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Year 2 Spring 1 Curriculum Map: Polar Regions !


P.E: Children will learn to perform a range of rolling, throwing, striking, kicking, catching and gathering skills using a ball


R.E: The children will learn about special books, both personal and religious, and hear a range of stories from them and talk about their meanings.


Art / DT: Children will be studying a wide range of art and design techniques in African print and using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape and form to design and make African masks.


Geography: We will be exploring the polar regions of the Earth using a range of information resources. The children will discover wildlife, climate and features of each of the polar locations.


Science: In science we will explore different materials and compare them in terms of their properties and uses.


Computing: Children will find and print information from a website to use as a resource to help them to recreate designs for their African masks.


History: The children will be exploring the events leading up to the sinking of the Titanic and learn what it might have been like aboard the ship and write their own version of events through a diary entry.  They will sequence events about Scott’s expedition to Antarctica.


Literacy: In Literacy we will explore the features of non-fiction texts and carry out our own research project using various books to help children create their own information texts on the Polar Regions with labelled pictures, diagrams, charts and lists and a glossary of specific interest words. They will also write about the story of the Titanic, in diary form, from a passenger’s perspective.


Maths: Children will be counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 and use this knowledge to help them to solve multiplication and division problems. They will be looking at money recognition, paying and giving change. They will also apply their understanding of counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 to count greater amounts of coins.


Enrichment activity: Titanic role play day.


PSHE: Children will learn about money and where comes from and what it is used for and why they should keep it safe. They will set a simple goal and achieve it.