Neptune (Year 2)



Muck, mess and mixtures

Let’s get messy! Muck and mess is good!  In fact it’s mega-marvellous!

Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint.  Play with liquids, squish in dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods.

Pour, mix, stir, splat!  How does it feel to be covered in goo?  Make a wobbly jelly and draw with wibbly clay.

Write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems-there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures.

Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space.  What will you make?  How will you arrange the gallery space? How will the gallery make you and your visitors feel?

This Term’s Curriculum

Art: The children will be developing their art skills culminating in creating a gallery where parents will be the visitors during the curriculum afternoon.

DT:  There will be a focus on food including where food come from, the principles of a healthy diet, using tools and equipment to perform tasks and making of ‘Magic Finger Cakes’.

English: A range of genre will be studied including labels, lists and captions; recipes, poetry and narrative.  Our class book will be ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine.

ICT: The children will use technology to create, organise, store manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Maths:  As well as the weekly addition and multiplication drills, we will be looking at multiplication and length.

PE:  Gym will be taught with Mr Mason focussing on the five basic shapes using control.  Miss Rennolds will be teaching football skills.

PSHE:  The children will find out that some household products and medicines can be harmful.

RE:  The gospel will be studied and the children will explore how Jesus showed being a friend to the friendless.  We will also be looking at The Christmas Story and learning songs for the nativity.

Science:  A range of materials will be investigated including sugar, salt, glitter and jelly.  The children will learn how to gather data and record their findings.

Home Learning Ideas

·         Cook something with a grown up and create a picture record of what you have done. Perhaps you could try one of Roald Dahl’s revolting recipes?

• Take your grown up shopping and encourage them to buy a food they’ve never eaten before.

• In the bath, use a measuring jug to measure different amounts of water. Create a capacity problem and bring them into school for other children to solve.

• Create a piece of artwork, inspired by Carl Warner, using foods you have at home. Take photos of your creation and take it into school on photo paper or a digital storage device.

• Make a slush drink by freezing a cup of juice. How long does it take to freeze? How about making different coloured drinks by mixing different juices? Record your investigation in a scientific report.

• Set up a melting experiment. Take two or three glasses and fill them with the same number of ice cubes. Put them in different places and see which melts first. Do the ice cubes melt faster if you stir them? Present your investigation in a digital format.

• Compare how long it takes for sugar lumps to dissolve in warm and cold water. How can you record your findings?

• Work with an adult at home to create a clay tile, imprinted with different patterns and shapes, or decorated with clay slip.

• Create an original piece of artwork inspired by an artist you admire and bring it to school to show your class.

• Write a poem with the title ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’. Include some exciting adjectives and read it aloud to the class.

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.

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