The Year 2 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Foundation Stage and year 1. In line with our School Vision, we make our lessons practical and engaging throughout the Key Stage. Years 1 and 2 work closely together to deliver the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1. We have a thematic-based approach and make creative cross-curricular links through this topic.
Reading and Homework
Weekly homework is set in Maths or English and our pupils are expected to read five times a week as part of our ‘Kingston Rainbow Reading Scheme’. Spellings are also sent home weekly.
We choose exciting and vibrant themes as a vehicle to teach our 'Take on the World' curriculum. Recent themes have included 'Is Plastic Always Useful?' and 'Are Heroes Living Amongst Us?' We enrich our curriculum provision with a memorable event like an educational trip and visits linked to our theme.
Children have daily lessons in Mathematics and English in order to learn key skills, facts and concepts.
We teach maths through the White Rose Maths methods. This method incorporates established research into a highly effective teaching approach. With its emphasis on teaching pupils to solve problems. We use the White Rose Maths scheme of work with an emphasis on learning maths through the use of concrete materials, progressing on to pictorial representations of problems and finally moving into abstract representations. By spending time with concrete materials, pupils develop a more solid understanding of key concepts.
The key areas covered in Maths are:
- Place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
- Geometry – properties of shapes
- Geometry – position and direction.
The genres covered in English are:
- Information Texts
- Persuasive writing.
Children in Key Stage 1 are assessed informally on an ongoing basis by class teachers. Pupils’ writing levels are assessed twice a half term using our Kingston banding sheets in Big Writing. At the end of Year 2 children complete National SATs tests, which combine with the teacher’s assessment to give a picture of where your child is, in line with National Averages. At the bottom of this page, you will find examples of the Key Stage 2 tests.
Please see specific subject tabs for more information on our year 2 curriculum
Be prepared in Y2
- Have you got your homework, book bag, snack and lunch?
- Have you got your reading record book, spellings folder, Lucky Listener folder?
- Don’t forget to take home letters to your parents;
- Be responsible for changing your reading books;
- Push yourself, work hard at home, do extra if you can.
Year 2 Curriculum Map