The Federation of Abbey Infant & Junior School Curriculum Map for Year 2 2019-20 - Autumn term For specific class information see https://abbey-federation.secure- primarysite.net/topic/class-pages For dates see https://abbey-federation.secure-primarysite.net/diary
Maths The children will be developing their understanding of place value, recognising the value of each digit in a 2 digit number and understanding the role of 0 as a place holder. They will apply this knowledge when comparing numbers using the < and > symbols and when solving place value problems. We will move onto using place value to help solve the operations of addition and subtraction using resources and written methods as well as showing their answers with different representations. As the term progresses, we will solve multiplication and division problems as well as recall the 2,5 and 10 times tables. Music Throughout the term, we will be developing our ability to sing in tune and in time. We will be finding the beat within songs, showing it using our bodies and percussion instruments. We will start off exploring a South African inspired song and move onto a Christmas song after half term. The children will also participate in a carol concert in December for parents and carers.
Computing We will be developing an understanding of what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices. The children will find out that programs work by following precise instructions. They will also look at how to create and debug simple programs. Alongside this, we will be learning basic computer skills, including how to log on to a computer, use a search engine and use a keyboard with greater confidence. Religious Education We will start the term looking at celebrations. We will explore different celebrations within different communities and discuss why they are important to some people. This will focus on the Christian, Muslim and Sikh faiths. The children will then move on to learning more about Islam, recognising what Muslims believe and discussing how the live. Science Our focus for the term is ‘Materials’. We will be identifying materials that can be changed by the actions of squashing, bending, twisting and stretching, and link these actions with the properties of the materials that allow them to be changed. The children will look at how the properties of materials make them useful for particular purposes. During the term the children will test a range of different materials for different purposes. producing a leaflet to encourage people to visit Scotland, followed by a focus on traditional folk tales. Throughout our English lessons, there will be an emphasis on using sentences containing 2 adjectives, as well as the correct use of punctuation. Cursive handwriting lessons will also be taking place to ensure the correct formation of both upper and lower case letters. English We will be using ‘Talk for Writing’ as a vehicle to assist the children in writing a range of text types. We will be kicking off the term with a postcard and the children will then move on to creating their very own lost and found story. In the second half of the term, the children will be
Our topic is Katie Morag and Scotland.
During the Autumn term, our topics are based around Scotland. In the first half term we will be finding out about Katie Morag and where she lives. We will therefore be linking many of our lessons to the Katie Morag stories. The second half term focuses on Scottish traditions and the many things that make Scotland such a special place. We will be submerged in Scottish heritage during out Scottish Traditions day, where the children will carry out several activities including playing highland games, dancing, making short bread and food tasting.
Life skills, soft skills and bucket list experiences
History In Year 2 we will become historians in the second half term. As our topic is based on Scotland, we have lots of exciting lessons based around the history of Scotland. We will be starting the topic by looking at the lives of significant people in Scottish history. Additionally, the children will be finding out about what life was like for them and ordering events on a timeline in chronological order. The children will also be using different sources to find reliable information. Art & Design We will start with the children drawing and painting their portraits to display in the year 2 classrooms—be sure to take a look! The children will be developing their blending techniques using pastels in order to create a shoreline scene. They will also be celebrating Diwali by making and decorating a diva using clay. In the second half of the term the children will find out about and replicate the work of the Scottish artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This fits in nicely with our Scotland topic.
PE The first half term, our focus will be on games in which we will be extending the children’s agility, balance and co-ordination. In the second half term, we will move onto gymnastics where the children will be travelling in different ways, making shapes and linking movements. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school. We also ask that all children have their hair tied up and earrings taken out on PE days where necessary.
Life Skills Map reading Cooking Computer skills Debating Folding clothes Planning a journey/ route
Bucket List Trip to Weston-Super-Mare Theatre Trip Scottish Traditions Day
Geography We will be using an atlas to locate countries and capital cities in the United Kingdom, then continuing to explore Scotland in more detail, including locating its main cities on a map. The children will also be developing their skills in using simple compass directions (N,E,S,W). They will be adding their own key to a map of ‘The Isle of Struay’ and will look at identifying the physical and human features of a place. In addition, comparisons will be made between Bearwood and the Isle of Struay (Coll).
Soft Skills Decision making Communication Accepting responsibility Teamwork Creativity
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