Year 2

*** September 2022 - please bear with us as we update our class page ***

English Overviews

Year 2.pdf

Reading Overview

Writing 2.pdf

Writing Overview

Hold a Sentence

Mathematics Overview & Support

We are proud to work with the Maths Hub for 2020 - 2022 to develop a matery approach when teaching mathematics.

Termly Overview

This information is currently being updated.

Please contact Miss Light if you have any queries in the meantime - p.light@oakfield.hants.sch.uk

Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS)

Topics & Overviews

AUTUMN

Science

Muck, Mess & Mixtures

This project develops children’s knowledge of how to mix colours and apply materials to create unique pieces of art.

Muck mess and mixtures.pdf

Science

Human Survival

This project teaches children about the basic needs of humans for survival, including the importance of exercise, nutrition and good hygiene. They learn how human offspring grow and change over time into adulthood.

Human Survival.pdf

History

Movers & Shakers

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

Movers & Shakers.pdf

Geography

Let's Explore The World

This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about atlases, maps and cardinal compass points. They learn about the characteristics of the four countries of the United Kingdom and find out why there are hot, temperate and cold places around the world. They also compare England to Somalia. Children carry out fieldwork, collecting primary data in their locality to answer geographical questions.

Let's Explore.pdf

Art

Mix It

This project teaches children about basic colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of primary and secondary colours and how artists use colour in their artwork.

Mix It Y2.pdf

Art

Still Life

This project teaches children about the work of significant still life artists and still life techniques. They explore a wide variety of still lifes and learn about the use of colour and composition. They create still life arrangements and artwork.

Still Life.pdf

DT

Remarkable Recipes

This project teaches children about sources of food and tools used for food preparation. They also discover why some foods are cooked and learn to read a simple recipe. The children choose and make a new school meal that fulfils specific design criteria.

Music

Singing / Composing

Computing

Presentations

This project develops children’s knowledge of how to mix colours and apply materials to create unique pieces of art.

Computing

Photo & Digital Art

This project teaches children about the basic needs of humans for survival, including the importance of exercise, nutrition and good hygiene. They learn how human offspring grow and change over time into adulthood.

OWL

PE

Core - Personal

PE

Gym - U1

PE

Core - Social

SPRING

SCIENCE

Plant Survival

This project teaches children about the growth of plants from seeds and bulbs. They observe the growth of plants firsthand, recording changes over time and identifying what plants need to grow and stay healthy.

Plant Survival.pdf

SCIENCE

Habitats

This project teaches children about habitats and what a habitat needs to provide. They explore local habitats to identify and name living things and begin to understand how they depend on one another for food and shelter.

HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY

Coastline

This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.

Coastline.pdf

ART

Flower Head

This project teaches children about the visual elements of flowers, including shape, texture, colour, pattern and form. They also explore various artistic methods, including drawing, printmaking and 3-D forms, using paper and clay.

Flower Head.pdf

DT

Beach Hut

This project teaches children about making and strengthening structures, including different ways of joining materials.

MUSIC

Instruments - Percussion

MUSIC

Significant People - Composers

COMPUTING

Data Handling - Venn Diagram

COMPUTING

Animation - Stop motion animation

OWL

PE

Core - Cognitive

PE

Dance - U1

SUMMER

SCIENCE

Animal Survival

This project teaches children about growth in animals by exploring the life cycles of some familiar animals. They build on learning about the survival of humans by identifying the basic needs of animals for survival, including food, water, air and shelter.

Animal Survival.pdf

HISTORY

Magnificent Monarchs

This project teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.

Magnificent Monarchs.pdf

ART

Portraits & Poses

This project teaches children about portraiture. They analyse the portraits of Tudor monarchs and compare Tudor portraits and selfies today. They use photo editing software to create royal portraits.

Portraits.pdf

DT

Cut, Stitch & Join

This project teaches children about fabric home products and the significant British brand Cath Kidston. They learn about sewing patterns and using a running stitch and embellishments before making a sewn bag tag.

DT

Push & Pull

This project teaches children about three types of mechanism: sliders, levers and linkages. They make models of each mechanism before designing and making a greetings card with a moving part.

MUSIC

Listening - Animals

MUSIC

Performing - Animals

COMPUTING

AR & VR - AR storytelling

COMPUTING

Programming - Robot Helper

OWL

PE

Core - Creative

PE

Core - Physical

Religious Education - Love To Celebrate!

We look at six celebrations from across the major religions of the world.

Sikhism

Anand Karaj

Before a Sikh wedding, the bride and groom may have a Kurmai engagement ceremony and receive a ring. Gifts are exchanged and many special preparations are made in the days and weeks before the wedding.

On the morning of the wedding, the bride and groom's family meet at the Gurdwara and share food before the ceremony. The Sikh wedding ceremony is called the Anand Karaj. The Granthi leading the service recites prayers and hymns and the bride takes hold of a scarf that the groom wears over his shoulder. Four wedding hymns, called Lavans are said and then sung. After each Lavan, the couple walk round the holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, which is witnessing their marriage. They also bow to the Guru Granth Sahib to show they agree with the readings. The Lavans act as the binding promises or vows.

Many Sikh weddings are followed by a reception where there is plenty of fun, food and dancing.

Christianity

Christmas

Christmas is a Christian festival that marks the birth of Jesus Christ, over 2000 years ago. It is celebrated by billions of people around the world. Christians call the period before Christmas, Advent. The word Advent means 'coming' and is the time when Christians wait to celebrate the arrival of baby Jesus and think about the second coming of Jesus that they believe will happen in the future.

At Christmas time, Christians might attend special church services, remember the nativity story, buy gifts for loved ones, eat special food and spend time with family.

Christmas is also hugely popular secular celebration and traditions and stories that don't mark the birth of Jesus are popular.





Judaism

Hanukkah

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights that is celebrated every autumn in November or December. The festival celebrates the victory of Judah Maccabee and his Jewish followers over the Syrian Emperor Antiochus and the miracle of the lamp, which burned for eight days in the regained temple in Jerusalem, even though there was only enough oil for one day's light.

Lighting the Hanukkiah, playing the dreidel game and eating fried foods are Hanukkah traditions that help Jews to remember the story of the Maccabees, the lamp in the temple and the importance of religious freedom.






Islaam

Jumu'ah

Jumu’ah are Friday prayers. Before Jumu’ah, many Muslims wash, put on perfume or aftershave and dress in clean clothes. Just after lunchtime, worshippers meet at the mosque to say special prayers and listen to a talk by the Imam. The importance of saying Friday prayers is mentioned in the Qur’an and Muhammad called Friday the best day.

Buddhism

Losar

The Tibetan Buddhist New Year holiday, Losar, starts on the first day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar, which is usually in February.

The celebrations last between three and 15 days and are a mixture of early Bon traditions and later Buddhist traditions. Tibetan Buddhists may perform rituals and dances to ward off evil spirits, present offerings to Buddha's shrine and hang up new prayer flags during Losar.

Losar is also a family time when people clean their houses, wear new clothes, come together to eat, share in the traditions of the festival and spend time together.

Hinduism

Navratri

Navratri is celebrated for nine nights and 10 days. Hindus worship a different form of the mother goddess Durga every day, including Lakshmi (the goddess of good fortune and wealth) and Saraswati (the goddess of wisdom). In India, clay statues of Durga are placed in homes, temples and street shrines during the festival. On the tenth day (Dussehra) the statues are paraded in the streets and put into water to disintegrate.

Navratri is a time for new, colourful clothes, good food, dancing and families. However, it is also a time to fast, worship the goddesses quietly and take part in puja ceremonies every day. Navratri is also celebrated as a harvest festival. Many Hindus plant nine different grains at the beginning of the festival to celebrate a good harvest.

P.S.H.E - Personal Social Health Education (Including Relationships & Sex Education)

We follow six key themes in P.S.H.E. that are taught at the same time across the school, below is the specific theme covered.

Being Me In My World

  • Hopes and fears for the year

  • Rights and responsibilities

  • Rewards and consequences

  • Safe and fair learning

environment

  • Valuing contributions

  • Choices

  • Recognising feelings

Celebrating Difference

  • Assumptions and

stereotypes about gender

  • Understanding bullying

  • Standing up for self and

others

  • Making new friends

  • Gender diversity

  • Celebrating difference and

remaining friends

Dreams & Goals

  • Achieving realistic goals

  • Perseverance

  • Learning strengths

  • Learning with others

  • Group co-operation

  • Contributing to and sharing

success

Healthy Me

  • Motivation

  • Healthier choices

  • Relaxation

  • Healthy eating and nutrition

  • Healthier snacks and sharing

food

Relationships

  • Different types of family

  • Physical contact boundaries

  • Friendship and conflict

  • Secrets

  • Trust and appreciation

  • Expressing appreciation for special relationships

Changing Me

  • Cycles in nature

  • Growing from young to old

  • Increasing independence

  • Differences in female and male bodies (correct terminology)

  • Assertiveness

  • Preparing for transition