Year 2
 Welcome to our class page.
The teachers working in Year 2 are Mrs Walton, Mrs Harris and Mrs Towler.
PE kits will be needed on  Tuesday and Friday

Homework will be sent out on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday - Maths homework will be MyMaths.

Please listen to your child read every day - this important for confidence and fluency. Please ask them questions about what they have read.
When your child has read their book and completely understands it, they will be encouraged to complete a quiz and then change their book.


We all had fun at the KS1 Christmas party - We even had a surprise visitor!!!



Christingles at the Methodist Church


Today we visited the Methodist Church to learn what the Christingle represents. We then, had a chance to make one to take home.


Our trip to Armely Mills Industrial Museum


We had a fantastic time on our class trip.

First of all we had a work shop where we had to be detectives and find out how sheep fleece became thread that we can used to make cloth.


Then we did some human weaving and went on to weave our own paper sheep and very importantly, had lunch!

After our delicious lunch, we went back in time and into costume, to find out what life was like for Victorian children working in the mills.

Finally we went into the mill family cottages to find out what life was like when the mill children got home from work. We made rag rugs and even saw the mill managers house too! 

It was very different from the cottages the families lived in.


We carried out scientific tests to find out if our lunchboxes were suitable for Pirate Paddy


We had an exciting challenge from Pirate Paddy.

He needed us to design and make him a lunch box that would be strong enough to be transferred from one ship to another by zip wire.

It needed to be waterproof, even in the most horrendous weather conditions and it also needed to have compartments to keep the food protected from birds and mermaids!

We did a fantastic job!


We have now started our new topic - "All Dressed Up"

Our entry point was to design and make an outfit for their teddy.

We have been so impressed with the designs and the outcomes.




Today we launched some of our rockets.

Ask your child what we used to make them lift off.  Which do you think flew the highest and why?


Our visit to West Ardsley Methodist Church to see the  knitted bible exhibition.




Our IPC Topics this year are:

A to B
All Dressed Up
Treasure Island
People of the Past
I'm Alive



Our first IPC topic this year was Brainwaves.

The big idea

Our brain is special because it does lots of amazing things. Once we understand how our brain works and what we can do to make it work even better, then we can improve the way that we learn.

  • In this unit we found out about:
    How the brain works
    About the personal goals that help us to become better learners
    How to find out facts to prepare for a special challenge
    How to learn and practise skills for a special challenge
    How to record how well we are learning
    How to use what we have learned to create our own special challenge
    How to wake up our brain
    How to look after our brain
    How to design a classroom for learning


We also talked about our IPC values and the children worked hard to explain what they were and how we see this in everyday life.



A To B

This is our current topic.

The Big Idea

Every day people all over the world make different types of journeys – on land, on sea and in the air. To make these journeys we have invented lots of different ways of getting from A to B. 

  • Explaining the Theme
    In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • How we travel to school
    How to make maps to record our journey to school
    How to create our own train journey around the host country
    How we can travel to different countries
    How to create our own activity holiday

  • In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About transport in the past
    How to make a timeline to show when different types of transport were invented
    About exploring different types of transport from myths and legends
  • In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create our own futurist painting to capture the speed and movement of transport
    How to create a boat collage in the style of Turner and Monet

  • In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make our own sail boats and aeroplanes and rockets

  • In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make a ‘vehicle’ to transport a small toy from one place to another
    How to make plans for vehicles
    How to test our vehicles to see how well they work

  • In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the sounds different types of transport make
    How to create our own ‘sound journey’

  • In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to cross roads safely
    About bicycle and road safety
    About people with restricted mobility

  • In ICT & Computing, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create a simple algorithm
    How to program Bee-bots to follow precise instructions
    About multi-player online gaming and how to stay safe online
    In International, we’ll be finding out:
    How children around the world travel to school

The children already knew lots of modes of transport when we did our knowledge harvest.


We have also designed and  built rockets, we will be launching them soon - watch this space!!!!

We have also been inventing vehicles of the future and then writing our own report on it.

Watch this space!

In maths, we start with a concrete concept, we then move on to a pictorial concept and then finally to the abstract concept.

Some examples of our concrete maths work:



An example of our pictorial maths work:


An example of our abstract maths work and reasoning and problem solving



Our class mission statement