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Year 2 Curriculum

Please take a look at our half termly overviews to see a snapshot of what children are learning in each curriculum area.

Autumn 1

Maths

Place value, properties of number and methods and calculation

History Topic

Local history- Victorian Brighton

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PE

Football - Monday
Gymnastics - Friday

English

Professor know it all!  -The Victorians
Non fiction: Recount of trip to Preston Manor

Computing

Online Safety
Sumdog - Maths

RE and PSHE

Who am I?
Easy Questions, Difficult Answers
 
Global education-
Multicultural Britain

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Key questions for topic

Who were the ‘Victorians?’
 

What was Brighton like in Victorian times?
 

What was life like in Victorian Brighton? 
 

What was it like to be a child living in Victorian Brighton? 
 

How is Victorian life the same and different to today?
 

Autumn 2

Maths

Place value, number bonds, properties of number, 2, 5 and 10 times tables and methods and calculation.

History Topic
Local History- Victorian Brighton

Seaside holidays 'Now and Then'

Victorian seaside holidays

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RE and PSHE

Growing up and getting on
Giving and receiving at Christmas
Keeping Safe
Environmental safety and drugs education

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PE

Tag Rugby and dance

Computing

Computer Art

English

Journeys: 'Whatever Wanda Wanted'
Create your own Tourist Information Poster
Christmas Play

Science Topic

Are you attractive enough? (Magnets)

Key questions for topic

Can magnetic forces can be transmitted without direct contact?
Do magnets have poles ?
Can magnets attract or repel each other?
Do some materials are attract magnets?
Do magnets have different strengths and can we compare them? 
How are magnets used in everyday life?
 

Spring 1

Maths

Reviewing mental and written methods of calculation; number fluency; multiplication and division strategies. 2, 3, 5 and 10 x tables. Fractions of numbers. Solving word problems including money and time

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PE

Gymnastics- large apparatus
Cricket

Computing

We are researchers

RE and PSHE

Religious Leaders
Going for Goals
Careers & gender

Science Topic

Who would live in a house like this?
We enter the world of animal adaption, variation, food chains and habitats to explore and answer this question.

English

Poetry: Free Poetry 
“If I had Wings”
Non fiction: 
Narrative: 
Warning Stories

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Key questions for topic

Can they match certain living things to the habitats they are found in?
Can they explain the differences between living and non-living things?
Can they describe some of the life processes common to plants and animals, including humans?
Can they decide whether something is living, dead or non-living?
Can they describe how a habitat provides for the basic needs of things living there?
Can they describe a range of different habitats?
Can they name some characteristics of an animal that help it to live in a particular habitat?
Can they describe what animals need to survive and link this to their habitats?
Can they explain that animals reproduce in different ways?

Spring 2

Maths

Reviewing mental and written methods of calculation; number fluency; multiplication and division strategies. 2, 3, 5 and 10 x tables. Fractions of numbers. 
Geometry 
Solving word problems including money and time.

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RE and PSHE

Signs and Symbols: Easter 
Careers & gender – Be Who You Are.

English

Non Fiction: Instruction writing (How to make pancakes!)
Fiction: Warning Stories (short burst writing)
Kassim and the Greedy Dragon

Computing

We are astronauts
(Programming).

PE

Dance and basketball

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Art and Design

Pattern Making
SPOTS!
Painting-Printing-Textiles

Key questions for topic

We will be exploring the work of Sonia and Robert Delaunay.
 

Can you describe the patterns that you see?
 

What shapes can you see?
 

What colours have they used and how?
 

What patterns can we see in our environment?
 

How can we create a pattern?
 

How can we change the size?

Summer 1

Maths

During maths lessons this term we will be concentrating our learning on;
Measurement – time, capacity, mass and temperature.
Using strategies to help us solve word problems efficiently. 
Using quick mental calculation strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Computing 

We are programmers
Write algorithms that create shapes (using Logo). Write algorithms that move sprites around a screen and make sounds (using Scratch).

PE 

Athletics, cricket and swimming

English

Poetry:
Writing a poem for annual poetry competition

Fiction:
Descriptive Writing – short burst writing using appropriate adjectives

Geography– Let’s Go On Safari
Where would you rather live: Kenya or the UK?

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Comparative geography study between Kenya and the UK

Key questions for topic

What is a continent?
What are the names and locations of the 7 continents? 
Where is the UK on a world map?
What are the four countries of the UK?
How many capital cities of the UK can we name?
What are some of the features and characteristics of the UK?
Where is Brighton in the UK? 
Can you locate Brighton on a map?

RE and PSHE 

We are thinking about the special people and special places for people from different religions. 

Gender-
This unit focuses specifically on  
gender Identity and to be who you are

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