Year 2 Curriculum Map 2017-18

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer  1Summer 2
Learning  ChallengePlanet Earth


Christmas is Coming (Dec)London’s BurningContinents and Oceans – Around The WorldTowers, Turrets, and Towers of OldEnchanted Forest
WOW momentWalk around the local area – including the Rock Park

Sycamore seeds

Visual Stimulus – Christmas advertisements.Samuel Pepys visitWarwick Castle
EnglishAuthor study – Julia Donaldson

Poetry – Autumn poems, calligrams.

Advertising leaflet

Letter writing

Diary entries – based on historical events.

Buster  – Story – writing

Explanation writing – linked to science work.

‘Toby and the Great Fire of London’ used as a stimulus for creative writing, diary entries, answering questionsStories from each continent as stimulus for story writing, postcards, letters,Reading and writing centred around The Pea and the Princess.

Descriptive writing

Story writing

Non-chronological reports

Instruction writing

Shared novelMan on the Moon


Where the poppies now grow.

Mog’s Christmas Calamity

The Twits



Fantastic Mr Fox


Meerkat Mail


George’s Marvellous MedicineThe Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton


 MathsWeek by week plans using Inspire Maths
ScienceLiving Things and Their HabitatsMaterialsAnimals, including humansPlants
ComputingAlgorithms – using Bee-Bote-safetyAlgorithms,coding inc de-bugging
REWho is Jewish and what do they believe?Who is Muslim and what do they believe?What can we learn from sacred books?How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?How should we care for others in the world and why does it matter?
History / GeographyChristopher Columbus

Neil Armstrong

Our local area

Remembrance Day

The Great Fire of London

Samuel Pepys

Name and locate the continents and oceans.

Locate hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the North and South poles.

Castles –

Where were they built? Parts of a castle. Why were they built? (Normans)

Link to Warwick Castle


Art / DTPainting skills

Andy Goldsworthy artist study

Andy Warhol style drawings


Wintry scenes – exploring use of colour – hot/coldLine drawings – tudor buildings, portraits

Colour mixing – continuing with exploration off colour – hot -flame paintings

Design and make a desert buggy.Paul Klee artist study– Castle and SunSculpture – clay work – making toadstools
PEDanceDanceGymGymTeam gamesTeam games
MusicHands, Feet, HeartHo Ho Ho

Christmas nativity songs


I wanna play in a band

Learning, performing and rewriting London’s Burning

Tuned instruments – boomwhackers

ZootimeFriendship SongReflect, rewind and replay
PSHERelationshipsHealth and well-beingLiving in the wider world
Visits & visitors/


Harborough Museum and Memorial Garden- RemembranceSamuel Pepys visitTrip to Warwick Castle