Welcome to Year 2
All of our children have returned to school with big smiling faces, safe and well and ready to learn.
Miss Howard, Miss B, Mrs Hartley and Mrs Kersey are always happy to help if you have any queries. Alternatively, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, the children will start off by studying our ‘Movers and Shakers’ topic where they will learn about many significant historical figures and what they did to change history. They will then move on to the topic ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures.’ Here, through Roald Dahl’s wonderful story of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine,’ children will take part in the messiest, yuckiest science experiments and have the most amazing fun along the way! In the spring, the children will learn all about our most famous Kings and Queens through our Magnificent Monarchs topic (let’s hope they keep their head!) and will then develop their green fingers in our Scented Garden topic. There will be creepy crawlies everywhere in the summer term when the children find out about minibeasts in our Wiggle and Crawl topic and they will end the year exploring beaches and coastlines in the geography-rich Coastline topic.
It is certainly going to be a busy year… keep safe, stay well and remember to keep washing those hands!
This half term our topic is Muck, Mess and Mixtures.
Are you brave enough to dive in and get your hands all sticky and covered in paint? You also better be ready to play with liquids, squash some dough, and investigate the slushiest, the mushiest foods!
Pour, mix, stir, splat! How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo?? Once you’ve got used to it, you can make a wobbly jelly or create something with wibbly clay!
Well, it wouldn’t do to have permanently messy hands, so every now and then, we must get cleaned up and grab our pencils ready to write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems! There are so many scrummy words we can use to describe messy mixtures!
After lots of exploration, you will work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space. What will you make? How will you arrange it? How will the gallery make you and your visitors feel?
One last thing – don’t worry about the mess! It’ll always wash off….
Please see below for home learning ideas. We would like you to choose one activity from the sheet and bring the work into school by the end of term.