Year 2 Autumn
Year 2 Autumn


Autumn- Castles, Knights and Dragons


The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Character description

Story prediction

Vocabulary analysis

Inference tasks


Place Value to 100

Read and write numbers to 100

Represent numbers to 100

Partition numbers into tens and ones

Compare objects (greater than, less than, equal to, >, <, =)

Compare numbers (greater than, less than, equal to, >, <, =)

Order numbers

Addition and Subtraction

Number bonds and Fact Families

Associated fact families

Adding 1 digit numbers within 20

Related number facts

10 more 10 less

Adding 2 digit numbers

Adding and exchanging

Subtracting and exchanging



Uses of everyday materials

Identify and compare the uses of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.

Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.



Ball games



Castles and Knights

Who lived in castles?

What are the different parts of a castle called?                                                      

Be able to use the different castle vocabulary to explain the purpose of different elements.  

What roles and jobs were there inside a castle?

What are the differences and similarities  between royalty and peasantry?

What are the similarities and differences to past and present life?




Physical Geography- Learn to identify the land formations around castles and where castles were cited e.g. on hills, near forests and rivers.

Asking geographical questions, describing the key features of a place using words like beach, coast, forest, hill, mountain, ocean and valley.

Outdoor learning to use simple compass directions (N, S, E, W) and locational directional language to describe the location of features and roots on a map.



Paul Klee

Create art work in the style of this artist. Learn about their style and techniques and produce their own art in response to this. Evaluate their work and give feedback to their peers.

Printing a 3D castle by pressing, rolling, rubbing and stamping recycled materials.  


Jackie Morris ‘Tell Me A Dragon’

Drawing a dragon using different mediums e.g. charcoal, pencil and pastels.

Using water colour paints to experiment with tones and secondary colours to create a landscape for their dragon art.

Design and


Clay dragon eyes - Learn how to sculpt dragon’s eyes using clay.

Learn how to mould clay and use slip to make it stick.

Winding mechanism – bridge building

Boat building – testing materials in water.


Exploring Sounds

Percussion instruments identification Exploring voice: High and low Orchestral instruments families Exploring voice: rhythm


Improving basic skills

Navigating and using a website

Programming and coding using DaisyDino



Feelings and emotions: behaviour. Bodies and feelings can be hurt.

Healthy relationships: listening to others and playing cooperatively; appropriate and inappropriate touch; teasing and bullying

Living in the wider world

Rights and responsibilities: group and class rules: respecting their own and others’ needs: groups and communities they belong to. People who work in the community. Getting help in an emergency.

Environment: looking after the environment.

Money: where money comes from: saving and spending; making choices; keeping track of money spent and saved.


What can we learn from sacred books and places?