place value (T/U)
  • Count in 2s, 3s, 5s & 10s
  • Identify, represent & estimate numbers
  • Compare / order numbers, inc. < > =
  • Write numbers to 100
  • Know number facts to 20 (+ related to 100)
  • Use x and ÷ symbols
  • Recognise commutative property of multiplication

Geometry & Measures

  • Know and use standard measures
  • Read scales to nearest whole unit
  • Use symbols for £ and p and add/subtract simple sums of less than £1 or in pounds
  • Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes
  • Identify & sort 2-d & 3-d shapes
  • Identify 2-d shapes on 3-d surfaces
  • Order and arrange mathematical objects
  • Use terminology of position & movement

Fractions

  • Find and write simple fractions
  • Understand equivalence of e.g. 2/4 = 1/2

Data

  • Interpret simple tables & pictograms
  • Ask & answer comparison questions
  • Ask & answer questions about totalling

Biology

  • Differentiate living, dead and non-living
  • Growing plants (water, light, warmth)
  • Basic needs of animals & offspring
  • Simple food chains & habitats

Chemistry

  • Identify and compare uses of different materials
  • Compare how things move on different surfaces

Themes

  • Animals including humans, Plants, Living things and their habitats, Everyday materials and their uses.

Computing

  • Understand use of algorithms
  • Write & test simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to make predictions
  • Organise, store, retrieve & manipulate data
  • Communicate online safely and respectfully
  • Recognise uses of IT outside of school

Art & Design

  • Use a range of materials
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture
  • Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Learn about range of artists, craftsmen and designers

Themes

  • Drawing and Painting, Printing, textiles

Design Technology

  • Design purposeful, functional & appealing products
  • Generate, model & communicate ideas
  • Use range of tools & materials to complete practical tasks
  • Evaluate existing products & own ideas
  • Build and improve structure & mechanisms
  • Understand where food comes from

Themes

  • Vehicles, Puppets, Winding-up

Physical Education

  • Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co- ordination
  • Participate in team games
  • Perform dances using simple movement
  • Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)

Key Concepts

  • Changes in living memory (linked to aspects of national life where appropriate)

Key Individuals

  • Lives of significant historical figures, including comparison of those from different periods
  • Significant local people

Key Events

  • e.g. Bonfire night
  • Events of local importance

Themes

  • Dinosaurs , Mary Anning

Geography

  • Name & locate world’s continents and oceans
  • Compare local area to a non-European country
  • Use basic vocabulary to describe a less familiar area
  • Use aerial images and other models to create simple plans and maps, using symbols
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the immediate environment

Themes

  • Water and the World, Comparing animals and plants you could find in an English country garden with a non-European place.

Music

  • Sing songs
  • Play tuned & untuned instruments musically
  • Listen & understand live and recorded music
  • Make and combine sounds musically

Modern Foreign Languages

  • No modern foreign languages for KS1

Expressing meaning

  • Introduction to the Bible

Practice and ways of life

  • Jesus’ Early Life & Ministry, Christmas Stories around the World

Values and commitments

  • Jesus the Storyteller

Meaning purpose and truth

  • Easter, Modern customs

Identity diversity and belonging

  • Jewish Concept of God
Literacy

Reading

  • Develop phonics until decoding secure
  • Read common suffixes
  • Read & re-read phonic-appropriate books
  • Read common ‘exception’ words
  • Discuss & express views about fiction, non-fiction & poetry
  • Become familiar with & retell stories
  • Ask & answer questions; make predictions
  • Begin to make inferences

Writing

  • Spell by segmenting into phonemes
  • Learn to spell common ‘exception’ words
  • Spell using common suffixes, etc.
  • Use appropriate size letters & spaces
  • Develop positive attitude & stamina for writing
  • Begin to plan ideas for writing
  • Record ideas sentence-by-sentence
  • Make simple additions & changes after proof-reading

Grammar

  • Use . ! ? , and ’
  • Use simple conjunctions
  • Begin to expand noun phrases
  • Use some features of standard English

Speaking & Listening

  • Articulate & Justify answers
  • Initiate & respond to comments
  • Use spoken language to develop understanding
Numeracy

Number/Calculation

  • Know 2, 5, 10x tables
  • Begin to use place value (T/U)
  • Count in 2s, 3s, 5s & 10s
  • Identify, represent & estimate numbers
  • Compare / order numbers, inc. < > =
  • Write numbers to 100
  • Know number facts to 20 (+ related to 100)
  • Use x and ÷ symbols
  • Recognise commutative property of multiplication

Geometry & Measures

  • Know and use standard measures
  • Read scales to nearest whole unit
  • Use symbols for £ and p and add/subtract simple sums of less than £1 or in pounds
  • Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes
  • Identify & sort 2-d & 3-d shapes
  • Identify 2-d shapes on 3-d surfaces
  • Order and arrange mathematical objects
  • Use terminology of position & movement

Fractions

  • Find and write simple fractions
  • Understand equivalence of e.g. 2/4 = 1/2

Data

  • Interpret simple tables & pictograms
  • Ask & answer comparison questions
  • Ask & answer questions about totalling
Science

Biology

  • Differentiate living, dead and non-living
  • Growing plants (water, light, warmth)
  • Basic needs of animals & offspring
  • Simple food chains & habitats

Chemistry

  • Identify and compare uses of different materials
  • Compare how things move on different surfaces

Themes

  • Animals including humans, Plants, Living things and their habitats, Everyday materials and their uses.
Computing

Computing

  • Understand use of algorithms
  • Write & test simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to make predictions
  • Organise, store, retrieve & manipulate data
  • Communicate online safely and respectfully
  • Recognise uses of IT outside of school
Art & Design Tech

Art & Design

  • Use a range of materials
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture
  • Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Learn about range of artists, craftsmen and designers

Themes

  • Drawing and Painting, Printing, textiles

Design Technology

  • Design purposeful, functional & appealing products
  • Generate, model & communicate ideas
  • Use range of tools & materials to complete practical tasks
  • Evaluate existing products & own ideas
  • Build and improve structure & mechanisms
  • Understand where food comes from

Themes

  • Vehicles, Puppets, Winding-up

PE

Physical Education

  • Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co- ordination
  • Participate in team games
  • Perform dances using simple movement
  • Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)
History

Key Concepts

  • Changes in living memory (linked to aspects of national life where appropriate)

Key Individuals

  • Lives of significant historical figures, including comparison of those from different periods
  • Significant local people

Key Events

  • e.g. Bonfire night
  • Events of local importance

Themes

  • Dinosaurs , Mary Anning

Geography

Geography

  • Name & locate world’s continents and oceans
  • Compare local area to a non-European country
  • Use basic vocabulary to describe a less familiar area
  • Use aerial images and other models to create simple plans and maps, using symbols
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the immediate environment

Themes

  • Water and the World, Comparing animals and plants you could find in an English country garden with a non-European place.
Music

Music

  • Sing songs
  • Play tuned & untuned instruments musically
  • Listen & understand live and recorded music
  • Make and combine sounds musically
MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

  • No modern foreign languages for KS1
R.E

Expressing meaning

  • Introduction to the Bible

Practice and ways of life

  • Jesus’ Early Life & Ministry, Christmas Stories around the World

Values and commitments

  • Jesus the Storyteller

Meaning purpose and truth

  • Easter, Modern customs

Identity diversity and belonging

  • Jewish Concept of God
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