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Year 2 Curriculum Information

Our curriculum ensures learning is effective, exciting and above all, relevant to the needs of our children.

As a Rights Respecting school our curriculum is underpinned by the Unicef Charter for the Rights of the Child and our School Learning Values of Independence, Resilience, Respect, Creativity, Team-work and Aspiration.

We intend for all of our pupils to secure firm foundations in English and Mathematics and this underpins a growing excellence in other subjects.  Our topic-led and knowledge and skills based curriculum offers a broad range of subjects through Early Years and Key Stage One.  We believe in bringing learning to life, both indoors and out, with an emphasis on engaging and purposeful learning.  We aim to provide trips and visits to improve learning outside the classroom and to create links between learning and fun for our children.  We want the learning gained from these to be invaluable and to help our children develop an understanding about the world in which we live.  We welcome visitors to school to share their skills and knowledge and to broaden our children's experiences.

All aspects of our curriculum are accessible to all children, irrespective of their ethnic background, gender, disability, religious or linguistic background. We strive hard to meet the needs of those pupils with special educational needs, those with disabilities, those who are more able, those with special gifts and talents and the children who are learning English as an additional language. We provide a rich, challenging curriculum, which stretches all of our children. Staff are aware of children who have exceptional talents and gifts and monitor or track their progress carefully to ensure their academic potential or talent is continually developed.

While importance is placed on children learning core skills of English and Maths, we place a great value on developing the "whole child" through a broad and engaging curriculum.  We want our children to be confident individuals who are able to lead safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

If you have any questions about the Curriculum we teach, please speak to Mrs Birkett.

The National Curriculum               

All children in Year 1 and Year 2 study the following curriculum areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Design Technology – DT
  • Music
  • Physical Education – PE
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Religious Education – RE
  • Relationships and Health Education - RHEd

The work is covered through relevant and well-planned, half-termly topics.  Each topic has a particular subject focus but will involve work from more than one curriculum area.  Topics are also used to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes necessary for effective learning.