Year 2

Term 1

Text:
Traction Man

Unit Title:
Where in the World?

Engage/Hook:
Action Man in the classroom (elf on a shelf)
Creating a parachute

Additional Experiences:
Walk in local area.
Parent child cartooning workshop.

Outcomes (including published work):
Environmental art – prints
Liz million art
Digital photos
Traction Man description – edit and redraft

Term 2

Text:
The Tunnel

Unit Title:
Amazing Structures

Engage/Hook:
Visiting St Georges Minster (visit on Saturday – parents bring children)
Visit to Gainsborough Old Hall

Additional Experiences:
Parent workshop – marshmallow and spaghetti stick towers

Outcomes (including published work):
Sewing of family crests
Dilemma stories

Term 3

Text:
The Hodgeheg

Unit Title:
Wild Life

Engage/Hook:
Visit from Hedgehog
Minibeast hunt

Additional Experiences:
Visit to Austerfield

Outcomes (including published work):
Letters.
Habitat collage


 

Term 1

Spoken Language:
I ask questions to get more information and clarify meaning.
Sp2.2 I talk in complete sentences.
Sp2.3 I hold the attention of people I am speaking to by adapting the way I talk.
Sp2.4 I decide when I need to use specific vocabulary.
Sp2.5 I am aware that formal and informal situations require different language.
Sp2.6 I understand how to speak for different purposes and audiences.
Sp2.7 I take turns when talking in pairs or in a group.
Sp2.8 I re-tell a story using narrative language and linking words and phrases.
Sp2.9 I perform a simple poem from memory.

Drama:
School production

Reading:
The use of reading goggles – looking at pictures for clues
The use of the reading hammer to break up words.
The use of the reading tape measure to break up a big word into smaller words.
The use of the reading saw to take a word out of a sentence and think about the word is in context.

Writing:
Writing an adventure story
Writing a fact file about explorers

Mathematics:
Place value
Addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers and word problems
Measure
Multiplication and division

Science:
Materials in my world. Children will explore properties of materials, natural and man-made and their uses
Move it – children will explore forces.

Art and Design:
Drawing – observational drawings of familiar objects.
Printing of and everyday objects and leaves.
Digital art – creating  environmental art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

Computing:
Algorithms and coding – using instructions to make things move.
Creating pictures – children will create some digital art.
E – safety – children will be reminded about being safe online.

DT:
Cooking nutrition – children will explore different dippers and dips from around the world. They will also understand the importance of health and hygiene.

Geography:
Exploring our locality and others around the world.
Exploring human features in the local environments.
Children will learn about major cities in the UK.
Children will learn to name the continents and oceans.
Children will compare and contrast the local area with the rainforest.

History:
Children will learn about the significant British figure Amy Johnson (female Aviator) and her journey to Australia.
Sequence events in the life of Amy Johnson

Foreign Language:

Music:
Term 1a – World Music
Music around the world, explore different styles of music from around different parts of the world. West Africa, Australia, Poland, Ireland, Jamaica and Native America. Learn where the country is on a map, listen to example of traditional music from that country. Experience different styles & genres of music and understand role of music in different cultures and societies.  Eurovision contest. 
Performance showcase to families.
Reading & playing: boom whackers, glockenspiel,
Composition:  Click here to listen to different recordings of instruments around the world and use them to compose.
Term 1b – Christmas Concert songs

Physical Education:
Basketball
Football
Multiskills

Dance:
Term 1a – World Dance
Term 1b – Christmas Concert dances

PSHE:
Being me in my world – Exploring ourselves and our identities
Celebrating difference – children will explore diversity.

Religious Education:
Living - Children will explore how to care for others and the world and why it matters.
Expressing celebrations – Who is a Christian and what do they believe? Children will make and take part in a Christingle service

Global Citizenship:
Children will explore Fair Trade. Children will compare their local area to Brazil and explore deforestation.
Sustainable development, what are the positive and negatives of peoples actions.

Term 2

Spoken Language:
I ask questions to get more information and clarify meaning.
Sp2.2 I talk in complete sentences.
Sp2.3 I hold the attention of people I am speaking to by adapting the way I talk.
Sp2.4 I decide when I need to use specific vocabulary.
Sp2.5 I am aware that formal and informal situations require different language.
Sp2.6 I understand how to speak for different purposes and audiences.
Sp2.7 I take turns when talking in pairs or in a group.
Sp2.8 I re-tell a story using narrative language and linking words and phrases.
Sp2.9 I perform a simple poem from memory.

Drama:
Exploring dilemma stories

Reading:
Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequencing skills.

Writing:
Writing a quest story
Writing a set of instructions to be a knight and train a dragon.

Mathematics:
Place Value
Addition and subtraction – regrouping and adjusting
Fractions
Time
Money

Science:
Healthy Me – linked to jigsaw.
Science week – Working scientifically children will plan and carryout scientific investigations

Art and Design:
3D sculpture – children will design and make a medieval pot.

Computing:
Spreadsheets – children record data in a spreadsheet.

DT:
Textiles – creating a family crest link to Heraldry.

Geography:
Children will look the location of buildings and structures around the world.

History:
Children will compare their life to that of children in a Castle using a range of vocabulary.
Children will write a recount about the day in the life of a castle.

Foreign Language:

Music:
Tudor and medieval music (Madrigals, recorders)
Green Sleeves – recorders to play song. – Compare different traditional folk songs.
Tudor and Medieval Music. Explore differences in styles and how they compare? Explore different instruments of the two periods. History of medieval music.
Reading & playing: Recorders – notation, reading music.
Composition: Song writing – can the create different traditional folk tune – does it fit the structure of other folk tunes?

Physical Education:
Multi skills
Quad Kids
Gymnastics

Dance:
Tudor and medieval dancing.

PSHE:
Dream and goals
Healthy me

Religious Education:
What can we learn from sacred books?
Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

Global Citizenship:
Show sensitivity to others feelings.
Examples of what it means to be rich and poor.

Term 3

Spoken Language:
I ask questions to get more information and clarify meaning.
Sp2.2 I talk in complete sentences.
Sp2.3 I hold the attention of people I am speaking to by adapting the way I talk.
Sp2.4 I decide when I need to use specific vocabulary.
Sp2.5 I am aware that formal and informal situations require different language.
Sp2.6 I understand how to speak for different purposes and audiences.
Sp2.7 I take turns when talking in pairs or in a group.
Sp2.8 I re-tell a story using narrative language and linking words and phrases.
Sp2.9 I perform a simple poem from memory.

Drama:

Reading:
Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequencing skills.

Writing:
Writing a dilemma story
Persuasive letter – why you should provide a hedgehog friendly garden.

Mathematics:
Shape
Revision of the 4 operations
Statistics
Scales – temperature, mass and capacity.
Place Value to 1000
Exploring calculation strategies – 4 operations (transition to year 3).

Science:
Habitats – looking at where animals and minibeasts live and what makes a habitats.
Young Gardeners – children will learn about what plants need to grow and plants in our local environment.

Art and Design:
Collage – children will a college of different habitats
Painting – children will draw and paint a creature to go in the habitat – in the style of Jeanie Baker

Computing:
Making music – children compose using the ipads.
Questioning – send an email to persuade someone to come to school.

DT:
Construction – discuss and develop initial design.

Geography:

History:

Foreign Language:

Music:
Animals and minibeasts – composing electronically – Purple Mash
Explore and use a widening range of sound sources
Create, select and organise sounds……
Establish and recognise main rhythms, using notation and symbols. Creating own rhythms.
Performing
Maintain an individual part as a member of a group;
Imitate, memorise, internalise and recall musical patterns;
Composing
Improvise, compose and arrange music in response to a range of musical stimuli;

Physical Education:
Multi skills
Cricket
Athletics

Dance:
Animals and minibeasts

PSHE:
Relationships
Changing me

Religious Education:
KS1 wedding – what does it mean to belong to a faith community?

Global Citizenship:
Willingness to stand up to for others – animal rights