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Sandown School


Year 2 2022/ 2023

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 Davies, Miss Woodward and Mrs Howard.

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 1 explore Green Zone

Term 2 Topic overview

Next 200 high frequency words

Term 2 Home Learning



Term 1

 A Time Traveller's Guide


·Maths: Numbers to 100 - place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

·Literacy: Beegu by Alexis Deacon, Diary, postcard, non-fiction guide, instructions (basic punctuation and spelling)- handwriting

Topic - Hist: Key question: How has technology improved exploration?Lives of significant individuals/ events beyond living memory. Flight/Astronauts/Space Travel- then and now -discoveries/Advancement/moon landings- Columbus- famous explorers etc.

·Science: Plants-growing and observing

·Computing: E-Safety

·RE: What did Jesus teach? (Christianity)

·Music: Exploring simple patterns.

·PE: Infant agility Games: Kwik Cricket

·Art: Techniques- purpose, visual, literacy and articulation/painting

·PSHE: Being Me in my world

Kite flying/ paper airplane making

Term 2

 Princesses and Dragons


·Maths:  Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Time, Money

·Literacy: Princess and the White Bear King by Tanya Robyn Batt, Diary, letter, for and against – persuasive writing, book comparison skills. Letter skills, CL, ., tense, predictions, gate folding book-non-fiction castles, fractured fairy tales.

·Topic – History: Should we listen to everything monarchs say? Significant historical events, people and places locally. History of Kings and Queens and their role.  Castles and their importance

·Science: Uses of everyday materials (What material would make the best…?)

·Computing: Information Technology- computer art

·RE: (Incarnation) Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?

·Music: Dynamics and Tempo

·PE: Gymnastics Games: Football

·DT: Textiles- puppets- fairy tale characters (design, cut, sew, evaluate)

·PSHE: Celebrating Difference

Trip to Dover Castle

Term 3

 Wacky Walliams


·Maths: Measurement- length and height, mass, capacity and temperature, shape, position and direction.

·Literacy: Ratburger by David Walliams. Predictions-who killed the hamster, persuasive poster- ice creams, alliterative poetry, fictional recount- burger van on playground (more punctuation and sentence types), Persuasive leaflet.

·Topic – Geography: What are the human and physical features of Deal? Place knowledge- Comparison Deal and London.

·History: Brief look at Black Death

·Science: Animals including humans (healthy diet and exercise)- Personal training journal- working scientifically

·Computing: Information technology – using the internet- Childtastic books-edublogs, David Walliams website

·RE: Passover – How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?

·Music: Exploring feelings through music

·PE: Tri golf Games: Tag Rugby

·Art: Drawing/ illustrations

·DT: Food Tech- veggie soup (design, make, taste, evaluate),

· PSHE: Dreams and Goals


Term 4

 Savannah Safari


·Maths: Statistics, problem solving, word problems, SATs style

·Literacy: One Day on Our Blue Planet... In the Savannah by Ella Bailey. Descriptive writing, poetry, non-fiction fact files, story-animal (spelling and text types and features)

·Topic – Geog: Key question: How does London compare to Lagos? 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) Animals including humans- offspring

·Computing: Information technology- presentation skills- animal nonfiction reports

·RE: Easter – How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after his crucifixion?

·Music: Inventing a musical story

·PE: Dance Games: Tennis

·Art: print making, collage

·PSHE: Healthy Me

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Term 5

 Secret Agent Training


·Maths: Consolidation

·Literacy: Secret Agent Training. Letters, newspaper reports, recounts, persuasive writing, story (bringing all skills together)

·Topic – Geography: Where is better to visit, London or Deal? Locational knowledge, geographical skills (Ariel photos- landmarks, compass, man-made/ geographical. Comparison of London and Deal, UK maps capital cities)

·Science: Inventors and scientists

·Computing: Computer science- espresso coding

·RE: Islam: Does going to a mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?

·Music: Music that makes you dance

·PE: Yoga Games: Rounders

·Art: Making

·DT: technical knowledge- bridge building

·PSHE: Relationships


Term 6

 Poisonous Potions


·Maths: Consolidation of skills

·Literacy: George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl instructions, story, poetry, recounts, diary, letter (all skills to be in writing and editing)

·Topic – History: Key question: How have significant individuals made a difference to medicine? 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: Islam: Does completing Haij make a person a better Muslim?

·Music: Exploring improvisation.

·PE: Review term Games: Review term

·DT: Woodwork- moving transport- wheels, axles

·PSHE: Changing Me


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.  

 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.