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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Portraits - influenced by Van Gogh, children use brush strokes to reflect feelings and experiment with colour mixing. 
Still Life - use of pencil, paint and printing, linked to the geography topic, 'What Does It Matter Where Our Food Comes From?
Mining Artefacts - pupils recreate the tools which miners would have used, using clay.  This is linked to their history topic about the miners' strike at Orgreave. 


Pupils are taught computing using the NCCE Teach Computing scheme.  This covers: exploring how technology improves our world; using a computer to create photos and music; designing and debugging algorithms; collecting and organising data using a computer.

Autumn 1 - Information technology around us
Autumn 2 - Digital photography
Spring 1 - Robot algorithm
Spring 2 - Pictograms
Summer 1 - Digital music
Summer 2 - Programming quizzes


Textiles - templates and joining techniques.  The children design and make a fabric puppet. 
Food Technology - preparing fruit and vegetables.  The children design and make a vegetable salad; this is linked to their geography topic, 'What Does It Matter Where Our Food Comes From?'
Mechanisms - wheels and axles.  Pupils design and make an emergency vehicle, linked to their learning about the Miners' Strike at Orgreave.  


Every classroom strives to create and uphold a strong writing culture. In Y2, children are building their fluency in sentence development. They learn about an increasing range of grammatical devices, including noun phrases and subordination, and can move flexibly between the past and present tense in their writing. In addition, children are now beginning to build their familiarity with a wider range of texts and genres. They explore texts through book study and are encouraged to identify the features that help us define different genres. 

Genres covered in Y2 writing may include: character and setting descriptions, recounts, diary entries, instructions, poetry and non-chronological reports.


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Where are the world's hot and cold places? Pupils are introduced to biomes and natural regions; they learn about hot and cold places in the world and how animals adapt to live there. 

Why does it matter where our food comes from?  Pupils learn about farming and the land required to successfully do this as well as which foods we can grow in this country and which we need to get from others.

How does another locality compare with where I live? This topic allows the children to study another country and compare that location with their own, looking at similarities and differences.


We learn about changes beyond living memory, including the Great Fire of London. We look at the history of our local area, Handsworth, and learn about the Miners' Strike at Orgreave.  We also learn about significant individuals from Yorkshire, including Amy Johnson, Helen Sharman and Majid Majid. 




Areas of study include:

  • Number
    • Place value
    • Addition and subtraction
    • Multiplication and division
    • Fractions
  • Measurement
    • Money
    • Length and height
    • Mass, capacity and temperature
    • Time
  • Statistics
  • Geometry
    • Shape
    • Position and direction


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Confident use of Y1 vocabulary - yes and no, greetings for answering the register, please and thank you; numbers 1-10; classroom instructions for stand up, sit down, listen.

Focus on oracy and listening - children explore more songs and rhymes and learn that many countries of the world speak Spanish.


Pupils use Charanga to learn about pulse and rhythm, pitch and tone.   They learn a range of songs and experiment with percussion instruments. 

Autumn 1 - Hands, Feet, Heart

Autumn 2 - Ho Ho Ho

Spring 1 - I Wanna Play in A Band

Spring 2 - Zootime

Summer 1 - Friendship Song

Summer 2 - Reflect, Rewind and Replay


Children continue to develop their gymnastic skills, balancing on different body parts, making wide, narrow and curled shapes, making sequences of movements at different levels, travelling, changing shape and direction and incorporating spinning, turning and twisting into their gymnastic routines.  Children also learn games involving throwing and catching, aiming, hitting and kicking, dribbling and group games. Throughout these activities, there are opportunities to invent their own games as well as playing existing games and sports.


Autumn 1 - team building; fundamentals

Autumn 2 - yoga; ball skills

Spring 1 - fitness; dance

Spring 2 - sending and receiving; gymnastics

Summer 1 - athletics; net and wall

Summer 2 - striking and fielding; invasion




Mental Wellbeing (Health and Wellbeing) – pupils learn about recognising and managing their feelings.
First Aid - The children learn a basic understanding of First Aid, and learn how to call for help in the event of an emergency.
Online Safety – pupils learn about sharing personal information, online protection, consent, stranger danger, bias and the digital media.
Physical Health (Health and Wellbeing) - pupils learn about life routines, healthy eating and hygiene.
Friendship (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of friendships, anti-bullying, stereotypes and keeping and maintaining friendships healthy.
Anti-Racism – pupils learn to define racism, how to recognise racism in different situations, and how to deal with situations they may find themselves in.
Family (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of families and what makes a family, relationships within families and family diversity.
Living in wider world (Community) – pupils learn about the make-up of their community, belonging, how to help others, prejudice and finances.
Development and Puberty (Growing up) - pupils look at how their bodies change, personal hygiene and get ready for the next chapter of their lives (linked to the science curriculum).


We follow both the Discovery RE and Understanding Christianity schemes of work for RE. Y2 focus on:
Religion: Christianity (Gospel - what is the good news that Jesus brings?; Incarnation - why does Christmas matter to Christians?; Salvation - why does Easter matter to Christians?
Religion: Islam (Prayer at home - does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in his/her everyday life?; Community and Belonging - does going to a mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?; Hajj - does completing Hajj make a person a better Muslim?) 


Living Things and Their Habitats - children explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. They 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.   They also learn to identify and name a variety of plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

Materials - children begin to identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials and consider their uses. They also find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. 

Animals Including Humans - children learn that animals including humans have offspring which grow into adults.  They find out about and describe the basic needs that animals and humans need to survive and describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. 

Plants - children learn to observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. 

Click here for the programmes of study.