Year 2 - Curriculum Topic Plan (Far, Far Away...) Summer Term 2018

English (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • learn the possessive apostrophe e.g. the girl’s book.
  • distinguish between homophones and near homophones
  • learn to spell common exception words
  • add suffixes to spell longer words, including –ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly

make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by:

  • proofreading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • reading aloud what has been written making the meaning clear.
  • rereading to check writing makes sense and that verbs to indicate time are used correctly and consistently
  • form adjectives using suffixes such as –ful and –less
  • use the suffixes –er and –est in adjectives and use –ly to turn adjectives into adverbs
  • use apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns e.g. the girl’s name
  • use verbs in the present and past tense to mark actions in progress e.g. she is drumming, he was shouting
  • understand why a sentence is a statement, question, exclamation or command
  • form nouns using suffixes such as –ness and –er and by compounding e.g. whiteboard, superman.

Maths (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use place value and number facts to solve problems                  
  • count in steps of 3, from any  number, forward and backward        
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100                                         
  • recognise and use the inverse  relationship between addition and  subtraction and use this to check  calculations and solve missing number problems
  • calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
  • show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot
  • write simple fractions for example,1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2
  • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure  temperature (ºc) to the nearest unit, using thermometers
  • tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure  temperature (ºc) to the nearest unit, using thermometers
  • use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)                 
  • ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category, sorting categories by quantity.

Science (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food
  • observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

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 a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Computing (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

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 iterative 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:

  • name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
  • understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country.

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
  • 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
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

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)

  • What is the ‘good news’ Christians believe Jesus brings?
  • tell stories from the Bible and recognise a link with the concept of Good News
  • give clear, simple accounts of what Bible texts mean to Christians
  • recognise that Jesus gives instructions to people about how to behave
  • what makes some places sacred to believers?
  • recognise that there are special places where people go to worship, and talk about what people do there
  • identify at least three objects used in worship in two religions
  • identify a belief about worship and a belief about God, connecting these beliefs simply to a place of worship.