Neptune (Year 2)




Year 2 – Land Ahoy!



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

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

Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag!  Speak ike a pirate, write 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.   

There’s land ahead, me buckos!  Let’s get the ship to port.  



English  Narrative, information books, descriptions, poetry, postcards 
Geography  Using and making maps, location knowledge, using and giving directions 
Art and design  Observational drawing, printing 
Computing  Programming, using presentational software 
Design and Technology  Mechanisms, structures 
History  Significant historical people-Captain James Cook, Grace Darling, famous pirates 
Maths  Mass, mental calculations, money, fractions 
Music  Sea shanties 
PSHE   Dreams and Goals
Science  Everyday materials, working scientifically 
RE  Prayer at home 
PE  Dance and games


Home Learning Ideas 

  • Search the web or non-fiction books to find out about a famous boat or ship. Make an information book by writing down interesting facts, downloading images or making drawings. Famous ships to choose from include RMS Titanic, the Santa Maria, the Cutty Sark or HMS Belfast.


  • Design and make a boat to take part in a class boat race. What materials will you use? What shape will your boat be? What name will you give it? 


  • Visit a maritime museum, boat show, lighthouse or harbour with your family. Take lots of pictures to show and talk about at school. Maybe you could interview a family member who has worked at sea or has been on a cruise, to find out about their experiences.  


  • Take the pirate puppet home for a night. Write about all of his adventures in his pirate diary.  


  •  Visit your local library to read and borrow story and information books about the sea. Write or film a book review about your favourite.  


  •  Make a pirate treasure chest using a lidded box and other recycled materials. What will you keep in your treasure chest? Bring it to school to show your class and explain how you made it.  


  •  Write a letter to Captain Longbeard to tell him what you have been up to at school and home. You might want to invite him to visit again!  


  • Make a map of your home and local area to show all the main features. Include physical landmarks such as beaches, hills or forests, as well as human features such as shops, farms or harbours. Where would be a good place to hide treasure? Can you plot a route to find it?  


  • Find and learn some pirate jokes. Practise reading them at home to perform in school and make your pirate friends laugh! Aye, that be funny! 


  •  Look at holiday brochures or travel websites and talk about holiday destinations around the world. Which seas or oceans are close to each destination? Locate them on a world map, noting their location in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. How does the location affect the weather? Where would you most like to go? 

Remember to read five times a week and record when your child has read in their reading record book.

Spellings will be tested every Monday so remember to practise spellings at home and remind the children about the spelling rule being tested.

Times table will be tested every Tuesday, look in the homework book to see which ones to learn.

Keep up to date with what’s happening in year 2 with our Class Dojo.