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
People of the Past
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.
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.
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