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Summer Curriculum Overview- Year 2

Subject Summer 1Summer 2


ArtThis half term, the children will explore the artist/architect Antoni Gaudi. They will learn how to apply the trencadis mosaic technique using felt tips and craft materials.Children will explore observational drawing and sketch seashells among other seaside objects. They will also explore mixing colours using a colour wheel and creating a sea scene using paint. They will explore using different colours to add different shades, tones and textures practising different brush strokes. The children will use different materials to create a seascape collage.
ComputingThis half-term, the children will be using basic computer skills and learning how to create their own presentation.

Pupils will have the opportunity to develop their times tables fluency using TTRockstars.
The children will continue to create their own presentation and spend time editing and delivering them.


Design and TechnologyThis term, the children will be learning how to sew. They will master the running stitch and move on to learning how to cross stitch. They will apply their skills to create a final project. Linking to their ‘Golden Thread’, the children will create sea creatures using recycled plastic materials.

The children will continue to master their sewing skills and complete their final project.

The children will design and create different habitat dioramas.
EnglishNon-fiction: This term, the children will be learning about various habitats. They will gather research from books and the internet and create a non-chronological report about an animal and its habitat. The children will be using the model text ‘Unicorns’ for inspiration.

Fiction: The children will be exploring the text ‘The Magic Brush’.
Fiction

Linking to the ‘Golden Thread’, the children will be using Pie Corbett’s Talk 4 Writing strategy to learn and innovate the story ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’. They will create and innovate their own story maps, put actions to the text and change parts of the story. They will appreciate the dangers of pollution and litter on beaches.

Poetry

The children will be exploring different poems. They will learn to perform with expression and create their own poem linked to their topic ‘Seaside’. ‘There are Big Waves’ will be the model text.
GeographyLinking to their topic ‘Seaside’, the children will research different local seaside places. They know the name and locate seaside places in the UK and know the nearest seaside place to them. The children will create a map of a seaside resort with a compass and key and use directional vocabulary. Linking to their ‘Golden Thread’, the children will also be exploring pollution and litter on beaches. They will also research Christopher Columbus as part of their topic ‘Seaside’.
Guided ReadingIn year 2, key guided reading skills are taught through whole class reading using a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. They will be looking at various texts about habitats. In this half term, the children will be applying their Guided Reading skills to a Christopher Columbus text.


HistoryLinking to their topic ‘Seaside’, the children will explore changes in UK seaside resorts from the Victorian age to now. This half term, the children will be learning about Christopher Columbus. They will put the key events in his life in order on a timeline.


MathsThe children will be comparing and measuring lengths and heights this half term. They will also solve real life problems using the four operations with lengths. Also this half term, the children will investigate mass, capacity and temperature. They will solve real life problems and make comparisons between the different measurements. This half term, the children will learn about statistics. They will gather data by making tally charts. They will learn how to interpret pictograms, block diagrams and bar charts. They will learn how to input their own data and draw their own pictograms, block diagrams and bar charts. The children will also explore position and direction. They will describe movement and different types of turns and use directional vocabulary. They will explore making patterns with shapes.


MusicThe children will be introduced to the new unit ‘Friendship’. They will be consolidating and mastering the interrelated dimensions of music focusing on improvising, composing and performing with confidence. The children will be continuing their ‘Friendship’ unit and learning songs for their end of Year 2 show.
Physical EducationIndoor PE this half term is gymnastics which will be delivered by an external coach. The children will copy and remember actions, move with some control and awareness of space and develop flexibility. They will learn how to jump in a variety of ways and land with increasing control and balance. They will also practise travelling by rolling forwards, backwards and sideways.



Year 2 will also continue with swimming this half term.
Outdoor PE this half term is invasion games (athletics). The children will learn invasion tactics, follow shared rules, play tag games to catch their partner and begin to use scoring techniques in game situations. They we do different fitness challenges and try to beat their personal best.

Year 2 will also continue with swimming this half term.
Personal, Social, Health EducationFollowing the Jigsaw scheme unit of work ‘Dreams and Goals’, the children will learn problem-solving strategies when dealing with conflict with their friends or family. They will explore acceptable physical contact and explore different physical contacts that they don’t like and discuss this. They will explore different types of secrets and that some secrets are good. They will understand the importance of sharing their feelings with someone they trust when they feel uncomfortable. They will celebrate the positive relationships they have. Following the Jigsaw scheme unit of work ‘Changes’, the children will learn about life cycles in nature. They will explore the life cycle of a human and choose an animal to compare it with. They will explore changes of the body for boys and girls and understand that these changes are normal and there are changes they can’t control. They will discuss the importance of privacy. The children will also discuss how they are feeling leaving Year 2 and starting Year 3 and how to cope with change.
Religious EducationThis half term, the children will explore Christianity if it is possible to be kind to everyone all of the time. They will explore times when they found it hard to be kind. They will listen to different stories about how Jesus showed kindness. The children will explore Islam. They will identify features of a mosque and explore the meaning of community and belonging. They will visit a mosque.
Science This half-term the children will notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. They will be able to describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). They will explore healthy eating and the different food groups. They will describe the importance of exercise, having a varied diet and keeping good personal hygiene. This half term, the children will research different habitats including seaside/underwater habitats. They will observe any changes over time to the habitats they explored in the Autumn term.