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September 2018

This year in 2M, the children will be learning with Mrs Mawdsley, Mrs Bossons and Miss Goodwin.

Our first unit of the year will be All Dressed Up, where we will be finding out about different clothes.  We look forward to starting this unit by bringing in a toy each and designing and making a party outfit for them using different fabrics.  In our geography learning, we will be finding out what people wear in different countries, what the climate is like in different parts of the world and how the weather affects what people wear.  In science, we will be finding out how we can sort materials, how to carry out a scientific investigation and which materials will keep us warm or dry. Our Literacy learning will be linked with this theme as we will design a suitable new cape for Little Red Riding Hood as well as writing a new scene for a smart giant! We will also use our creative work as a basis for exploring stories involving clothes including Cinderella and Traction Man.

In technology, we will be finding out how wool is made and how to weave using a cardboard ‘loom’.  We will be exploring felt, how it is made and about different methods of fastening clothes.  We hope to extend our learning in this area when we visit Quarry Mill and try our hand at weaving when we take part in a textiles workshop.  In art, we will be busy finding out how to create our own tartan design and about symmetry in design and how to make repeating patterns.  We will design and decorate our own t-shirts and will follow up our design making using a range of different materials.  We hope to show all our designs off in our own fashion show at the end of the half term!

We look forward to a busy and hard working half term.

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