Overview for Year 2

  YEAR 2 Autumn Spring Summer
Reading Word Reading Daily Phonic Programme – Letters and Sounds, Guided Read Sessions
Comprehension Guided Read Sessions – texts include, fiction and non-fiction & poetry
Writing Transcription Daily Spelling, Phonics and Handwriting practice
Composition Writing in various genres: narratives, explanations, recounts, report, instructions, traditional tales.
VGP Daily starters VGP – NC expectations
Speaking and Listening Regular opportunities to share ideas in various situations – NC expectations
Maths Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Measures, Geometry: properties of shape, Geometry: position, directions and motion and Statistics.
Science  Animals inc. humans



Living Things and Their Habitats

Living Things and Their Habitats


Working Scientifically – on going through the year.
Computing We are astronauts (programming)

We are game testers (computational thinking)


We are photographers (Creativity)

We are researchers (computer networks)


We are detectives (communication/collaboration)

We are zoologists (productivity)


The Big Questions Was the Great Fire of London Great?

Is it fair that Florence Nightingale was more famous than Mary Seacole?

Would you rather be a penguin or a meerkat?

What did we use before laptops and Ipads?

Would you rather be a pirate or an explorer?


History Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
Objectives linked to the big questions – Objectives linked to the big question – Objectives linked to the big question –
Geography Objectives linked to the big question – Objectives linked to the big question – Objectives linked to the big question –
D&T Making Fire Engines (wheels & axles)

Making Christmas Decorations (sliders & levers)

Make buns (Cooking)


Make a Meerkat popping out of his hole (sliders and levers)

Explore food from hot and cold countries and creates dishes.

Create a pirate ship that will hold the most treasure.


Art and Design Objectives covered throughout the year:* To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products; * To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination; * To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space * 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.
Music Rhythm Work


Singing and performing

Listening and appraising

Listening and appraising


P.E. Dance/Gymnastics

Invasion Games


Multi Skills

Team Games


R.E. What is the Qu’ran and why is it important?

How and why do Christians celebrate Christmas?

Who was Jesus and who were his friends?

What are the key events of the Easter story?

Sacred Texts – Skihism,

Founders and leaders in Sikhism

PSHCE Healthy Lifestyles Growing and Changing Keeping Safe