Welcome to our Year 2 curriculum page. Please click on the link below to read our latest termly parents letter and scroll down to see what your child will be learning this term and throughout the year.
Spring Term 2020 Parents letter
In Class 2 we aim to give our children access to a varied, engaging and creative curriculum that will fuel their curiosity and enthusiasm, build resilience and expand their knowledge and understanding. We want the children to be inspired to become independent and co-operative learners with skills that they can continue to develop in the future. We will give the children a broad range of learning opportunities and challenges, encourage them to have a positive attitude towards their learning and each other, to enjoy school and to want to become the best that they can be and reach their potential.
In Class 2 this term we will focus on the UK, the Continents and the Circumnavigation of the globe by sea. In Science we will explore the topics of Animals including Humans and Plants. The curriculum in Year 2 not only introduces new learning opportunities for the children but also builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes taught in previous years. We want the children to grow in confidence both academically and socially throughout the year.
The UK and Continents are taught in Class 2 as it follows on from the Geography taught in previous years. We want the children to be aware of where they live and the world around them by using world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom, its countries and capitals, the continents and oceans. They will learn that Keighley is just one part of the U.K. and a small part of the wonderful, wider world. When we focus on the circumnavigation of the globe by sea we link this to History by exploring the life of Christopher Columbus and other explorers who have contributed to our knowledge and understanding of the world. The children will enjoy using sources to help them understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it can be represented.
Animals including Humans and Plants are areas of the Science curriculum and allow for scientific questioning and investigation for the children. The lessons include practical, fun experiments that give the children chance to develop their scientific vocabulary and scientific skills such as observing over time, identifying, classifying and grouping, and comparative and fair testing. A visit to RHS Harlow Carr Gardens provides an experience to learn more about the lifecycle of plants.
Throughout the term we also teach Music, PE, PSCHE, Art and DT, creating cross-curricular links wherever possible. For example, we will be creating artwork using textiles to complement our Take One Book topic based on The Red Prince and creating our own music and movement to complement our science work on seed dispersal.
As always, we work closely with parents as their support in their child’s learning is paramount in helping their child to be successful, encouraging them to listen to their child read regularly and discuss the book, helping them with any homework, supporting with any topic projects and practising maths facts and spelling rules. We also send home Knowledge Organisers to give families the opportunities to discuss key vocabulary and facts linked to the topics being taught in school.
Year 2 Yearly Overview
Year 2 Spring Term
Our Year 2 Spring Term
'Fab Facts' sheet
Click on the links below for the previous terms 'Fab Fact' sheets.