Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Spring Term – ‘Creativity’

We are really excited about this term in Y2 as our theme is ‘Creativity’, We will be exploring what this means, from the creativity needed for solving problems to the imagination of writers and artists. Of course, we will be doing lots of creating ourselves – painting and printing work based on contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

We have some fantastic books on our bookshelf this term which will inspire our work across the curriculum. The wonderful Roald Dahl provides the terrible Grandma in George’s marvellous medicine for us to get our teeth into for character descriptions, while our book ‘Story Path’ has beautiful illustrations to evoke new imaginary worlds and narratives. In Oliver Jeffers, ‘How to Catch a Star’ we will consider how creativity means looking at things in different ways and talk about when we make a mistake, or don’t succeed first time, this makes us more creative than ever! In addition, our non-fiction text focuses on Stevie Wonder, one of our Gorsey Hall of Fame notable people. We will discuss how he overcame adversity to shine creatively and we will also think about how we can be as creative as possible!

Our Spring Bookshelf: –

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  • Story Path by Kate Baker
  • How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Artist by Ed Vere
  • Poems Aloud by Joseph Coelho and Daniel Gray-Barnett
  • Stevie Wonder by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Melissa Lee Johnson 
  • Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by  Fausto Gilberti

Please follow us on Twitter @GorseyY2 to keep up to date with all our exciting adventures. 

Please refer to the ‘Welcome to Y2’ document below for further information.