Curriculum Overview

Year 2 - Autumn 2

This page explains what your child will be learning this half-term as their main project in class. Please use the menu at the side to view objectives for additional objectives for the stand-alone subjects (Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Music, Languages, PSHCE and Religious Education) and for our extended curriculum.

Coastline

Unit Overview

This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

The children wilol watch a video about coastlines and their features. We will discuss whether we have seen any of the features mentioned in the video and describe them. We will highlight coastal locations that we have visited on a map of the UK and discuss their positioning. We will work in pairs to read and sort the physical and human features picture cards into two groups: physical features and human features.

🏁 BIG FINISH

We are going to design a coastal town that tourists would want to visit. We will need to choose a location along the coastline of the United Kingdom to place our town and describe its physical and human features. We will also need to give visitors advice for ways to stay safe during their visit.

πŸ‘‰ DRIVERS & ENHANCERS

The driver subject for this unit of work is Geography.

The unit will be enhanced through Art and Design.

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Rhonda Armitage.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing stories based on the plot points of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, coastal descriptions, a first-person adventure narrative about a sea rescue and a non-chronological report about Whitby.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will...

Unit Sequence

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. Name and locate seas surrounding the UK, as well as seas, the five oceans and seven continents around the world on a world map or globe.
  2. Ask and answer simple geographical questions through observation or simple data collection during fieldwork activities.
  3. Use simple compass directions to describe the location of features or a route on a map.
  4. Draw or read a range of simple maps that use symbols and a key.
  5. Describe how an environment has or might change over time.
  6. Collect and organise simple data in charts and tables from primary sources (fieldwork and observation) and secondary sources (maps and books).
  7. Recognise that they share responsibility for keeping themselves and others safe.
  8. Recognise that there are special people who work in the community, who are responsible for helping or protecting people and can be contacted if help is needed.
  9. Describe the size, location and position of a physical feature, such as beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley and vegetation.
  10. Describe how an environment has or might change over time.
  11. Describe the size, location and function of a local industry.

APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF UNIT: XX hours