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Year 2 Curriculum



We continue to develop our enquiry-based learning. Year 2 classrooms are organised into areas where children work independently or in small groups on tasks such as writing, maths problems, designing or constructing. The children will participate in our topic enquiry which will challenge them to apply and deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding in practical, meaningful contexts. The children will benefit from the continuous provision that allows them to revisit taught experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge.

In addition to English and Maths we will be covering themed work related to ‘The Iron Man’ and ‘Africa’



We will explore many different materials, their changing properties through investigations. We will be asking questions and observing closely through all our science work, especially during ‘Curiosity week’.

We will be looking at how plants grow and the conditions they need to grow healthily, especially with seeds and bulbs.



We will be discovering the traditions and reasons behind Chinese New Year, through stories and art. Also this term we will be looking at Judaism and explore the beliefs of Jewish people, their customs and their place of worship.



We will be discussing New Year’s Resolutions and our goals for the year. We will look at relationships, how to respect diversity, equality and how to manage emotions.  We will learn about our environment and how to look after our world.  The children will also continue to watch CBBC’s Newsround and discuss relevant items. This encourages children’s listening skills, their spoken language and their global understanding.



Dance - we will be exploring dance through the theme of The Iron Man and Space. (The Iron Man by Ted Hughes is a significant text that we will be focusing on in English this term.)

Gymnastics – As part of our work with Premier Sports, we will be repeating and linking combinations of actions, body shapes and balances with control. We will be performing our movements and thinking about how we can improve our actions.

Multi-sports – Through these sessions, the children will look at A, B, C - agility, balance and co-ordination.


This term we will be spending time learning about two contrasting localities. We will be learning about the similarities and differences in human and physical geography between our local area and a place in Africa. Comparing the life of child in Africa to that of their own.



We will be practising and developing drawing, painting, collage and modelling skills using the Iron man, Africa and plants as a stimulus.



We will be learning new songs relevant to our topic.  The children will be given the opportunity to play percussion instruments and create their own compositions. They will be continue to learn to play the recorder and read musical notation.



We will be designing, making and evaluating a product fit for a purpose e.g. the Iron man’s coat, a model of the Iron Man.  The children will also be making their own interpretations from modelling materials and equipment.



We will be learning how to use computing equipment safely through a series of lessons on E-Safety.  They will use tablets, laptops and computers to save, retrieve and print work. The children will be researching facts and information about our topics.  They will also organise statistics through the use of graphing programs.



Your child will bring home a maths and spelling/grammar homework task every 2 weeks.  This is so children can revisit and embed prior learning.



This term we have planned a trip to Perlethorpe Educational Centre in the later part of the term.

The day will focus on problem solving and team building in the outdoors.