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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 2 Class 5

The team in Class 5 are:

Class Teacher: Mrs Slater 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Graham and Mrs Berry

Our Topic for Spring 1 is Muck, Mess and Mixtures

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In Literacy this half term we will be reading George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. After this we will be using our imagination to describe George and    Grandma and label them. Our writing will focus on writing our own list of ingredients for  strange recipes. We will also write our own acrostic poems and riddles about food! Next we will use a storyboard to plan our own stories. Finally we will make our own leaflets to show what we have covered in our topic this half term.


In our numeracy lessons we will be practising our times tables, 2, 3, 5,10s and the related division facts, as well as recognising odd and even numbers. Next we will be looking at different types of charts including pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables. We will move onto fractions next, we will learn how to recognise, find, name and write fractions. After this we will spend some time looking at money and how we can make different amounts. Finally we practice telling the time. 

ICT – We will be working on using Purple Mash drawing programme to draw our own masterpieces using a range of drawing tools.

Art -  We will be creating our own marbling   pictures using special marbling inks and we will then print from the ink. Next we will look at the work of Carl Warner and describe the way he uses different food types to make food      landscapes. We will finish off by    making our own collages out of a range of art and craft materials.

Science- We will be looking at a range of     everyday materials and use these to find out about changes when they are mixed with water. We will make predictions before the experiment and see if our predictions were correct. Next we will be looking at what happens to food when it melts and cools.

Music We are following the Charanga music scheme. We will listen to the Russian musical called Babushka and practice the songs. 

Design and Technology – This half term we will be tasting food and thinking about the origins of food. We will discuss healthy food and have a go at following a recipe. Finally we will make jelly!

PE- We will be practising our football skills and moves and also will be learning about how to control a football and we will practice dribbling. Finally we will use these skills to play a game of football.

RE-  We are reading stories from the bible about the early life of Jesus. We will also be thinking about special events and life and how these can be marked by religious ceremonies. We will also discuss why it is important to have rules in life.