Sandown School


Year 2   2018/ 2019

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.

We will be using Spelling shed this year 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. We will also be sending home lots of accompanying spelling lists as spelling is a big focus for year 2 across the country.

Term 1- Princesses and Dragons

In term 1 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 will also be exploring traditional fairy tales and alternative versions, looking at character point of view. We are really looking forward to writing imaginative stories as well as writing non fiction texts about life in a castle. Our ICT focus this term will be Internet safety. 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 2- Space Invaders

In term 2 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 coding.