Curriculum Overview              Autumn 1 

This half term, our topic is all about ourselves and how we can be super in all aspects of our lives! We will be learning how to make sure our classroom is a happy, hard working place and learning all about animals and plants. This half term, we will revise all the Phase 5 letters and sounds from last year and begin to look at and learn our Y2 common exception words.

Here is a closer look at what we will be doing:

Art and design

Sketches or paintings of their house and their street Favourite meal papier mache plate.

Artwork inspired by germs under a microscope – using paint and printing techniques. Look at and recreate artist’s paintings based around food – discuss the colours and techniques used.

UK landmarks sculptures or junk modelling project – to last over the next 2 weeks.




I can write a simple program and test it.

I can find errors in a program and fix it (super ICT)


History / Geography

Geography – recognises landmarks and physical features of UK using maps and aerial photographs (What does Superman see as he’s flying to the rescue? Naming capital cities of UK and continents and key features of a place.


Music and Drama


Music taught by Mrs. Longhurst

The Bible (taught by Mrs Longhurst)





Good to be me, learning how to super ourselves through diet, exercise, hygiene etc.

PE and dance

Games taught by Mr Cowling (Mondays)

Mini-skills taught by Mrs Gillett (Wednesdays)



Children will first explore a range of postcards before writing an account of something they have done in the holidays.

Recounts and Descriptive writing (2 weeks) children will read the book ‘Stickman’ to use adjectives to write expanded noun phrases, they will also design and describe a new friend for Stickman before writing a recount of  Stickman’s day.

Instructions (2 weeks) children will learn about the features of instructions, the role of verbs as they plan and write instructions for an alien (Q Pootle 5) who doesn’t know how to brush his teeth or make healthy snacks.

Letter and non-chronological report on nocturnal animals based on the book 'The Dark.’ (2 weeks)




Number and place value

Mark 2-digit numbers on a beaded line,count in tens from 1- and 2-digit numbers, estimate a quantity, then count in tens ,estimate a quantity, then count in tens ,perform place value additions and subtractions.

Addition and subtraction                                                       

Know pairs to 10, and then to 7, 8 and 9 ,know pairs to 10, and then to 20,know pairs to 20,add/subtract 10 using coins

Money and Measures

Recognise coins; make amounts ,investigate amounts to be made using coins; use a system, use coins to buy objects up to 20p and find change, read time on digital/analogue clocks to nearest half of hour, read time on digital/analogue clocks to nearest quarter of hour.

Addition and subtraction and Money

Use pairs to 10 to find amount to next ten ,Use pairs to 10 to find the next ten,use pairs to 10 to find how many to the next ten,find change from 20p ,Add and subtract 10, 11 and 20 in the context of money.

Measures and Shape

Measure using decimetre strips, measure using centimetres; understand there are 10cm in a decimetre, measure using rulers measured in centimetres and metres ,Identify left and right; give accurate directions. Understand clockwise and anticlockwise turns and right angles as quarter turns.

Number and Fractions

Count in 10s and 2s; spotting patterns, count in 10s and begin to use multiplication, recognise odd and even numbers, find halves and quarters of shapes by folding, find halves and quarters of shapes.


Animals including humans – basic needs for human and animal survival, describing why exercise, balanced diet and good hygiene are important.

Experiment ops – tasting and testing foods from different food groups, exercise based questions such as will the person with the longest legs jump the furthest, how strong are we – is it linked to height and hand size etc? Children to make predictions / generalisations and work in groups to find out how to test and answer these questions


Weekly discrete lessons taught by Senorita Andrea.