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Year 2

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Autumn 1


All About Me and Where I Live

We will be tying together subjects from across the curriculum where possible, but some subjects, such as RE, will be taught discretely.

Geography and History - We will be looking at where we live and who we are. We will locate our local area on a map and use different sources to explore our local area, using appropriate vocabulary to describe what it is like.

Science - In Science, we will be looking in depth at the life-cycles of humans and animals. We will also be discussing what helps to keep us healthy and hygienic.

Art - We will be painting portraits of ourselves and family members in the style of the illustrations within the Anthony Browne books as well as using the iPads to manipulate photos.

PSHE - We will be learning all about keeping healthy. We will be investigating the need to eat well and the importance of physical activity, sleep and hygiene.

Music - We will explore using our voices to describe feelings and moods. We will also develop a sense of steady beat using our own bodies and instruments.

Computing - We will learn to use the Internet safely and with a purpose. We will investigate child friendly search engines as well as how to follow links and return to the search results.

RE - We will learn how Christian and Muslim families welcome their babies. We will study initiation rites including infant baptism and the Aqiqah.


Autumn 2

Living in a Material World

We will be tying together subjects from across the curriculum where possible, but some subjects, such as RE, will be taught discretely.

Science: Use of Everyday Materials

We will compare the uses of everyday materials, identify and classify the uses and record their observations. We will also be encouraged to think creatively about how materials can be used by designing a new invention.

Design and Technology: Moving Vehicles

We will use a variety of materials to design and make our own vehicles. We will then test our vehicles across different materials.

First, we will investigate a variety of vehicles and their uses and features.

Then we will investigate wheels, axles and chassis.

We will work towards designing and making our final product before evaluating them.

History: Gun Powder Plot

We will be using a variety of methods, to fully develop their knowledge and understanding of a significant event in British history: The Gunpowder Plot. We will increase their awareness of the past by finding out about Guy Fawkes and other significant individuals involved in the plot, such as Robert Catesby and Thomas Percy. We will deepen our understanding of the events of the Gunpowder Plot through several speaking and listening activities, such as hot seating and role play, as well as sequencing events and designing posters. We will also look at how bonfire night has been celebrated in Britain since the 1930s to consolidate their knowledge of changes within living memory.

Computing: Programming

We will create, test and debug algorithms, and use the language of Turtle Logo. We will begin by giving and following instructions to move forward and make quarter turns, followed by walking different rectilinear shapes. The language is extended to use the main Turtle Logo commands. We will create text and debug algorithms for shapes and routes around school in preparation for using the commands in the Turtle Logo application.

Religious Education: How can we make good choices?

We will study moral codes from Christianity, Judaism and Islam including the Ten Commandments and the Five Pillars.







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Summer 2