Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

English 

Reading 

 Develop phonics until decoding secure

 Read common suffixes

 Read & re-read phonic-appropriate books

 Read common ‘exception’ words

 Discuss & express views about fiction, non-fiction & poetry

 Become familiar with & retell stories

 Ask & answer questions; make predictions

 Begin to make inferences

Writing 

 Spell by segmenting into phonemes

 Learn to spell common ‘exception’ words

 Spell using common suffixes, etc.

 Use appropriate size letters & spaces

 Develop positive attitude & stamina for writing

 Begin to plan ideas for writing

 Record ideas sentence-by-sentence

 Make simple additions & changes after proof-reading

Grammar 

 Use . ! ? , and ’

 Use simple conjunctions

 Begin to expand noun phrases

 Use some features of standard English

Speaking & Listening 

 Articulate & Justify answers

 Initiate & respond to comments

 Use spoken language to develop understanding

 

Mathematics 

Number/Calculation 

 Know 2, 5, 10x tables

 Begin to use place value (T/U)

 Count in 2s, 3s, 5s & 10s

 Identify, represent & estimate numbers

 Compare / order numbers, inc. < > =

 Write numbers to 100

 Know number facts to 20 (+ related to 100)

 Use x and ÷ symbols

 Recognise commutative property of multiplication

Geometry & Measures 

 Know and use standard measures

 Read scales to nearest whole unit

 Use symbols for £ and p and add/subtract simple sums of less than £1 or in pounds

 Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes

 Identify & sort 2-d & 3-d shapes

 Identify 2-d shapes on 3-d surfaces

 Order and arrange mathematical objects

 Use terminology of position & movement

Fractions 

 Find and write simple fractions

 Understand equivalence of e.g. 2/4 = 1/2

Data 

 Interpret simple tables & pictograms

 Ask & answer comparison questions

 Ask & answer questions about totalling

 

Science 

Biology 

 Differentiate living, dead and non-living

 Growing plants (water, light, warmth)

 Basic needs of animals & offspring

 Simple food chains & habitats

Chemistry 

 Identify and compare uses of different materials

 Compare how things move on different surfaces

 

History (KS1)

 

Key Concepts 

 Changes in living memory (linked to aspects of national life where appropriate)

Key Individuals 

 Lives of significant historical figures, including comparison of those from different periods

 Significant local people

Key Events 

 e.g. Bonfire night

 Events of local importance

 

Art & Design (KS1)

 Use a range of materials

 Use drawing, painting and sculpture

 Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

 Learn about range of artists, craftsmen and designers

 

Design & Technology (KS1)

 Design purposeful, functional & appealing products

 Generate, model & communicate ideas

 Use range of tools & materials to complete practical tasks

 Evaluate existing products & own ideas

 Build and improve structure & mechanisms

 Understand where food comes from

 

Modern Languages

 Not required at KS1

 

Physical Education (KS1)

 

 Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination

 Participate in team games

 Perform dances using simple movement

 Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)

 

Computing (KS1)

 

 Understand use of algorithms

 Write & test simple programs

 Use logical reasoning to make predictions

 Organise, store, retrieve & manipulate data

 Communicate online safely and respectfully

 Recognise uses of IT outside of school

 

Geography (Y2)

 

 Name & locate world’s continents and oceans

 Compare local area to a non-European country

 Use basic vocabulary to describe a less familiar area

 Use aerial images and other models to create simple plans and maps, using symbols

 Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the immediate environment

 

Music (KS1)

 

 Sing songs

 Play tuned & untuned instruments musically

 Listen & understand live and recorded music

 Make and combine sounds musically

 

Religious Education 

 

Continue to follow locally- agreed syllabus for RE