Year 2-Topics and Overviews
Welcome to Year 2
We are Spruce,
Cedar and Holly Class
Our Year 2 curriculum aims to be a strong, rich, broad and inspiring for the children so they are eager to connect with new knowledge and their existing knowledge about a topic. The curriculum is planned and clearly sequenced so that new knowledge and skills are built upon.
Castles and Knights
Our first topic is 'Castles and Knights'. In September the children are inspired by our exciting trip to Arundel Castle where the children learn about what life was like in the Medieval times. The children have the opportunity to have many hands on experiences such as dressing up in Medieval costumes, walking along the dry moat, finding out about historical artefacts and learning about the past in an impressive castle by experienced guides. In class, real experiences such as the trip, interesting stories and non fiction texts are carefully selected and linked to inspire writing for different purposes. In science the children learn about the seasonal and weather changes and use the school grounds to develop the awe and wonder of the world in which they live. E.g Recording the rainfall as a class makes links with measuring for a purpose in Maths as well as gathering data over time in Science. The children learn creative skills such as creating their own junk model castles and
Finally the children present their knowledge and enthusiasms about their topic to parents in an exciting class Medieval Fayre.
The Great Fire of London
Heroes and Heroines
We begin by learning about different famous people. We get inspired by the author Roald Dahl and became authors ourselves. We write our own gruesome Twits stories.
We end the topic with a Famous People Day where we dress up as famous people and some of us even get to be in character and are interviewed by Mrs Ford.
We also get the chance to share our home learning projects about our chosen famous person with other children across Year 2. We are very proud of how hard the children work on their home projects and how creative they are.
We learn all about life as a sailor from years ago and we are able to learn more about this during our trip to HMS Victory. The activities on board the ship really bring the topic to life.
We also focus on comparing two difference locations in the world Brighton, in the UK and Castries, in the Caribbean. We think about the human and physical geographical features in these places and present our findings to the class.
We create our own leaflets about each place ensuring that it is interesting and eye catching for the reader.
We end the half term with a wonderful ‘Pirate Day’ as well as an assembly for parents showing them what we had learnt about this half term.