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Year 2

Main Theme: Superhero Me

End project: 5-minute presentation to FS2

Intent: What wider skills do we want the children to have developed by the end of this theme, supporting future learning and life skills?

  • Working as part of a team
  • Ability to show leadership
  • Information gathering
  • Making links
  • Confidence

Intent: Outline the factual/topical areas that will be covered, enhancing the development of knowledge and cultural capital?

  • Human body – external and internal organs
  • Impact of exercise
  • Diet
  • Mental health awareness
  • Basic human needs
  • Art – linked to organs

Intent: What opportunities will there be to develop Literacy and Numeracy skills?

  • Timing – exercises
  • Writing instructions
  • Writing explanations
  • Reading and following instructions

Impact: What opportunities will be provided to assess the development of knowledge and skills?

  • Instructions – how to make a healthy meal
  • Knowing the basic human needs
  • Mental health

Impact: What specific areas of knowledge/skills will be developed during this theme, which will be assessed at different times by the teacher and by the pupil?

Subject Knowledge/Skill Curriculum Areas Covered
I can find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). Science
I can describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. Science
I can use information to describe differences between then and now. History and English
I can tell you the order I need to do things to make something happen and talk about this as an algorithm. Computing
I can program a robot or software to do a particular task. Computing
I can locate hot and cold areas of the world, in relations to the Equator and the North and South Poles. Geography
I can develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space (covered through use of drawing , painting, colour theory, sculpture, collage, printing and textiles). Art and Design
I can make and combine sounds musically. Music
I can understand where food comes from. Science

Impact: What specific wider skills will be developed during this theme, which will be assessed at different times by the teacher and by the pupil?

Learning Skills Statements


  • I can keep going even when the going gets tough.
  • I am happy to have a go a something that is new to me.


  • I can ask questions linked to my learning.
  • I can explain what I have learnt from someone else.
  • Reflectiveness

    • I can suggest a way forward following a dispute.


    • I am happy to share my learning with others.
    • I am happy to lead and be directed by others.


    • I can present and talk about my learning with unfamiliar people.

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