23/07/2014 at 8:25 AM
We have had such a wonderful year together and this final week has been another fabulous week of fun and learning together.
The children carefully drew some of the beautiful sweet peas and the colourful nasturtiums which have grown from the seeds we planted in the spring time. They used water colour paints to paint the flowers and then made them into cards to thank their families for all their help and support in their learning. I too would like to say a huge thank you to all the families who have given the children so much support and encouragement over the year. ‘THANK YOU’ 🙂
Together we thought about all the wonderful things we had enjoyed over the year. We shared our thoughts about the things that had made us happy!
Did you spot the awesome cake in the slide show! It was made by Logan’s mum and was decorated with our Learning Hive! It tasted delicious! A huge thank you from all 2F 🙂
Here is some of the writing we did about our favourite things in Year 2.
Our favourite things about Year 2. on PhotoPeach
Our final Special Mentions again were chosen by the children, as everyone had been so great, it was really impossible for me to decide. Together we chose Georgia and Colm for the beautiful paintings they did and Elsie for being such a kind, caring and hard working member of the class.
We have continued to achieve on Mathletics. Ben achieved his 2nd Gold Award and was awarded it at the Mathletics Club by Dean Tomlin who came to visit us from Mathletics.(Ben was also our Mathlete of the week, and has the trophe for the Summer holidays!) It was great to have Dean at the Mathletics club and he went round all the children, talked to them about their work and gave them new Super Mathlete stickers from Mathletics.
On our final afternoon we all enjoyed creating some LEGO creatures using bricks in the colours of the Learning Hive. We created penguins, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, robots and so many more creatures!
Thank you for all the lovely gifts and kind cards which the children gave me; thank you also for all the support and help you have given your children both at home and at school. It really is appreciated and makes a huge difference.
Have a wonderful holiday, but do remember ‘Everyday is a great day to learn something new!’ or practise the skills and learning you already have. Keep achieving your Mathletics certificates, read daily and blog about your holidays!
Thank you for a wonderful year, best wishes from Mrs Fisher, Mrs Suddards and Mrs Hodgson. 🙂
At the end of the holidays, you may find it useful to revisit the post from the Transition Meeting.
23/07/2014 at 7:48 AM
Thank you to all the parents who attended our end of KS1 Assembly on Monday afternoon. The children from Year 2 shared some of their special memories and together all of the children in the North building sang some special songs, which we have enjoyed learning together throughout the year.
18/07/2014 at 3:28 PM
We had a wonderful day on Thursday. The children and staff had a fantastic time and we witnessed lots of great team work and physical skills. Thank you for coming to watch and making the day even more special. Below is a video of the photographs from the day.
16/07/2014 at 8:17 PM
On Tuesday all Year 2 had a wonderful day out together. We travelled to Bridlington on a double decker bus and made our way straight to the South Beach. A beautiful huge stretch of sand welcomed us and we all enjoyed our picnic and then an afternoon of games, digging, sand art and kite flying! It was wonderful to have so many parents with us and everyone joined in together, enjoying the sun and the beach activities.
I’ve just downloaded the other camera we took and discovered even more smiling faces! The sun shone for us all day, but gave us just enough wind to enjoy our kites too! We took rakes as well as buckets and spades, so we also created some wonderful sand art and castles. Thank you again to all the adults who helped us on the trip.
12/07/2014 at 8:17 AM
We are planning to spend our day doing activities on the South Beach. This is a beautiful, quiet beach with a long stretch of sand. Mrs Hutchinson will be organising some brilliant beach games and Mrs Fisher will be organising kite flying and some beach art activities! Have a look at this amazing video, can we create something like this?
Remember to bring a bottle of water with your packed lunch, wear a hat and bring your suncream / sunblock.
We will be taking buckets and spades, but also some rakes to try and create our own giant sand art design.
Here are some more links to sites about Bridlington and sites with maps. Can you find out the route we will be taking?
12/07/2014 at 7:59 AM
What an busy week we have had! Please do look at the posts below this one to see more details and pictures from some of the things we have done in class.
On Monday we had a brilliant day making kites. We applied out Maths skills by creating a mini kite and then scaling it up. We applied our science skills by investigating the best choice of material to make the kite from. We applied out DT skills, having to construct the kite and attach the spars and tail and we used our art skills to decorate the kites. Now they are ready for some test flights!
On Tuesday morning we had a wonderful poetry session with 1GJ and together the children created some fabulous acrostic poems about the World Cup.
On Wednesday we joined 2H for a drama day, which helped us to think about life on an island or a seaside town.
On Friday we used our Dojo time to complete the kites and enjoyed welcoming 4SG and our families when they came to play our Arcade Games.
It was simply impossible for me to choose our Special Mention children as everyone had really been fantastic, so the class discussed who they would like to nominate for this week. They chose Ruqayyah as she always gets the most Dojo points and is our blogging champion and they chose Ben and Eden for always working hard and being kind and helpful to everyone in class. They awarded the children a ‘Be Happy’ certificate as they make all the class feel happy and proud of them.
We also were very proud of the children’s achievements on Mathletics. Harveer was presented with his 1st Glod Mathletics award and Finn achieved his 2nd Gold Mathletics Awards. Eva was the Mathlete of the week with a score of over 9,000!
Well done to everyone who has achieved their Mathletics certificate this week.
We have another amazingly busy week planned for next week. On Monday at 5pm it is the Year 2 to Year 3 Transition meeting . (There will be Mathletics Club, as usual on Monday.) On Tuesday we go to Bridlington, Wednesday we visit Farsley Library and on Thursday it is Sports Day!
Thank you again to all the parents who came and played the Arcade Games and to the parents who are travelling with us to Bridlington. Have a brilliant weekend and I look forward to the final full week of Year 2. Mrs Fisher 🙂
12/07/2014 at 7:38 AM
On Wednesday 2F joined 2H for a brilliant day of drama led by Miss Hutchinson. The children were introduced to a quiet peaceful island and then they created attraction for the island to encourage visitors. In these photographs you can see the children started with a blank island and then added pictures of their attractions. We then made leaflets to promote the island before meeting back up with 2H to discuss the changes we had made to the island. At first we thought our changes made the island better, but then we listened to two residents in role play and thought about the noise, pollution and how the changes would affect the lives of the islanders.
To conclude the day we looked at pictures of Bridlington and thought about why they don’t let buses park down near the beach and discussed other ways the seaside town tried to balance the needs of tourists with trying to keep the town a pleasant place to live in and a safe and clean environment for everyone.
12/07/2014 at 7:17 AM
We had our final visitors to our Arcade Games on Friday. The weather was so glorious we decided to take the games outside. Year 4 came and played the games and then gave us some very useful feedback before our final very special visitors came. Thank you to all the parents who came and played the games; it was wonderful for the children to be able to share their games with you all.
12/07/2014 at 6:57 AM
We began our kite making by making a small practise kite. We all drew a 10cm square and then added the cross supports (spars) using straws. The children estimated the length of the spars, everyone thought they would be less than 10cm, so we were very interested to discover that they were just over 14cm.
We then thought about what material would be best for our kites. The material needed to be light but also strong. We discussed that using them on the beach, they might get wet, so being waterproof or quick drying might be good and finally we thought about the look of the material. In pairs the children made a larger version of their mini kite, each pair using a different material. For the second kite we doubled the length of each edge to 20cm. We thought this would double the size of the kite, but it actually made it four times bigger. We discovered that the perimeter went from 40cm to 80cm, but the area went from 100 centimetres squares to 400 cm2. We estimated that the spars would be 24cm this time, but actually they were just over 28cm long.
We tested all the kites and discussed which materials worked best and then the children worked in small groups to create their own kites, ready to take to Bridlington next week!
The recorder group have also been learning a piece of music called ‘Kites,’ so they played it to the class.
11/07/2014 at 5:34 AM
How the year has flown! We are nearing the end of the summer term and the children in Year 2 are beginning to think about their Summer Holidays and their move to Year 3. The children have met their new teachers and spent some time in the Year 3 classrooms, in the South Building.
On Monday 14th July at 5.00pm, Year 2 children and their families are invited to a meeting in the South Building. There will be a brief meeting in the school hall, followed by a tour of the South Building. You will get a chance to meet your child’s new teachers and an opportunity to talk through any questions or queries you may have.
We will share this video and ebook with you at the meeting, but you may enjoy looking at it with your child at home too and then returning to it at the end of the summer holidays. It’s an exciting time for the children; they will learn lots of new things like French and cooking! However, while there will be some changes, both building are part of one great school; we share the same ethos and Learning Hive…. the children will continue to get Dojo points and Dojo Time.
I am sure that everyone will continue to ‘be the best they can be,’ and will also ‘be great learners,’ ….. and most importantly…’BE HAPPY!’
08/07/2014 at 7:10 PM
The children from 1GJ came to work with 2F today. Last week 2F learned how to write acrostic poems about the World Cup, with Mrs Loveridge. Today, they took on the role of being ‘the teacher’ and they taught 1GJ how to write acrostic poems and then worked with a buddy to create a shared poem.
Elsie explained to everyone that in an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line of the poem makes a word. In their pairs the children thought about the words they could use for each letter in the words – WORLD CUP. The children then worked together on Purple Mash to present their work.
Before going online and using Purple Mash, the children in taught 1GJ about how to keep safe on the Internet.
- Dylan reminded everyone that they must always let an adult know they are going on the computer and tell them what they are going to do on the Internet.
- Georgia reminded us that if anything appears on the screen that we don’t understand, we must go and tell an adult.
- Ryan reminded everyone that we mustn’t share our passwords with anyone.
- Priya reminded everyone that we mustn’t share our personal information and explained that this mean’t not using your surname, giving your address or your telephone numbers to anyone on the Internet.
The children worked brilliantly together. 2F were wonderful ‘teachers’ and IGJ were ‘great learners!’ Everyone was definitely ‘being the best that they could be!’
Here we are enjoying working together,having milk and fruit outside and then exploring the conservation area together.
Here are the acrostic poems we wrote together. Click on the image in the spiral and it will open up for you to read it.
World Cup Acrostic Poems by 2F & 1GJ. on PhotoPeach
We finished the morning by listening to some of our poets reading their poems together.
Thank you 1GJ for coming to join us. We had a wonderful time working together. We think you all deserve at least 2 Dojo points each!
Well done from all the children and staff in TEAM 2F. 🙂
06/07/2014 at 5:03 PM
Tomorrow we are going to create some kites, ready to take to the seaside next week.
Here are a couple of links so that you can find out some amazing facts about kites.
We will begin by making a mini kite each and then with a partner we will scale our model up and learn the names of the parts of the kite.
In the afternoon each team will create 2 kites. You will be able to chose the materials you think will work best and then design your own kite shape. Finally we will decorate the kites…. and then they will be ready to fly! It will be very important to create our kites symmetrically, both so that they fly properly and so that they look good. We will give them a go on the school field and make any design changes needed before taking them to the seaside with us.
We will also read a story called ‘The Kite Princess.’ I’m sure the beautiful illustrations in the book will help to inspire our designs.
It’s going to be a brilliant day!
06/07/2014 at 8:40 AM
The week got off to an amazing start with a visit from Tom Palmer, the author of Foul Play : Brazil and many other children’s books. Everyone loved hearing the morning’s chapter read by Tom and we enjoyed asking him questions about life as a busy author.
Here is the email we sent Tom Palmer on Tuesday, after his visit.
Hi Tom, we have all just read today’s chapter, Dylan and Logan had again read it before school! Dylan really wants to know if your idea about Eva becoming a ghost is actually what is going to happen – or is it a different idea.Dylan thinks she will start to work with Danny and Charlotte, against Sir Richard and trying to save the Rainforest. Logan is actually wondering if Eva is really the next attack – or will something else appear as well? Finn says he actually thinks Eva is a distraction and that there will be another attack – possibly a jaguar.Or Dylan says maybe a panther as they are so ‘steathly and quiet.’ Elsie was thinking that maybe Eva might get attacked by wild animals and that Danny and Charlotte might actually rescue her and that is when she goes to their side. Logan also thinks it’s a distraction, he thinks Sir Richard has made a model of Eva. Isla thinks a helicopter or a plane might actually come – First News might be worried as to why they haven’t heard from the children for a while.
We all also wanted to say a huge big thank you. We will be back in touch, this is just a quick email at milk time to share our thoughts, from all 2F.
In Maths we continued our work on multiplication and factors. Some of the children did some excellent pictures of their factor bugs, working out all the numbers that divided into the bug’s number, with no remainders. (See last weeks blog post for more information on how to play ‘Factor Bugs.’ )
In Literacy the children wrote some acrostic poems with Mrs Loveridge. Please do enjoy reading some examples on Mrs Loveridge’s page.
On Thursday afternoon the children had an opportunity to go and visit their new classroom in the South Building. Everyone returned very happy and enthusiastic, especially as their new teacher is going to be Mrs Daniels. On Monday 14th July parents and their children are invited to a Transition Meeting and you will get an opportunity to chat with the teacher and visit the South building and your child’s teacher. You will also receive a leaflet with information about life in KS2. The leaflet and more information will also be posted on the blog.
Mrs Loveridge chose the Special Mention children this week for their brilliant work on their World Cup Poems. They were definitely being ‘Great Learners.’
Finally a note from Elsie.
Elsie brought me this report which she had written at home. I think it has a very important message, and like Elsie, I would like to urge everyone to help us keep the children safe by not parking outside school and whenever possible walking to school, to help reduce the volume of traffic around Cote Lane at the beginning and end of the school day.
I hope you all have a brilliant weekend. I’m looking forward to next week already! We have lots of brilliant learning planned for the week, including kite making (in preparation for our trip to Bridlington) , poetry writing with 1GJ and a special sea side drama session!
06/07/2014 at 8:08 AM
We have had another busy week with different classes coming to play our games. It has been brilliant watching the children explain how their games work and listening to them working out the scores together. All the classes that have visited have been great games players and have given us some really good feedback about the games.
Here are 3C enjoying our games.
On Friday, 1GJ came to play our games. It was especially good to welcome them into the class as they are moving to 2F next year. It was wonderful to watch them working together with the children in 2F.
The children in Year 5, from 5/6D also visited on Friday afternoon.
Next week we will be welcoming our last visitors and then on Friday parents and family members are invited to come in and enjoy the games from 2.45 onwards.
06/07/2014 at 7:25 AM
What a brilliant way to start the week!
Thank you everyone for getting to school early on Monday morning, so that we were ready to welcome Tom Palmer, the author of ‘Foul Play: Brazil.’ Tom has been doing a cycling tour of all the Leeds Libraries, so we were delighted that he agreed to visit us on his way to Farsley Library. We have really enjoyed reading the daily chapters of his book and are excited about how the story will end.
The children asked Tom Palmer some very interesting questions about his life as an author. It was fascinating to hear that he had been writing books for over 25years, yet had only been published for the last 7 years. This made us reflect upon how if we want to achieve something, it often takes perseverance and a lot of determination.
Tom Palmer also read us the chapter he had written for Monday morning and then we discussed where the story line might go next. It was really exciting to read the choices at the end of the week as they reflected the ideas we had talked about with him. We had a good discussion about what choice we would make vote on later in the week. At first it was an equal split between those wanting the end of the story to be a ghost story and those who wanted it to be an action thriller. We put forward reasons why each option would be the best way to finish the story and eventually the majority of the class voted for Option 1, the Action Thriller ending! So now we can’t wait till next week to see what happens!
We would all like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to Tom Palmer for joining us and helping to inspire our love of reading.