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We started making our own Henry Moore sculptures today using pipe cleaners. Can you see the different shapes people were making?
As part of our art topic we went to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and saw some amazing sculptures, drew some sculptures and even made our own using materials, clay and pine cones. It was a wonderful day. Have a look at our photos to see!
As part of our local area study, Year 2 went to Harewood House to learn about the famous men who built it and to look at the different parts of Harewood. We investigated all around the house and grounds and are going to make maps.
As part of our Geography topic we have been using compass directions. We had to direct our partner to the treasure using north, south, east or west. We like to remember the order using the mnemonic never, eat, shredded, wheat!
In Science we are investigating growing plants. Here we are planting some different seeds. We can't wait to see whose plants grown the most.
We thought about where we lived in our topic, Where in the world do we live? We created a layer diagram using images that we found on the internet to represent Earth, Europe, UK, England, Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds and Cookridge.
We investigated, created prototypes, designed, made and evaluated cars for traditional tale characters using questionnaires they completed. Look at how fabulous they look!
In DT we investigated chassis, axles and wheels using card, wheels, straws and dowling.
If you were unable to attend the meeting for parents and would like to know more about the end of year 2 tests, have a look at the PowerPoint. It has also been sent home with some further information. If you have any questions or concerns, please come and see either Mrs Hurley or Mrs Waugh.
We are learning all about instructions in Year 2. We read some instructions all about making a dinosaur skeleton then we made them following the instructions carefully. They are nearly finished and we are experts at identifying imperative verbs and adverbs!
What a wonderful time we had when the children returned to school for a bedtime story! We read There's a snake in my school, Boo! and Doughnuts for Dinosaurs. Boo! was our favourite.
Year 2 made some fantastic sculptures of dinosaurs. A brilliant brachiosaurus, an amazing ankylosaurus and a terrific triceratops! We also used playdough to make small scale sculptures of dinosaurs.
On Tuesday 21st February we went on a dinosaur hunt to find all the clues left behind by our visitor. Year 2 made some amazing deductions using the clues.
These are the presentations we made on our Famous Person day all about the work of Florence Nightingale.
We had a great day dressed as famous people. We learnt lots about our famous people and compared them to Florence Nightingale. There were some surprising similarities! Thank you for your help preparing the costumes. The children all looked fantastic!
Year 2 had a fantastic workshop all about Florence Nightingale today. We learnt lots of facts such as she got the soldiers a pet tortoise called Jimmy. We dressed up as soldiers and nurses and we role played being in the hospital in Scutari. The children were wonderfully behaved.
Please find attached the homework for this week.
Wow, what a fantastic nativity KS1 and Reception presented. Year 2 worked incredibly hard with the acting, singing and dancing. The Hoity Toity angel was amazing for learning all her lines! Mrs Hurley could not have been prouder. Amazing effort Year 2.
This half term our ICT topic is called 'We are Photographers'. Over the last three Fridays we have been very busy around school getting used to the cameras on the iPads, then learning how to edit or change our pictures as well as save them, before today learning how to present them in an interesting format in a collage making app. Our collages are all about how Holy Name wore their spots for Children in Need. We are really enjoying this topic and are looking forward to what's coming next. Here is some of our work so far!
We had a wonderful day at the seaside on Tuesday 27th September. We can't wait to share it with you in our assembly on Thursday 6th October at 9.10am.
We have an exciting year ahead, with lots of cross curricular links.
Wow, what an amazing day we had on Tuesday 13th September! We celebrated Roald Dahl day in style with fantastic costumes, planning and creating stop animation videos, making James and the Giant Peach juice and Willy Wonka's splendiferous chocolate dessert. Then lots of people returned to school for our cinema event. It was a wonderful day. Thank you to all the parents for their support.
Here is our homework for this week. Please remember to hand it in on Tuesday. This is the day to return homework, reading records and change books.
Have a look at the amazing stop animation videos Year 2 produced as part of their Roald Dahl day. The videos were alternative versions of James and the Giant Peach. They are all fantastic!
Please support your child to complete their homework this week. If you any questions, concerns or suggestions, please let us know.
Have a look at what we will be doing this half term in Year 2.
This is our basic timetable that we try to stick to each week. Sometimes there will be events that mean we need to adapt it slightly.
Welcome back, I hope you had a restful, fun packed summer. The children in Year 2 have already hit the ground running with some super work in RE, English and Maths completed already.
The staff in Year 2 are Mrs Hurley, Mrs Waugh and Miss Bennett. Is you have any concerns or suggestions we would love to hear them.
Important days in the week in Year 2 are:
Monday - From 19th September we will be working with Artis, a performance arts company to enhance our curriculum in the afternoon. http://www.artiseducation.com/
Tuesday - Return reading books, reading records and homework books. Reading books are changed. I will be reading with all children this week so will check the reading books are of the correct level.
Wednesday - New homework is given out.
Thursday - PE session - please make sure PE kit is in school, indoor and outside kit.
Friday - PE session - please make sure PE kit is in school, indoor and outside kit.
We look forward to working with you this year!