Year 2 Yearly Overview

TermEnglishMathsScienceTopicComputingArt / DTPEPSHESMSCMusicLanguagesWow opportunities
Autumn 1Fiction: Stories with familiar settings  (The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch – seaside setting)

Non-fiction: Recount of the trip to the Seaside

Poetry: Patterned poetry (Seaside)
Number: Place value  

Number: Addition & subtraction
Take CareGeography:
Online Safety & Effective SearchingD&T: Designing and making a sandwichImproving co-ordination with objects, including bouncing, throwing and catching.
Practicing jumps from equipment, rolls and balancing with a partner.

New BeginningsWhat can we learn from sacred books?The long and short of it (duration)Trip to Weston-super-Mare
Autumn 2Fiction: Traditional tales (Jack & Beanstalk and Hansel & Gretel)

Poetry: Diamante Poems (Winter)
Number: Addition & subtraction
Measurement: Money

Number: Multiplication & division
Materials: Good ChoicesHistory: Famous People

(Samuel Pepys, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson, Charles Dickens)
QuestioningArt: Seascapes Locomotion skills – Travelling at speed over objects.

Getting onWho is Jewish and what do they believe?Feel the pulse (pulse and rhythm)Victorian workhouse afternoon (Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist)
Spring 1Non-fiction: Explanation texts (life cycles)

Fiction: Stories by the same author (Francesca Simon – Famous People)
Number: Multiplication & division


Geometry: Properties of 2D Shapes
Growing UpHistory: Famous people

(Florence Nightingale, Queen Elizabeth II, The Prime Minister)
Designing and making a carry box for Nightingale
Object mastery – Co-ordination challenges with objects involving bouncing and striking an object.

Stability – Working to create a small group routine to a familiar song.

CitizenshipChinese New Year (assembly)Taking off! (pitch)Trip to Ironbridge Blists Hill Victorian Village
Spring 2Non-fiction: Instructions (growing a healthy plant)Geometry: Properties of 3D Shapes

Number: Fractions  

Measurement: Length & Height
The Apprentice GardenerGeography:
Islands in stories  
Creating PicturesArt: Mother NatureAgility – Playing invasion games with tags.

ChoicesWho is a Muslim and what do they believe?What’s the score? (instruments and symbols)Designing and creating own islands
Summer 1Fiction: Extended Stories (Fantastic Mr Fox)Geometry: Position & direction  

Problem solving & efficient methods

Measurement: Time
STEAM: Designing an effective shelter for Fantastic Mr FoxHistory:
History of Coventry
Making MusicD&T: Wheeled vehiclesSpeed skills
Different races e.g. hurdles, relay, sprint, log distance.

CommunitiesHow and why do we celebrate special times? (Judaism & Islam)Peter and the Wolf (timbre, tempo & dynamics)Visit Coventry City Centre – cathedral ruins, Lady Godiva statue
Summer 2Non-fiction: Non-chronological reports (animals from around the world)

Poetry: Riddles (animals)
Measurement: Mass, Capacity & Temperature

What is in your habitat?Geography:
Around the world  
CodingArt: Patterns around the WorldObject mastery.
Practicing sending and receiving a ball to a partner in a specific direction.

ChangesHow should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?Sounds interesting (exploring sounds)Trip to Twycross