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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Adults in our class are Mrs O'Brien, Miss Taylor and Mrs Broadbent


Mr Boardman will be teaching Year 2 on a Thursday afternoon. 



Please ensure you bring your pencil case, reading diary and reading book to school every day.  


Our  PE days are Mondays and Fridays.

Please remember jogging bottoms when the weather turns colder.


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Summer Term 2022




Our topic this term is Hot and Cold Places, a geography based topic, in which we will be finding out weather and climate in relation to the equator and the North and South Poles.



Curriculum objectives:

Locational knowledge  - name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

Place knowledge  - understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country

Human and physical geography - identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

                                                        - use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

                                                       1.key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean,

                                                       river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather

                                                       2.key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

                                                     -use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage

We will be focusing on these key questions:-

Why are some parts of the planet hotter? 

Why is the weather different across the world? 

How do different areas prepare for their weather?

How does Little Sandhurst compare with…?




Our first English unit of work will be based on the story of  The Dragon Machine by  Helen Ward, followed by Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers.  Within these blocks of learning, we will be focusing on factual writing, composing letters, anticipating key events, and use and understand recently introduced vocabulary. We will be developing our sentence structure and creating our own characters.  The children will be writing their own versions of these stories by planning, editing and publishing their work. 


We continue to follow White Rose curriculum in Maths and the Year 2 topic overview can be found on the Maths Curriculum page by clicking here.


Keep tuned for further adventures of Year 2!


Mrs O'Brien and Year 2 :)






Information on Key Stage 1 Assessment 2020

Recommended Books for Year 2