Year 2 Learning Overview - Spring 2 2018
What are we learning?
This half term our Topic Theme is ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures,’ and our learning in all subjects will be linked to this.
As Scientists, we will be making lots of different mixtures and looking at the properties of each mixture. We will be experimenting with dough, soap and other materials, exploring melting and freezing and will continue to use our scientific skills of enquiry, observation and experimentation.
As Artists, Designers and Technologists, we will using different mixtures and techniques to create interesting decorative effects on paper. We will also be designing and making food and evaluating how this fits into a healthy lifestyle.
In English, we will be using texts by Roald Dahl; such as The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Revolting Rhymes; as a stimulus for a variety of types of writing, including the responses to what we are reading. We will be writing poems of our own, and using our skills in non-fiction writing to create a recount.
In Maths, we will be starting to learn about fractions of numbers, 2D and 3D shapes and mass and linking this to our work on number, in particular, multiplication and division. We will also be continuing our problem solving and carrying on with our Maths Challenges.
In Mandarin, we will continue to broaden our vocabulary through songs and games. We will be especially focusing on words that enable us to talk about ourselves. We will also continue to learn how to write in Mandarin.
In Philosophy for Children (P4C), we will continue to develop our thinking skills by asking questions and making assumptions. We will be making choices based on our opinions, and respectfully listening to and responding to others.
In Music, we will continue to practise the recorder and develop our musical skills using percussion instruments. Please ensure your child brings in their recorder every Tuesday.
Uniform: Please ensure your child is in the correct uniform and that all items are labelled with their name.
P.E. Kit: Both classes have P.E on a Tuesday and for some weeks this term Buttercup and Primrose will be swapping their Thursday and Friday P.E. times. Therefore please ensure that your child’s kit is in school for both of these days. Please also ensure your child’s kit is brought in on Monday and it will be returned to you on Friday to wash at home. Please ensure that each item is labelled with your child’s name.
Reading Books, Records and Targets: Children read daily in school, however this may be taking place in larger groups this term; please make sure your child’s book, reading record (yellow book) and targets are in their bags each day. Their books will be changed on a Friday. Please read with your child daily and make a short comment in their reading record.
Overview of our home learning: Home learning is handed out weekly on a Thursday and should be returned on a Tuesday. If there are any difficulties with home learning, please see your child’s class teacher
Home learning projects will be due on Tuesday 27th March. Our topic this half term is ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures.’
Science week will be taking place from 5-9th March and we will be having talks and workshops from visiting scientists, finding out about the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming and carrying out investigations in class.
We are planning a visit to Oddono’s ice cream shop towards the end of term to find out about how ice cream is made and will send a letter home with more information on this trip soon.
Buttercup class will be visiting Dulwich Library on Friday 16th March and Primrose will be visiting on Friday 23rd March.
Our Parent celebration will be on Thursday 29th March at 1.30pm. We will be sharing our learning with you as well as the projects from this half term.