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Year 2

Curriculum Coverage

Language + Questioning = Communication


These three words sit at the heart of our curriculum.

Children need to have:

  • a good grasp of language
  • be able to question and reason

We achieve this by using the principles of Philosophy for Children to become: critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers; this will allow our children to become good communicators which is an essential life skill.


Autumn 2020

Year 2 have enjoyed finding out about the seaside.  

In English and Geography we studied a girl called Katie Morag and compared her island home of Struay to Wednesbury.


In History we found out about a "Heroine" called Grace Darling who helped her father to rescue nine people when the SS Forfarshire steamship crashed into the rocks.  Grace was so brave she received a silver medal from Queen Victoria.


In Design and Technology, we have created lighthouse where Mr Grinling lived and made a mechanism to send his lunch to him. We planned, created and evaluated our own work.

Year 2 Reading Stimulus

Autumn Term 2020

This term we are using a range of books by the author Julia Donaldson as the stimulus for our English. These include ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’, ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on a Broom. These books all contain memorable rhymes and contain animals.

Welcome Back Spring Term 2020

We are continuing to study books by Julia Donaldson including Zog, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and the Smartest Giant in Town.  Our new Design and Technology project is linked to cooking and History and Geography is about trains, rivers and canals.


A trip to the library is planned for the first half term of 2020.

Spring 2020 class reading