St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

Year 2 Curriculum Overview


Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Design & Technology

Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.

Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology.

Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing.

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

Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria.

Explore and use mechanisms, such as levers, sliders, wheels and axles, in their products.


Identify, name, describe, classify, compare properties and changes.

Look at the practical uses of everyday materials.

Describe basic movements.

Work Scientifically


Organise, store, manipulate and retrieve data in a range of digital formats.

Communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

Personal Development

Study role models who have achieved success.


Engage in meaningful discussions in all areas of the curriculum.

Listen to and learn a wide range of subject specific vocabulary.

Through reading identify vocabulary that enriches and enlivens stories.

Speak to small and larger audiences at frequent intervals.

Practise and rehearse sentences and stories.

Gaining feedback on the overall effect and the use of standard English.

Listen to and tell stories often so as to internalise the structure.

Debate issues and formulate well-constructed points.


Listen to traditional tales.

Listen to a range of texts.

Become familiar with a wide range of texts of different lengths.

Discuss books.

Use the class and school libraries.

Listen to short novels over time.



Write recounts.

Write non-chronological reports.