Sandown School

Sandown Primary School

Sandown Primary School
Thomas Becket


Year 2   2017/ 2018

Welcome to Year 2

We are looking forward to a fun and busy year. PE and Games will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There are often other sports activities set up throughout the year, so please ensure your child has their PE kit, including tracksuit and trainers in school at all times. These will be sent home termly for a wash.

This year we are continuing with our Inspire Maths. This involves lots of practical learning which we will endeavour to show you through Tapestry. This will consolidate all the learning from year one and give the children a deeper understanding of maths throughout year 2.

Term 1- Space Invaders

In term 1 we are learning all about space. Our book this term is Beegu, a small alien finds herself lost on Earth. The children will be immersed in writing, reading and role play activities linked to the story. We will also be looking at non-fiction texts and using these to create fact files about planets and famous astronauts.   In science we will be focusing on animals including humans and the solar system. For art we will be developing our design and creating skills through making Papier Mache planets and junk modelling rockets. Our focus in ICT this term is e-safety.

The last two weeks of Term 1 will be a whole school project on London which we are looking forward to.

Term 2- Princesses and Dragons

In term 2 our main focus will be on castles, the real link to British history.   Our class book for this term will be The Princess and the White Bear King. We are really looking forward to writing imaginative stories as well as writing about our real life visits to local castles.   Our ICT focus this term will be coding. We will be developing our woodwork skills in art, making trebuchets. Our science this term will look at the use of everyday materials which will come in handy when creating our art projects.  

Term 3- Wacky Walliams

Term 3 will see us focusing on the work of writer David Walliams. The text we will be focusing on is Ratburger. We are excited about creating our own funny and unusual stories as well as writing to David Walliams himself. For humanities we will be looking at how to read and create maps. Science will see us returning to animals including humans, allowing the children to consolidate this knowledge.

The first two weeks of this term will be a whole school project on Festivals. We can’t wait to celebrate.

Yr2 Space & GZ Feb 2017 (11 images)

Yr2's trips into Space and Green Zone!

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