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Year 2

Welcome to Year Two's Curriculum page


On this page we will share with you:


  • Our curriculum overview
  • National statutory requirments
  • Topic maps for each term
  • Information relating to our current topic


Autumn One Topic Map - Rainforests

Welcome to Year Two!


During the Autumn term we are going to spend time getting to know each other and focusing on feeling happy and settled in our new classrooms. Using the text ‘Only One You’, we will be thinking about what makes us special and unique and we will create some clay art work to represent our unique qualities. We will be thinking about how we can make our classroom a safe and happy place and a fun place to learn. We will also learn about friendship and ways in which we can show qualities of friendship such as sharing, kindness and support.  


Our topic this term is all about Rainforests! During the term, we will be learning about animal groups and sorting animals into their categories.


In geography, we will start to identify the continents in the world and spot the hot and cold places in relation to the equator. We will also identify the physical features of the rainforest by studying maps and aerial photos.


After learning about the four layers of the rainforest, we will be investigating animal habitats and micro habitats and learning which animals and plants are suited to those habitats. We will consider the food chains present in a habitat and how plants and animals are dependent on one another for survival.


To find out more, take a look at our Autumn topic map.