Year Two

Long Term Planning Year 1/2

Autumn 1

Growing Together.

7 weeks

Autumn 2

Once Upon A Time.

7 weeks

Spring 1

Fire! Fire!

7 weeks

Spring 2

Friends from afar!

6 weeks

Summer 1

Under The Sea

5 weeks

Summer 2

What makes a Superhero?

7 weeks


Jack and the Beanstalk.

Recount (holidays).

Labels, lists and captions (Y1), explanations (Y2). Retelling a story about adventure – creating story S then rewriting a story using it (2 weeks).

Writing our own version of a story.

Gingerbread Man


Instructions – how to make a Gingerbread Man. 

Retelling a traditional story – alternate endings.

Letter to Santa Claus.


Acrostic poems.

Calligram Poems – performance.

BBC Videos


Aesop’s Fables.

Recount - diary.

Information texts – creating our own.

Report writing based on true events.

Looking at fables and creating our own from our own experiences.

Looking at using dictionaries/ thesauruses.

The Enchanted Wood.

Here Come The Aliens.

Descriptive writing.

Creating a story based on their own ideas and characters.

Information Texts.

Creating our own acrostic poems.

Play script – Alien’s visiting earth.

The Snail and the Whale

Tiddler the story telling fish.

Descriptive writing.

Creating Riddles using alliteration and rhyme.

Poems using rhyming words – performance poetry – Sea Fever.

Instructions – how to make an ice-lolly for the beach.

Superhero Story

Superhero ABC

Charlie’s Superhero Underpants.

Explanation writing.

Creating and writing their own stories in a fantasyland. 


Story writing –characters descriptions using alliteration.


Number and place value, addition/

subtraction, multiplication/

division, fractions, measures (including time), geometry, add/sub using money and data.

Number and place value, double/near doubles, addition/

subtraction, grouping/

sharing, multiplication/

division,  measures (including time), geometry,  add/sub using money and data.

Number and place value, double/near doubles,  addition/

subtraction, grouping/



subtraction, fractions,  multiplication/

division,  measures (including time),  geometry,  add/sub using money and data/statistics.

Number and place value, addition/

Subtraction,  grouping/

sharing, multiplication/

division, shape, position and movement, fractions,  measures (including time), geometry and data/statistics.

Number and place value, addition/

Subtraction,  fractions, multiplication/

division, measuring, geometry, moving and turning.

Number and place value, addition/

Subtraction,  fractions, multiplication/

division, time, geometry, measures, addition, solving data problems.


Plants – identifying different plants and describing the basic structure.

Life cycles of plants - growing our own plant.

Everyday materials – looking at what objects are made of. Compare the suitability of materials and see how the shapes of solid objects change.

Seasonal Changes – Observe the changes across seasons; describe the weather and varied day length.

Explanation writing on seasons.

Living Things and Their Habitats – Look at things that are alive and dead. Then explore habitats and the plants/ animals that live there. We will then look at food chains of different animals.

Animals - identify types of animals and look at what they eat.  Look at the lifecycle of animals and what they need to survive. 

Explanation wiring about life cycles.

Animals - Label the human body and what senses are used, then go onto look at the importance of staying healthy.

Persuasive writing – to keep healthy.

Art & Design

Observational drawings – of leaves. We will focus on pencil control and the techniques involved in observational drawings. We will look at Andy Goldsworthy, and design and create pieces using natural textures. Looking at hot and cold colours – how to tint and shade to create pictures symbolising ‘Fire’. Using silhouette to recreate a universe, using chalk and pastels to create the planets and stars.

To create a class under the sea collage, using a range of materials and techniques.

Design this as a class and create over the course of the term.

Andy Warhol – looking at his style of art and creating our own pictures using ICT.



Looking at the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK. Then look at the wider world and continents and oceans.

The Victorians – looking at toys then and now and Queen Victoria.

Non – chronological report on the Victorians.

The Great Fire of London.

Look at the physical and human geography of London.

Explorers - Neil Armstrong compared to Christopher Columbus. 

Report on the accomplishments of a public figure.

Hot and Cold – Look at the hot and cold areas of the world including beaches and mountains.

Persuasive writing to go to a beach/mountain.

Map work – using directional language, compass directions and locational language.


Data and information – to use technology to create and organise digital content.

How computers work – to recognise uses of information technology beyond school. Algorithms and programming – to understand what algorithms are.

Algorithms and programming – understanding algorithms and how they are used in programmes on digital devices. How they follow precise instructions.

Data and information – to use technology to create, organise and manipulate digital content. Communication and safety – to keep personal information private and know about the help and support available when there are concerns.


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Design &


Look at where food comes from and what makes a healthy diet – link to Harvest.

Link to hygiene.

Food – design, make and evaluate our own Gingerbread men.

Design, make and evaluate your own building. Create using spaghetti and marshmallows -strength test.

Design and make your own planet!

Then evaluate your finished product. Papier-mâché. 

See Art & Design. Evaluate superheroes supersuits. Then design your own suit to be even better!


Exploring Sounds – explore ways of using our voices expressively. Beat – develop a sense of beat through movement, body percussion and instruments. Pitch – develop pitch using movement, voices and instruments. Exploring Sounds – exploring sounds found in the environment. Recording sounds using technology. Pitch – further understanding of pitch through singing, percussion and listening games. Performance – developing performance skills.


This unit is about: the wonder of nature and how religious people express their thankfulness.



Christmas Story.


Link to stories from the bible.

Why is it important to forgive?

Easter Story.


Link to Tiddler the Story Telling Fish.

Look at the church and why it is important. What is in a church?

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