Year 2 Curriculum Overview
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.