Year 2 Curriculum Projects

Here is an overview of all of our Year 2 projects. Although they are aimed at Year 2 children these projects are designed with differentiation in mind. The difficulty level can be increased or reduced to suit different ages or abilities making them ideal for teaching mixed or single age group classes.

Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)

Beachcombers

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Do you? That’s good, because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber!

Head to your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to spot, sniff and seek them out.

Got your shorts and sunglasses on? Bucket and spade at the ready? Splish, splash! Let’s get beachcombing…

Main focus: Science; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; 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!

Boom, boom, boom parrup, bah-dum TISH! Here comes the marching band! Left, right, left right… Atten-SHUN!

Step in time to the beat: 1,2,3,4, let’s make sounds, high and low!

That sound is loud! That one’s quiet… Shhhh, listen up! What can you hear? There are sounds all around. What’s making each one?

Then it’s time to perform... Oh, what a performance! Your audience loves you, so let’s take a bow!

Main focus: Music; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; Mathematics; PE; Science.

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

Throw it, catch it, roll it, bounce it! BOING, BOING, BOING! Up and down and side to side, can you catch the bouncing ball?

Can you bounce too? Jump like a horse, leap like a frog or kick like a kangaroo! How many bounces can you do?

Now let’s relax… Breathe deeply and stretch those tired muscles. Yawn… All that bouncing must be making you tired!

Main focus: PE; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; 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!

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr... me hearties, – it’s a sailor’s life for me!

Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world – just like Captain Cook.

Thar’s land ahead, me buckos! Let’s get t’ship t’port.

Main focus: Geography; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; 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

Let’s get messy! Muck and mess is good! In fact, it’s megamarvellous!

Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods.

Don’t worry about the mess… it’ll always wash!

Main focus: Art & Design; English.

Also covered: Computing; D&T; 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

This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? Let’s learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to your school or maybe they worked in the baker’s shop?

Ready to roll, Street Detectives? Get your clipboards and cameras… it’s time to start investigating!

Main focus: History; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; Mathematics; PE; 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

Tiptoe through the tulips as your senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs.

Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watch them grow beneath sunshine and showers.

Main focus: Science; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; 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

See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower...

Then dig deep, deep down making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground.

And finally… meet three little pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress. Inside its strong walls they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf!

No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down!

Main focus: Design & Technology; English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; Geography; History; Mathematics; PE; 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

Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt!

Sweep your nets in puddles and ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home.

On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!

Main focus: Science; English.

Also covered: Art & Design, Computing; D&T; Geography; Mathematics; Music; PE; PSHE.

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