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Year Two

Science

  • Plants: Understand what plants need to grow.
  • Animals and their habitats: Understand simple food chains and learn about habitats.
  • Animals, including humans: Learn about the basic needs of animals and their offspring.
  • Everyday materials: Identify and compare uses of different materials; compare how different things move on different surfaces.

History

  • People: Comparing two significant individuals from two different times; why do we remember them?
  • Events: Significant event beyond living memory (The Plague and the Fire of London)
  • Places: Landmarks and buildings linked to study of United Kingdom- what does this teach us?

Geography

  • Name and locate the world’s continents and oceans
  • Identify the Equator.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom (London) and a small area in a contrasting non-European country.
  • Identify the location of hot and cold areas in the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South poles.
  • Develop their use of basic geographical vocabulary to refer to (in addition to year 1 above): key physical features (cliff, coast, ocean, soil, valley, vegetation) and key human features (village, port, harbour).
  • Use aerial images and other models to create simple plans and maps, using symbols.
  • Use simple fieldwork skills and observational skills to study the immediate environment.

Physical Education

  • Master basic movements.
  • Participate in team games.
  • Perform dances using simple movement.
  • Year 2 will cover a range of skills through gymnastics, dance, games and athletics.

PSCHE

  • Learn about healthy eating.
  • Learn about staying safe (fire safety).
  • Learn about different jobs.
  • Understand our local community.

Music

  • Sing songs.
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
  • Make and combine sounds musically.
  • Listen and understand live and recorded music.

Religious Education

  • Hinduism
  • Christianity
  • Islam

Art and Design

  • Respond to ideas and starting points.
  • Explore ideas and collect visual information.
  • Explore different methods and materials as ideas develop.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture.
  • Develop printing and collage skills.
  • Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • Describe the work of notable artists, artisans and designers.
  • Use some of the ideas of artists studied to create pieces.

Computing

  • Understand use of algorithms
  • Write and test simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to make predictions.
  • Organise, store, retrieve and manipulate data
  • Communicate online safely and respectfully
  • Recognise use of IT outside of school

Design and Technology

  • Design purposeful, functional and appealing products.
  • Generate ideas and evaluate existing products.
  • Build and improve structures, learning how to strengthen them.
  • Understand where food comes from and learn basic food preparation skills.
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