Year 2 Curriculum

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New National Curriculum Topics Plan key Objectives (Sept 2014):

Seaside - WSM & Bristol (Terms 1&2)

Geography (Content):

  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles
  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas
  • 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
  • key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Geography (Skills):

  • use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
  • use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
  • use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

Ugandan Safari! (Terms 3-4)

Geography:

  • name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
  • understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area a contrasting non-European country
  • identify location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles
  • use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
  • key physical features: forest, hill, mountain, soil, valley, vegetation, and weather;
    key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

 Geography (Skills):

  • use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
  • use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) to describe the location of features and routes on a map

use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key

 

Habitats (Terms 5-6)

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

 

ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS

• notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults

• find out about 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 amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

 

ALL LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS

• 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