Harris Academies
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Year 2 - Curriculum Overview 2016/17

Class Teachers: Mr Dias & Miss Guiller

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ellis & Mrs Dobson

PE day: Tuesday

Day Homework is set: Maths–Wednesday.  English-Wednesday (Fortnightly)

Day Homework is due in: Maths-Monday. English-Monday (Fortnightly)

Spellings are set every Monday

Amount of time which should be spent reading every day: 20 minutes


Key maths facts which your child needs to know this term:

  • Number bonds of all numbers to 10
  • 2, 5 & 10 times table

English overview:

  • Types of sentences: We will be learning to identify and write the different types of sentences, including statements, exclamations, questions and commands. We will also be learning how to identify and use punctuation correctly.
  • Extended Stories: We will be reading extended stories for understanding and identifying how they are different from short stories. We will be writing our own extended stories, focusing on planning our events in a logical sequence.
  • Information Texts: We will be reading and comparing different information texts focusing on how they are organised in books and online. We will also be creating our own texts on vehicles and the seaside.
  • Recount writing: We will be writing recounts following our trips this term. We will be learning to sequence our ideas, write in the past tense and to use a range of time connectives.

Maths overview:

  • Addition/ Subtraction: We will be learning efficient strategies to solve addition and subtraction calculations, involving calculations containing missing numbers.
  • Division and Multiplication: We will be learning efficient strategies to solve division and multiplication calculations which will also include remainders. Following this we will be solving word problems involving multiplication and division
  • Fractions: We will be solving problems which require us to find ½, ¼ and ¾ of shapes and amounts.
  • Measurement: We will learning how to use different measures including length, capacity and mass. We will also be learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes using both an analogue and digital clock.

All other subjects (including French)

History: Know key events that are significant nationally or globally - The Great Fire of London

PE: Games - To practise throwing skills using a range of objects over varying distances

RE: Looking at seasonal celebrations including Diwali.

PSHE: Learning about what makes a good friend and how to take care of others.

Art: Crafting houses: Using a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

Science: Everyday materials- Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials

DT: Toys-  Explore a range of toys and design a toy using specific criteria.

French: The Hungry caterpillar - Learning the days of the week and colours