Hello from Year 2!
Welcome to our page.
At the beginning of November we planted an Amaryllis bulb in a Science lesson.
We have kept it in a warm place and given it lots of water, then we started to notice the first signs of growth!
Watch this space to see how quickly our Amaryllis grows!
Today we worked in pairs or threes using pegs and boards to show reflective symmetry.
This morning we all made an 'angle gobbler' and then used it to track down right angles in our classroom!
Our competition with classes in Mexico, Norway and the USA has come to a close today. Yesterday, the four teachers shared photographs of the models built by children in their classes and now the judging is complete.
Today Year 2 looked at each country's models in turn and picked their winners. At story time today we asked Miss Scudder to join us as our own winners were announced after votes in the other three countries.
On Monday the Yorkshire Evening Post is sending a photographer to school so watch out for us in the newspaper!
Please see below for the photographs of all our winners, including those from our partner countries, and every entry we received.
HUGE thanks to all the parents who helped with this project.
This afternoon we were visited by Lucy from the Marks & Spencer archive. She came to talk to us about the importance and purpose of packaging, the information we can find on it and how to recognise symbols for recycling and allergy information.
We looked at lots of different M&S packaging first and found out that it can tell us a lot about a product:
Then we used a mood board to collect ideas for designing our own boxes before starting our designs on a net. We ran out of time so will have to finish these on Monday!
On Wednesday 18th January, eighteen Year 2 children took part in an athletics festival. They had a fantastic time, competed well and supported each other brilliantly. Thank you to Mrs. Gunn for organising this and to Mrs. Elbourne and Mr. Eatough for going with them. Enjoy the photographs - I think you can tell how fast the children were moving and how much they enjoyed themselves!
Our robot making project is well underway with some fantastic models already brought into school for our competition. Remember that the aim is to make your robot out of recyclable materials and that the deadline for bringing them to school is Wednesday 1st February.
Our competition has now spread to THREE other countries! Our partner school in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico has a class taking part, their partner school in Wisconsin, USA has also joined in and our new friends in Lillehammer, Norway have started their models too! FANTASTIC!
See below for photographs of some of our robots..... the final picture shows some children working together to make their robot in Norway!
We have been learning about the properties of 2-D shapes.
Today, in small groups, the children had to talk to each other about a shape.
They had to think about:
Maths puzzles and problems
Please visit this site and try some of the puzzles.
We completed our Design Technology unit of work in which we all designed, made and evaluated a winding mechanism. Take a look at the fantastic end results!
We have had a very worrying message to say that the snowmen have been stolen! We must help to find them and save Christmas. Where could they be?
So far we have these clues:
1. We are far away from Lapland.
2. We can see water.
3. The warm weather would melt us if we went outside.
4. We saw the name of the country we are in but we didn’t have time to read it. There was a letter 'a' in it somewhere though!
5. We can see high mountains in the distance.
6. They grow carrots in this country so if we need new noses we will be OK!
7. A picture clue of an antelope.
8. We saw the flag on a letter. It has red in it.
9. The people here speak a different language to what we hear at home.
10. There are many people living in this country.
11. We can see water, but it is not the sea.
12. We can see lemons growing on trees from our window.
13. There is a colourful, feathery bird outside the room we are being kept in.
14. We don't think we are in Europe.
15. The sunsets from the window are beautiful.
16. People say there are sometimes earthquakes in this country.
17. People visit this place to dive - so we are told.
18. Apparently this country is well known for fish.
19. We're somewhere near water but it is not salty water and it seems people like to come here to dive.
20. There's no shortage of tea.
21. Picture clue - a pelican.
22. People like to take boats on the water.
23. Picture clue - maize.
24. There is green on the flag too.
25. Picture clue - African elephants.
26. A voice message saying "Moni. Muli bwanji?"
We have been able to buy six fantastic gifts for people in need thanks to your generosity in donating money instead of writing Christmas cards to one another. Thank you so much.
The tree is up and all our decorations are hanging on it!
The 2016 theme was STEAM powered, bringing together
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.
Year 2 children designed and planned a maths machine in small groups.
This collaborative approach was the most important aspect of the work
with children having to share ideas and negotiate roles in the
construction of their machines.
Last year, in Year 1, the children were involved in a project run by sixth form students at Horsforth School. This term we were invited, along with other local schools, to attend a ceremony for the burial of the time capsule.
In our phonics sessions we have been studying long vowel phonemes and thinking about the graphemes that can be used to represent them.
Here is our work on the /ai/and /ee/ phonemes!
Each of us chose a hidden word from the pile on the carpet, read it and used it in a sentence before placing it under the correct grapheme.
We have been using Base 10 material to help us to understand place value.
Sometimes we work in groups, sometimes in pairs and sometimes alone.
Today we have reviewed the first week of homework activities completed from our Autumn 1 grid.
I must say that I was very impressed with the quality of some of the presentation and the obvious pride that so many children took in sharing their work in class. We are displaying work week by week on a dedicated board in the classroom and sharing some photographs on here in the hope of inspiring others to 'magpie' ideas for their next task! Well done everyone and thank you for all the support at home.
School lunch choices.
Please help your child to decide on their menu choice each day.
Click the link below for the menu.
Welcome back to a brand new year and lots of great things to do in Year 2.
How exciting was it to start the day with a letter from the Queen, thanking us for the cards and portraits we sent for her ninetieth birthday last summer?
We also got a postcard from Mrs Koopman who was thinking of us on her cruise ship!
Featherbank bear has obviously had a VERY busy summer and we enjoyed looking at the work brought in to show us his adventures.
Mrs Robinson was REALLY impressed with the number of children who completed "The Big Friendly Read" this summer and remembered to bring in their certificates to earn their place on our school wall of fame.
What a great start to a new year!