The children in K2 (Year 2) learn using a topic-based approach. Each topic lasts for three-four weeks and covers one of the main National Curriculum areas of Science, Geography or History.
Links are made to Art, Design and Technology, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development, ICT and English.
Maths is taught following the National Curriculum. Throughout the year, K2 take part in a number of productions, in collaboration with the other Kindergarten classes, such as the Nativity and Harvest Festival. We also enjoy a variety of trips and visits, including Gad’s Hill Farm and the Orchard Theatre in Dartford. We work hard, learn lots and have a great deal of fun!
K1 and K2 follow the National Curriculum in their English work. This follows the three main strands of reading, writing and spelling, punctuation and grammar.
In Year 2 we follow a variety of topics in our English work. These are divided into units.
- Stories with familiar settings
- Traditional tales
- Different stories by the same author
- Extended stories by significant authors
- Information texts
- Non-chronological texts
- Patterns on a page
- Really looking
- Silly stuff!
To accompany this creative scheme we also follow a programme called ‘Read, Write, Inc’. This is an all-encompassing scheme for English which works around weekly activities of group reading, sentence writing and phonics work.
K1 and K2 (Years 1 and 2) follow the National Curriculum in their Maths work.
The following areas of maths are covered in Year 2. Each area is visited throughout the year, allowing the logical development and the consolidation of the essential skills of each topic.
- Number and place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
In Year 2 the children investigate the following National Curriculum topics:
- Living things and their habitats
- Animals, including humans
- Uses of everyday materials
Cross-curricular links are made where appropriate.