Year 2 - Curriculum Topic Plan (African Adventures) Spring Term 2019

English (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • apply spelling rules
  • learn to spell more words with contracted forms
  • learn new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones
  • spell by segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many  correctly
  • make simple additions, revisions and corrections to your own writing by evaluating your writing with the teacher and other pupils
  • consider what you are going to write by encapsulating what you want to say, sentence by sentence
  • consider what you are going to write by writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary
  • start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
  • make correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing
  • use subordination (using when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (using or, and, but)
  • use commas to separate items in a list.

Maths (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • solve problems with addition and subtraction
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:
  • show that addition of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of 1 number from another cannot
  • recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems
  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
  • show that multiplication of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of 1 number by another cannot
  • solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts
  • recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4, and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
  • write simple fractions, for example 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2

Science (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

Art and Design (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. 

Computing (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Mindmapping – link to topic work using 2Connect
  • Creating graphs linked to topic using 2Graph
  • E-Safety “Screen out the mean”

Design and Technology (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an interative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts.

Geography (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country
  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles
  • use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
  • use simple compass directions (north, south, east and west) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far, left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

History (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught about:

  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

Music (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • explore sounds
  • explore beat
  • explore pitch.

Physical Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns. 

Religious Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

Pupils should be taught to:

  • begin to understand who is a Muslim and how do they live?
  • begin to understand why Easter matters to Christians.