Sandown School


Year 2 2021/ 2022

Welcome to Year 2

 We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year in year 2. The teaching team consists of Mrs Porter, Mr Gambrell, Mrs Knight, Mrs Lovesy, Miss Hayes-Jackson and Mrs Hutchings.

Year 2 will be having PE on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please can children wear their PE kit to school on a Wednesday and Thursday.

We also visit Green Zone every term. Have a look at the Green Keeper Blogs to see more of what we get up to. 

Year 2 explore Green Zone

Term 4 Topic overview

Next 200 high frequency words

Term 4 Home Learning

 Term 3 Rapid recall facts

Term 1

Space Invaders 

Possible enrichment

Maths: Numbers to 100- IM 1D- place value, addition, subtraction
Literacy: diary, postcard, non-fiction guide, instructions (basic punctuation and spelling)
Topic - Geog/Hist: lives of significant individuals/ events beyond living memory. (Astronauts/ moon landings Columbus - famous explorer)
Science: Plants (survival) Animals including humans - link to survival in space
Computing: E-safety
RE: Creation
Music: Hands, feet, Heart
PE: Infant agility Outdoor PE: Kwik Cricket
Art: Techniques - pencil, pastel. Robert McCall artist.)
PSHE: Jigsaw - Being Me in my world


Term 2

Princesses & Dragons

Possible enrichment

Maths: Multiplication and division
Literacy: diary, letter, for and against - persuasive writing, gate folding book - non-fiction - castles
Topic – Geog/Hist: Significant historical events, people and places locally. (Kings, Queens, castles- Dover castle throughout the years)
Science: Uses of everyday materials (What material would make the best…?)
Computing: Information Technology- computer art
RE: Incarnation
Music: HoHoHo
PE: Gymnastics Games: Football
DT: Textiles- puppets, fairy tale characters (design, cut, sew, evaluate)
PSHE: Jigsaw -Celebrating Difference

Trip – Castle

Term 3

Wacky Walliams

Possible enrichment

Literacy:predictions, persuasive writing, recounts, instructions, poetry (more punctuation and sentence types)
Topic – Geog/Hist: Geographicl skills and map work (birds eye view, google maps, map school, compass directions, keys and symbols human and geographical features, map route to school)
Science: Animals including humans(basic needs/ healthy diet and exercise)
Computing: Information technology – using the internet
• RE: Gospel
Music: I wanna play in a band
PE: Gymnastics Games: Tag Rugby
DT: Food Tech- veggie burgers (design, make, taste, evaluate)
PSHE: Dreams and Goals

Food Tasting

Term 4

Savannah Safari

Possible enrichment

Literacy: descriptive writing, poetry, non-fiction fact files, story (spelling and text types and features)
Topic – Geog/Hist: Place knowledge, human and physical geography (comparing Africa and UK, cities and towns, seaside, desert etc, continents, oceans)
Science: Living things and their habitats (habitats, suitability, adaptations, food chains, living dead never living)
Computing: Information technology- presentation skills
RE: Salvation
Music: Zootime
PE: Dance Games: Tennis
Art: pencil skills, paint, pastel, printing. (silhouettes, lion sketches, African art on fabric)
PSHE: Healthy Me

Trip – The Zoo

Term 5

Secret Agent Training

Possible enrichment

Literacy: letters, newspaper reports, recounts, persuasive writing, story (bringing all skills together)
Topic – Geog/Hist: Locational knowledge, geographical skills (Ariel photos- landmarks, compass, man made/ geographical. Comparison of London and Deal, UK maps capital cities)
Science: Working scientifically (children to receive scientific questions from MI6 to investigate)
Computing: Computer science- espresso coding
RE: Islam
Music: Friendship Song
PE: Yoga Games: Infant agility/athletics
DT: sculpture(create a gadget for a spy)
PSHE: Relationships


Term 6

Poisonous Potions

Possible enrichment

Literacy: instructions, story, poetry, recounts, diary, letter (all skills to be in writing and editing)
Topic – Geog/Hist: Changes within and beyond living memory/ lives of significant others(Florence Nightingale etc-history of medicine)
Science:Working scientifically (lot of practical science – observation, questions, classifying, answering questions and recording data)
Computing: computer coding- espresso coding
RE: Comparison of faiths taught so far
Music: Reflect, rewind and Replay
PE: Dance Games: Rounders
DT: Woodwork- transport for the large animals
PSHE: Changing Me

Science day


Additional Information

We are looking forward to a fun and busy year. PE will take place on Wednesdays. Please can children come into school in their PE kit on a Wednesday.  

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. Children will have access to Times Tables Rockstars, which will enable them to learn their times tables in a fun and interactive way.

We will be using Spelling shed and children will have word lists to complete, these will be available to be accessed at home using your child’s Accelerated User login details via the Spelling shed website.

Children are expected to read daily and to learn their spellings and times tables. We will be introducing spelling tests later in the year.