Year 2 - 2L (Mrs Lane) and 2T (Miss Taylor)

All Around the World

Essential Knowledge


  • Write a non-chronological report about a chosen country

  • Identify physical and human features.

  • Ask questions to support discussion and deeper thinking.

  • Read maps and atlases and identify certain countries.

  • Use technology to find aerial photographs

  • Understand different cultures

  • Be able to make comparisons between different countries   

      and cultures.



We will be reading the exploring non-chronological reports and persuasive devices in order to create their own travel brochure.

The children will:

  • Read books that are structured in different ways.

  • Use dictionaries to find meanings of words.

  • Write about real events.

  • Organise writing into paragraphs.

  • Read aloud their work.

  • Proof read their work for spelling and punctuation.

  • Use present and past tense correctly.

  • Structure their work using the correct features and layout.

  • Use persuasive language

Speaking and listening, word and sentence structure remain an ongoing skill that is developed through all literacy lessons. Similarly VCOP is continuously used throughout the children’s writing.


Children are involved in daily phonics lessons, which focus on the Letters and Sounds programme. This aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.  For further information, games and resources, visit,  or  even  our own website for helpful videos  on how to say the sounds


The children will:

  • use technology safely and respectfully keeping personal information private





N/A this term



The children will: 

  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas.

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the physical and human georgraphy of a small area of the UK and of a small area in a non-European country.

  • Identify key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour, shop.

  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.

  • Use locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

  • Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical feature; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.




The children will be learning: 

  • to reflect on, consider and celebrate the wonders and mysteries of life as it evolves.

  • to understand different religions

  • listen and respond appropriately to the views of others, when working as part of a team.

  • work collaboratively.

  • PHSE – self-esteem and self-awareness. Health and well-being

  • to understand the culture of other countries.




The children are going to:


  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate a range of music.

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing




  • Master basic movements as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.



We will be learning about:

  • the place value of numbers

  • comparing and ordering numbers

  • recall of addition and subtraction facts mentally

  • written methods to solve problems



The children will be learning: 

  • About materials and how they might be used.

  • Day length, weather and seasons.​



Art and Design


The children will be producing a sheet of cloth printed with a design made by them. They will be learning about other cultures mainly of India and Pakistan and how crafts are maintained with in those cultures. They will experience all stages of creating printed fabric from generating the idea for the image to manufacture.


Prior knowledge: Printing I foundation stage.


Generating Ideas: the children will record from first-hand observation of printed textiles from India and Pakistan. They will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions about the starting points for their work, and develop their ideas.               


Making/Technique: the children will have the experience of using printing as a medium and learning about how crafts people from around the world use printing in their work. They will make and use their own printing block after having looked at original wooden Indian textile printing blocks.


Knowledge: they will learn about the process of printing textiles and the style of printing fabric in India and Pakistan.


Evaluation: Have the opportunity to reflect upon their own work, and use comparisons with the work of others (pupils and engineers) to identify how to improve.


Literacy: listen attentively, talk clearly and confidently about their thoughts, opinions and ideas, listening carefully to others so that they can refine their thinking and express themselves effectively. Speaking and listening; listen, understand and respond to others; make relevant comments; listen to others' reactions; group discussion and interaction; join in as members of a group; extend their ideas in the light of discussion


Numeracy: use numbers and measurements for accurate calculation and an understanding of scale, in order to make reasonable estimations (proportion). Pattern and shape.

Geography: The children will learn where India and Pakistan are and will learn about the similarities of cultures.




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