Year 2 - Summer 2



Science Curriculum

Spellings & Homework

Learning Values

Homework Year 2

Walk to School


Learning Values

Learning Values: Risk taking, Perseverance, Reflective.

Learning Values

S.M.S.C: Can I develop an appreciation of similarities and differences between myself and other children ? Can I encourage others to do their best?


Drama, Speaking and Listening Skills

  • Can I discuss the events in a story?
  • Can I discuss the feelings and motives of different characters?
  • Can I recite a poem?
  • Can I act out or freeze frame
  • Key events in a story or poem?

Shared Texts

  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Non-Fiction texts

Reading Skills

  • Can I understand and talk about a text that I have read?
  • Can I answer literal and inferential questions about different texts?

Writing Skills

  • Can I use different forms of sentences in my writing? -= exclamations and questions.
  • Can I punctuate sentences properly?
  • Can I use conjunctions, adjectives and adverbs to make my writing more interesting?
  • Can I spell a wide range of decodable and non decodable words?
  • Can I use joined up handwriting?

Big Write topics:

  •  Diary entry – James and the Giant Peach Retelling of Funny Bones linked to Science
  • We will be consolidating and extending lots of maths skills learnt this year including;
  • Can I use mental maths skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide?
  • Can I use partitioning and empty number lines to add and subtract larger numbers?
  • Do I have quick recall of the 2, 3, 5, 10 mes tables and related division facts ?
  • Can I solve word problems using addi on, subtraction, multiplication and division facts?
  • Do I know the names and proper es of 2D and 3D shapes ?
  • Can I tell the me to the quarter hour and then 5 minute intervals.
  • Can I recognise fractions of shapes and numbers including; 1/2 1/4 2/4 3/4 and 1/3?
  • Can I recognise equivalent fractions e.g. 2/4 & 1/2?

Science and SRE:

Growing Up

  • How are boys and girls different?
  • What are different parts of our body called?

Human body

  • Use their knowledge and understanding of the properties of materials, to distinguish objects from materials, identify and group everyday materials, and compare their suitability for different uses.
  • Why is plastic better suited for a bucket?

Athletics: PE

  • Can I develop a range of hand eye coordination skills?
  • Can I develop my running skills?
  • Can I work as a team?

Links to Literacy James & the Giant Peach

  • Using shading / mixing colours to develop painting and drawing skills.
  • Links to Geography, the children will research and create posters based on two contrasting countries.
  • Can you create a text box to present information?

Following a conductor

  • Use appropriate instruments to create a mood.
  • Can I choose appropriate instruments to imitate different weather sounds?

Growing Up

  • How are boys and girls different?
  • What are different parts of our body called?
  • Transition – Moving to Year3
Religious Education

Caring for our world

  • Can I develop a greater awareness of how I can care for our natural world?
  • This term we will be looking at likes and dislikes in regards to food.
  • Children will also be describing the physical appearance of themselves in Spanish.

UNICEF – Rights Respecting:

  • Article 14 – You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
  • 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.
  • How are these two countries different?

No History studies his half term

Design Technology

No Design Technology studies this half term

Mrs Hayre-Milne

Miss Page

Miss Jones

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