12/07/2019 at 12:19 PM
We have had a very busy week in Year 2, taking part in Sports’ Day, a skip-a-thon and having a visit from our beekeepers.
On Wednesday the children had a fantastic time at Sports’ Day. They worked well as a team and enjoyed all the activities, cheering each other on and trying their best. Thank you for coming along to support them.
In the afternoon, we enjoyed some more informal activities, making up obstacle courses and playing with the different PE equipment. We had a well deserved rest and an ice pop!
On Thursday we had a visit from Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Laurie, Farfield’s beekeepers. They were amazed by what the children already knew! The children listened well and asked and answered questions brilliantly. A massive thank you to them for coming in and speaking to the children; it was absolutely fascinating!
We have written a number of new chapters in our bee books this week including how bees make honey and a recount of the bee talk. We will be finishing these next week.
This morning the children got to show off their skipping skills in individual, pair and class skipping events. The children have progressed so much this year in skipping; some children weren’t able to skip at all at the start of the year and now everybody is able to do some skipping. We had a go at some new skips that even the teachers found tricky! Well done to everyone in Year 2! Please can you bring in any sponsor forms and money next week.
11/07/2019 at 4:32 PM
Last week, Year 2 visited Leeds Grand Mosque as part of their Annual School Exhibition. The children took part in a number of workshops where they learned about the Mosque and what it is used for. They heard the call to prayer and saw a demonstration of how Muslims pray. The children learned about the Qu’ran. It was fascinating to learn that it is printed in lots of different languages and even in braille. They also found out about different traditional Islamic clothing.
The children were extremely respectful and listened very well to all the group leaders. They asked lots of thoughtful and interesting questions.
05/07/2019 at 1:28 PM
This week we have been thinking about getting ready for Year 3.
The children had a lovely morning yesterday meeting their new teachers and did their very best to impress their new teachers. Miss Ellis and Miss Chambers are very lucky!
You will receive some more information about moving to year 3 before we break up for the summer, detailing the junior building routines. The main things to be aware of are:
- School starts at 8.45am in the juniors. Children will need to wait on the top of the playground. The teachers will come out to welcome the children and open the doors at 8.40am.
- School finishes at 3.20. The children are collected from the playground.
- The children will need indoor shoes to change into. Most children choose black pumps.
- Children will be told which day they have PE in September. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit on that day. This includes a red school hoodie which can be purchased from the school uniform shop in Farsley.
We will be visiting the junior building again before the end of term and children will be working with a Year 3 buddy to find out more and ask any questions.
In assemblies and in class this week, we have been talking through feelings associated with change. The children have been very good at talking about their feelings and we have done our best to reassure them!
In maths this week, we have also been thinking about Year 3 by working really hard to learn times tables facts. Children have been using number lines to solve both multiplication and division questions. Please keep practising counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s and answering both multiplication and division questions for these times tables. Remember to use times tables rockstars!
This week in English, we have started to make our own non-fiction books about bees. The children have written an introduction and designed an eye catching front cover. They have written information about beehives and the life cycle of a bee. We will continue to work on these next week too!
Next week we are looking forward to Sports’ Day. You should have received a letter about this which tells you which team your child is in. Please see class teachers if you need further information.
28/06/2019 at 12:08 PM
This week, we have been busy reading and writing poems about minibeasts. The children have looked closely at pictures and videos of minibeasts to think of clever ways to describe their features and the way they move. The children are now really good at using right choice words in their writing.
In maths we have been solving multiplication problems. We read the counting by feet book ‘One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab’ and used the characters in the book to solve problems. The children had to work systematically to find all the ways to make each number using the characters.
e.g. 5 can be made by using:
1 dog and a snail
2 people and a snail
1 person and 3 snails
They then answered questions such as: How many feet on 3 dogs and 5 people?
Next week we will be having a multiplication and division revision week to consolidate all our learning in Year 2 and make sure children know their times tables really well in preparation for Year 3!
In D.T, the children have designed and made shelters for their bog babies. Children first practised making a frame using art straws. They then used their favoured frame design to make their final shelter. The children really enjoyed getting creative and improving their designs.
In Geography lessons, we have been looking at ordinance survey maps of Farsley. The children used them to spot places they recognised. Some of them were able to find their street or even their exact house! We then played a ‘Where’s Wally’ guessing game using our knowledge of directions.
In art lessons this week, we have been making pencil drawings of different insects. The children had to look closely and try to include pattern.
On Wednesday, 10 Year 2 children went to the Pudsey Mini-Olympics. They competed to earn points for a range of different athletic events. Well done to all the children who participated!
A huge well done to our Year 2 children who represented Year 2 at the Pudsey Spelling Bee. They earned a well deserved silver medal!
21/06/2019 at 2:02 PM
This week in Year 2 we have been busy looking at maps of the local area. We used an aerial photograph of our farm from google earth to navigate around. We noticed there were some differences and added these onto the photographs.
Later in the week, we used a different map of the farm to help us learn about how to use a key. We used the map to find 5 cones which had letters on, which we then worked out spelled the word super!
We also enjoyed using google earth to find some places that we know such as school, our house and other special places.
In Maths this week, we have been busy measuring using grams and kilograms. The children have worked really hard to read scales in different increments. They particularly enjoyed finding out their own mass and comparing these with their friends.
In English lessons this week, we have really enjoyed reading and discussing the story Superworm. We wrote some amazing book reviews and character descriptions.
This week, we took 30 Year 2 skippers to Pudsey Leisure Centre to take part in a skipping competition. The children did incredibly well; we were so proud of their hard work, teamwork and super attitude.
21/06/2019 at 1:43 PM
This week in Year 2 we held our S-Factor auditions and we had a fantastic time! Around half of the year group took part and the effort the children had gone to was great to see. There was a good range of experiments this year and this kept the audience captivated throughout. There were some fizzy experiments involving baking soda and vinegar and some great colourful ones using food colouring to create lots of different effects. The experiments involved polarity reversal, friction, gravity, absorption and magnetism to name but a few of the scientific elements. Some of the children showed great confidence and clearly explained what they were doing and the science behind their experiment. The only downside was that there could only be one winner from each class. Every child was given a voting slip to vote for their favourite experiment and many of them commented that it was hard to choose just one winner. It was a real pleasure to watch every single audition so a huge well done to all who took part! The winners were Jeevan and Jenna so congratulations to both and we wish them lots of luck in the final.