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Year 2 Curriculum

The Year 2 curriculum is broken down into six key themes, each of which is taught over one half term. Below you can read a summary of what the children experience in each theme. Each learning experience is specifically shaped to build on previous knowledge and to provide lasting memories. We strive to teach a broad and balanced curriculum that stimulates and challenges pupils to enable them to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to life in the 21st century.

Our curriculum drivers are embedded in everything that we do.

RESILIENCE means not giving up/persisting; having a positive view of oneself as a learner, managing distractions 
RESOURCEFULNESS means using your initiative and a range of strategies; being independent 
REFLECTION means thinking about your own learning; planning your work; assessing your own work 
RELATIONSHIPS means you can learn effectively in a group; know when to work in a pair, group or alone 

  • SUGARY SWEETS & CHOCOLATE TREATS

    SUGARY SWEETS & CHOCOLATE TREATS

    Explore everyone’s favourite treat within this delicious unit! Children will discover where chocolate originated, current mass production and how this sweet treat has evolved over time. Children use their art and computing skills to design and make chocolate bars, put their marketing skills to the test and consider the importance of Fair Trade.
  • HAPPY, HEALTHY ME

    HAPPY, HEALTHY ME

    In this science focussed unit, children learn about: dental hygiene, sleep, healthy eating, balanced diets, handwashing and the need for regular exercise to promote good mental health. They create exercise diaries and look at the effect of exercise on heart rate. A local dentist inspires children to create dental hygiene leaflets and healthy living factsheets. In English, Year 2 write a story in the style of the ‘Garden Gang’ series.
  • THE HOME FRONT

    THE HOME FRONT

    Put on your wellies and roll up your sleeves! In this theme, Year 2 explore childhood during WW2. They learn about life as an evacuee and how Britain came together during a time of rationing and uncertainty. Children develop knowledge of who fought in the War and they plot key events on maps. They create a vegetable patch and learn about the science of plants, living things and habitats.
  • 'WE DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE'

    'WE DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE'

    What was a Victorian beach holiday like? In this theme, children gain knowledge of popular seaside destinations both in Britain and around the World, using maps and atlases to plot destinations accurately. They write postcards, create seaside themed poetry and make posters raising awareness of plastic pollution. In science, it's all about sea creatures, ocean habitats and life cycles.
  • FIRE FIRE!

    FIRE FIRE!

    It’s hotting up as we go back in time to 1666! Inspired by witness accounts, children become ‘time detectives’, delving into 17th century London, learning how the great fire spread and how it changed the shape of our capital city. There might even be a visit from our local Fire Brigade!
  • MEXICAN SPICE

    MEXICAN SPICE

    Put on your sombreros as we venture into Mexican culture, making salsa and tortillas, and writing instructions to make guacamole! Year 2 compare locations in Mexico and Britain, comparing and contrasting culture, food, festivals and traditions. Traditional Mexican stories inspire the children’s writing and in art they create Mexican masks using clay and traditional God’s eyes.