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Class 2


Our Class 2 Curriculum 2020-21


In September 2020, we moved to mixed-age classes across school so our curriculum this year reflects this change. Some topics appear in more than one class this year.


Our Topics

Autumn Term:

Spring Term:

Summer Term:

Dazzling in Durham

Toys in the Past




Autumn Term
Spring Term

Summer Term

Drawing – Andy Goldsworthy and Henri Rousseau





Autumn Term
Spring Term

Summer Term

Structures and construction

Winding mechanisms




Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Plants, seasonal changes

Animals (including humans), seasonal changes

Materials, seasonal changes



Autumn Term
Spring Term


Summer Term

Digital literacy and coding (

Digital literacy, coding (codepillar) and Scratch Junior

Digital literacy, coding ( and Word Processing



Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

The geography of our local area


The geography of a contrasting locality



Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Significant people – local saints, famous people from Durham

Toys through time, significant people – Steiff




Autumn Term


Spring Term


Summer Term

Kerry Mathews  No Place Like

Jean Sibelius Finlandia

I wanna play in a band

Zoo time

Friendship Song

Reflect, Rewind, Replay



Autumn Term

Spring Term


Summer Term

Health and Wellbeing – spreading diseases, household chemicals, people who keep us safe

Relationships - secrets and surprises, bullying and behaviour

Living in the Wider World – caring for our environment, people in our community, helping others

In Year 2, we also have the opportunity to become a mini bud.



Autumn Term


Spring Term


Summer Term

Invasion Games

Gymnastics (making Shapes)

Dance (Round the Clock)

Invasion Games (Skittles)


Net and Wall games

We also have opportunities to work with sports coaches as part of our involvement in the Durham School Sports Partnership.

We take part in events and competitions throughout the year.



Autumn Term



Spring Term




Summer Term

Multi-faith Unit: Who is Jewish and how do they live?

Christianity: Incarnation

Christianity: What do Christians believe God is like?

Christianity: Why does Easter matter to Christians?

Multi-faith Unit: Who am I? What does it mean to belong?


During the Summer Term the children will be working with numbers to 100. They will read write and count with these numbers, say the numbers one more and one less, know their place on a number line and represent them pictorially. They will be introduced to the concepts of grouping and sharing, simple fractions and recap on various aspects of measures and shape that were taught during lockdown. Adding and taking away within 20 will continue to be reinforced throughout the term both through number sentence work and word problems. We will continue to work on counting forwards and backwards within 100 from various numbers, consolidate counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and learn to recall number bonds for numbers to 10.



This term our new ‘Brazil’ topic will influence our reading and writing. We will be researching facts about the Amazon Rainforest and using this information to write non-fiction booklets/leaflets, instructions and letters. We will read stories set in the rainforests and use them to create our own stories with similar settings. We will continue to develop basic sentence structure, use correct punctuation and use phonic knowledge with greater accuracy in spelling. Through comprehension activities the children will learn to retrieve answers from a text, answer questions involving inference and prediction and think about the order of events. We will continue to focus on correct letter formation in all writing and showing clear capital letters, ascenders and descenders throughout all their work. Whooshes and flicks onto letters will be taught in the second half of the term