St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Cromwell Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SG

0113 2934411

liz.holliday@stpeterscofe.org.uk

Class 2

Beebots

Class 2 have been learning about position and direction in maths. We have been practising doing quarter and half turns with the beebots and turning in different directions. We had a lot of fun!

English
We have been reading the Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. Next week, we plan to write our own stories about a giant flower. We made these beautiful flower collages to help us with our writing.
Design Technology - Wooden Vehicle Project
Year 2 pupils enjoyed designing and making their own wooden vehicle. We used junior hacksaws and D clamps to shape the car’s chassis. We then made it move using wheels and axles. Finally, we added our own designs to appeal to the user of our product. We used chalk to make our own racetrack and enjoyed playing with our cars in the sun.

Geography

We have been learning about the compass rose and how we can use the points of the compass (north, south, east and west) to accurately direct people around a map. We worked with our friends to direct them around a mat using directions such as ‘Go east 3 spaces.’

Mindmate - PSHCE

As part of our Mindmate lesson in PSHCE, we were learning about the skill of perseverance -  not giving up. We had to work as a team to try and build a tower out of newspaper. It was a very tricky challenge and we had to practice our co-operation skills. It was also a lot of fun!

St Andrew's Church Visit

Year 2 went to visit St Andrew’s Church in Roundhay. We enjoyed exploring the scenes from Holy week in the church garden. We discussed what they symbolised and how they made us feel.

We also looked inside the church and noticed the signs of Easter. We shared and deepened our learning about Easter with Rev Tim Lowe.

Art

Inspired by Henri Matisse, Year 2 created their own version of Goldfish 1912. They used watercolours, paints and oil pastels to create these beautiful paintings.

More AMAZING pictures from our M&S archive trip

Thank you to  M&S Archive and to Rich Bunce Walking Photographer for these fantastic photographs.

Dragon Hunt!

As part of our literacy work, Class 2 have been reading the book 'The Dragon Machine' by Helen Ward. We have been on dragon hunts around school and written a note of advice to the boy in the story. This week we have been creating our own dragon images in art. We hope you like them!

M&S Archive Trip

As part of our learning about food in science and DT, Class 2 went on a trip to visit the Marks and Spencer Archive at Leeds University.  We thought about  eating a balanced diet, where food comes from and how food has changed over the last 100 years. We even got to visit a replica Marks and Spencer shop and dress up in clothes from the past. We had a brilliant time!Enter text...

Gruffalo Assembly

Click on the picture below to watch our AMAZING Gruffalo assembly. Well done Class 2.

Gruffalo Assembly

Class 2 had a great time rehearsing and performing our Gruffalo assembly. We learnt poems, sang songs and performed a play. It was a great show! We hope you enjoyed watching it. 

Skelton Grange Trip

Class 2 have been learning in science about what all humans need for survival  - food, water, air and shelter. As part of our learning, we went on a Survival adventure day at Skelton Grange. We had to work as a team to get across the 'water', we built shelters, had to escape pretend pirates and enjoyed eating freshly cooked popcorn around the bonfire. We had a brilliant day!

Eat Well Plate

In science we have been learning about keeping our bodies healthy. We looked at the healthy eating plate and sorted food into different categories.

Teddy Bear Hospital

Class 2 had a  visit from the Teddy Bear Hospital from Leeds University. The medical students were teaching us how to keep our teeth healthy by regular brushing, teaching us basic first aid, what to do in a medical emergency. We had a great time and our teddy bears did too!

D:Side

Today we had a visit from D:side. We were learning rules about how to stay safe on the internet. 

Maths

In class 2, we have been exploring multiplication and division using lots of practical resources to support our learning. We are getting really good at our times table facts for 2x, 5x and 10x table. We have also started using Timestable Rockstar to practise our facts!

Visit from Winnie

In our science topic, animals including humans, we have been thinking  about the basic needs of animals for survival. All animals need water, food and air

We had a visit from Winnie the dog. Mrs Holliday shared lots of information about the additional needs that Winnie has, such as needing a warm place to sleep, having her fur brushed, her diet, the type of exercise she needs and what happens if she is ill. We also talked about the types of food that were bad for Winnie e.g. chocolate.  

Keeping Safe Day

Pantosaurus - we have been thinking about keeping our bodies safe by singing the Pantosaurus song. We designed our own Say No pants. 
We also read a story about internet safety and asking for help if we have seen something on the internet that makes us feel scared or worried. We played a board game about asking for help.

Design Technology

In DT this term we are learning all about puppets. After looking at different types of puppets we created our own. We used scissors, glue and a paper bag to create our own character. We enjoyed playing with our puppets and sharing ideas with our friends. 

Father Christmas
Class 2 had a wonderful Christmas party yesterday. At the end of the afternoon, we had a very special visitor!
Measuring
Class 2 have been learning to measure objects in metres. We created our own Metre Snowman and used it to measure around the room and find this shorter or taller than a metre. Then we used metre sticks in the playground to measure outside. It was a lot of fun!

Art

Year 2 have been learning about the artist Paul Klee. Inspired by Senio 1922 we created our own portraits.

2d Shapes

Class 2 have been learning about the properties of 2d shapes - how many sides and vertices they have. We used art straws to create a range of 2d shapes and sorted them into different groups.

History - Guy Fawkes

As part of our history topic on Guy Fawkes, Class 2 have been looking at historical artefacts to find out how life was different 400 years ago. We looked carefully and drew the artefacts. We also thought carefully about what material they were made from and what they might be used for. We were thinking about differences and similarities between the past and the present. 

PSHCE - D:Side

As part of the visit from D:side,  in PSHCE Class 2 thought about how we are different to our friends, how our body works and being special. It was a very interesting morning and we learnt a lot about our bodies and the jobs our different organs do.  

Abbey House Trip 2

Class 2 had a great time visiting Abbey House Museum this week. They participated in a workshop where they were able to play with toys from the past and compared them to the toys they play with today.

Abbey House Toy Museum

Class 2 had an excellent trip to the Abbey House Museum as part of their learning about toys from the past. We looked at the old toys and compared them to new toys, thinking about similarities and differences between them. We had a great time!

Mindmate  - Feeling good and being me 

As part of our learning, we were recognising and celebrating our strengths. We made ourselves medals and wrote about what we were good at on the medals.  

Road Safety - Crossing the Road

As part of our PSHCE work, we have been learning about how to cross the road safely. Jake taught us about keeping safe in the car, on bikes and scooters and how to use the Green Cross Code. We then went outside and practised crossing the road safely.

PE

Year 2 have been enjoying gymnastics to develop their co-ordination, balance and agility.

Pop Up Dolls

Year 2 designed and made their own pop up dolls. The children enjoyed using rulers and haw-saws to measure and cut the doweling. They used felt, wool, fabric scissors and glue to make their puppet unique. Take a look at our beautiful creations. 

International Week - Bamboo Tamboo Workshop
As part of our International Week experience, Mrs Smallwood kindly organised a 30 minute Bamboo Tamboo session for our class. We played three instruments, each of a different pitch. They sounded lovely when played at the same time. We enjoyed learning lots of new rhythms.
Bamboo Tamboo is a Trinidadian percussion instrument created in Trinidad and is an instrument which predated the creation of steelpan, which we play at school.

Science - Seeds & Bulbs

As part of our science learning, we have been learning about plants and how they can grow from seeds and bulbs. We planted cress seeds indoors. We looked carefully at the bulb packets before planting the spring bulbs - daffodils - outdoors in the school garden. We are looking forward to watching the bulbs grow in the spring!

Toy Talk

As part of our learning about Toys in the past, Mrs Holliday came to visit Class 2 to tell us about the toys that she played with when she was a child. We enjoyed hearing about her dolls, dolls house and marbles. Many of her toys were made by her family, not bought in a shop. We thought about similarities and differences between her toys and ours.  

Design Technology
Year 2 are enjoying using their design skills to create toys from the past. We made peg dolls and a cup and ball game. We really enjoyed playing with them and sharing our designs with friends.
Autumn is Here!

We looked at the Poem – Five Fat Conkers by Gervase Phinn.  We noticed the recurring language and tried our best to read it with intonation and expression. We took a copy of the poem home to learn with our family. We really enjoyed stomping on conker shells and finding out what was inside!

Science

We are learning about the difference between seeds and bulbs.  

We discussed and answered the enquiry:  

Which are the seeds and which are the bulbs?    

We looked carefully at different seeds and bulbs and sorted them into different groups.

RE

Year 2 pupils enjoyed learning about how Christians help homeless people at St George’s Crypt and at Simon on the Streets. We discussed what Jesus might say if he visited St George’s Crypt and why people might volunteer at St George’s Crypt or Simon on the Streets. We made cards and wrote prayers to send to the clients at Simon on the Streets. 

The Tiger who came to Tea

In literacy, we have been reading the Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr. We have been re-reading the story using puppets so we are fluent readers. We practised using lots of expression in our voices to make it sound really interesting. 

Uses of Materials - Science
In science we are revisiting our learning from year 1 – we are comparing and grouping together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their physical properties. We were trying to answer the question: 

Can you find an example of a material for each property?  

We looked carefully at a range of different materials and sorted them into 4 different groups according to their properties.  We had a great time!

Maths numberlines
As part of our learning about place value, we have been thinking about the 100 square and how it is constructed. We worked with a partner to cut the number square up and create a really long numberline from 1-100. Then we used tens and ones dice to play a game of 'Find it!'. We made a 2 digit number with our dice and then had to find it on the numberline using our knowledge of place value. It was really good fun.
Cannon Hall Farm
Class 2 were invited to go to Cannon Hall Farm by the Yorkshire Children's Charity. We had lots of time to look at the different farm animals. We enjoyed seeing pigs feeding their piglets, the horses and the goats with their kids. It was a fantastic day out!

Class 2 Monsters!

As part of our Literacy work, Class 2 have been reading the book 'Not Now Bernard' by David McKee. We have drawn our own monsters in art and we are going to write a description of the monster using adjectives. We hope you like our pictures!

Back to School!

Class 2 have had a great few days! We have been using base 10 and straws to practise our place value skills and make 2 digit numbers in maths. In literacy we have been thinking of different adjectives to describe toys and sorting them into different types of toys. As part of our science lesson, we have been thinking about different materials and looking for them around our classroom. It has been action packed and we have had a fantastic time! Well done. Mrs Smallwood is very proud of you.

Enjoying the Fruits of our Labour!

Lotherton Hall

As part of their science learning, Class 2 visited the bird garden at Lotherton Hall to do a workshop about different habitats. Lyndsey, the education officer talked to us about different habitats and their similarities and differences. We thought about the different plants and animals that we would find in a rainforest habitat and a polar habitat. We were able to look at replica skulls of different animals. After the workshop, we had a guided tour of the bird garden and saw a range of different animals. Next we ate our lunch. We had time for a walk and a playground visit before returning to school. 

DT - Woodwork Skills

Class 2 have enjoyed designing and making their own moving toy using wheels and axles. The children used junior hacksaws, D Clamps and sandpaper to shape and cut their wood. The children were proud of their finished product and have enjoyed playing with them.

Potatoes

Throughout the year in Class 2, we have been planting seeds and bulbs and looking after the plants which have grown.  In April, after chitting the potatoes, we planted them in the tubs outside the classroom. We added earth to the pots and made sure that they had plenty of water. Last week we had a great time harvesting the potatoes! We are going to cook and taste our delicious potatoes. 

RE Visit to Bilal Masjid Mosque

Year 2 really enjoyed visiting Bilal Masjid in Harehills today. We looked at the features of a mosque and even had an opportunity to try Wudu (the cleansing ritual before prayer). We enjoyed asking questions to deepen our understanding of Islam.

Capacity

Today we explored the capacity of different measuring cylinders and a range of containers. We practised measuring different volumes – eg full and empty, half full and also measuring in millilitres and litres. We used our problem solving skills to work out the capacity of a cup using a measuring cylinder.  

Allerton Park

Class 2 were kindly invited by the Yorkshire Children's Charity to take part in a sports day at the beautiful Allerton Park. We played games in the morning, ate a delicious picnic lunch and then really enjoyed a disco in the afternoon. It was a lot of fun and Class 2 were a credit to St Peter's School. Thank you to Yorkshire Children's Charity!

Filey Trip
Class 2 had a wonderful trip to Filey this week as part of their geography learning - identifying physical and human features of the seaside. We are also starting to think about coastal habitats in science and how they are different from urban and woodland habitats.  
It was a really fun day at the beach - some of Class 2 had never been before. After a delicious picnic in the park, we walked down to the beach and played on the sand. We built sandcastles, buried our feet and played games with our families. After that, we walked down to the sea for a paddle and a big splash. Finally, we all enjoyed an ice cream before our journey home.

Beach Flags

As part of our learning about keeping safe at the seaside, we practised using a ruler in maths to measure rectangles accurately in centimetres to make a beach flag. We also used the ruler to measure the art straw for the pole of our beach flag. 

Unihoc

Class 2 really enjoyed their introduction to unihoc today. They practised how to hold the stick correctly, dribble and pass. It was a lot of fun!

RE

Year 2 have been learning about Islam. Today we looked at some pictures of mosques and discussed how a mosque is a place where Muslims come together to pray. We looked at some of the features of mosques. The children observed that many mosques have a "minaret". We learnt this comes from the Arabic "manarah" which means lighthouse and is the tallest part of the mosque. We looked at the dome at the top and the mihrab, which indicates the direction of Mecca.

 We enjoyed using junk modelling to make our own mosques. We discussed the different features with our partner.  

Lettuce

After looking carefully at the seed packet, we planted lettuce seeds at the end of April. We made sure that the raised bed was in the sun and remembered to water the soil regularly. Look at the lettuce that we have grown! We have harvested and eaten the lettuce. It was delicious!

Alive, Once Alive, Never Alive

As part of our new science topic, 'Living things and their habitats', Class 2 have been learning about how to sort and classify objects depending on if they were alive, once alive or never alive. We had to think carefully about the features of living things for example, they move, grow and need nutrition. We looked around school for objects that were alive, once alive and never alive. 

Gardening Club
Every Monday, children from year 3 take part in an after school gardening club, supported by Susan from Learning Partnerships. This week, our school governor Mr Bates joined us with some salad plants that had been kindly donated by the Headingley Rotary. The gardening club enjoyed planting the leaves in the raised beds and even had a chance to plant some basil into pots to take home and look after. It was a great afternoon!

Butterflies

In science in Class 2, we have been learning about life cycles. We watched the caterpillars grow, turn into pupas and then hatch into painted lady butterflies. We were able to keep them in our classroom for a few days. Then we released them into the playground.

Dance

This half term, Year 2 have been exploring dance. Today we used silks to incorporate our learning on circle movements, jumps and turns. We hope you enjoy our silky moves!

Science

Throughout the year in science, in Class 2, we have been learning about plants and how they grow. We planted some potatoes in April and now they have grown into healthy potato plants - we are looking forward to harvesting them before the end of term. We also planted some lettuce seeds which we make sure that we water every day. The seeds have started to germinate and grow. 
In lessons, we are carrying out an enquiry that is taking place over a few weeks. We are observing the changes over time.  Our question is 'Do seeds need light to germinate and grow?' We planted four bean seeds and put them in two different places. Two plants were placed on the windowsill where they would get sunlight. Two plants were placed in a cupboard where there is no sunlight. All the plants received the same amount of water. We have been measuring the plants over the last few weeks  - look at our results! We will continue to measure the plants to see what happens next. 

DT

As part of our DT learning, we made hand puppets. The year 2 children used a running stitch to fasten their fabric together. We followed a design criteria and used our creativity to make our puppets individual. We hope you enjoy looking at them!

Music

Year 2 are enjoying using percussion instruments to explore patterns in music. 

Science - Capacity

As part of our science topic on plants, we are carrying out an enquiry 'Do seeds need light to germinate?'. We have planted bean seeds and put 2 bean plants on the windowsill in a light place and 2 plants in a dark place. We are going to observe the plants over time and try and find the answer to our question. It is important that both plants have the same amount of water, so we practised our capacity skills - using a measuring cylinder to measure accurately in millilitres. 

Mindmate
Class 2 completed a challenge for their Mindmate lesson. 
Challenge: to build the tallest tower using only 5 pieces of paper and tape.
They worked in teams to complete this challenge. Each team used their perseverance skills to not give up. They then reflected on their strengths and areas for improvement. 

Geography

We have been learning about the compass rose and how we can use the points of the compass (north, south, east and west) to accurately direct people around a map. We worked with our friends to direct them around a mat using directions such as ‘Go east 3 spaces.’ 

Instruction writing
In literacy, we have been thinking about features of instructions eg imperative verbs, numbered points and diagrams. We read a set of instructions about how to make a lollipop superhero  - we hope you like our puppets!
Gardening
As part of our science lessons, we have been planting seeds and bulbs. Our tulips have grown brilliantly in the raised beds and we have been weeding them today. We have also planted daffodil bulbs which look brilliant outside our classroom. Before the Easter holidays, we planted potatoes so we are waiting for them to grow!

Author Visit

Class 2 had a really lovely visit from the author Richard O'Neill. He talked to us about the process of writing books from thinking of an idea, writing the idea down and then getting his books printed. It was great to talk to a real author about their work!

Learning today - Friday 10th March

Dear Class 2,
Today we would have been learning about contractions. A contraction is when you shorten a word.
You can watch a video about them here:
 
Have a go at shortening my words:
It will -
he will
she will -
will not -
is not
I will
have not
In maths, we would have been continuing out learning about pictograms. You can watch a video about it here:
Can you answer my questions? 

 

Remember you can also go on Numberbots, Bug Club, spelling shed and Mathletics.
Stay warm and safe class 2 and I will see you soon.
Mrs Barton

Skelton Grange Trip

Class 2 had a wonderful trip to Skelton Grange as part of our science topic - animals including humans - keeping healthy. We have been learning about what all humans and animals needs to survive - air, food, water and shelter. We thought about which of the basic needs we couldn’t survive very long without (water). We pretended that we were on a desert island and we had to build our own shelter and make our own warmth with a firesteel.  We played lots of exciting games and enjoyed eating popcorn around the campfire. It was great fun! 

Spanish Cooking
In our cookery lessons this half term, we are cooking traditional Spanish food. We made delicious
Pan con tomate. Whilst preparing the food, the children talked about Spain and food in Spain. They learnt, spoke and repeated some Spanish words:
Pan - Bread. 
Ajo - Garlic
Aceite - Oil  
Sal - Salt
Delantal - Apron 
Cuchara - Spoon 
Cuchillo - Knife 
Rallador - Grater

Continents and oceans of the world

We used an atlas to develop our locational knowledge of the world. We worked as a pair to complete a jigsaw of a map of the world and located and named the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

Keeping Safe day

Class 2 had a great time on Keeping Safe Day. We thought about our Trusted Adults - who we could speak to if were sad or worried. We also thought about rules for keeping our body safe, keeping safe online and what to do if we are being bullied. It was a great day and we learnt a lot.

Science

In year 2, we have been learning about how plants can grow from seeds or bulbs. We have been practising our measuring skills. We measured the plants in the school garden using a tape measure. We have also been learning about how to keep healthy. One way we can keep healthy is by washing our hands. We did an experiment to work out the best way of cleaning our hands. It was a lot of fun!

Amazing Art

Year 2 have been learning about the artist Henri Matisse. Inspired by the art work Polynesia, The Sea (Polynésie, La Mer) we created our own collages.

Our Fabulous Nativity Actors

Guy Fawkes Visit

As part of our history topic on Guy Fawkes, Class 2 have been looking at historical artefacts to find out how life was different 400 years ago. We looked carefully and drew the artefacts. We also thought about what material they were made from and what they might be used for. It was a great morning that we really enjoyed!

Abbey House Trip

Class 2 have had a fabulous trip to the Abbey House museum as part of our history topic Toys from the Past. We were learning about similarities and differences between toys now and toys from the past. We had the opportunity to handle lots of different toys, looking carefully at what they were made from and thinking about how they worked. We also really enjoyed our picnic lunch!

Class 2 Assembly

Class 2 did a fabulous assembly this week. We shared our Autumn poems and then did a play of our literacy text The Tiger who came to Tea by Judith Kerr. We even sang some tiger songs - we hope that you enjoy it! Mrs Smallwood and the Class 2 teachers were very proud of our performance. 

Library Visit

Year 2 and their parents enjoyed a fantastic trip to Compton Road library. We listened to a story and choose some books to take back to class.

Toys from our Past

In history we have been learning about the similarities and differences between toys in the present and in the past. Mrs Holliday brought some of her old toys to show us and we thought about how they were similar to our toys. We really enjoyed looking at her dolls and hearing about how she played with them. She even showed us how she used to play marbles - it was great fun!

Drumming Workshop

Class 2 had a fantastic time at the drumming workshop as part of our international week. We really enjoyed playing different rhythms on the djembe drums. We had a great time! We hope you enjoy watching our video. 

Science - Seed & Bulbs

In Class 2, we have been learning about the difference between seeds and bulbs. We have sorted them into different groups. We have planted cress seeds and are watching them grow. Then we went into the school garden and planted some daffodil bulbs and tulip bulbs. We read the information on the packet to make sure we were planting them correctly. We can't wait to see our daffodils in the Spring time!

PE
Year 2 have been developing their co-ordination and balance. This week we really enjoyed using the small and large apparatus.  
Science - The Properties of Materials
In science, we have been revisiting our learning from year 1 and thinking about the different properties that materials have. We looked closely at lots of different materials and used our scientific skills to sort and group them according to different properties. We thought about if the materials were shiny, hard, transparent and soft. We hope you like our collages!

Religious Education

This term, the children have been learning about the good news the Gospel brings. We have learnt that Jesus is a friend to the friendless. We have also looked at the parable of Matthew the Tax Collector. We wanted to apply our learning to real life. We found out about St George's Crypt and the work they do to help homeless people in Leeds. We enjoyed writing prayers and making cards to send to the clients and volunteers at St George's Crypt.

Design Technology

Year 2 have been learning about toys from the past. As part of our DT learning, we designed our own cup and ball toy. The children created a design and selected which materials they thought would be most suitable. We have really enjoyed playing with them! 

Science
As part of our science, Class 2 have been learning about everyday materials. We have completed a material hunt around school and tried to identify lots of different types of materials.

Cannon Hall Farm

Class 2 were invited to Cannon Hall farm by the Yorkshire Children's Charity. We had such an AMAZING time! We had a chance to look at the farm animals in the morning. After our picnic lunch, we went to a disco. It was a really memorable day that we all enjoyed!

Class 2 Monsters!

Class 2 have been reading the text Not Now Bernard by David McKee about a monster who sneaks into a house. In our art lesson, we created imaginary monsters using pastels. We hope you like them!

Maths in Class 2
In maths today, we have been learning about place value using a range of different equipment - tens frames, base 10, straws and rekenreks. Class 2 were very good at making 2 digit numbers in lots of different ways! Mrs Smallwood was very impressed with these confident mathematicians.

Welcome to Class 2!

Class 2 have had a brilliant first day! We did lots of different learning including Mindmate where we were thinking about the qualities that make a good friend. We made good friend medals to take home. 

Class 2 at the Seaside!

Class 2 have been learning about coastal habitats in science and the human and physical features of the seaside in geography.  As part of our learning, we visited the seaside at Filey with Rainbow Room. We had a lovely picnic, built sandcastles, buried each other in the sand and had a little paddle in the sea. We even had an ice cream at the end of the day! It was a wonderful day and we were all very tired on the way home.

Lotherton Hall

As part of science learning about habitats, Class 2 have visited the Wildlife World at Lotherton Hall. We took part in an interesting workshop with Lyndsey who told us about different habitats. We looked at a range of different replica animal skulls and tried to work out which animal they were from. After that we looked at the different birds in the Wildlife World. We had some time after lunch to explore the beautiful grounds of Lotherton Hall. It was a great day!

Library Visit

On Thursday 21 April 2022, Year 2 went to visit the library at Compton Road in Harehills. The children really enjoyed looking at the books. They also met children's author and storyteller Richard O’Neill and performance artist Keira Martin. What a fabulous trip!
Please take your children to the library if you can. It is free to join and there are no fines for late books.

Skelton Grange Trip

Class 2 had an amazing time at Skelton Grange as part of our science topic, animals including humans. We were thinking about what all humans need to survive: air, food, water and shelter. We pretended we were shipwrecked on an island. We had to work as a team to cross the river, make a shelter with materials we had found, make a spark with a fire steel, escape some pirates and ate some popcorn that we cooked on the fire. It was a brilliant day!

Class 2's Assembly

Class 2 did a fantastic assembly - it was the first class assembly for a long time. They were fantastic. They told us the story of the Hare and the Tortoise and recited the poem 'The Owl and the Pussy Cat'. They also sang a beautiful song and taught the rest of the school the actions too. Well done Class 2!

Party time!

Class 2 had a brilliant Christmas party. They all looked lovely in their party clothes and enjoyed playing lots of fun games and having some Christmas treat too!

Trip to the Minster

As part of our RE topic, we have been learning about the Christmas story. We went to visit Leeds Minster to see the Christmas Story display. In our science topic, we have been learning about different materials and their properties. There were plenty to spot in the Minster!

Christmas Fun

Class 2 parents thoroughly enjoyed coming to watch the children's performance with them. Afterwards, they took part in a fun activity, looked at the children's books, enjoyed a hot chocolate and biscuit and then the children had a visit from Father Christmas!

Kirkstall Toy Museum

Class 2 had a lovely day visiting the Abbey House museum as part of our history topic on Toys from the past. We looked and handled lots of old toys and thought about the difference between old and new toys. After our visit to the museum, we walked across to Kirkstall Abbey and ate our packed lunch there. It was an amazing day!

Guy Fawkes Visited Class 2

As part of our history topic on Guy Fawkes, Class 2 have been looking at historical artefacts to find out how life was different 400 years ago. We looked carefully and drew the artefacts. We also thought carefully about what they were made from and what they might be used for.

International Week - India

Class 2 have had a great week learning about India. We thought about differences and similarities between the UK and India, located India on a map of the world and read an Indian folk tale in literacy called The Tiger Child. Our video shows us performing some traditional Indian hand gestures called Hasthas. We hope you enjoy them.

Science

Class 2 are learning about plants in science. They have been learning about the difference between seeds and bulbs. We planted some daffodil, tulip and snowdrop bulbs in the raised beds. We are waiting excitedly to watch our bulbs grow in the springtime.

Sports Day

The sun shone and the children had a fantastic time at sports day - well done everybody!

Butterflies
As part of our science topic on life cycles, Class 2 watched a caterpillar change into a pupa. Then after a week or so, the pupa hatched into a painted lady butterfly. We kept the butterfly in our class for a few days and then we released it into the St. Peter's garden to fly away.

 

Gardening
As part of our science topic about growing plants from seeds, Class 2 planted and grew some fantastic radishes and lettuces. They grew really well and we enjoyed eating them!

Trip to the Seaside!

Class 2 had a fabulous day in Filey; they built sandcastles, buried each other in the sand, paddled in the sea and enjoyed a huge ice cream! The sun was shining and everybody had a fantastic time.

Skelton Grange Trip

Class 2 had an amazing trip to Skelton Grange! They enjoyed playing teamwork games, building dens in the woods and  learning about the beautiful flowers. At the end of the day, Class 2 all sat around a campfire - what a fabulous day out!

Home Learning

Good morning Class 2

Mrs Smallwood and Mrs Barton have planned lots of lovely learning for you all. Click on the link below to find out what they would like you to do. Let them know how you are doing on the blog.

Remember - only do the activities you have been asked to do.

Click on the Spellanywhere link to help you find your spellings. 

We miss you lots - stay safe!

Love Miss Parry xxx

Week 8

This will be our last week of home learning and we are looking forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 8th March. 

3 more sleeps until school starts!!!

Learning for Friday 5th March

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Friday 5th March

Learning for Thursday 4th March

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Thursday 4th March

Learning for Wednesday 3rd March

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Wednesday 3rd March

Learning for Tuesday 2nd March

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Tuesday 2nd March

Learning for Monday 1st March

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Monday 1st March

Week 7

Learning for Friday 26th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Friday 26th February

Learning for Thursday 25th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Thursday 25th February

Learning for Wednesday 24th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Wednesday 24th February

Learning Tuesday 23rd February

Learning for MRS BROGAN GROUP Tuesday 23rd February 

Monday 22nd February is a training day so teachers will not be on the blog as they will be busy doing other jobs today.

Learning for Monday 22nd February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Monday 22nd February

Week 6

Learning for Friday 12th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Friday 12th February

Learning for Thursday 11th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Thursday 11th February

Learning for Wednesday 10th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Wednesday 10th February

Learning for Tuesday 9th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Tuesday 9th February

Learning for Monday 8th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Monday 8th February

Week 5

Learning for Friday 5th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Friday 5th February

Learning for Thursday 4th February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Thursday 4th February

Learning for Wednesday 3rd February

Learning MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Wednesday 3rd February

Learning for Tuesday 2nd February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Tuesday 2nd February

Learning for Monday 1st February

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Monday 1st January

Week 4

Learning for Friday 29th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Friday 29th January

Learning for Thursday 28th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Thursday 28th January

Learning for Wednesday 27th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Wednesday 27th January

Learning for Tuesday 26th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Tuesday 26th January

Learning for Monday 25th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Monday 25th January

Week 3

Learning for Friday 22nd January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Friday 22nd January

Learning for Thursday 21st January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Thursday 21st January

Learning for Wednesday 20th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Wednesday 20th January

Learning for Tuesday 19th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Tuesday 19th January

Learning for Monday 18th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Monday 18th January

Spellanywhere

Week 2

Learning for Friday 15th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP Friday 15th January 

Learning for Thursday 14th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP for Thursday 14th January

Learning for Wednesday 13th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP for Wednesday 13th January

Learning for Tuesday 12th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP for Tuesday 12th January

Learning for Monday 11th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP for Monday 11th January

Week 1

Learning for Friday 8th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP for Friday 8th January

Learning for Thursday 7th January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP for Thursday 7th January

Learning for Wednesday 6th of January

Learning for MRS BROGAN'S GROUP for WEDNESDAY 6th January

How to use Purple Mash

Click above for a short clip to show you how to use Purple Mash - thank you to Mrs Vickers for putting it together for us. Please help your child to send messages to their teachers in the blog and upload pictures of their work. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click below for a link to Purple Mash

Santa's Farm

Happy Christmas!

Home Learning

Good morning Class 2. We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Have  a great day today. It is your last day of home learning - we are really looking forward to seeing you back at school TOMORROW (Tuesday).

Please bring your work back to school with you. You can keep you plastic zip wallet at home with the resources. PLEASE LOOK AFTER THEM. 

Remember - only do the work your teachers tell you to do. 

See you all tomorrow

Love Miss Parry xxx

Learning for Monday 23rd November

 

 

Happy Friday Class 2!

Well done everyone who has been working so hard. We miss you lots but it is brilliant to see how clever you are all being. Have another great day today. Mrs Barton  Smallwood will be waiting for you on Purple Mash.

Remember - only do the work your teachers tell you to do.

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all back in school on TUESDAY 24th NOVEMBER.

Lots of love

Miss Parry

Learning for Friday 20th November

 

 

Happy Thursday Class 2

WOW! You have been working so hard! Supper job class 2!

Have another great day today. Mrs Smallwood and Mrs Barton will be waiting for you on Purple Mash.

Remember - only do the work your teachers tell you to do.

Lots of love

Miss Parry

Learning for Thursday 19th November

 

Good morning Class 2. 

I can see almost everyone has been busy working hard and going on Purple Mash. Super work! You are BRILLIANT!

Have a great day today - click below to see what your jobs are.

Remember - only do the work your teacher tells you to do.

Lots of love

Miss Parry

Learning for Wednesday 18th November

 

Good morning Class 2.

Well done for all of your hard work yesterday. You are GREAT!

Click on today's link to see what your jobs are for today.

Remember - only do the work your teacher tells you to do.

Lots of love

Miss Parry

Learning for Tuesday 17th November

 

Happy Monday Class 2!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you have a great day. Click on the link below to find out what your jobs are today. 

Remember - only do the work your teacher tells you to do.

Mrs Smallwood will be on Purple Mash today.

Miss you lots!

Love Miss Parry xxx

Learning for Monday 16th November

 

Good morning Class 2!

Well done everyone who has been working hard at home. We are very proud of you and miss you lots.

Click on the links below to find out what your jobs are for today.

REMEMBER - only do the work your teacher tells you to do.

Mrs Barton will be waiting for you on Purple Mash today.

Have a lovely day and a lovely weekend too.

Love Miss Parry xxx

Home Learning Friday 13th November

IMPORTANT LETTER FOR YEAR 2 PARENTS

International Week in Class 2

As part of International Week, Class 2 have been learning about India. We have learnt about Indian hasthas which are traditional Indian hand gestures. 
Class 2 did the hasthas for a bee, a snake and a bird. We had lots of fun.

Hello Class 2!

Click on the links to read messages and information from your teacher.  

Letter from your teacher

Timetable

Y2 Common exception words - which of these words can you read and spell?

Purple Mash Letter

Purple Mash Blog Instructions

Hi Class 2

I noticed you are learning about the life cycle of a chicken today and thought you might like this song! Click on the link above. It's great!

Love Miss Parry xxx

Class 2 Assembly

Class 2 shared their learning about toys with us in a super assembly. We watched them play marbles, cup and ball, do skipping rhymes and play with dolls from long ago. Well done year 2.

Abbey House Museum

Class 2 had an excellent trip to the Abbey House toy museum as part of our topic on Toys from the Past. We had the chance to handle toys that were over 100 years old - it was fascinating.

Trip to the Seaside!

Even though the sun wasn't shining, Class 2 had a fabulous day at the seaside. We all enjoyed playing on the beach and splashing in the sea - getting soaking wet! Once we had dried off, we all had an ice cream and a sleepy journey home.