St Andrew’s CE (VA) Infant School

Year 2

Spring Term 2 Topic: Land Ahoy!

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr… me hearties, it’s a sailor’s life for me!

Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world – just like Captain Cook.

Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag! Speak like a pirate, write like a poet, then weigh and measure a pirate’s booty!

How do rescues happen at sea? Find out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas.

Sing a sea shanty whilst cleaning the poop deck then search the school grounds for Captain Longbeard’s hidden treasure.

Thar’s land ahead, me buckos! Let’s get t’ship t’port.

 

Spring Term 1 Topic: Street Detectives!

This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? Let’s learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to your school or maybe they worked in the baker’s shop.

Make maps and plans of the streets around us, planning our routes. What can you see? What can we find? Whereabouts do you live? Do you know your address? Find out how to write instructions, directions, adverts and learn rhymes all about our community from different times.

When the Lord Mayor writes and asks us to help make our street a better place, it’s time to get your thinking caps on and paint brushes at the ready!

Ready to roll Street Detectives? Get your clipboards and cameras….it’s time to start investigating!

 

Autumn Term 2 Topic: Towers Tunnels and Turrets

See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower…

Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let’s build a brand new one…whose is the tallest? Can you measure it?

Then dig deep, deep down making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground.

What’s that sound? I hear little hooves going trip, trap, trip, trap, over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll underneath….he likes to gobble up little girls and boys! Make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take the weight and get us safely to the other side.

And finally….meet three little pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress. Inside its strong walls they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf!

No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down!

 

Autumn Term 1 Topic: Wriggle and Crawl

Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt!

Sweep your nets in puddles and ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home.

Then set up your own minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask your own research questions – just like a real entomologist!

Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey.

Then animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly…urgh!

On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!

 

 

 

Year 2 Photo Gallery

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Victorian day February 2016

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Victorian Feb 2016

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Harvest Delivery 2015

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Harvest Delivery 2015 2

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Harvest Delivery 3

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Harvest Delivery 4