Year 2 Curriculum

In Faith and Love, We Learn and Grow. 

Maths

Maths mastery is the core of our learning approach at St Hugh of Lincoln. We use the Power Maths scheme of work to deliver a comprehensive curriculum covering all aspects of the National Curriculum. Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. … Built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths and focuses on helping all children to build a deep understanding of maths concepts.

 TermUnits
Autumn TermUnit 1: Numbers to 100
Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction (1)
Unit 3: Addition and Subtraction (2)
Unit 4: Money
Unit 5: Multiplication and Division
Spring TermUnit 6: Multiplication and Division (2)
Unit 7: Statistics
Unit 8: Length and Height
Unit 9: Properties of Shape
Unit 10: Fractions
Summer Term Unit 11: Position and Direction
Unit 12: Problem Solving and Efficient Methods
Unit 13: Time
Unit 14: Weight Volume and Temperature

English Learning

English at St Hugh of Lincoln is based upon the recognition of the role of outstanding English texts in garnering interest and engagement with learning across reading, writing and the spoken word. Using a range of classic texts as inspiration, we aim to develop confidence in reading and oracy, and writers who feel there is a value, a purpose and a beauty in what they write. A typical learning journey starts with a in-depth look at an outstanding text. Every week typically features an extended write supplemented by Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar learning.

 TermTitle and AuthorKey Themes
Autumn TermClaude in the City by Alex T. Smith
When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. ... It is all very normal until ... Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero! The first book in this hilarious bestselling series.

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith (Penguin)
Once there was a Fox who lived in a deep, dense forest. For as long as Fox could remember, his only friend had been Star, who lit the forest paths each night. But then one night Star was not there, and Fox had to face the forest all alone. A story about love, loss and learning to accept change.

Jim and The Beanstalk By Jim Briggs
This is a fun, engaging re-telling of the original folklore story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
When Jim finds a beanstalk growing outside his window one morning, he can't resist climbing up. At the top, he finds a castle and a giant - Jim only wants to stay for breakfast, but once there he finds the occupant is in desperate need of help.

The Wall in The Middle of this Book – Jon Agee
A knight approaches one side of a red brick wall that runs up the centre of this picture book; some wild animals approach the other side. The knight seems to think that the wall keeps him safe, but is it really a good thing to have it there? Because while the knight is imagining all the dangers on the other side of the wall (in particular, a scary ogre), the water on his side is rising and threatening to drown him. Fortunately, the ogre proves kinder than the knight expected.
• Loss/Reunion
• Out and Back stories
• Rags to Riches
Spring TermThe Magic Finger – Roald Dahl
A knight approaches one side of a red brick wall that runs up the centre of this picture book; some wild animals approach the other side. The knight seems to think that the wall keeps him safe, but is it really a good thing to have it there? Because while the knight is imagining all the dangers on the other side of the wall (in particular, a scary ogre), the water on his side is rising and threatening to drown him. Fortunately, the ogre proves kinder than the knight expected.

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems, edited by June Crebbin
A great first poetry book; the poems span time, from Robert Louis Stevenson and Walter de la Mare right up to date with Roger McGough and Michael Rosen. Themes covered, such as mealtimes, playtime, animals, family and bedtime, really appeal to young readers. A truly lovely collection of all-time favourite poems.


The Bee Who Spoke - Al MacCuish, illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon
In The Bee Who Spoke , we are introduced to Belle, an adventurous and inquisitive eleven-year-old girl who lives in Paris. She travels with her parents to the Ardèche to visit her grandparents for her summer holiday. When she arrives she is presented with a bicycle to explore the glorious Ardèche countryside.


The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins and Jane Chapman (Walker)
Can you imagine spending the winter outdoors in Antarctica without anything to eat? That’s just what the male Emperor penguin does. While his mate is off swimming and catching loads of fish, he stands around in the freezing cold with an egg on his feet for two whole months, keeping it warm and waiting for it to hatch. Welcome to the story of the world’s most devoted dad!
• Compassion
• Devotion
• Nature
• Travellers
Summer TermThe Lost Happy Endings - Carol Ann Duffy
Meant for children of all ages, this is a magical tale about what happens when, one night, a wicked witch steals the happy endings to bedtime stories. It is up to Jub, the keeper of the happy endings, to save the day and ensure sweet dreams everywhere.

Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway and Jude Daly
Lila and the Secret of Rain introduces the topics of natural resources and the impact that extreme weather can have on people's lives in a tender way that children can relate to. With the added magic of folklore, the African setting sparks interest in our world's diverse cultures.

Poems to perform – Julia Donaldson
A vibrant collection of poems perfect to be performed by two or more voices! In this collection, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and in the notes section at the end of the book are her notes and ideas on performing them
• Seasons
• Conservation
• Humans’ Relationship with Nature

 

RE Learning

At St. Hugh of Lincoln Primary School we have adopted ‘Come and See,’ the Religious Education programme supported by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. Central to the programme is Christian belief in Jesus Christ, His Word and Revelation of God.

 Units
Autumn TermUnit 1: Beginnings
Unit 2: Signs and Symbols
Other World Faiths: Judaism
Unit 3: Preparations
Spring TermUnit 4: Books
Unit 5: Thanksgiving
Unit 6: Opportunities
Summer TermUnit 7: Spread the Word
Unit 8: Rules
Other World Faiths: Islam
Unit 9: Treasures

Curriculum Learning

TermScienceHistory/GeographyComputingArt/DTMusicLatin/PhonicsPSHERSE
Autumn 1Uses of MaterialsBonfire Night and the Great Fire of London (H)Gooseberry Planet Playground Formal Elements: Pattern, Texture and ToneHands, Feet, HeartPhonics Being Me in My World
Autumn 2Living ThingsSeason (G)Gooseberry Planet Playground Technology outside schoolFood: A Balanced DietHo Ho HoPhonics Celebrating Difference We Meet God’s Love in the Community
Spring 1Growing PlantsHolidays (H)Grouping and Sorting
Lego Builders
(A) At the SeasideI Wanna Play in a BandPhonics Dreams and Goals
Spring 2Changing ShapeJourneys/Food (G)PM Bee Bots
Coding
(A) Mechanisms: Making a Moving Story BookZootimePhonics Healthy MeWe Meet God’s Love in the Community
Summer 1HabitatsOur Local Heroes (H) Coding Creating pictures(A) Comic and SuperheroesFriendship SongPhonics Relationships
Summer 2Feeding and ExerciseOur Wonderful World (G) Creating pictures(A) Textiles: PuppetsPhonics We Meet God’s Love in the Community