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Year 2 – Mrs Baxter, Mrs Garlick & Mrs Newport

“Wild and Wonderful Weather”

The next topic Year 2 have chosen is “Wild and Wonderful Weather!”

We will begin our topic by making rainbows through a carousel of science and art experiments! Have you ever wondered what happens when you mix bicarbonate of soda, with food colouring and vinegar? Or adding food colouring to a cup of water through a cloud of shaving cream? Well now’s the chance to find out!

Our “Colour Your World” unit in Literacy explores the colours we find in nature, developing our descriptive skills through adventurous vocabulary. We will create our own wonderful poems with a surprise ending!

In Geography we will be finding out about seasonal and daily weather patterns in our local area and around the UK, investigating the key statement ‘The sun is always shining in the UK.’ We will make weather measuring equipment, including a rain gauge and a weather vane to measure the different types of weather we find here in Portchester.

Science continues our learning about materials and their properties and we will observe how the changing seasons has altered the trees we are monitoring for our longitudinal study.

In Art we will be looking at the Artist Wassily Kandinsky, whose Art focuses on Colour and Music. We will develop our colour mixing skills, learn about complementary colours and produce work linked with line and shapes both on paper and using the computers. Our masterpieces will be showcased for the school to see as our end goal!

Our PE this term is gymnastics and we ask that your child wears shorts on Wednesdays (or brings them in to change into for the lesson). Please ensure earrings are removed if possible and hair is tied back.

Our daily phonics, guided reading, spellings and weekly whizz quiz will continue, as well as a Christmas week with activities and songs which we will culminate in a seasonal outdoor performance! Watch this space!

Mrs Baxter, Mrs Garlick, Mrs Newport and Mrs Herridge


Home Learning

Year 2 Spelling list

Spelling Strategies

Past Learning

Year 2 2021-22


Year R 2018-19

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Mission to Mars

Wriggle, Rhymes and Roar

Fee-Fi-Fo Fairytales

Supertato and the Evil Peas