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Year 2 Whole Curriculum Overview 2023-24


YEAR 2 CURRICULUM – 2023 - 24

SUBJECT

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

SCIENCE

White Rose Scheme

Biology - Animals' needs for survival

Biology - Humans

Chemistry - Materials

Sustainability - Plastics

 

Biology - Plants - Light & dark

Biology - Living things and their habitats

 

 Biology - Plants: bulbs & seeds

Biology - Growing up

Sustainability - Wildlife

 

 

Biology HISTORY

Who were Guy Fawkes and Joseph Chamberlain & should we remember them?

What did Mary Seacole & Rosa Parks do that we still remember them today?

What adventures did Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong have?

GEOGRAPHY

What are the similarities & differences between the Islands of Coll & Tobago?

How do we use maps around our school & locality?

Who in the world plays cricket at Edgbaston?

COMPUTING

‘Switched On’

Rising Stars Scheme

V3

Programming on screen in ScratchJr

 

Using logic and reasoning to understand games rules and simple coding

 

Taking, selecting and editing digital images

 

Developing research skills through searching for information on the Internet

 

Planning, filming, reviewing and editing a stop-motion animation

 

Using a computer to collect information and create a presentation

MUSIC

Charanga Scheme

Hands, Feet, Heart - Afropop, South African style of pulse, rhythm & pitch

 

 

Ho, Ho, Ho – rapping with a Christmas theme, high/low sounds, rhythm & pitch

I Wanna Play in a Band – Rock - Teamwork, working together. The Beatles. Historical context of musical styles

 

Zootime – Reggae - Animals, poetry and the historical context of musical styles

Friendship Song – learning a song – rhythm, pulse & pitch

 

 

Reflect, Rewind & Replay – Classical - the history of music in context, listen to Western Classical music and place the music from the units worked through, in their correct time and space. Consolidate the foundations of the language of music

P.E.

Complete P.E resource Scheme

Ball skills - Hands 2

Locomotion - Dodging

Gymnastics: Linking & Pathways

Ball skills - Hands 1

Dance – Explorers & Water

Locomotion – Jumping 1

Games – Understanding attack & defence

Team Building

Health & well-being

R.H.E/PATHS

 

Establishing a Positive Classroom Environment

 

Introduction to Feelings

Feelings & Behaviours

Self-Control & Anger Management

 

Anger Management & Problem-Solving

Friendship & Feeling Lonely

Manners & Listening to Others

 

Feelings/Emotions/

Behaviour

ART & DESIGN

Painting – colour mixing in abstract art and the work of famous artists

 

Artists: Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky,  Robert Delaunay

Drawing – developing proficiency & understanding of line, shape, texture in different media

 

Collage – exploring techniques using different materials – torn & cut

 

 

Sculpture – abstract sculpture

 

 

 Artists: Antony Gormley & Henry Moore

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Food Technology – Comparing breakfasts – Fruit salad & porridge

Structures – joining and strengthening materials – modelling human feature structures

Mechanisms – Axles and wheels – making Pakistani decorative buses

R.E

Birmingham Agreed Syllabus

Living By Rules

 

Being Temperate, Exercising Self Discipline and Cultivating Serene Contentment

 

Being Regardful of Suffering

 

Sharing and Being Generous

Creating Unity and Harmony

 

Participating and Willing to Lead

 

Caring for Others, Animals and the Environment

 

Being Merciful and Forgiving

Being Silent and Attentive to, and Cultivating a Sense for the Sacred and Transcendent

 

Being Reflective and Self Critical

 

Being Imaginative and Explorative

 

Appreciating Beauty