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Welcome to Year 2 Class page

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope you all had a lovely half term break and the children are well rested and ready to go!

Our new topic is called Muck, Mess and Mixtures

We’re warning you; this is going to get messy!

This half term, we’ll have a messy morning to investigate mixtures, from paint and toothpaste to jelly and shaving foam. We’ll enjoy the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine and write recipes, leaflets, lists and stories of our own. We’ll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. We’ll learn how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders accurately. We’ll taste a wide variety of foods, learn about healthy eating and follow recipes to make some yummy treats including pizza and ice cream! Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We’ll use marbling inks to make unusual patterns, create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, paint with ice cubes, model clay into exciting shapes and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages.

At the end of our project, we’ll turn our classroom into a gallery and invite you to view our exhibition. We’ll arrange images from the project into a PowerPoint presentation and demonstrate our messy science investigations. We are also planning a trip to Gallery Oldham to take part in some messy art classes.


Children should bring in an old shirt/t-shirt to be kept in school to protect their uniforms during Art lessons.



Labels, lists and captions, recipes, poetry, stories, leaflets

Design Technology

Food tasting, origins of food, healthy meals, following recipes, designing an

outdoor kitchen

Art & design

Printing, food landscapes, mixed media pictures and collages, colour mixing, using clay


Stop-motion animation, digital photography and presentations


Safety around medicines and household products


Measurement, money, addition and subtraction,

Problem solving


Christmas Nativity songs


Everyday materials



Children have PE every Tuesday and Friday. A full PE kit MUST be in school at all times; yellow t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. 

Homework will be given out on a Thursday and should be back in on the following Tuesday. Spellings will be stuck in homework diaries for this half term and the children will be tested every Friday.

Help your child prepare for their project:

Muck and mixtures can be messy and magical! Why not make a variety of fun recipes to reveal how mixtures can come together and change? Trifle, gooey cookies and bread would all be good to try. You could also invent a new soft drink. Mix, shake and stir a range of fruit juices, cordials and sparkling water together and taste each one. Pick the best and give it a groovy name. Alternatively, try making different bubble mixtures to see which make the biggest bubbles!


The following websites will be useful this year:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/   - Maths, English and Science

http://www.wmnet.org.uk/resources/gordon/Hit%20the%20button%20v9.swf   – type in HIT THE BUTTON, multiplication and division, doubling and halving

http://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2    - all the skills children learn in Year 2

http://www.mad4maths.com/   - times tables, measuring and telling the time.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-1.html   - Maths, English and Science

We appreciate your co-operation, as we feel it’s important that both home and school work together in order to give your child the best possible education.

Also, if you ever have any comments, questions or concerns, we are available for phone calls and meetings (by appointment please) each day before and after school.

Many thanks,

Mrs Maders



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