18/06/2021 at 2:44 PM
We had a great time on our trip this week but we still managed to keep busy in school! We have continued with our work on the Bog baby story from last week, making our own clay bog babies and going on a bog baby hunt in our school conservation area. In maths we continued our arithmetic work and the children have completed a past SATs paper. We also started some work on position and direction, using language such as left, right, forwards, backwards. We will build on this next week in maths and in geography. Today we have written a recount of our trip to Skelton Grange. The children had so much to write about after such a busy day out!
Bog Baby Hunting!
Earlier this week, we went on a bog baby hunt in our own magical woods, the Conservation Area. We were extremely lucky to find some very strange creatures! We will continue to use this idea in our English work next week where we will be writing reports about our own bog babies.
Making Clay Bog Babies
We have designed and made our own bog babies in clay and decorated them with natural materials. We think you’ll agree that they are amazing!
We have updated the Year 2 chart with the miles we have completed in school. Many thanks to everyone for your efforts and support with this. We hope the weather is lovely this weekend so you can complete your miles!
17/06/2021 at 4:31 PM
What a fantastic day we have had at Skelton Grange today! The children were absolutely brilliant; we were so proud of them. They behaved amazingly well, got involved in all the activities, asked insightful questions and impressed the Skelton Grange staff with their knowledge about minibeasts. Here are some photos of our day:
15/06/2021 at 3:34 PM
We have had a fantastic day today at Skelton Grange. The children have enjoyed all of the activities and joined in with interest and enthusiasm. We were so impressed with their minibeast knowledge and their questions. Well done everyone!
They have explored three different habitats: meadow, pond and woodland. Whilst exploring each area, we found lots of minibeasts and enjoyed learning about each habitat through a range of hands on games and activities. Here are some photos of our day….
13/06/2021 at 10:28 PM
11/06/2021 at 2:02 PM
English and Art
Through the story Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, we have introduced the idea of habitats. The story is about two children who find a magical creature in the woods and take it home as a pet. Even though they thought they were taking good care of him, he actually became very ill. When they finally returned him to his natural habitat, he was able to thrive.
We have written some lovely descriptions of the bog baby’s habitat and have written a letter to a professor, explaining how to look after a bog baby.
In art, we looked at the illustrations in the story. We looked at how the illustrator used lines and pattern to create the different trees and plants in the woodland scene. Children then started to complete a part of the scene from the story.
It was our first session of cricket on Thursday and we all enjoyed learning some new skills and games. Well done for remembering to come to school ready in your PE kits!
We practised throwing and catching; it was fun using the cones to help us catch. We then learned how to bowl and played some fun team games where we tried to score points by hitting the wickets. Finally we played a fun batting game in teams. Each team had to take turns to bat 5 balls while the other teams fielded. We then had to score runs by running around the wickets.
In maths this week we completed our work on capacity. We have used the symbols < > = to compare different amounts in litres and millilitres. We then practised reading scales that go up in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.
Here are some links to practise:
We have also been revising some strategies for addition. In Year 2, children should be able to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers using an efficient method, explaining their method verbally, using pictures or apparatus. Please keep practising at home and refer to the calculation guidance sent previously.
Mount Everest Challenge
Every child in Year 2 has now completed one mile of their Everest challenge.
Skelton Grange Trip next week
We are really looking forward to our day out next week!
2LA are going on Tuesday
2LO are going on Thursday
Please remember appropriate clothing and a packed lunch on your day!
28/05/2021 at 1:10 PM
We had a great day on Wednesday designing and making our own box of chocolates. The children enjoyed tasting ingredients, then designing and making their chocolates. They wrote menu cards to describe the chocolates they made and then designed and made a box for the chocolates to go in. We hope you enjoyed them at home!
2LO’s Chocolate Factory
2LA’s Chocolate Factory
Other activities this week:
We have taught the first 3 lessons of the RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) curriculum. Perhaps the children have been telling you the correct biological terms for male and female body parts? They were extremely sensible and grown up in these lessons.
We had our final rugby session with Joe from Leeds Rhinos. The children were great at the tumble pass they learned and loved playing the collecting treasure game.
In maths we have been learning all about capacity. Here we are exploring how much the containers hold. We have learned how to measure in millilitres and litres.
In English, we have been writing instructions. We finished the week with our own smoothie recipe. Maybe, you could make it at home? Here is Mrs Lace making a smoothie last year:
After half term
- Next half term we are looking forward to learning all about minibeasts and habitats and especially our trip to Skelton Grange!
- We are also looking forward to the Sam’s safari animal workshop.
- We will complete some past SATs papers to inform our teacher assessments and pass on to Year 3. Please keep working through the SATs revision books we have sent home.
- On Thursdays next half term we will be taking part in Chance to Shine cricket sessions. Children may come to school in PE kits on Thursdays.
Have a wonderful half term break. See you all on Tuesday 8th June.