Year 2 Curriculum

English

Reading:

-Reads accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far and start to recognise alternative sounds for graphemes.

-Read accurately words of two or more syllables that contain the same graphemes as above.

-Read aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately.

-Re-read these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading.

Phonics:

Continued teaching of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics document: supported by ‘Jolly Phonics’ and actions they have previously learnt for sounds.

-Add prefixes and Suffixes: using the spelling rule for adding‘s’ or ‘es’ as the plural marker for nouns and the third person singular marker for verbs.

-Using the prefix ‘un’

-Using ‘ing,’ ‘ed,’ ‘er’ and ‘est’ where no change is needed in the spelling.

-Recap previous phases from year 1

-Introduce phase 5 sounds: silent ‘b,’ ‘silent k,’ ‘silent w,’ ‘wh for w,’ ‘ph for f’ and ‘soft c for s.’

Comprehension:

-Answer simple questions about familiar and unfamiliar books.

-Explain what has happened so far in what they have read.

-Start to make inferences based on what they have read.

-Make predictions about characters and story lines.

Handwriting:

Following the Scholastic Handwriting scheme:

-Practise and correct letter formation.

-Introduce children to new vocabulary – ‘ascenders and descenders.’

 

Writing Composition:

Following ‘The Write Stuff’ approach:

-Story Writing – Stories from different cultures.

·         Writing for different purposes.

·         Writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (fictional)

·         Planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about.

·         Writing down ideas or key words including new vocabulary.

-Poetry

·         Writing poetry.

·         Writing about real events (Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day)

·         Writing down ideas or key words including new vocabulary.

-Letter Writing

·         Writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real)

·         Writing about real events.

·         Planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about.

·         Proof reading to check for errors including spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling:

Following the Jolly Grammar Scheme -

-Alphabetical Order

-Sentence Writing

-Proper Nouns

-Adjectives

-Speech Marks

-Questions

-Commas in a list

Maths

-Identify 2D shapes.

-Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

-Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

-Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.

Place Value:

-Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)

-Identify, represent and estimate numbers to 100 using different representations including the number line, 

-Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.

-Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words.

-Use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Multiplication:

-Count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from 0 and in tens from any number, forward or backward.

-Recall and use multiplication facts for 2, 5 and 10 times tables, recognising odd and even numbers.

Vocabulary: Fraction, half, quarter, whole, parts, equal, shape: square, triangle, circle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, corners, vertices, sides, quantity, problem solving.

Tens, ones, place value, number line, number sentence, symbol, operation, multiple, inverse, divide, array, share.

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Reconnecting and Re-engaging:

-Understand positive and negative feelings.

-To think about change and loss and understand the associated feelings.

-Recognise they might experience conflicting emotions.

-Communicate their feelings to others.

Same but Different:

-Recognise how their behaviour affects others.

-Start to share their opinions on things that matter to them and explain their views with others.

Managing Change:

-Build resilience and kindness.

-Reflect and learn ways of look after their wellbeing.

-Learn some coping skills.

People Around Me:

-Describe their feelings to others.

-Recognise how others show their feelings.

-Recognise similarities and differences in us and others and know that we are all unique in some ways.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind:

-Identify ways to keep emotionally and physically safe.

-Identify values in others and respect feelings and emotions.

-Identify ways to stay healthy and look after their wellbeing.

-Talk about the meaning of ‘mental health’ and have a clear definition appropriate for their age group.

RE

Objectives:

-Recognise and retell religious stories.

-Recognise key figures in the history of the People of God.

-Use religious words and phrases.

 

Vocabulary:

Earth, sky, land, sea, dark, trees, sun, moon, plants, animals, Adam, Eve, stars, God, created, creation, beginnings, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, rest,

Linked Texts:

-The Creation Story

Science

Objectives:

Animals and Us:

-Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

-Identify and name a variety of common animals: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and group them as carnivores, omnivores or omnivores.

-Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

-Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

-Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene (Link to Design and Technology)

 

Vocabulary:

Body, senses, smell, sight, touch, taste, hear, head, neck, face, arm, chest, hand, leg, foot and muscles, animal groups. Hygiene, life cycle, growth, MRS GREN, respiration, excretion, reproduction, survive, living.

PE

Objectives:

Following the ‘Rising Stars’ PE Scheme – Might Movers Running:

-Do basic movements including running and jumping.

-Participate in team games.

 

Vocabulary: stretch, muscles, warm-up, cool down, running, record.

 

History

 

Covered in Autumn 2

Geography

Objectives:

-Use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. (Year 1 and 2 objective)

-Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

-Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

-To use maps and a globe to locate the UK and identify the 4 countries and capital cities of them.

-Draw own map of a local area and create a map for others to follow.

-Observe and record features around the school e.g. traffic flow.

 

Vocabulary:

Landmarks, North, West, South, East, compass, directions, map, key, physical, human, features, route, near, far, left, right, turn, local, St Martha’s, Holy Family Church, Atlas, observe, aerial, photographs, King’s Lynn, investigation, traffic, capital, City, country.

Computing

Objectives:

-Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

-Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

 

Vocabulary:

E-Safety, online, digital, laptop, Ipad, Apps.

Design & Technology

Objectives:

Cooking and Nutrients (Linked to Science unit: Animals and Us)

-Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

-Understand where food comes from.

 

Vocabulary: Carbohydrates, protein, fruit, vegetables, fats, dairy, nutrients, meal, healthy.

Art

 

 

Covered in Autumn 2

Music

Specialist Music Teacher: Mrs Berners

-Play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically.

-Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.  

-Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.