Year 2 - 2L (Mrs Lane) and 2T (Miss Taylor)

George's Marvellous


Essential Knowledge


  • Write an alternative ending to the story ‘George’s

     Marvellous Medicine’.

  • Write lists and instructions for creating a medicine.

  • Name a range of materials and properties.

  • Investigate changes in materials when they are heated

     and cooled.

  • Estimate, compare and measure quantities.



We will be reading the beginning and middle of George’s Marvellous Medicine. We will discuss the character’s appearance and behaviour.


The children will:

  • write lists.

  • write instructions.

  • write our own alternative ending in the style of Roald Dahl. We  will then be instruction writing.


Speaking and listening, word and sentence structure remain an ongoing skill that is developed through all literacy lessons. Similarly VCOP is continuously used throughout the children’s writing.


Children are involved in daily phonics lessons, which focus on the Letters and Sounds programme. This aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.  For further information, games and resources, visit,  or  even  our own website for helpful videos  on how to say the sounds


The children will:

  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

  • use technology safely and respectfully keeping personal information private





We will be learning about:


  • the author Roald Dahl and visiting the Museum to find out more about him. We will find out how his work has influenced others.

  • the life of a significant individual (Roald Dahl) in Britain’s past who have contributed to our nation’s achievements.

  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.




N/A this term




The children will be learning: 

  • to be able to empathise with others.

  • to recognise we all have different relationships with others – family, friends and acquaintances.

  • how people respond differently in a variety of situations. why medicines are used and how they can be administered safely.

  • to work collaboratively with others and listen to ideas from peers.

  • to consider the environments in which medicines are made and where the ingredients come from. Differences in those countries where medicines are free or can be accessed.




The children are going to:


  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing




  • Perform dance fovusing on spacial awareness and technique.



We will be learning about:


  • Shape

  • Multiplication and division

  • how to answer SATs practise questions



The children will be learning: 

  • to identify, name, describe, classify, compare properties and changes.

  • understand the practical uses of everyday materials.

  • to describe basic movements.




Art and Design


Sculpture As part of Bucks County Museum initiative for art Y2 are going to be using the Roald Dahl story James and the Giant Peach and looking at the insect characters in the story. They are going to do 3d illustration. The children will learn about sculptures and the process behind producing a work of art. The children will be observing and recording an insect from first-hand experience they will identify differences in natural forms using appropriate description and vocabulary. They will be using shape, line, texture and tone. From that starting point the children will explore creating a three dimensional animal using newspaper and masking tape to create its shape and structure. 

Generating Ideas: Developing, planning and communicating ideas; the children will learn about a variety of sculptors.  They will have the opportunity to learn the stages a sculptor would take to plan their work. They will draw on their own experiences; develop ideas by drawing and working out thoughts in sketchbooks. The children will have opportunities to talk about their ideas; plan by suggesting what to do next as their ideas develop; communicate their ideas using a variety of methods, including drawing and painting.  


Making/Technique: The children will be working with paper. They will be twisting, moulding and squashing it to create a 3D figure. They will attach parts using tape. They must select tools, techniques and materials for creating their work.   


Knowledge: Knowledge and understanding of paint and brushes: learn about sculptors and how they make a piece. Learn about the characteristics of materials; how mechanisms can be used in different ways in sculpture. Learn about well-known artists from around the world.


Evaluation: Evaluating processes and products: talk about their ideas, saying what they like and dislike; identify what they could have done differently or how they could improve their work in the future.




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