Because we have an intake of 45, we need to run split year group classes, something we have done very successfully for many years. When we split the classes, we look at each child as an individual and decide what they need most – taking into account, ability, friendships, special educational needs and other factors in order to create mixed ability classes throughout.

Our curriculum planning supports this approach.  We run a two-year cycle across Years One and Two so that children don’t repeat topics or content and don’t miss out on areas of the curriculum either.

Here you can see the topics covered in each half term across both cycles.  For more information, follow the hyperlinks to the subject areas or topic titles.

Year 2 Cycle B: 2021/22

SUBJECT AUTUMN SPRING SUMMER
English
  • Stories with predictable phrasing eg Gingerbread Man, Room on the Broom
  • Labels, Lists and Captions
  • Recount
  • Poetry – Vocabulary building
  • Poetry – Structure – rhyming couplets
  • Take One Book
  • Traditional Tales – Fairy Tales
  • Reports
  • Instructions
  • Poetry – Vocabulary building
  • Poetry – Structure – rhyming couplets
  • Take One Book
  • Contemporary fiction – stories reflecting children’s own experience
  • Take One Book
  • Reports
  • Information Texts
  • Poetry – Vocabulary building
  • Take one poet – poetry appreciation
Maths
History
  • Significant people: Florence Nightingale
  • Significant events outside living memory: Guy Fawkes/Gunpowder plot
  • Local History: York Minster
  • Changes within living memory: Homes
  • Travel and transport: first bicycle, first aeroplane flight, first train, first car
Geography
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Mapwork: Name continents, oceans, 4 countries of UK, use and create maps and aerial photos (familiar places)
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Place Knowledge: Compare York to non-European place (Cairns)
  • Fieldwork: Use maps, 4 compass points, locational and directional language, aerial photos and plans, observational skills
Science
  • Working Scientifically
  • Humans
  • Working Scientifically
  • Everyday materials
  • Animals
  • Working Scientifically
  • Plants
Art and Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Henri Matisse
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Print
  • Aboriginal Art
  • Textiles
  • Digital Media
Design Technology
  • Textiles: Templates and joining techniques
  • Mechanisms: Wheels and Axels
  • Food: Preparing fruit and vegetables
Computing
  • E Safety
  • Creativity in IT: Making pictures, posters, artwork
  • Digital Literacy
  • Visual Media, Music & Sound, Multimedia, Handling Data
  • Programming / Coding
RE
  • Thanking God for Nature: Exploring the biblical Creation story
  • Christmas / Light: How is light used as a symbol?
  • Belonging: Being part of a family – Christening
  • Easter: Giving up something you love
  • Holy books: Bible stories and texts
PE
  • Movement and travel
  • Fitness
  • Throwing and catching
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Games
Music
PSHCE
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

Year 2 Cycle A: 2021/22

SUBJECT AUTUMN SPRING SUMMER
English
  • Stories with predictable phrasing eg Gingerbread Man, Room on the Broom
  • Labels, Lists and Captions
  • Recount
  • Poetry – Vocabulary building
  • Poetry – Structure – rhyming couplets
  • Take One Book
  • Traditional Tales – Fairy Tales
  • Reports
  • Instructions
  • Poetry – Vocabulary building
  • Poetry – Structure – rhyming couplets
  • Take One Book
  • Contemporary fiction – stories reflecting children’s own experience
  • Take One Book
  • Reports
  • Information Texts
  • Poetry – Vocabulary building
  • Take one poet – poetry appreciation
Maths
History
  • Significant events outside living memory: Great Fire of London, Guy Fawkes/Gunpowder plot
  • Local History: York Minster, Railway
  • Changes within living memory: Toys
  • Significant people: Neil Armstrong
Geography
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Mapwork: Name continents, oceans, 4 countries of UK, use and create maps and aerial photos (familiar places)
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Place Knowledge: Compare York to non-European place
  • Fieldwork: Use maps, 4 compass points, locational and directional language, aerial photos and plans, observational skills
Science
  • Working Scientifically
  • Humans
  • Working Scientifically
  • Everyday materials
  • Animals
  • Working Scientifically
  • Plants
Art and Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Print
  • Textiles
  • Digital Media
Design Technology
  • Structures: Freestanding Structures
  • Mechanisms: Slides and Levers
  • Food: Preparing fruit and vegetables
Computing
  • E Safety
  • Creativity in IT: Making pictures, posters, artwork
  • Digital Literacy
  • Visual Media, Music & Sound, Multimedia, Handling Data
  • Programming / Coding
RE
  • Thanking God for Nature: Exploring the biblical Creation story
  • Christmas / Light: How is light used as a symbol?
  • Belonging: Being part of a family – Christening
  • Easter: Giving up something you love
  • Holy books: Bible stories and texts
PE
  • Movement and travel
  • Fitness
  • Throwing and catching
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Games
Music
  • How pulse, rhythm and pitch work together.
  • Rap Music
  • Playing/singing in different styles
  • Latin Music
  • Creating your own lyrics
PSHCE
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World