Year 2 Curriculum Overview
Autumn 1 - Willow Pattern Story
WOW! Factor: China Day.
Fantastic Finish: Circus skills workshop parents are invited in to see the children perform in the circus.
Book: Willow Pattern Story. Author: Allan Drummond
This unit is based on the Chinese folk story The Willow Pattern Story. The children will learn about China, the Chinese circus and forces in science.
Autumn 2 - Toby and the Great Fire of London
WOW! Factor: Visit from “One day creative play workshop” and the local fire service.
Fantastic Finish: Recreation of the Great Fire of London (burning of the buildings).
This is a history led unit all about the Great Fire of London. The children will learn about the events at the time as well as the modern fire and rescue service.
Spring 1 - The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
WOW! Factor: Café Day.
Fantastic Finish: Enterprise Café for parents.
Book: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. Author: Roald Dahl.
Based on Roald Dahl's book, this unit explores issues around citizenship. This is an exciting story about friendship and working together.
Spring 2 - Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish
WOW! Factor: Trip to Woburn Safari Park and a visit from the Junk music workshop.
Fantastic Finish: Junk music workshop – children learn how to make music using junk.
Book: Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish. Author: Michael Foreman
This unit is all about recycling and protecting our world. Through this text the children have a chance to explore cause and effect and how our actions impact on our planet. Having fun with recycled materials and lots of art work take place in this unit.
Summer 1 - The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
WOW! Factor: Nocturnal animals visiting.
Fantastic Finish: Night weaving day.
Book: The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Author: Jill Tomlinson
This story helps the children to learn about nocturnal animals and their habitats. The children will write non-fiction texts and through music and art will explore the night time world.
Summer 2 - The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch
WOW! Factor: Trip to Walton on the Naze.
Fantastic Finish: Sea biscuits and sea shanties.
Book: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. Authors: Ronda and David Armitage
This wonderful set of books supports the children in their understanding of geography. The children learn about healthy eating, working together as a team and different journeys.