Welcome to Year 2

Elm Class

In Year Two, the class teacher is Mrs White
If you need any further information about what is going on in your child’s class, or you would like to discuss anything in more detail, please contact the class teacher directly via email or call the school office for a telephone appointment.

elm@st-bernadettes.lancs.sch.uk

Long Term Curriculum Plan

Yearly Curriculum Plan

Science

We will look at the units covering ‘Animals Including Humans’. We will learn about humans and animals, look at their differences and similarities and then observe growth of animals and humans, charting and explaining our results.

Religious Education

The Chosen People Children to learn that they are chosen and gifted by God to help others. We will develop our knowledge of Abraham, Moses and Daniel and explore their faith and trust in God. Mysteries Children develop knowledge and understanding of the term ‘mystery’ and of the Christian understanding of God as ‘Trinity’, through the nativity story. Treasures (CAFOD Unit) To know and understand that Christians believe that life is God’s gift. We will explore what we treasure in life and acquire the skills of assimilation ,celebration and application of the above.

PE

Games and dance unit Autumn dance Victorian Christmas dance

Art / Design Technology

We will look at the work of Claude Monet and link this to our weather topic. We will produce our own versions based on his work. Designing a storm resistant home. Printing Christmas cards.

Geography/History

We will learn about St Bernadette’s History and explore what life in school and at home was like for children during Victorian times. Children will go to the Judges Lodgings Victorian Christmas experience.

In Geography, we will look at the location of our school and the surrounding area. We will explore geographical language and look at mapping. We will explore weather locally and climate around the world.

Music

Children to look at topic ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’ (Charanga) and then practice performance when preparing for our Christmas production

ICT

Children to use simple programming to learn about algorithms and to predict the behaviour of programmes (Espresso units). We will also look at using technology safely and respectfully and keeping personal information private.

French

Counting to 31, basic conversation and weather.

Science

We will learn about uses of everyday materials and plants. We will compare the uses of everyday materials by observing, identifying and classifying them. We will also observe and record how plants change over time.

Religious Education

Looking at main events and celebrations of Jesus’ life, including Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Good Friday. Looking at the church, signs and symbols used in church and belonging to a community.

PE

Games and Gymnastic

Art / Design Technology

We will look at the work of Chas Jacobs and link this to our topic. We will produce artwork on our homes. We will design purposeful, functional and appealing products for ourselves and other users based on design.

Geography / History

We will learn about significant local people, places and events. This will include the history of Lord Ashton, Williamson’s Park and the Town Hall.

In Geography, we will look carry out a Lancaster Study looking at local knowledge/weather and oceans and seas. We will also continue to explore geographical language and look at mapping.

Music

Children to look at topic ‘I Wanna Play In A Band’ (Churanga) and Glockenspiel Stage 1 (Churanga).

ICT

We will also look at using technology safely and respectfully and keeping personal information private.

French

Directions, birthdays, around the home and continued basic conversation. (Learn 1 song per half term.)

Numeracy

We will explore and learn 2,5 and 10 times tables, describe the properties of 2D, 3D shape and solve problems involving money and fractions.

Literacy

This term we will focus on our reading comprehension skills and then learn to construct complex sentences. In SPaG we will be learning how to use commas to separate items in a list and apostrophes for contracted forms.

Science

We will look at the units covering ‘plants’ and ‘living things and their habitats’. We will find out what plants need to grow and stay healthy, observe inside seeds and bulbs and describe how they grow into mature plants. We will then discuss what living organisms need to stay alive and well and investigate the habitats that they live in.

Religious Education

This term we will be covering the themes ‘Universal Church’, ‘Pentecost’ and ‘Judaism’. The children will explore the story of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, look at celebrations in the life of Jesus and learn about the Jewish Faith.

PE

Games applying skills and tactics to small game situations. Athletics – running, jumping and throwing.

Art / Design Technology

In Art and Design we will look at the work of Henri Matisse and create animal artwork in this style. In DT we will explore and use mechanisms and then design, make and evaluate our own moving pictures.

Geography / History

We will study people who have made significant contributions both nationally and internationally. This will include Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Jennifer Wroth.

In Geography, we will carry out a Great Barrier Reef Study looking at locational knowledge/weather, oceans and seas. We will also recap continents and oceans.

Music

‘World Zootime(Churanga) and ‘Reflect, Rewind, Replay’ (Churanga).

ICT

We will also create a multi media poster linked to our topic, focussing on how to import pictures and enter text.

French

Counting beyond 20, favourite foods and animals. (Learn 1 song per half term.)

Numeracy

We will be working with money to find different combinations of coins that equal the same amount, measuring and reading scales and identifying fractions.

Literacy

This term we will be learning about character descriptions, letter writing and stories, focussing on noun phrases and using co- ordination and subordination. In SPaG we will be learning how to add suffixes and will continue to learn the common exception words.

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