# Year 2

```Curriculum Overview for Year 2
English
 Develop phonics until decoding
is secure.
appropriate books.
words.
 Discuss &amp; express views about
fiction, non-fiction &amp; poetry.
 Become familiar with &amp; retell
stories.
 Begin to make inferences.
Art &amp; Design
Writing
 Spell by segmenting into phonemes.
 Learn to spell common ‘exception’
words.
 Spell using common suffixes, etc.
 Use appropriate size letters &amp;
spaces.
 Develop positive attitude &amp; stamina
for writing.
 Begin to plan ideas for writing.
 Record ideas sentence-by-sentence.
 Make simple additions 7 changes
Grammar
 Use . !, and ?, and ‘
 Use simple conjunctions.
 Begin to expand
noun phrases.
 Use some features of standard
English
Speaking &amp; Listening
 Initiate &amp; respond to
 Use spoken language to
develop understanding.
Mathematics
Number/ calculations
Geometry &amp; Measures
 Know and use standard
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Know 2, 5 and 10x tables.
measures.
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Begin to use place value
 Read scales to the nearest
(T/U)
whole unit.
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Count in 2s, 3s, 5s &amp; 10s.
 Use symbols for &pound; and p and
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Identify, represent &amp;
estimate numbers.
less than &pound;1 or in pounds.
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Compare/ order numbers inc
 Tell time to the nearest 5
&lt;&gt; =
minutes.
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Write numbers to 100.
 Identify &amp; sort 2d and 3d
surfaces.
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Know number facts to 20 (+
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Order and arrange
related to 100)
mathematical objects.
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Use x and divide symbols.
 Use terminology of position &amp;
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Recognise commutative
movement.
property of multiplication.
Science
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Fractions
 Find and write simple
fractions
 Understand equivalence of
e.g. 2/4=1/2
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Design &amp; Technology
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Mechanisms- sliders and levers.
Textiles
Wheels and axles.
Living things &amp; their habitats.
Health and Growth.
Materials and their uses.
Understand use of algorithms.
Write &amp; test simple programs.
Use logical reasoning to make predictions.
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Organise, store, retrieve &amp; manipulate data.
Communicate online safety and respectfully
Recognise uses of IT outside of school.
Geography
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Data
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Interpret simple tables &amp;
pictograms.
questions.
Modern
Languages
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Not statutory at KS1.
Physical
National events- why we celebrate and what is
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Education
Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping,
throwing, catching, balance, agility and coordination.
Participate in team games.
Perform dances using simple movements.
Oceans
Use basic vocabulary to describe a less familiar
area
Use aerial images and other models to create
simple plans and maps, using symbols
Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to
study the immediate environment
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Significant people.
Past events.
Transport ~links to local history – SS Great
Britain
Non- European country. ( India) comparison
Compass points
Music
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History
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Use drawing, painting and sculpture.
Develop techniques of colour, pattern, and
texture. Line, shape, form and space.
Learn about range of artists, craftsman and
designers (Monet, Matisse and Morris)
Computing
Sing songs
Play tuned &amp; unturned
instruments musically.
Listen &amp; understand live and recorded music.
Make and combine sounds musically.
Religious
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Education
Friends ,Family &amp; Community
The World Around Us
The Life of Jesus
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