Year 2

Autumn Term

In the first half of the Autumn Term, children will be studying a range of traditional tales. Children will read The Three Billy Goats Gruff and a local artist will come in to school to build large bridges with the children using a technique called ‘Stix’. Children will have the opportunity to study notable bridges globally. Children will read other tales, for example, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Hansel and Gretal and from these tales children will design, make an evaluate a puppet theatre based upon the characters and setting provided in their chosen story. 

In the second half of the Autumn Term, children will continue to look at traditional tales. Children will read Cinderella and be given the chance to research the British Royal Family – both past and present. They will learn about castles, their associated vocabulary and be given the opportunity to locate notable British castles. Children will investigate the suitability of different materials alongside the story of The Three Little Pigs.


Spring Term

A trip to The StreetLife Museum will ignite children’s passion for all things travel at the start of the Spring Term. Back at school, children will begin with the study of air travel and will look in detail at the life and achievements of Amy Johnson. Children will also study land travel in this first half term with a particular focus George Stephenson and train travel. 

Children will continue their work on journeys in the second half of the Spring Term. They will study sea travel and look at the historic figure Christopher Columbus. The children will then choose their favourite method of transport to make a moving picture.

Summer Term

Summer seems like the perfect time to eat well and get active. With the growing season well underway at the allotment and sports day on the horizon there doesn’t seem a better time to embark on our topic Fighting Fit. Over the Summer Term children will learn about notable individuals in the field of hygiene and medicine.  Edward Jenner, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole to name but  a few. The allotment will provide ample opportunities for children to learn about plants. They will discover the challenges and rewards of growing their own produce and will even get to use some when creating their own salad. Children will learn about the importance of a balanced and varied diet.  They will learn about the body and the positive impacts exercise can have on their health. The study of a modern day athletics hero Mo Farah will also be part of this work.