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Chantry Primary Academy

Primary Academy

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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. 

Unit 1 Topic Plan

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).

Book: Toby and the Great Fire of London. Authors: Magaret Nash and Jane Cope

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.

Unit 2 Topic Plan

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.

Unit 3 Topic Plan

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.

Unit 4 Topic Plan

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.

Unit 5 Topic Plan

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.

Unit 6 Topic Plan