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Year 2 Term 1

Curriculum overview for Term 1

Last updated
23 June 2024 at 00:59:00
Year 2 Term 1

Survival 🏝️ 🌳 🏜️

Maths 🧮

Place value

  • Numbers to 20

  • Count objects to 100 by making 10s

  • Recognise tens and ones

  • Use a place value chart

  • Partition numbers to 100

  • Write numbers to 100 in words

  • Flexibly partition numbers to 100

  • Write numbers to 100 in expanded form

  • 10s on the number line to 100

  • 10s and 1s on the number line to 100

  • Estimate numbers on a number line

  • Compare objects

  • Compare numbers

  • Order objects and numbers

  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s

  • Count in 3s

Addition and subtraction

  • Bonds to 10

  • Fact families - addition and subtraction bonds within 20

  • Related facts

  • Bonds to 100 (tens)

  • Add and subtract 1s

  • Add by making 10

  • Add three 1-digit numbers

  • Add to the next 10

  • Add across a 10

  • Subtract across 10

  • Subtract from a 10

  • Subtract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number (across a 10)

  • 10 more, 10 less

  • Add and subtract 10s

  • Add two 2-digit numbers (not across a 10)

  • Add two 2-digit numbers (across a 10)

  • Subtract two 2-digit numbers (not across a 10)

  • Subtract two 2-digit numbers (across a 10)

  • Mixed addition and subtraction

  • Compare number sentences

  • Missing number problems


  • Recognise 2-D and 3-D shapes

  • Count sides on 2-D shapes

  • Count vertices on 2-D shapes

  • Draw 2-D shapes

  • Lines of symmetry on shapes

  • Use lines of symmetry to complete shapes

  • Sort 2-D shapes

  • Count faces on 3-D shapes

  • Count edges on 3-D shapes

  • Count vertices on 3-D shapes

  • Sort 3-D shapes

  • Make patterns with 2-D and 3-D shapes

Science 🧬

Animals' needs for survival (Biology)

  • Mammals

  • Birds

  • Fish

  • Amphibians

  • Reptiles

  • Humans

Humans (Biology)

  • Exercise

  • Food

  • Hygiene

  • Teeth

Materials (Chemistry)

  • Explore materials

  • Wood, paper and cardboard

  • Brick and rock

  • Glass and plastic

  • Metal

  • Fabrics

  • Same object, different material

  • Test materials - bend, squash, twist and stretch

  • Plan - waterproof experiment

  • Investigate - waterproof experiment

Reading 📖

In Year 2, all students have access to a comprehensive and systematic Phonics programme tailored to their individual needs: 👉 read more.

Traditional Tales

  • Story telling and re-telling

Lost and Found

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a sad, lonely penguin who appeared at the door of a young boy. The boy decided he must be lost, so he set off to find his home. The boy asked the Lost and Found Office, some birds, and even his rubber duck, but no one knew where he belonged. Then he read that penguins were from the South Pole, and decided to help him get back there. Together they set out across the sea, rowing through bad weather and good, but when they reached the South Pole, the boy discovered that sometimes what you're looking for is right in front of you all along...

With beautiful illustrations and a charming storyline, this poignant and richly enjoyable picture book won both a gold medal in the Nestle Children's Book Prize and a Blue Peter Book Award and has been turned into a BAFTA-winning animation. Illustrated in Jeffers' inimitable style, it is a visual delight, and its themes of loneliness and friendship will resonate with children.

Reading age: 5+

Meerkat Mail

Author: Emily Gravett

Sunny lives on an arid plain with his extensive and loving meerkat family; they work together, play together and together do their best to stay away from jackals!

But Sunny is starting to feel claustrophobic and decides to set off to stay with his mongoose cousins and explore the outside world. He journeys through rain and shine and light and dark, reporting back to his family via a series of postcards. Sunny ultimately realises that the place he loves best is his very own home in the desert.

This is the third book from Kate Greenaway medal winner Emily Gravett. Distinctive illustrations and lift-the-flap postcards make it a joy to share with children, who will also enjoy spotting the shadowy jackal lurking in the background of each picture.

Reading age: 5+

Into the Mangroves

Author: Jessie Haliluddin

Mr Boatman takes a mum and her kids on a tour of the Brunei mangroves.

On their journey, they encounter some of the wildlife and local legends are revealed to them. 

Reading age: 5+

Writing ✍️

Biographies: Zara Hadid

  • Opening sentence- who, what

  • Brief conclusion

  • Main ideas grouped together in time sequence.

  • Past tense

  • First person (third for biography)

  • Focus on individual

  • Simple adverbs (quickly, slowly etc.)

  • Adverbials of time (then, next, after, finally)

  • Use of present and past tense including progressive

  • Conjunctions (and, so, but, because).


  • Simple narrative and description

  • Past tense and introduction to progressive past tense

  • Simple adverbs of time to sequence events

  • Adverbs for additional detail (slowly etc.)

  • Basic noun phrases (the big bad wolf)

  • Simple conjunctions to join ideas (and, if, with, but, so)

  • Exclamation sentences

  • Verbs chosen for effect

  • Exclamation marks for exclamations

  • Use speech without speech marks

  • Coordinating conjunctions -with, and, or, but, so

  • Use present and past tense including progressive

  • Use past, present and future tense


  • Write a simple letter using the formal letter format

  • Commas in lists

  • Coordinating conjunctions -with, and, or, but, so

  • Use present and past tense including progressive

  • Use past, present and future tense

  • Adjectives to describe a noun

  • Adverbs for description and information

Acrostic Poems

Across the curriculum 🌏 🎨 ⌨️


  • The world around me

  • Globe, Atlas & Map

  • Continents

  • Antarctic - find and describe the landscape

  • Antarctic - a comparison to Brunei

  • Africa, Sahara Desert - find and describe

  • Africa, Sahara Desert - compare to Brunei

  • Capital City: Bandar Seri Begawan

  • Landscapes: Mangroves

  • Comparison: City and Country

Art & Design Technology

  • About Me: Portraits

  • Around the world

  • Shading: Shades of blue

  • Iceberg Art

  • Artistic style: Tinga Tinga

  • Patterns

  • Investigation: Architecture


  • Creating a learning journal: Seesaw

  • Logging in and keeping secure

  • Photos and Videos

  • Logging onto personal accounts - Numbots

  • Accessing search engines

Languages 💬

All students have access to one of the following languages:

  • Malay (local) 🇧🇳

  • Malay (for non-native learners) 🇧🇳

  • Mandarin 🇨🇳

  • French 🇫🇷

  • English as and additional language (EAL) 🌏

Language Concepts refers to the application of language concepts.

  • Expressing the language in oral and/or written communication

  • Creating projects to showcase language learning

  • Showing sound grammar understanding through written work

  • Applying a range of language skills to perform role play

  • Interpreting authentic materials

Language Acquisition refers to assimilating and retention of language learning.

  • Understanding the grammatical structure

  • Knowing and using correct syntax

  • Being able to self-assess and peer check

  • Building vocabulary in the target language

  • Recognising and/or decoding a wide array of materials

PE & Sport 🏐 🏊 🥅 ⚾️ 👟

All students have a comprehensive PE and Sport programme. Lessons are scheduled on rotation to ensure all students progress in the following areas:

  • Physical literacy

  • Tee Ball

  • Swimming

  • Indoor Games

  • Outdoor Games

  • Athletics

  • Striking and Fielding

  • Football

  • Tag Rugby

  • Basketball

  • Netball

  • Invasion Games

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Net Games

  • Fundamental movement skills

✋ Hands refers to physical ability and performance.

  • Having appropriate fitness levels to complete the lesson

  • Showing sound technique when learning skills/actions

  • Applying a range of skills

  • Performing under pressure i.e. applying skills to the game

👤 Head refers to knowledge and understanding of the topic.

  • Understanding the rules and regulations

  • Being able to feedback to peers

  • Solving problems

  • Understanding relevant tactics

♥️ Heart refers to the effort put into each and every PE lesson.

  • Taking and active part in the whole lesson

  • Always bringing PE/swimming kit

  • Showing sportsmanship and respect

  • Showing resilience and confidence

Music 🎶

  • Performing

  • Composing

  • Listening


Explore more...

👉 Year 2 Term 2

👉 Year 2 Term 3

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