Year 2 Curriculum Projects

Below is a brief outline of each of our Year 2 curriculum projects. These projects help practitioners to create an engaging and creative Year 2 (or mixed age) curriculum.

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Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)

Beachcombers

NC topics: Animals; Plants; The seaside; Food chains; Habitats

Develop children’s knowledge of coastal features with our comprehensively resourced science project, Beachcombers. Our high-quality teaching resources help Year 2 children observe, identify and classify seaside plants and animals, and learn about habitats, food chains and environmental issues.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; Geography; Mathematics; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Beat Band Boogie!

NC topics: Musical instruments; Materials; Listening to music; Singing

Help children explore the beats and melodies of brass band and orchestral music with our pre-planned Year 2 music project, Beat Band Boogie! Our high-quality teaching resources help children develop their knowledge and appreciation of musical instruments, lyrics and composition.

Subject focus: Music, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; Geography; Mathematics; Physical education; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Bounce

NC topics: Sport and games; Significant individuals; Teamwork

Use our pre-planned Year 2 PE project, Bounce, to teach children about movement, sport, and how to refine their physical skills. This project develops children’s knowledge of different sports, sporting heroes, playground games and teamwork.

Subject focus: Physical education, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; History; Mathematics; Music; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Land Ahoy!

NC topics: Oceans; The sea; Maps; Significant individuals; Water; Boats and ships

Develop children’s knowledge of the sea, seafaring and pirates with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced geography project, Land Ahoy! Our high-quality teaching resources help Year 2 children use maps, learn about famous pirates and explorers and find out about life at sea.

Subject focus: Geography, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; History; Mathematics; Music; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Muck, Mess and Mixtures

NC topics: Materials; Colour; Painting; Sculpture; Great artists

Use Muck, Mess and Mixtures, our pre-planned Year 2 art and design project, to teach children about amazing materials and colour. This project develops children’s knowledge of how to mix colours and apply materials to create unique pieces of art!

Subject focus: Art and design, English.

Also covered: Computing; Design and technology; Mathematics; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Street Detectives

NC topics: Local area study; Changes within living memory; Maps

Use our pre-planned Year 2 history project, Street Detectives, to teach children about their local area. This project develops children’s knowledge of key landmarks, services and the community, how these have changed over the years and what they, as the young generation, can do for their local area.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; Geography; Mathematics; Physical education; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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The Scented Garden

NC topics: Plants; Our senses

Help children explore the sensory world of plants and the environment with our pre-planned Year 2 science project, The Scented Garden. Our high-quality teaching resources help children develop their knowledge of the five senses, how plants grow, and how we can use them in everyday life.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; Geography; Mathematics; Music.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

NC topics: Castles; Buildings; Bridges; Structures; Models

Use Towers, Tunnels and Turrets, our pre-planned Year 2 Design and technology project, to teach children about design, structure and materials. This project develops children’s knowledge of how to successfully design and build model bridges and buildings.

Subject focus: Design and technology, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Geography; History; Mathematics; Physical education; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Wriggle and Crawl

NC topics: Minibeasts; Plants; Animals

Develop children’s knowledge of living things and their habitats with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced science project, Wriggle and Crawl. Our high-quality teaching resources help Year 2 children identify, observe and investigate minibeasts, and understand life cycles.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art and design, Computing; Design and technology; Geography; Mathematics; Music; Physical education; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)
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Richard Osler, Deputy Headteacher
Broad Oak Primary School
“Ofsted were extremely positive about the way that we had used the Cornerstones framework to 'revamp and expand our previously narrow curriculum' and told the school leaders that this had been a 'wise decision'.”
Ruth Scales, Assistant Head Teacher
Westwood Farm School
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Hockley Heath Primary School
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David Hall, Head Teacher
Brackensdale ER Junior School
“Cornerstones allows us to be creative and explore exciting themes through a robust teaching framework.”
Dominic Broad, Acting Deputy Head Teacher
Barry Island Primary School
“Cornerstones gave us all a fresh start and we've never looked back.”
Jill Bramwell, Deputy Head
Blackrod Primary School
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St. Michael's RC Primary