Useful Links

Useful Links

Park Hill Primary

Year  2 Curriculum - Topics

SCIENCE

 Health, Life and Humans

 

Properties of Materials

 Habitats and Life-cycles

 

Plants

Seasonal Changes

 

HISTORY

Why do we remember 5th November?

A Study of a

significant national event & people beyond living memory, commemorated annually

 

Who was Joseph Chamberlain?

A Study of a

significant person & place in our locality

Mary Seacole & Rosa Parkes

A study of the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to international achievements & events;

comparing aspects of life in different periods

 

Historical links to topic

An understanding of the chronology of the age of piracy on the high seas around the Caribbean & South America

Explorers! Christopher Columbus & Neil Armstrong

A study of the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to international achievements &events,

comparing aspects of life in different periods

 

Historical links to topic

An understanding of the chronology of the establishment of Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s ground

 

GEOGRAPHY

The Islands of Coll & Tobago

A study of

geographical similarities and differences of the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country

 

Geographical links to history topic

Using maps/globes/atlases & I.T. to identify where the Chamberlains lived in the local area

Geographical links to history topic

Using maps/globes/atlases & I.T. to identify countries & oceans (Caribbean link to Tobago, then Jamaica, Britain, Europe & Crimea) related the topic of Mary Seacole & Rosa Parkes (USA & North America)

 

Treasure Seekers!

A Study of school grounds and surrounding locality, using simple maps & compasses to find treasure!

Geographical links to history topic

Using maps/globes/atlases & I.T. to identify countries (America) & oceans related the topic of Columbus & Armstrong

 

Edgbaston

A study of the world famous cricket ground in our locality, its surrounding geography & the countries around the world who come to play cricket there

COMPUTING

(Following Rising Stars Switched On scheme)

We are games testers

Exploring how computer

games work

 

 

We are Researchers

Researching Computer networks

 

We are zoologists

Recording bug-hunt data

Productivity

 

We are photographers

Taking, selecting and editing digital images

Creativ

We are Astronauts

Programming on screen

Programming

 

We are detectives

Communicating clues

Communicating & collaborating

 

MUSIC

(Following Music Express Scheme)

The long and short of it

Exploring duration

 

Feel the Pulse

Exploring pulse & rhythm

Taking Off

Exploring pitch

 

What’s the score?

Exploring instruments & symbols

Rain rain go away

Exploring timbre, tempo & dynamics

 

Sounds interesting

Exploring sounds

P.E.

Dance

Caribbean Dance/Scottish folk dancing

Games

Dance

Fireworks

Games

 

Multiskills

Athletics

Multiskills

Athletics

Gymnastics

Outdoor & Adventurous Activities

PATHS

Establishing a Positive Classroom Environment

 

Introduction to Feelings

Feelings & Behaviours

Self-Control & Anger Management

 

Anger Management & Problem-Solving

 

Friendship & Feeling Lonely

Manners & Listening to Others

 

Feelings/Emotions/

Behaviours

ART AND DESIGN

Fireworks

Jackson Pollock

Paint: A short study of the work of the artist describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 

Wax relief: developing art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shapeto produce a firework display/bonfire scene using layered wax relief… compare both media and outcomes

Design – links to topic

Sketching & drawing: Exploring designs in the style of decorative patterns on Pakistani

buses.

 

Treasure pots & boxes

Clay Sculpture: becoming more proficient in the use of clay: making thumb pots & slab pots to create containers for treasure

Nature

Sketching & drawing:Recording experiences and observations in nature

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Food Technology

Tropical fruit salad / Buljol:

Children will use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes and understand where food comes from.

Make a Bus

Exploring how to use mechanisms: make a vehicle with moving wheels and axles – from Rosa Parkes to the decorative buses of Pakistan

Food Technology

Eating what we grow

Making salads and cooking vegetables/fruit

R.E

Choice – Living by Rules

 

Choice – Being Temperate, Exercising Self-Discipline and Cultivating Serene Contentment

 

Compassion – Being regardful of Suffering

Compassion – Sharing & Being Generous

Community – Creating Unity & Harmony

 

Participating & Willing to Lead

 

Compassion – Caring for Others, Animals & the Environment

 

Compassion – Being Merciful & Forgiving

Contemplation – Being Silent and Attentive to, and Cultivating a Sense for, the Sacred and Transcendence

 

Contemplation – Being Reflective & Self-critical

 

Creativity – Being Imaginative & Explorative

 

Creativity – Appreciating Beauty