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Y2 Long Term Plan

 Long Term Plan for Y2 from September 2017

AUTUMN 1

NELSON – A LOCAL HERO

History

Life of a significant individual/History of our locality

Events beyond living memory that are significant globally

Develop an awareness of the past using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They will fit the study in a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between life at the time of Nelson and today.

Geography

Name and locate the word’s seven continents and 5 oceans. Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify countries, continents and oceans.

Use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features on a map.

Science

Find out and describe the basic needs of animals including humans for survival (water, food and air).

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amount of different types of food and hygiene.

Art/DT

Pencil – use drawing to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.

Clay Medals (design, make evaluate)

(use a range of materials creatively)

Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

ICT

2-Create a Story (use logical reasons to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

Use technology to create, organise, store, manipulate, retrieve digital content.

AUTUMN 2

THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON

History

The study of an event beyond living memory of national significance.

Develop an awareness of the past using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should understand some of the ways we find out about the past and identify some of the ways in which it is represented. (paintings, diaries)

Geography

Use aerial photos and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features devise a simple map and construct basic symbols in a key. (Focus on London before and after the fire)

Science

Identify and compare the suitability of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.

Find out how the shape of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Art/DT

Painting – to develop techniques including colour mixing.

Make wheeled fire engine (Design, make, evaluate)

ICT

Create and De-bug simple programs

Make wheeled fire engine (Design, make, evaluate)

Use tablets to research topic.

SPRING 1

ISLANDS – Linked to Katie Morag Stories

Geography

Use aerial photos and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features, devise a simple map and construct basic symbols in a key.

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify countries, continents and oceans.

Use simple compass directions to describe the location of features on a map.

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features (including beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather) and key human features (including city, town, village, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop)

Science

Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats (include animals adapted to island homes) (Living Things and their Habitats)

Find out and describe the basic needs of animals including humans for survival (water, food and air).

Art/DT

Build islands – generate, develop, model and communicate ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups; select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles, according to their characteristics; evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria.

Watercolour Landscapes

SPRING 2

NORFOLK  / The Coot Club

Geography

Use aerial photos and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features, devise a simple map and construct basic symbols in a key.

Use simple compass directions to describe the location of features on a map.

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features (including beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather) and key human features (including city, town, village, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop)

Science

Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive.

Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants and how they depend on each other.

Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats.

Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain and identify and name different sources of food.

Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults

Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

Art/DT

String block printing

Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

Develop a range of art and design techniques

ICT

Algorithms – Tree Diagrams

SUMMER 1

CHILDREN IN WORLD WAR 2

History

Changes in living memory that reveal aspects of change in national life. (Women, employment)

Develop an awareness of the past using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They will fit the study in a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between life at the time and today.

They should understand some of the ways we find out about the past and identify some of the ways in which it is represented. (Communicating with evacuee, archive footage, newspapers, letters)

Geography

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify countries, continents and oceans.

Science

Plants – Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy (Link to rationing and Dig for Victory)

Art/DT

Sewing – Select from and use a range of equipment to perform practical tasks (e.g. cutting, shaping, joining and finishing); design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.

Rag Rugs? (Weaving)

Propaganda Posters (use drawing/painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination)

Food – Understand where food comes from.

Use the basic principles of a healthy diet to prepare dishes.

ICT

Research – Create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content (Making documents, using the internet, researching the war)

Use tablets to research topic.

SUMMER 2

AROUND THE WORLD

Geography

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify countries, continents and oceans.

Understand geographical differences and similarities through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the UK and a small area in a contrasting non-European country.

 Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features (including beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather) and key human features (including city, town, village, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop)

(Most areas of the geography curriculum content will be covered during this topic)

Science

Continue plant study from Summer 1 (look at plants grown in other countries suited to their habitats and imported)

Living things and their habitats (Animals/Plants in other countries)

Art/DT

Look at the art 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.

Matisse, Da Vinci, Aboriginal Art, Rangoli Patterns

Food - British fruit salad – Fruit from overseas salad

ICT

Technology beyond school – how do we keep in touch around the world?