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Year 2 Term 1 Topic Web

In Autumn Term 1 Year 2 will be studying Heroes!

Our topic this term is ‘Heroes’.  For further details, please see the topic web. If you have any resources that may be useful to us for this topic, please bring them in.

Mathematical Understanding 


Estimate and count a number of objects up to 100

Locate numbers on 0−100 beaded lines and 1−100 squares

Order three numbers, order 2-digit numbers

Number bonds to 6, 7, 8, 9,10 and 20

Double numbers (up to double 15)

Mark numbers on a land marked line

Compare and order numbers using < and > signs

Work systematically to find all possible inequalities

Find 1 and 10 more or less using the 100-square

Find 10 more and 10 less than any 
2-digit number 


Sort 2D shapes according to symmetry properties using Venn diagrams
Identify right angles and sort shapes using Venn diagrams

recognise squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, ovals and hexagons and investigate which tessellate

sort shapes and objects using a two-way Carroll diagram. 

Scientific and Technological Understanding

Explore the difference between things that are living, were once alive and things that have never been alive. 

Find out about and describe the basic needs of humans and other animals for survival. 

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. 

What happens to our body when we exercise? 

Looking at bulbs and tree seeds. What are they for?
Identification of deciduous and evergreen trees by the leaves and seeds. 

Understanding English, communication and languages 

Read Write Inc.
Children will continue to work daily on their reading, writing,
spelling and grammar skills in small groups. 

The class will revise pre-cursive handwriting and begin to join
in when they are ready. 

The class will be sharing a range of topic related books together.
Children will continue to read their colour-banded books 1:1 with an
adult and will begin to move on to small group reading and discussion
as the term progresses. 

Historical, Geographical and Social 

What makes a person a hero? 

Super heroes verses real life heroes. 

Historical heroes - Florence Nightingale, 
Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. 

People who help us - emergency workers and people in our own community. 

How can we be heroes? 

Understanding the Arts 

Art and D&T 

Designing and making a healthy fruit 
salad, fit for a hero! 

Pop art 

Music - ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’. 

Sing, play, improvise and compose.


Religious Education


Christianity — What did Jesus teach? 

Is it possible to be kind all the time? 

Understanding physical development, health and well-being 

Topic : New Beginnings 

Value for the Term: Responsibility 

P.E: Gymnastics and throwing and catching skills.