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“Let Your Light Shine!” - Matthew 5:16

Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Year 2: Spring Curriculum


Spring: Wonder Women Children learn about pioneering women whose compassion and works/discoveries have changed the world - Mary Seacole, Mary Taylor Florence Nightingale and Grace Darling.

Create A Spark

Each unit of work will begin with a stimulating activity to inspire curiosity and launch the unit.

Steps To Success

  • Love: How can compassion make the world a better place?
  • Resilience: How did these wonder women break down barriers?
  • Friendship: How did they show kindness to others?


We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work.

National Curriculum Objectives covered throughout the Spring term:

To follow


Pioneers and super scientists: Isaac Newton (gravity and light); Alexander Graham Bell (Sound); Nightingale, Fleming and Lister (health), Edison (electricity)

Working scientifically:

  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Performing simple tests
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.


Key Bible Teaching: The story of Naomi and Ruth

Listen to the story and discuss all of the people in the story who showed kindness. Discuss how it feels to show kindness and why Christians feel that this is so important. Draw out that kindness is not just about kind thought but kind actions. How can children follow in Ruth’s example and show kindness to others through their actions?

Spiritual: When was the last time you showed kindness to someone else? How did it make you feel? How does it feel when someone treats you kindly? Can an act of kindness change the world?

Moral: How can using unkind words or actions hurt others? When was the last time someone made you sad? When was the last time you made someone else sad? How can we make amends?

Social: Who in our community helps us? What would happen if no one helped anyone else? What happens when people don’t treat each other kindly? How can we thank the special people who provide care in our community?

Cultural: Why is Florence Nightingale more famous than Mary Seacole? Who else do we celebrate because of their kindness? What do other religions teach about kindness?

What did Jesus teach and how did he live?

  • Retell some of Jesus’ parables
  • Express ideas and respond to questions about stories from the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • Express ideas about how beliefs affect how Christians live their lives such as fasting, supporting the homeless and poor, campaigning. Use examples of local or well-known Christians today.
  • Name and retell key events in the final days of Jesus’ ministry, including: Palm Sunday (John 12:12-15); the last supper (Mark 14: 12-26); crucifixion (Luke 23:26-56) the empty tomb (Luke 24: 1-12). Recall how these are remembered in Holy Week and Easter.


To follow


Superhero PE (Gymnastics)

Essential skills:

  • I can plan and perform a sequence of movements.
  • I can improve my sequence based on feedback.
  • I can think of more than one way to create a sequence which follows some ‘rules’.
  • I can work on my own and with a partner.

WE Schools

WE bake for change: making toffee apples/parkin


English in Year 2 will focus on:

  • Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs (Dialogue, Informal Letters, imaginative narrative)
  • The Goldilocks Project by Emma Chichester Clark, Anthony Browne & Leigh Hodgkinson (letters, Retellings, Stories from another point of view, Character descriptions and imaginative narrative)
  • Who was Mary Seacole? by Paul Harrison (biography, note taking)


Wonder women: Mary Seacole, Mary Taylor, Florence Nightingale and Grace Darling

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell]
  • Learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Essential skills:

  • I can use words and phrases like: before, after, past, present, then and now.
  • I can recount the life of someone famous from Britain who lived in the past. I can explain what they did earlier and what they did later.
  • I can answer questions using books and the internet.
  • I can research the life of a famous person from the past using different sources of evidence.


Charanga: Friendship

National Curriculum objectives:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

Essential Skills:

  • I can sing and follow a melody.
  • I can sing or clap increasing and decreasing tempo.
  • I can listen out for particular things when listening to music.
  • I can improve my own work.



National Curriculum Objectives:

  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Essential skills:

  • I can choose and use three different grades of pencil when drawing.
  • I can use charcoal, pencil and pastel to create art.
  • I can mix paint to create all the secondary colours.
  • I can create brown with paint.
  • I can create tints with paint by adding white.
  • I can create tones with paint by adding black.

Enrich Drivers

  • Experiences: No specific focus this half term.
  • Preparedness for modern life & independence: Challenging stereotypes- female pioneers/ male nurses
  • Wellbeing: Drugs – the danger of medicines. Growth mindset – resilience and ambition
  • Aspiration & Curiosity: Ambition/ aspiration- nurse visit. Personal hygiene and looking after your bodies

Let Your Light Shine

The unit will culminate with a piece of work designed to celebrate the pupils’ learning.

End Of Year Expectations