St John's C of E Primary School

Year 2 Curriculum

Summary of Year 2 objectives can be found here

Literacy - for more information about our literacy curriculum click here

Please click on each book for more information







The Great Fire of London


Year 2 Maths Overview

Maths Calculations Demonstration Videos

Addition 1 Addition 2 Addition 2
Subtraction 1 Subtraction 2 Division

Maths Knowledge Organisers 

Knowledge Organisers  support pupils with information and methods they should know
Addition Place Value Subtraction
Fractions Shape Measure
Money Multiplication / Division Statistics

White-Rose Home Learning Books - to support Maths learning at home

Autumn Term Place Value Add/subtract Money Multiply
Spring Term Division Statisitcs Shape Fractions Length
Summer Term Position Time Measures

Project work / Topic

Autumn 1 -  Muck, Mess and Mixtures

Let’s get messy. Muck and mess are good. In fact, they're marvellous. Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. Pour, mix, stir, splat. How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo? Make a wobbly jelly and draw with wibbly clay. Write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems – there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures. Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space. What will you make? How will you arrange it? How will the gallery make you and your visitors feel? Don’t worry about the mess – it’ll always wash.

Knowledge Organiser     Glossary     Home Learning     Fun Facts    Book List

Autumn 2 - Wriggle and Crawl

Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt. Sweep your nets in ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home. Then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask research questions, just like a real entomologist. Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. Then animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly. On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl.

Knowledge Organiser     Glossary     Home Learning     Fun Facts    Book List

Spring 1 -  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.

Knowledge Organiser     Home Learning     Book List


Spring 2 -  Movers and 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.

Knowledge Organiser     Home Learning     Book List

Movers and Shakers

Summer 1- The Scented Garden

Tiptoe through the tulips as your senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watch them grow beneath sunshine and showers. Explore the astounding world of the scented garden, but be careful, there are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things. Don't touch them. Use the marvellous properties of plants, flowers and herbs to make an exceptional gift for somebody special. Everything is coming up roses. Why not grow your own?

Knowledge Organiser     Glossary     Home Learning     Fun Facts    Book List




The Scented Garden

Summer 2 - Street Detectives

This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? Let’s learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to your school or maybe they worked in the baker’s shop? Make maps and plans of the streets around us, planning our routes. What can you see? What can we find? Whereabouts do you live? Do you know your address? Find out how to write instructions, directions, adverts and learn rhymes all about our community from different times. When the Lord Mayor writes and asks us to help make our street a better place, it’s time to get your thinking caps on and paintbrushes at the ready. Ready to roll, Street Detectives? Get your clipboards and cameras – it’s time to start investigating.

Knowledge Organiser     Glossary     Home Learning     Fun Facts    Book List



Home Learning

Some learning support activites to use at home

English and Maths Learning pack Guidance and answers Practical Ideas