Y2 - Mrs Williamson

Class 9 

Excellent Elephants

Ward Green Primary School - Curriculum Overview – Year 2 – 2017/18

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic Name

Animals and Continents

Real Heroes

Food Glorious Food

They All Lived Happily Ever After

Witches, Wizards and Monsters

Saving Lives at Sea

Literacy

The Lion King

Non-fiction - animal books

 

Riddles

News reports

Setting descriptions

Non-chronological report

 

Samuel Pepys Diary

Great Fire of London

 

Diaries

Non-fiction recall of events

Poetry- Fireworks

 

 

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Recipes / instructions

Non fiction

Poetry

 

Alexander T.Wolf

Biography of Walt Disney

Disney versions of fairy tales

-          Snow White

-          Cinderella

 

Retelling / adapting fairy tales

 

The Wizard of Oz

Biography of Elphaba Thropp

 

Biographies

Retell

Letter

Character / setting

 

Titanic

 

Speech

Non fiction

Settings

Retell/recall

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals including humans

 

• 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 / food chains)

• describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

 

 

Scientists and Inventors

 

* use ideas to explain how doctors use science

* investigate the work of Louis Pasteur

* investigate the work of Charles Macintosh

* investigate the invention of wind turbines

 

 

Plants

 

• 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

 

Every day materials

(linked to Three Little Pigs)

 

• identify and compare the uses of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard

• compare how things move on different surfaces

 

 

Living things and habitats

 

• explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

• identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

• identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats

• describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food

The Environment

 

* perform simple tests linked to climate change, water usage

* investigate a question linked to energy usage, endangered animals,

 

 

History

 

 

 

 

Events beyond living memory -

Great Fire of London / Fire service

Remembrance Day

 

Famous people-

Samuel Pepys, Guy Fawkes, Florence Nightingale

Significant Events in own locality.

Worsborough Mill

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Changes within living memory

Castles and Knights

Grace Darling - History of lighthouses

RNLI

 

 

 

Geography

 

 

 

Sensational Safari /

What a wonderful world.

Name and locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans.

Use world maps & Atlases to identify continents/countries and oceans.

Use compass directions to describe locational directions on a map

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the relation of hot and cold areas in the world in relation to the equator and the north and south poles.

 

China

Compare the geography of a small area of the UK / local area to a non-European country.

 

Chinese New Year

 

Magical Mapping

Use aerial images and other models to create simple plans and maps using symbols.

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study immediate area.

Use compass directions to describe locational directions on a map.

 

 

Beside the seaside

Use basic geographical features including beach, cliffs, sea, river, soil etc.

DT

 

 

 

 

 

Explore and use mechanisms e.g. levers, wheels and pullys.

Design a fire engine

Sensational Salads

 

Baking Bread

Understand where food comes from

Design and create a purposeful and functional appealing product for themselves and

Moving Pictures – Traditional Tales

 

Build structures (castles), explore how they can be made stronger/stiffer and more stable.

 

Art & Design

 

 

Portraits

Andy Warhol- Pop Art style paintings.

City scape-painting and collage

Fireworks

 

Painting, drawing characters from Traditional tales

 

Shields, dragons, castles-   drawing, painting collage

Clay/sculptures

 

Lighthouses

Seaside

Computing

 

 

Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

Create and debug simple programs

Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

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

Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school

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.

PSHE

(SEAL)

 

New beginnings, our school community

Getting on and falling out

Going for goals

Good to be me

Staying safe

Healthy lifestyles and changes

RE

(HLTA PPA cover)

 

Harvest/Judaism

Christianity / Judaism

Why are sometimes special?

Why are some places special?

Christmas celebrations

Christianity

Why are sometimes special?

 

Tories Jesus told (Parables)

Christianity

What can be learnt from significant leaders in faith?

Easter

Christianity

How do I feel about faith and the universe around me?

Religious buildings

Christianity/Judaism

How can faith contribute to community cohesion?

 

Ceremonies

Christianity/Judaism

How can faith contribute to community cohesion?

 

Music

 

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Play tuned and untuned 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.

PE

 

 

Team games/skills

Gymnastics/apparatus

Dance

Trips

 

 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

 

Worsbrough Mill

 

Skipton Castle

St Thomas church

Features of a church and wedding ceremonies