Year 2 Curriculum

SubjectObjective 
EnglishReading:
Reads accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far especially recognising alternative sounds for graphemes.
Reads accurately words of two or more syllables that contain the same graphemes as above.
Reads most words at an instructional level 93-95 per cent quickly and accurately without overt sounding and blending, when they have been frequently encountered.
Reads aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation. 
Re-reads these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading. 
EnglishWriting:

Composition:
Story Writing -
- Adventure stories
- Plan stories
Non-Fiction texts –
- Information Leaflets
- Newspaper Articles
- Write about real events

- Learn how to proof read, edit and improve writing.

Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary:
- Suffixes – ly, ness, er, ful, less, est
- Subordination and co-ordination – because, and…
- Expanded noun phrases – e.g. the beautiful, yellow, buttercup.
- Writing in full sentences with correct punctuation.
- Writing in past and present tense.

Spelling:
- Code breakers (daily phonics)
- High frequency words / common exception words

MathsCount in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from 0 and in tens from any number, forward or backward.
Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)

Fractions
• Recognise, find, name and write fractions – 1/3, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects and quantity.
• Write simple fractions for example, ½ of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2.

Time –
- Compare and sequence intervals of 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 and the number of hours in a day.

Multiplication and Division –
- Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.
- Calculate number sentences and write these in written form using the multiplication, division and equals signs.
- Show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order and division of one number and another one cannot.
- Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

2D/3D Shapes –
- Identify properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
- Link to Chinese New Year – Tangrams
- Compare and sort common 2D and 3D shapes and everyday objects.

SciencePlants –
- Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
- Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
- Experiment write-up.
RE- Say what they wonder about.
- Ask questions and respond to them.
- Recognise some questions are difficult to answer.
- Talk about personal feelings and experiences.
- Respond to pictures and stories.

The Old and New Testament-
- Recognise religious stories
- Retell in any form a narrative that corresponds to the scriptures source used.
- Recognise key figures in the history of the People of God.
- Describe the life and work of some key figures in the history of the People of God.
- Recognise the difference between religious and non-religious stories.
Lent –
- Recognise religious beliefs.
- Recognise religious signs and symbols used in religious worship.
- Recognise people act in a particular way because of their beliefs.
- Describe some of the actions and choices of believers that arise because of their belief.
- Talk about morals – making choices and decisions.

Jewish Week –
- Recognise religious beliefs.
- Recognise religious signs and symbols used in religious worship.
- Recognise people act in a particular way because of their beliefs - Shabbat.
- Describe some of the actions and choices of believers that arise because of their belief.

PE Gym –
- Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
Dance –
- World dance (Linked to Geography and History curriculum)
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
Basketball –
- Improve hand – eye co-ordination.
- Play and learn simple rules of competitive games.
- Make simple passes.
- Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.11
Yoga/Pilates –
- Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
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HistorySignificant people –
- Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements – Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus (Explorers – depending on children’s interests.)
- Look at events beyond living memory – landing on the moon, Christopher Columbus.

GeographyComparing European and Non-European countries –
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Name and locate the World’s 7 continents and capital cities.
- Name, locate and identify the four countries and capital cities of the UK.
- Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of small area of the UK and of a small area of a contrasting Non-European country.
- Key physical features and key human features – e.g. beach, town, cliffs etc…
- Looking at the lives of explorers – linked to History.
- Use maps, atlases and globes – compass directions and directional language.
- Ariel photographs
- Plan perspectives to recognise land marks and basic human and physical features.
- Devise a simple map and use symbols and keys.

Computing Scratch/Turtle –
- Understand what algorithms are.
- Create and debug simple programs.
- Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
- Use computing purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content – information leaflet.

Design and Technology Design appealing and purposeful products
- Mother’s Day Cards / Easter Cards (linked to RE Curriculum)
- Explore and use mechanisms, e.g. levers, sliders, wheels and axels.
- Select from a wide range of materials and use different tools.
ArtArt from around the World -
- Collage - Tangrams – linked to Geography/History Curriculum.
- Use a range of materials.
- Use of colour pattern and texture – line, pattern, shape and space.

Music Graphic Scores –
- Linked to History and Geography - explorers.
- Learning to layer music.
- Play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically
- Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.