Year 2 Curriculum


We strongly believe in ensuring that all of our children are surrounded by a rich, stimulating environment with a broad and balanced skill-based curriculum.  All our children are valued as individuals and we encourage each child to reach their full potential.  We encourage all children to be the best that they can be.  



Year 1 and Year 2 (Key Stage 1)


In Years 1 and 2, the children follow the National Curriculum which consists of:  

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Art and Design

  • Computing

  • Design and Technology 

  • Geography

  • History

  • Music

  • Physical Education


We also follow statutory guidance for Religious Education, support Personal, Social and Health Education and enable the development of the children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural awareness.  The different subjects are not taught in isolation from each other but in a creative cross curricular way in which key skills drive the objectives and desired outcomes.  Children are immersed in fun, practical activities which allow for different learning styles and interests to flourish with opportunities for sustained work and personalised learning.  

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Here at Hamstel we approach early Mathematics in as practical a way as possible and children discover and deepen their Mathematical concepts through play, experimentation and the use of practical, concrete objects as the first approach. We understand the importance of developing the Mathematical vocabulary of our children in order for them to progress and aim to develop their understanding and use of this language through modelling, explanation and encouragement of the children to use and apply it. The school has adopted the Singapore approach for teaching and learning maths, where children learn through a progression of concrete, pictorial and abstract (formal recoding) methods, and we use the Maths-No Problem! scheme of work based on the model developed in Singapore.