Year 2 Curriculum
On this page you can find out about the curriculum in our Year 2 classes. Click on the sections below to read about individual subjects, like reading, maths and PE, or to read about the different learning projects your child will be doing.
During the year children will be continuing with daily phonics lessons. Children are encouraged to read every day in school and at home - they have an individual reading book, chosen by their teacher from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, plus a book they have chosen from the class library which they can take home and read with an adult.
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Adelaide and MeAutumn- Geography
Adelaide and Me
During the first half of the Autumn Term, Year 2's project is Geography-based. They start out by learning about Oxford, their home city, by taking a tour of some of the most fascinating parts of the city. Then they will compare Oxford to Adelaide in South Africa.
Intrepid ExplorersAutumn - History
In this project, the Year 2 children will learn about different explorers. Children will spend time exploring the lives of significant individuals from the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. These people include Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook, Jeane Baret, Nellie Bly, Ernest Shackleton, Amy Johnson and Jacque Cousteau.
The River SeaSpring- Geography
The River Sea
As part of our whole school project, children will explore an aspect of geography that is linked to a journey along the Amazon River.
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Cut, Collage, Create: Hock, Braque and PicassoSpring - Art
Cut, Collage, Create: Hock, Braque and Picasso
During this project children continue to broaden their knowledge of famous artists and their skills. They explore the life and work of Hannah Hoch and the meaning of her work. Children learn artistic vocabulary to help them to articulate their own opinions, and compare her collages with other artists, such as Braque and Picasso. Developing their technical skills in cutting, tearing, layering and weaving, they will use a range of materials to produce their final collage, which will be exhibited alongside their sketch books in a class gallery for parents to visit!
Marvellous Motors -William MorrisSummer - History
Marvellous Motors -William Morris
Children will learn about the local historical figure - William Richard Morris. They will spend time learning about his life in Oxford and his significance and achievements in the car industry. They will explore and discuss how transport has changed within living memory and compare/contrast when thinking about how and why transport has changed over time. Throughout the project, children make connections with previous time periods they've learnt and also our local community, with its legacy of manufacturing and design.
Where the wild things live!Summer - Science and Design Technology
Where the wild things live!
In this project, the children will be using what they already know about animals including humans. They will use the knowledge they have gained about the basic needs for survival to identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited. Children will extend this learning to thinking about environmental factors which impact on the wildlife in the UK, with particular focus on pond animals, birds, and insects. Using their knowledge of habitats and environmental issues, the children will work together to redesign part of the school field and pond area for the purpose of attracting and protecting our local wildlife.