Phoenix Class

Welcome to Phoenix Class

Phoenix class is the home to our wonderful Year 2 children. We are named after the Phoenix Constellation which lies in the southern sky.

We have an exciting curriculum which is detailed in the curriculum maps below. However, that is only the beginning; you will see our budding thespians performing in the annual Nativity play, performing dances from around the world, singing songs to deepen our learning about the Victorian era and much more.

 
 
 

Learning in Year 2 - Curriculum Maps

All Subject Overview of Skills & Techniques

Year 2 Reading - Overview

Year 2 Writing - Overview

Class News

In addition to the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and RE we are focusing on the following themes in the foundation subjects.

 

  • In History, during the Autumn Term, we will be looking at explorers through the years and will end with a focus on Arctic Explorers. The Summer Term will see us investigating change over a period of time and looking at life during Victorian England.

  • In Geography, in the Spring Term, we will be learning about the continents and oceans of the world. We will also be comparing a traditional village in England to that of one in East Africa.

  • Dance will be taught throughout the year and linked to class themes, class performances, such as the Nativity, or a significant school event. Team games, gymnastics, net and wall games, striking and fielding and athletics will be covered on a termly basis. Swimming is timetabled in Year 2 but is still dependent on the availability of local pools

  • The computing curriculum will encompass the key skills of simple programming, handling data, e-safety, multimedia and will look at technology in our lives.

  • Art and Design and Design Technology are very much linked to the other foundation subjects and most pieces will be of this cross curricular nature. However, the key skills and techniques in these subjects, such as colour, texture and pattern will be explored. As will the skills of designing, making and evaluating pieces.

  • Music is discretely taught and will also link with the foundation subjects.

  • We use the Jigsaw programme to deliver RSHE as well as enhancing the offer with relevant outside visitors.

  • French is taught each week and builds on previously taught vocabulary, listening and speaking skills.

 

Click on the Curriculum Map below to find out when our skills and techniques are going to be taught throughout the year. 

 

Click on the Knowledge Organisers for details of those skills and techniques. 

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Knowledge Organisers

Science

Changing

Materials

Science

Habitats -

Seasonal Change

Science

Our Living

Earth

Science

Toys

Geography

Africa

English

Grammar

English

Reading/

Phonics

English

Spelling/

Phonics

English

Writing/

Composition

Music

Year 2

Term 1 & 2

KIRFs

Year 2

Autumn 1

Year 2

Autumn 2

Year 2

Spring 1

Year 2

Spring 2

Year 2

Summer 1

Year 2

Summer 2

Year 2

1st 100 High

Frequency Words

Year 2

Next 200 High

Frequency Words