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Leighton Primary School

Year 2

Here you can find out the curriculum expectations for Year 2 and learn about what they will be doing this term.

Autumn term

Year 2 are kick starting the year with a very busy topic on Pirates. Over the term we will be designing our own Pirate characters, writing descriptions and creating our own Pirate adventure stories. Our author of the term is Julia Donaldson, alongside our Pirate reading we will be reading a wide range of her books in order to write reviews and a letter to her sharing our opinions and thoughts on her stories.


In line with our topic we will be learning to use maps to find some hidden treasure around school and we will be researching about ships Pirates sailed long long ago! Our research will lead us onto finding out about famous Pirates and during Art and DT we will design and build a ship good enough for any Pirate to sail. 

In science we will be exploring and sorting living and non living things, looking at how humans grow and gaining an insight into different habitats. Later in the term, we will also be learning about the importance of different food groups and how Pirates would survive if they were marooned on an island. 


In between the excitement of all the above, we will be spending our Friday morning P.E lessons swimming. The weekly swimming lessons will continue until just before the Christmas holidays. Final dates will be confirmed nearer the time.

AY AY Captains!