Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218

Year 2



This term, Year 2 will be focusing on the topic of London. The topic will develop their understanding in a range of subject areas including History, Geography, Art and Music.

In Geography, the children will be exploring the different landmarks within London and developing their understanding of how to use different types of maps, including the London Underground network. They will also look at tourism and why people choose to visit the capital city.

In History, we will be looking at the main events surrounding The Great Fire of London. The children will also look at some of the most influential past monarchs of the country as well as the current royal family.

In Art the children will be exploring colour mixing and developing their own London skyline silhouette picture. In D&T we will be baking bread after learning about the events of The Great Fire of London.

Computing lessons will enable us to explore different ways of presenting and publishing our work. We will also use word cloud software to present key topic language in different ways visually.


In Maths this term, the children will be building upon their understanding of number, exploring counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and different ways we can represent this. They will start to explore calculation facts and will be exploring the inverse operation. In addition to this, the children will be learning the properties and names of 2D and 3D shapes. The children will be also learning about angles, rotation and direction.


In English, we will be learning about explanation texts and will develop our own texts about London. We will explore the use of key features such as sub-headings, headings, paragraphs, diagrams and captions.

We will also be looking at traditional tales and writing our own versions of well-known stories. In our writing we will be using adjectives and adverbs of time and manner to sequence events and add more detail.