Year 2

Term 1

Religion: The Chosen People Children will learn about God’s chosen people, Abraham, Moses and Daniel in the lions' den.

Science: Living things and their habitats - Looking at animals and humans and how they grow, develop and how they are suited to their environment.

History: The Great Fire of London - Learn about the sequence of events, Samuel Pepys and how London was rebuilt.

Computing: We are zoologists – Using software to collect, interpret and present data on bugs.

Games: Ball skills, throwing and catching - Catch and throw beanbags and balls.

Dance: Country dance – Learning different country dances, moving with the beat. Barn Dance and Virginia Rheel.

Art: Picture this! - Looking through a viewfinder and drawing what they see. Draw parts of a picture using detail.

Music:  Hands, Feet, Heart – South African styles.

Term 2

Religion: Mysteries - The Holy Trinity, the birth of Jesus.

Geography: What is there around me – Using simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the key human and physical features of the surrounding environment including creating maps.

Science: All living things and habitats/Forces – Continuation of Term 1 and looking at pushing, pulling and friction in forces.

Computing: We are game testers – Exploring how computer games work.

Games: Ball skills, aiming and hitting.

Dance: Line Dance – Learning some line dance steps (Electric Slide) and working on the Infant Christmas play.

Design and Technology: Winding mechanisms - Design and make a toy using a winding mechanism.

Music: Little Angel Gets Her Wings – Christmas unit.

Term 3

Religion: The Good News - The children will learn about how Jesus used his powers to help others. They will learn the stories of Jairus' daughter and the Feeding of the Five Thousand.  

Geography: Is it really round? – The seven continents and five oceans. Understanding the world being spherical and how journeys can be undertaken which allow the Earth to be circumnavigated.

Science: Uses of everyday materials - Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials and how materials can be changed.

Computing: We are photographers- Taking better photos, editing and include in a shared portfolio.

Games: Ball skills, Dodgeball – Putting ball skills, throwing and catching into practice.

Gymnastics: Gymnastics skills, strengthening muscles and creating sequences.

Art: Buildings- The class will be exploring buildings and materials. They will create some pictures of buildings based on Hunterwasser and create a class collage in the ideas of Frank Stella.

Music: Glockenspiel Stage 1 – Learning basic instrumental skills by playing tunes in varying styles.


Term 4

Religion: The Mass - The children will learn about all aspects of celebrating Mass. They will learn about the consecration of the bread and wine.

History: Women who made a difference - Learn about Rosa Parks and Elizabeth Fry.

Science: Everyday Materials/Electricity – Continuation of Everyday Materials and investigating Electricity, making a circuit work.

Computing: We are researchers - Researching topics safely, effectively and efficiently preparing a multimedia presentation.

Games: Bat and balls, Hockey - Children will learn how to attack and defend using their skills in controlling balls.

Gymnastics: Gymnastics skills continued.

Design and Technology: Moving vehicles - The children will learn about how to use different wheels and axles to create their own idea of a vehicle.

Music: I wanna play in a band – Rock. The Beatles. Historical context of musical styles.  

Term 5

Religion: Eastertide - Children will learn about the time after Easter. Jesus rose from the dead and still lives to be with us. He told the disciples that he would go back to heaven and promised that the Holy Spirit would come. They will explore the story of Jesus appearing to the disciples.

Geography: Where in the world – Investigating contrasting locality. Mexico

Science: Animals including humans -  Children learn that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults, describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival and describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

Computing: We are detectives – Children are challenged to solve a mystery by reading, sending and replying to emails.

Games: Bat and Ball – Children learn how to handle bats and balls and play simple games.

Gymnastics: Jumping - Children will learn to jump on and off vaults of different sizes.

Art: Mother Nature, designer - Exploring ideas from natural resources for own design. Know some of the work of Andy Goldsworthy and create their own based on his work.

Music: Zootime – Reggae. Animals, poetry and the historical context of musical styles.

Term 6

Religion: The Church is Born - Children will learn that when the Apsostles received the Holy Spirit, they spread the Good News. To understand about the early Christian Community and that we are part of that community. They will learn about Peter's struggles.

History: What was it like to be a child during World War II - Children will learn about changes within living memory in particular the challenges facing children during this time.

Science: Plants – Children will 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.  

Computing: We are astronauts – Children will use the program Scratch to move a sprite around the screen.

Games: Athletics - Various aspects of athletics such as relay racing, standing long jump, throwing objects and practise for sports day.

Design and Technology: Joseph's Coat - Children will design their own Joseph's coat. They will cut out their pattern, transfer this to their fabric and stitch together.

Music: Reflect, Rewind and Replay – Western classical music.