Year 2 Spring Term 2019

Spring Term – “ Time”

History – “A long time ago, back in 1666”

The Great Fire of London

  • I Know that the Great Fire of London was a significant event in UK history
  • I can talk about Samuel Pepys and know that his diaries are a key historical resource

Chronological Understanding:

  • I can describe and begin to compare how my own life is different from that of significant figures in history studied
  • I can use a range of vocabulary of everyday historical terms. (e.g. decade, century, modern, ancient)
  • I can place periods studied in Y1 and Y2 into chronological order

Science - fire and materials  

Scientific enquiry:

  • I can decide how to collect and present data
  • I recognise whether a test is fair or not
  • I can record results using a simple table


  • I understand the fire triangle
  • I understand which materials will catch fire and how to keep safe from fire


  • I can identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
  • I can find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Geography – Compare firefighting in different places

Physical and human geography:

  • Can compare and contrast the physical features of one UK locality and one outside of Europe
  • Can compare and contrast the human features of one UK locality and one outside of Europe
  • Uses geographical language to describe the features of a location (eg city, beach, harbour, countryside)

Art – “Fire inspired art”

Thinking artistically

  • Refines and enriches piece their work (eg re-arrange before fixing, testing ideas on the computer)

Skills and techniques

  • Can select appropriate tool for the task in hand  

Appreciation and Evaluation

  • Can compare and contrast artists, craft makers and designers studied
  • Can identify similarities and differences across pieces of the same discipline (eg sculpture, painting)

Design and Technology: make a house from the Stuart Era


Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, according to their characteristics.

Technical knowledge

  • Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.


Digital Literacy

  • Can use technology purposefully to create and present digital content such as still and moving images, video, audio and text


  • Knows where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

PE: create and perform a dance from the 17th Century

Gymnastics, Dance and Movement

  • Can perform basic gymnastic positions (straight, star, tuck, straddle and pike)
  • Can balance on different body parts, with control
  • Can travel in different ways on their feet, or on hands and feet
  • Is beginning to show contrasts i.e. shapes (e.g. straight/curved) and actions (e.g. fast/slow)
  • Links several actions together to make a sequence (in gymnastics or dance)
  • Makes smooth transitions when changing actions e.g. jogging to skipping
  • Jumps and lands safely from low apparatus
  • Plan and perform a sequence or dance (inc. with a partner)
  • Can perform a sequence by linking two or more actions
  • Uses dance to show a mood or feeling