Year 2 - Curriculum Topic Plan (Fighting Fit!) Spring Term 2018

English (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Apply spelling rules
  • Learn to spell more words with contracted forms
  • Learn new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones
  • Spell by segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many  correctly
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to your own writing by evaluating your writing with the teacher and other pupils
  • Consider what you are going to write by encapsulating what you want to say, sentence by sentence
  • Consider what you are going to write by writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary
  • Start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
  • Make correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing
  • Use subordination (using when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (using or, and, but)
  • Use commas to separate items in a list

Maths (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Read the time to the nearest 15 minutes
  • Read the time to the nearest 5 minutes
  • Recall doubles and halves to 20 
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2 times table
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 5 times table
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 10 times table, linking multiplying by 10 to place value 
  • Understand that multiplication is commutative 
  • Use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables to solve simple problems
  • Understand that division is not commutative 
  • Use multiplication facts to make deductions outside known multiplication facts
  • Understand the connection between multiplication and repeated addition 
  • Determine remainders given known facts 
  • Solve word problems that involve more than one step 
  • Recognise one quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity and use fraction notation 
  • Recognise one half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity and use fraction notation 
  • Recognise two quarters as two of four equal parts, or two of one quarter, of an object, shape or quantity and use fraction notation 
  • Recognise a three quarters as three of four equal parts, or three of one quarter of an object, shape or quantity and use fraction notation 
  • Recognise one third as one of three equal parts of an object, shape or quantity and use fraction notation 
  • Find and compare fractions of amounts

Science (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

Art and Design (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught:

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • About the work of Wassilly Kandinsky.

Computing (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Begin to word process short narrative and non-narrative texts
  • Develop basic editing skills including different presentational features (font size, colour and style)
  • Use different layouts and templates for different purposes
  • Select from different presentational features e.g. title, paragraph, label etc.

Design and Technology (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an interative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts.

Geography (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Know the name of and locate Europe
  • Know the names of some of the countries, cities, mountains and seas in Europe.

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

  • key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
  • key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop.

History (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught about:

  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements (Florence Nightingale). Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.

Music (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Explore sounds
  • Explore beat
  • Explore pitch

Physical Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Religious Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Begin to understand who is a Muslim and how do they live?
  • Begin to understand why Easter matters to Christians.