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Year 2

Curriculum Information

Termly Topics
Autumn Spring Summer
The Great Fire of London Castles Minibeasts
Summer Term 2017-18 Subject Overview



As Mathematicians we will be consolidating our learning from the Autumn and Spring terms. We will be focusing more on applying reasoning and problem solving skills around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be revisiting telling the time the nearest five minutes and analysing 2D and 3D shape.


As Writers we will be studying the book, ‘The Bee Who Spoke’ as this is linked to our topic of minibeasts. We will be exploring the setting of the story, Paris France, making our own French town. We will also be researching facts about bees working towards making a poster all about them.

After half term, our work will be based around the story, ‘The Dark,’ by Lemony Snickett. We will explore the story through drama and role play. The text provides opportunities to complete extended character descriptions and explore themes of fear and empathy. We will finish the text by making glow jars and using the experience to write instructions.


In Science will be learning about Living Things and their Habitats alongside Plants.  We will learn about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. We will learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive, and apply this in a range of contexts. We’ll make observations of our school grounds and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them. We will spend some time researching a range of global habitats and how the living things that live there are suited to their environments, and also start to look into an introduction to the idea of dependency between plant and animal species.


As Computer Scientists we will be building on Coding work taught in Year One. We will consolidate our understanding of algorithms, debugging, programming and sequences. We will use Purple Mash to support our programming skills, alongside human computing and the use of bee-bots.

Design Technology

Our D.T learning this term will be come to fruition in our Family Learning session where we will be making Bug Hotels.


As Artists, we will be focusing a week of learning around one image, Damien Hirst’s, ‘Kaleidoscope paintings’ which links well to our topic of minibeasts. We will explore lines of symmetry and children will make their own individual 3D butterflies as well as doing observational sketches.


As Geographers, we will be investigating our local environment, going on walks around our local area. We will think about a place in nature that inspires us, exploring it’s geographical features and what we can do to nurture and look after it.


In R.E this term we will be focusing our learning around Hinduism, comparing and contrasting Hindu practices with those of other world religions.


In P.E this term we will be having both indoor and outdoor sessions. Our indoor sessions will be focused around gymnastic skills of creating balances and our outdoor sessions will be focused on teamwork using the parachute.