Bounty Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK13 0BQ

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New Bradwell School

Inspiring the learner in you

Year 2

Year 2 will be reading the range of books listed below, which covers all the subjects in this year's curriculum:

  • Tuesday
  • Winter's Tales
  • Anthology of Beatrix Potter stories
  • Journeys
  • Evidence of Dragons
  • Great Pioneers
  • Iron Man
  • Britain and Ireland
  • Greenpeace
  • Charles Darwin
  • A Child's Garden
  • Holes
  • Nadiya's Bake me a Festive Story

Topics covered this term will be:

Summer Term

English - Past, present tense, diaries, newspaper report descriptions.

Maths - Fractions, time, measures, solving problems.

Science - How plants grow.  Animals and their habitats.  Food chains.

History - Inventors and pioneers.

Geography - Map skills and continents/ countries around the world.

Technology - Designing, making and evaluating kites.

ICT - Continue with typing and Word processing skills and practice.  Begin using the Microsoft Portal and Word 365.  ABC of Computing - Algorithms, Bugs and Code.

Art - Drawing plans, elephants, pencil skills.  Study of the artist Henri Matisse.  Making Suffragette rosettes. Painting French flags.

Music - vocal pitch-matching and preparing to take part in the Milton Keynes KS1 Primary Music Festival. Using percussion instruments to play grid scores. Learning about stringed, brass and woodwind instruments.

PE - Athletics, striking and fielding.

French - Numbers up to 20, revise/learn colours, basic body parts, clothes, the weather, at school.

RE - Judaism: Passover.  The role of a Rabbi.  Christianity: Stories from the Bible.

PHSE - Respecting rights.

Spring Term

English - Apostrophes for omission, pronouns, conjunctions, four sentence types, past and present tense, compound words.

Maths - Multiplication and division, statistics, using tally charts, pictograms.

Science - Properties of materials and their uses.  Testing properties of materials.

History - Touch on the history of Canada.

Geography - Continents and oceans.

Technology - Designing and building Totem poles.

Art - Collaging, painting, creating models of Totem poles.

Music - Vocally pitch match, learn about rhythms.  Play tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments.

PE - Skipping, Dribbling & Hitting.   Invasion Games.

RE - Judaism.

PHSE - Thinking about VIPs in their life.

Autumn Term

English - Stories by Beatrix Potter.  Writing in sentences, nouns and adjectives.

Maths - Place value, addition and subtraction, arithmetic. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Science - animals including humans. Super Scientists!

History - The life of Beatrix Potter, Victorian steam trains. Significant people - Guy Fawkes, Remembrance, WW2.

Geography - UK countries and capitals. Comparing MK and the Lake District. Places/continents.

Technology - Food - making salad, DT: designing and sculpting clay. Cooking - chopping, peeling and following recipes.

ICT - learning to log on/off. Learning to open programmes and do a google search. Creating powerpoints.

Art - animals in art.

Music - violins and singing.

PE - dance and outdoor games. Celebration dances and outdoor games.

French - Revise numbers up to 12, revise/learn colours, rooms of the house, furniture at home. The weather, at school.
French celebrations.

RE - Christianity and festivals.

PHSE - Health and well-being, friendships.

Year 2 will use Read, Write Inc. to learn their sounds to help them to read and write will take you to the website and if you click on "parents" at the top you will have access to lots of information to help at home with sounds and reading.

1.  Play an instrument

2.  Visit the library

3.  Give a weather report

4.  Coach trip

5.  Make a totem pole

6.  Hold a live animal in your hand

7.  Find frogspawn/pond dipping

8.  Go on a wolf walk

9.  Visit a farm and feed the animals

10. Stoke a chicken

11. Visit religious buildings

12. All children visit Caldecotte

13. Rock climbing/abseiling

14. Archery

15. Orienteering/problem solving

16. Caving

17. Climb up and roll down a hill

18. Kayaking/sailing/speed boat

19. Set a table

20. Wash and dry up

21. Build a clay model

22. Pack a suitcase

23. Make a bed

24. Make and pack a packed lunch

25. Play board games and card games

26. Go to a museum

27. Complete a jigsaw puzzle

28. Make biscuits

29. Make a sandwich

30. Boil an egg

31. Grow cress

32. Make a pompom

33. Make a string phone

34. Go to the theatre to see a pantomime

35. Make Mr McGregors’ salad

36. Visit the concrete cows

37. Cook food from a foreign country

38. Learn and perform a dance

39. Take part in a singing festival

40. Touch jelly/custard

41. Perform a nativity

42. Learn about personal safety

43. Hear fairytales

44. Dress up as a Victorian

45. Dress up as a pioneer

46. Use a range of mediums in art

47. Tie-die

48. Watch a kettle boil

49. Fly a kite

50. Liaise with another school

Relevant to our Year Group:
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 ICT games
Rounding to the Nearest 10
Maze game
Nina and the Neurons
Use your engineering skills to play games and help the Neurons collect stars.
Hit the Button