In Year 2 we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that enables all children to ‘love, learn and reach out to all’. The English and mathematics curriculum follows ‘mastery principals’: ensuring children have opportunities to embed learning before moving onto the next topic. The curriculum is inclusive and imaginative: stimulating young minds as well as preparing them for the modern world.
In the summer term children sit the national SAT papers in reading, grammar and mathematics.
Literature lies at the heart of the school’s English curriculum: the children read both contemporary and classical British authors as well as literature from around the world. We use The Write Stuff to structure our Writing Lessons, beginning with experience days, such as pretend campfires. In Year Two, we continue to use Read, Write Inc. to support our Phonics teaching.
The principal focus of Maths teaching in Year 2 is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting, and place value. This involves working with numerals, words, and the four operations, including with practical resources (for example, concrete objects and measuring tools).
Pupils will develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare, and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. Teaching also involves using a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time, and money.
By the end of year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value. An emphasis on practice at this early stage will aid fluency.
Y2 Maths Yearly Overview– click the link to see how Maths is taught throughout the year.
The wider curriculum
The National Curriculum subjects are taught discretely, this ensures children become skilled in Science, Computing and the foundation subjects. The school is committed to developing an appreciation of visual art and design alongside inspiring the next generation of historians and geographers. Throughout the curriculum the British values of: democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are interwoven.