Year 2 Curriculum Overview
Autumn 1 - Pumpkin Soup
WOW! Factor: Visit to Sainsbury's
Fantastic Finish: Cooking Soup around a fire
Book: Pumpkin Soup Author: Helen Cooper
The story shows the values of three friends and how they overcome their differences. The children will be basing their topic around food and DT, making and designing soups during Forest School and also learning about plants and how they grow.
Autumn 2 - Zoo
WOW! Factor: Animal Dress Up
Fantastic Finish: Animal Art Gallery
Book: Zoo Author: Anthony Brown
Our topic is based on the book Zoo By Anthony Brown. We will be learning about animals and habitats in Science and looking at countries from around the world to link with our animal studies.
Spring 1 - Toby and the Great Fire of London
WOW! Factor: Visit from the local Fire service and children make bread.
Fantastic Finish: Recreation of the Great Fire of London (burning of the buildings).
Book: Toby and the Great Fire of London Author: Margaret Nash and Jane Cope
This is a history led unit all about the Great Fire of London. The children will learn about the events at the time as well as the modern fire and rescue service.
Spring 2 - The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark
WOW! Factor: Nocturnal animals visiting
Fantastic Finish: Make cocoa/roast marshmallows and sing around a bonfire – camp songs
Book: The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark Author: Jill Tomlinson
This story helps the children to learn about nocturnal animals and their habitats. The children will write non-fiction texts and through music and art will explore the nighttime world.
Summer 1 - The Rainbow Bear
WOW! Factor: Art Day - recreate a page from the book
Fantastic Finish: Art Exhibition
Book: The Rainbow Bear Author: Michael Morpurgo
This story teaches children about habitats, plants and the food chain. Children also learn about continents and weather.
Summer 2 - The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch
WOW! Factor: Pirate Day
Fantastic Finish: Trip to the seaside, Hunstanton
Book: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. Authors: Ronda and David Armitage
This wonderful set of books supports the children in their understanding of geography. The children learn about healthy eating, working together as a team and different journeys.