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Year 2

Year 2 Overview 2020 - 2021

Autumn Half Term 1 - Land Ahoy!


Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of run! Get ready to take the high seas and set sail in search of treasure!


This half term, we'll find out about boats and ships of all shapes and sizes. We'll read information books, investigate amazing sea rescues and write postcards and poetry influenced by the sea. Our science skills will help us to understand how boats float and we'll design and make model ships using a variety of materials. We'll study paintings of boats and draw detailed pictures of our own. Our map reading skills will help us to identify different seas and oceans, and we'll learn about the famous sea explorers. Stories of pirates will inspire us to make pirate flags, treasure maps and fact files. We'll even find out how to talk like a pirate!


Shiver me timbers: it's going to be good!


Help your child prepare for their project


The sea is fascinating! Why not take a trip to the coast? Visit the harbour, lifeboat station and beach and take plenty of interesting photographs. You could also make boats from plastic cartons, cardboard boxes and polystyrene trays. Add snails and cargo then see which boats sail around the bath successfully! Alternatively, sing along to some lively sea shanties performed by The Fisherman's Friends from Port Isaac in Cornwall. Visit their website to access free sample tracks. 

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