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Year 2 Topics

Flying High

In this Unit pupils will explore man’s fascination with flight. They will learn about the Wright brothers and the invention of powered flight and how aeroplanes have changed people’s lives. They will also think about magical flying creatures including Father Christmas and his flying reindeer.

What Do I Need To Be Me?

In this Unit, pupils explore how they change as they grow older and what changes other animals make. The key scientific idea in this Unit is that features and behaviours of living things can be understood in terms of how they aid survival.  Pupils will also consider what they need to stay fit and healthy in terms of food and exercise.   

Through The Keyhole

This is a local history Unit based around a stately home or other historical building. Pupils will be encouraged to look at what the building is made of and think about ‘who would live in a house like this?’

Blown Away

Through this Unit, pupils will gain an understanding of the natural world, comparing hot and cold regions of the world as well as viewing their own environment through the study of wind and clouds.

Town Mouse Country Mouse

In this Unit the pupils use the story of the town mouse and country mouse to explore a contrasting UK locality.

Sowing and Growing

This Unit explores commercial farming and growing our own food and plant products, the conditions necessary to do so and the ways plants can be used.

National Celebrations: Two Queens

In this Unit pupils will study and compare the reigns of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth the second. They will look closely at the Diamond Jubilee celebration and recreate a traditional street party.

Trading Places

In this Unit pupils will find out about the geography of a different country and start to explore the country’s culture through an imaginary ‘Life Swap’.

Home and Away

As the academic year comes to a close, this transition Unit looks at travel and explores popular holiday destinations at home and abroad. It also prepares the pupils for their journey to KS2.