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Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1 

 Awaiting Content

Autumn 2 

 Awaiting Content

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.

 Unit 3 Topic Plan

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.

Unit 4 Topic Plan

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.

Unit 5 Topic Plan

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.

 Unit 6 Topic Plan