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Year 2

 

Due to the mixed-age classes we have at Fairhaven, learning is organised and taught on a two year rolling programme.

 

Below is a working version of our curriculum.  Our curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated.  This page will be added to each half-term.

Cycle: 2 – 2018/19            Term: Autumn (1)

Topic:

Moon Zoom

History

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods;
  • Learn about changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.

Geography

  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical factors, including beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley.

Art

  • Use materials creatively to make products.

Design Technology

  • Design purposeful and functional products for themselves and other users based on design criteria;
  • Explore and evaluate a range of existing products;
  • Explore and use mechanisms (e.g. levers, sliders, wheels and axles);
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology;
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria.

 

Science

 

 

Computing

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school

 

 

 

R.E.

  • Special Books of three major religions. Christianity, Islam and Judaism
  • Why they are important for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
  • Values/beliefs through stories.

 

P.S.H.E.

  • Democracy  and The Rule of Law
  • Discussing good and bad choices , class rules , home rules , UK law

Consequences.

 

 

P.E.

*Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

* Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

* Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

 

Music

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhyme.

 

Curriculum Newsletters for each class are available on the class web pages.

 

Cycle: 2 – 2018/19            Term: Autumn (2)

Topic:

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally;
  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

Geography

  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage;
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment;
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop.

Art

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Design Technology

  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics;
  • Build structure, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable;
  • Explore and evaluate a range of existing products;
  • Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria;
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing templates, mock ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology;
  • Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (e.g. cutting, shaping, joining and finishing);
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria.

 

Science

 

 

Computing

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

 

 

 

 

R.E.

  • Christmas celebrations.
  •  Identify some of the ways in which Christians celebrate Christmas and compare with non-Christian.
  •  Christmas around the world.

 

P.S.H.E.

  • Democracy  and The Rule of Law Discussing - Road safety, Understanding the emergency services, Investigating  Parliament, Understanding what makes a good leader. 

 

P.E.

 

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

 

 

Music

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

 

 

Curriculum Newsletters for each class are available on the class web pages.

 

Cycle: 2 – 2018/19            Term: Spring (1)

Topic:

Bright Lights, Big City.

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

Geography

  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas;
  • Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language (e.g. near and far; left and right), to describe the location of features and routes on a map;
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop;
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the UK, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country.

Art

  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 

 

Design Technology

  • Explore and use mechanisms (e.g. levers, sliders, wheels and axles), in their products;
  • Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable;
  • Find out where food comes from’
  • Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria;
  • Select from and use a ride range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.

 

Science

 

 

Computing

  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies

 

 

R.E.

  • Christian Rites of Passage.
  • Explore and learn about baptism, communion, marriage.
  • How special events are celebrated (e.g. Saint Days)

 

P.S.H.E.

  • Individual Liberty Discussing – differences among ourselves , Rights and responsibilities, Everyday choices, How are boys and girls different, Health & Hygiene, Managing feelings, E-safety, How can our talents help us, What do we want to do when were older, Identifying the need to change behaviour.

 

P.E.

* Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

*  Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

 

 

Music

 

 

Curriculum Newsletters for each class are available on the class web pages.

 

Cycle: 2 – 2018/19            Term: Spring (2)

Topic:

Rio de Vida

History

Not taught as part of this topic.

Geography

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the UK, and of a small area in a contrasting non European country;
  • Use world maps atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage;
  • Use aerial photography and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features, devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

Art

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products;
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Design Technology

  • Design purposeful and functional products for themselves and other users based on design criteria;
  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics;
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria.

 

Science

 

 

Computing

  • To understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
  • To create and debug simple programs.

 

 

R.E.

  • Rites of Passage continued.
  • How special events are celebrated (Saint Days, Shrove Tuesday and Lent)
  • Easter

 

P.S.H.E.

  • Individual Liberty

 

P.E.

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

 

Music

  • To use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • To play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

 

 

 

Curriculum Newsletters for each class are available on the class web pages.

 

 

Cycle: 2 – 2018/19            Term: Summer (1)

Topic:

Rio de Vida Part 2

History

  • Not taught this term

Geography

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of Wordsley compared to Brasilia in Brazil.

Art

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. Make a mask for Rio Carnival

Design Technology

  • Not taught this term.

 

Science

  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • To describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounds of different types of food and hygiene.

 

 

Computing

  • Use technology purposefully to create , organise , store , manipulate and retrieve digital content

 

R.E.

  • Look at what Muslims celebrate, Muhammad and how he founded Islam.
  • What does the Day of Ashura mean to Muslims.

 

P.S.H.E.

  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance
  • Explore the differences and similarities to others in our class and recognise that understanding and respect for others is important.

 

P.E.

  • Throwing and Catching (field games)
  • Cool core (develop strength)

 

Music

  • Played tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

 

 

Curriculum Newsletters for each class are available on the class web pages.

 

 

Cycle: 2 – 2018/19            Term: Summer (2)

Topic:

Beachcombers

History

  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national achievements – look at the life of Grace Darling and how things have changed since her lifetime.

Geography

  • Investigate using simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language for example near, and far, left and right and to describe the location of features and routes on a map. We will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds.

Art

  • Use line and tone to create observational drawings of shells
  • Look at the work of Alfred Wallis ( sea theme paintings )

Design Technology

  • Not covered this term 

 

Science

  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. Conduct experiments to see if plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.   

 

Computing

  • Understand that a programmable toy can be controlled by imputing a sequence of instructions. Develop and record sequences of instructions as an algorithm and programme the toy to follow their algorithm.

 

R.E.

  • Identify that Eid is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, find out what a pilgrimage is and why Muslims are expected to undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. 

 

P.S.H.E.

  • Learn about Mutual Respect and Tolerance. We will look at who can help if someone is being bullied. How we can help people with disabilities and who we love and who loves us.

 

P.E.

  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns to a sea theme
  • Play competitive games – Cricket

 

Music

  • Explore a variety of rhythms using voice, instruments and musical games. 

 

 

Curriculum Newsletters for each class are available on the class web pages.

 

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