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.
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?
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.
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.
Learn about healthy eating.
Learn about staying safe (fire safety).
Learn about different jobs.
Understand our local community.
Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
Make and combine sounds musically.
Listen and understand live and recorded music.
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.
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.