Year 2 2017 - 2018

Mrs Dixon

Miss Hogan

Literacy

In literacy we will be reading a range of stories by Julia Donaldson featuring magical characters. We will be comparing them and deciding which ones we like best and why. 
We will work on describing good and evil characters and create some characters of our own. These characters will become the stars of our own magical stories. We will also look at rhyming words and write spells. Do you know how to write a special Spell? Well. We're doing that too!

Please help your child by hearing them read for a few minutes every evening and helping them to learn their spellings or maths for homework.

Maths

In Maths we will make wands and go on to measure them using centimetres . We will learn how to total money and calculate change when we sell objects or items in the role play area which will be our Sorcerer's shop. Our number work will focus on counting, place value and the partitioning of numbers to help us add on and subtract numbers more efficiently. We will also learn the < and > signs and use them to compare and order numbers. Try playing this shark game to practise place value.

Please help your child by making sure they learn the number facts sent home for homework each week until they have instant recall.  Can your child recite doubles to 10 or 20? Double 1 is 2, double 2 is 4, double 3 is 6... etc... up to double 10 is 20.

Science

In science we will be learning about materials with a focus on liquids including creating mixtures and potions. We will learn about fair testing and apply maths skills to observe, measure and record our results. 

Computing

In computing we will be learning how to code using Studio.code.org on the PCs and the Scratch Junior programming app on the Ipads. We will write programs that cast spells to make characters disappear, shrink or change colour. To go to an on-line version of scratch click here. 

Art

In art we will be colour mixing and creating our own colour wheels. We will look at an artist who used lots of bright primary colours in his work - Friedensreich Hundertwasser. We will create our own magical designs using a combination of painting, collage and pen work. 

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