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Year 2 Overview
Autumn: Term 1
THEME: Brainwaves / We are what we eat.
Our brain is special because it does lots of amazing things. Once we understand how our brain works and what we can do to make it work even better, then we can improve the way that we learn.
Food plays a vital role in history and culture throughout the world because food is essential to life. By learning about the different types and amounts of food our bodies need, we can plan healthier diets and enjoy longer lives.
Autumn: Term 2
THEME: Our World.
Our world is where we live – our home, our family, our school. It is the places that we go, the people that we meet, the things that we can see, smell, hear, taste and touch. Our world is important, because we share it with lots of other living things. We need to treat our world with respect – to ensure that it is well looked after – so that every person, animal and plant can live healthily and enjoy it.
Spring: Term 3
THEME: Stories people tell.
Many of the stories that we enjoy today are influenced by the stories that have been passed down through the ages. By studying older stories, such as myths and legends, we can become storytellers too, writing and performing our own stories to entertain people today.
Spring: Term 4
THEME: Time Detectives.
Would you like to be a detective? A time detective who goes in search of evidence from the past? Evidence that tells you where people lived, what people did and what happened to them? Detectives need clues – our clues are going to be old objects and treasures from the past.
Summer: Term 5
THEME: Green Fingers.
Plants are living things – they grow when we give them enough sunlight, food and water. Plants give us food to eat, clean air to breathe and materials to build our houses and furniture. We can use plants to make clothes and medicines, and to decorate our gardens.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to ﬁnd out how to look after plants. We will even be growing our own plants for a Flower Show at our school!
Summer: Term 6
There are structures around us all the time, some of which we barely notice. What are they made from? What is their purpose? What do you notice about their shapes? What can be done to make them stronger? We will be looking at London and its famous landmarks.