• Welcome to our website - we hope you find interesting and useful information.   Nursery places available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds for September 2022.

     


Class 2 Blog

 

Important Information

Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. This allows us to quarantine books for 72 hours before they are returned to the whole school collection. Please re-read books, and you can also access free e-books from our reading scheme at Oxford Owl.

Weekly spellings will be sent home on a paper slip on Mondays - you do not need to return these to school or bring in your practice - but do please learn these spelling patterns and the three 'red words' (from the Year 2 Common Exception word list) ready for our spelling challenge on Fridays.

PE will be street dance on Wednesdays and games on Thursdays. Children should come to school wearing their PE kit and trainers. Please have joggers or leggings and a jumper or jacket - children will be playing outdoors every day.

 

 Things to do at home

We will also be posting daily activities on ClassDojos, so please visit our class story for even more fun!


ClassDojo 

Click here to read about ClassDojo and how you and your child can use it during this time to enhance their learning.

Please make sure you are aware of the ClassDojo privacy policy.

 

 SEND

Mrs Griffen has created a comprehensive list of SEND resources, documents and websites to help support your child's individualised learning at home. Click the picture below.

Parent Workshop: 13 Categories of Special Education | P.S.135Q ...

 

Week beginning 6th July

Maths

Here is this week's WRM link:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

The WRM worksheets and answers can be found on our ClassDojos page.

Alternatively, here's the BBC online link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons

 

Spelling

Months of the year - 2

  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

This week's common exception words:

  • floor
  • people
  • mind

Week beginning 29th June

Maths

Here's the link to this week's WRM videos:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

The WRM worksheets and answers can be found on our ClassDojos page.

Alternatively, here's the BBC online link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons

It's great to practise your measuring skills when baking and cooking - ask if you can help with measuring out the ingredients next time a grown up bakes something at your house.

Here's some fun games to help you practise your skills along with Karate Cat on BBC Online.

https://pbskids.org/peg/games/happy-camel

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/scales/mass/

 

Spelling

Months of the year - 1

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June

This week's common exception words:

  • hold
  • only
  • half

 

Wellbeing Wednesday Mindfulness activities

Once you have had a go at the activities in the previous post, why don't you have a relaxing, owl-themed half hour.

Try this Cosmickids Yoga activity - 'Tallulah the Owlet'
If this link doesn't take you straight to it, then it can be found under the category 'Yoga' on page 4:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/page/4/?video_category=yoga&changed=video_category

Have you ever heard of Ludvig van Beethoven? He was born nearly 250 years ago in Germany and he is famous for composing beautiful classical music. In the following video, Melody discovers his 'Moonlight Sonata'. Find a quiet, comfortable space to curl up and listen to it... How does it make you feel?

What instrument do you think is playing his music?

If you close your eyes, what colours and patterns do you imagine while listening to this music? Can you draw a picture to match the music?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/melody-and-the-owl

And finally, listen and watch the lovely story of the Owl Babies by Martin Waddell:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo

 

Week beginning 22nd June

Maths

This week we are learning about measurement in our maths lessons.

Here's the WRM link:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

The WRM worksheets and answers can be found on our ClassDojos page.

Alternatively, here's the BBC online link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons

You will need a ruler and some objects to measure for activity 1. If you don't have what's on the sheet, then choose something else of a similar size that you can find around your home.

You don't need a ruler for activity 2 - you just need to be able to read the scales on the worksheets.

Spelling

Homophones 3

  • knight
  • night
  • blew
  • blue
  • hole
  • whole

This week's common exception words:

  • move
  • money
  • many

 

Science and Art - linked to home learning pack, activity 1.

Visit this BBC Bitesize link to remind you about our learning on light:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3hhvcw/articles/zp23r82

Art and craft:
Put on a shadow puppet show!

Watch this BBC Bitesize video about shadow puppets:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkqw2hv

Draw some animals on card and carefully cut them out. Attach them to a stick using sellotape. Put your puppets between a light source (lamp or torch) and a wall. Your puppets will create a shadow - now entertain everyone at home with your own puppet show!

French

Let's try speaking French today...

This link teaches you about French greetings and how to count:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhg7639

This link helps you talk about food and drink in French:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbjhqfr

What else can you find out about France...

Can you find France on a map?
Which continent is France in?
What is the capital city of France?
What other countries are close to France?
Can you draw the French flag?
Can you teach me 3 interesting facts about France?

Week beginning 15th June

Maths

This week in maths we will be focusing on properties of shapes.

Here's the link for this week's WRM videos:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

The WRM worksheets and answers can be found on our ClassDojos page.

Alternatively, here's the BBC online link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons

 

Writing

Editing your own work is a very important skill. At school, we would 'green pen' our work in every lesson, so here's a lesson reminding us how to find and correct our errors.

Have a go at all the activities today:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z799ydm

 

Spelling - homophones 2

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7g8jhv

  • sea
  • see
  • to
  • too
  • two
  • bear
  • bare

This week's common exception words:

  • our
  • hour
  • one

 

Science

Today we are going to be learning about simple food chains.

First watch this BBC Bitesize lesson and then have a go at the quiz at the end of the page:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/z3c2xnb

Now try this online BBC Bitesize game - it says it's for KS2, but I think you could have a go!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zsphrwx

 

Design Technology

Tessellations!

Let's continue our maths learning on shapes by exploring tessellations!

Watch the videos on the following link, then have a go at the online activity:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrmj2sg

If you don't have a printer, then just talk about your predictions for the Twinkl activity.

Try exploring tessellations with different shapes by drawing and colouring your own patterns.

Week beginning 8th June

Lets have a Pirate Day!

 

Begin your day with Cosmickids Yoga - hopefully this link will take you to Popcorn and the Pirates (you may need to scroll down the page to find it).

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/page/5/?energy&changed=energy

 

Now lets have a pirate sing-a-long! Can you make up some actions for the chorus of this song? The word 'portside' is left and 'starboard' is right - I'd love to see your ideas!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y7o3efB66g

 

Follow this link to have some fun with the Swashbuckle Pirates! There's a pirate playlist, episodes to watch (always a favourite when we had a few minutes spare in Class 2), pirate crafts or online games to play... you choose!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/swashbuckle-online

 

This link shows you how to make a simple pirate hat and eye patch (you could always make one for your favourite teddy too!).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/swashbuckle-make-your-own-pirate-hat-eyepatch

 

Finally, make a comfy reading crow's nest and curl up with your favourite cuddly pirate crew. Then follow this link to watch a funny story about an unexpected friendship between pirates and penguins!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usMEVqz4CrU

 

Yo ho ho!

Week beginning 1st June

Maths

Let's practice our 10x tables today! Try this BBC online lesson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk89d6f

The following game is a firm favourite in Yr2 - 'Hit The Button'! Click on times tables and select x10. You can try both 'hit the answer' and 'hit the question'

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Spelling

This week we are focusing on the possessive apostropheRemember to use 'Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check' when practising your spellings.

The girl’s
The child’s
The school’s
Father’s
Lucy’s
Ben’s
Mum’s
My friend’s
Class 2’s
The dragon’s

Now try to write a sentence for each of this week's spellings.

This week's common exception words:
beautiful
busy
both

 

Science

This week we are learning about groups of animals:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4svgwx

There are 6 short videos to watch and a few tasks to complete. For the final sorting activity, the children could write the names of each group and then cut out examples from magazines, or draw their own pictures of animals.

 

Week beginning 18th May

Joy of Moving Home Festival

Welcome to the Joy of Moving Home Festival!

The EFL Trust have launched the Joy of Moving Home School Festival to celebrate International Day of Families!

We will release 2 or 3 activities each day this week for you to have a go at. Some will get you up and moving, some will get you thinking about your own levels of activity and some are there just for fun!

So give them a go! Everyone in your house can get involved, or you can do it independently if you wish!

Monday's Activities: 
1) Scavenger hunt     2) Warm up     

                                   3) Joy of moving – Game 1: option A option B and C

 

Tuesday's Activities: 1) Understanding physical activity: option A option B

                                   2) Joy of moving – Game 2: option A,  option B and C

 

Wednesday's Activities: 1) A - z of: sports and activities, fruit and vegetables

                                         2) Joy of moving – Game 3: option A,  option B and C

 

Thursday's Activities: 1) Time to reflect: My mirror (mirror), What am I good at? 

                                    2) Competition time: Option A and BPoster example

                                    Mental Well-being Reminder

 

Friday's Activity: Final steps: Option AOption B


It would be great to see pictures and videos of you all having a go at these challenges, so send them in to us!

Have fun moving!

Spellings

This week's spelling pattern:  words ending in 'tion'
Here is this week's spelling list:
  • station
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • introduction
  • fiction
  • potion

This week's red words (common exception words): 

  • whole
  • clothes
  • water

 Visit ClassDojos for some fun activities to help you practise your spellings!

Reading
This week's reading focus is 'inference' - reaching a conclusion based on evidence and reasoning. 
Here are some examples of questions you could ask your child when reading together:
  • Look at the book cover – what do you think this book is about?
  • What makes you think that?
  • Which words give you that impression?
  • How do you feel about … (insert character, action etc)?
  • Can you explain why … (insert action, problem etc)?
  • I wonder what the writer meant by this?
  • I wonder why the writer decided to … (insert action, problem etc)?
  • What do these words mean and why do you think the author chose them?

Maths

Week beginning 11th May: 

English

This week's reading skill is 'sequencing' so try this BBC online lesson which focuses on sequencing, predicting and giving opinions:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfmtpg8

Spellings

Suffixes 'ly' and 'less'

I've found a few fun activities you could try this week:

1.Ghost Writing - you will need a white wax crayon and coloured felt tips for this. Write each spelling in white crayon, then colour over the top with coloured felt tips and watch your word magically appear.

2. Vowels and consonants - write your spelling, circle the vowels (a,e,i,o,u) and underline the consonants. Vowels are worth 5 points each and consonants are worth 2 points each - find out the value of each word. Which word scores the most, least or the same as another? Alternatively, play against a partner - one of you choose vowels, the other chooses consonants, add your points up and see who scores the highest.

3. Wordsearch - you can make your own wordsearches on this website (I would keep your grid to a maximum of 8x8 letters unless you're up for a challenge!):

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/WordSearchSetupForm.asp

Maths

Fact Families to 20
White Rose Maths Week 3 Lesson 1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Here are a few fun related online games to try too:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

http://www.snappymaths.com/addition/make20/interactive/make20imin/make20imin.htm

https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html - warning ⚠️ this game is slightly addictive as I’ve just found out!

http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html


Computing - Algorithms

Do you know what algorithms are? Believe it or not, you have already been using something similar! An algorithm is a set of step-by-step instructions for computers – a lot like the recipes you have been following when baking or the instructions you have written recently for planting a sun flower.


First, work your way through the activities on this BBC online lesson: ‘What is Computer Code?’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjy382


Then have some fun on this Bee Bot game – remember, the Bee Bot does quarter turns (left or right) and you need to press forwards or backwards more than once depending on how far you want it to move. Try the ‘Community Map’ first as it links nicely to today’s Geography lesson:
https://www.terrapinlogo.com/emu/beebot.html


Now try it in real life - ask an adult to give you some similar directions and see where it takes you!


Geography – Maps!

In today’s geography lesson, we are going to put all the instructional writing skills we have practised in English and computing into action!

Building on yesterday’s algorithm task, we would like you to create your own map of an imaginary playground. Remember to create some symbols to represent the play equipment and don’t forget your key (the key explains what the symbols mean).

Then using a small Lego figure (or something similar), try to create some simple instructions to move it from one place on your map to another.

Say the number of steps forwards and the direction of turn (left or right) to move your Lego figure around your map. It might be a bit tricky, but try your best…

Have another go at the Bee Bot game from yesterday’s lesson to remind you how to give directions:


https://www.terrapinlogo.com/emu/beebot.html

We’ll be able to have fun with the real Bee Bots and Big Trak when we get back to school!

 

Week beginning 4th May

 

Whole School History

On Friday 8th May, the UK commemorates the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, Known as VE Day. This is the date that World War 2 ended in Europe. This week, leading up to that date would have been a whole school history focus week had we been together, learning at school.

So that we can still learn about this important time in British history, you can click on the picture above to access a pack of home learning ideas all focused on life during World War 2, and the celebrations of VE day. The pack can be used as a scheme of learning, where you work through the suggested activities in the order of pages, or you can dip in and choose to do anything you like the look of.

Guidance is given with each activity as to whether it is most appropriate for KS1, KS2 or whole school, including Early Years. We would love to see your VE day learning. You can upload onto ClassDojo, Tapestry, or send it to info@swinnowprimary.com with a note to forward it to Mrs Wyles and your class teacher. There will be lots of programmes on TV this week related to VE Day - look out for them to support your learning. All the resources you may need can be found by clicking on the links below.

Have a Happy History Week! 

Map of Europe

List of countries and their alliances during WW2

KS1 VE Day PowerPoint

KS1 VE Day Factfile

Winston Churchill Fact File

Significant People Writing a Fact File Template

The Royal British Legion - VE Day Information Powerpoint (KS2)

Write a Diary Entry Template

Morse Code Challenge

Folded Paper Spitfire Activity

Union Jack Bunting

Union Jack Flag

Note of Thanksgiving

Week beginning 27th April

Maths:

Statistics - Can you gather, organise and present data?

Task 1: Collect data (objects) from either inside your home or from your garden. First create a tally chart of at least 5 objects. Some data you could collect could be the number of:

  • cars or people passing by your house,
  • butterflies,
  • light switches,
  • cushions,
  • DVDs
  • toys
  • teddies
  • or think of your own...

Task 2: using the information in your tally chart, can you create a bar chart or pictogram?

 

Week beginning 20th April 2020

We're Only One Call Away...

Thank you to everyone who helped make this lovely video!!!

Click the picture below to access the lessons for this week. Take your time learning the concepts and don't be in a rush to move on before you are ready. Don't hesitate to get in touch (via ClassDojo) if you are unsure about something.

White Rose Maths Planning - Week 1, Spring Term Year 4 - all ...

 

 

Week beginning 13th April 2020

 

Mini Beast Hunt

Go on a mini beast hunt.

How many can you spot?

Remember to be careful and try not to disturb the mini beast habitats too much. Wash your hands once you have finished your hunt. Click the picture below for a mini beast hunt tick list.

About Woodland Trust

 

Workout Games

Click the picture below to download 3 games that can be played at home. All you need is a dice and a deck of cards.

CLICK HERE FOR THE GAMES

 

 

STEM-4-Easter

Click the picture below for some great STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) ideas linked to Easter.

STEM Learning - Badges - Acclaim 

Rubik's Cube 3 in a Row

 

Sky Scanner

Create your own sky scanner and draw what you see.

Remember: Don't look directly at the sun!

Image preview

 

EASTER NESTS

Chocolate Easter egg nest cakes

Ingredients

Method

  1. Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases.

  2. Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Stir the mixture until smooth. (Get an adult to help)

  3. Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until all of the cereal is coated in the chocolate.

  4. Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set.

 

 

 

How to Make the Easter Holidays More Affordable | redwigwam

Easter Holiday officially starts today!!!

We will continue to upload activities that you can complete at home over the next two weeks but we understand that some people may want to switch off and try have a break.
We support your choice and are here to help.
Reading Scavenger Hunt
How many of the items can you find in your reading books? Don't worry if you can't print the sheets out, just open it or screen grab it on your tablet. No tablet... use the ideas from the PDF to create your own sheet.
Featherstone All Saints CofE Academy - Reading

 

Week beginning 30th March 2020

 

Home learning Challenge:

Can you learn this song and the Makaton signs to go along with it?

Try to learn as much of the song as you can (It doesn’t need to be the whole thing) and ask an adult to film you.

Then, upload your video to your ClassDojo portfolio.

 Please check your emails for your unique code. Email info@swinnowprimary.com if there are any problems.

Finally, keep your eyes peeled for our ‘Lockdown video montage.’

Please upload your videos by Friday 10th April 2020.

By uploading your video you are giving permission for this to be added to the montage, which will be shared with all school pupils via tapestry or class dojo online systems - if you do not wish your child's clip to be used in this way please ensure you add a comment to the uploaded video to indicate it is NOT FOR SHARING. 

Thank you to George, Luke and Daisy in Year 1 for the inspiration.

 

Premier League Maths Challenge

Image

 

Homemade Scratch Art

 

Create your own board game

Click on the picture below to access some free resources that will help you create your own board game to play at home. You don't need to print the resources off. They are just there to give you ideas. 

Image

 

Brain Teaser

Click the picture below to access some magic brain teasers. How many can you complete?

The Wizard Comes To Life Interactive Tutorials Help - Transparent ...

 

Thursday 2nd April at 11am.
Year 1 & Year 2 Live English: The Gingerbread Man
Read and join in with the story of the Gingerbread man, then retell the story using words and pictures. Click the picture below to follow the link.

PlanBee (@PlanBeeTeaching) | Twitter

 

 

MAKE YOUR OWN KITE

Click on the picture below for some great ideas to help you make your own kite at home.

plastic bag kite

 

POPCORN

Have a go at playing popcorn. Try using it for simple addition questions to begin with e.g. 15+5= ...., 23+7=.... 

Image preview

 

English

The Literacy Shed have some great English lessons that are free to access and are linked to short video clips. Check out the video Catch A Lot and click on the picture below to access the resources. These are suitable for Yr 1 and Yr 2 children. Don't feel like you need to complete all of the activities in the pack.

EdShed

Leeds Rhinos School Challenges

The Leeds Rhinos Foundation have been working hard to create a range of short challenges for you to keep active.

Challenge 1: Goal Ball Game with Dane! Click the picture below the give it your best shot! 

Please feel free to send in clips and pictures of you taking part to info@swinnowprimary.com -it would be great to see them and share them with the Rhinos team!  

 

On Tuesday 31st March at 11am, PlanBee are going to be doing a free online learning session. 
The lesson will be a History lesson, aimed at children in Year 1 or Year 2. 

Click on the image below to join the lesson. All the resources you need can be accessed by clicking on the description which accompanies the YouTube broadcast.  

All children should be supervised by their responsible adult whilst watching this live broadcast and if they wish to take part in the live chat.

PlanBee (@PlanBeeTeaching) | Twitter

 

MATHS:

 Click on the picture below to access week 2 and help develop your child's understanding of THIRDS. The resources are free and easy to follow.

White Rose Maths (@WhiteRoseMaths) | Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER SLINKY

Image preview

Can you turn yourself into a slinky?!...

Draw your head and your legs.

Carefully cut them out and put to one side.

Fold a piece of paper to create a zig-zag body.

Write something positive about yourself in each section.

Attach your head and legs to the body.  

Email pictures of your creations to: info@swinnowprimary.com

 

PAPER HELICOPTERS

Fancy joining in with a STEM lesson? Watch the video below to make your own paper helicopters. All you will need is: paper, scissors, pen and a ruler if you have one (you can still do it without one). You can watch the video from the beginning and see the lovely work other people have done or you can skip the video to about 9 minutes in to get started on the experiment. 

 

The Blue Umbrella 

Click the picture below to watch a short clip about a Blue Umbrella. Once you have watched the clip, follow the lessons below (click on the lesson you need) to help you write a story. I know you'll probably want to zoom through all of the lessons in one go, but take your time and aim to complete one lesson a day. 

Image result for the blue umbrella youtube

LESSON 1

LESSON 2

LESSON 3

 

 

 

Create a Toy Shop

Use toys that you already own to create a toy shop. The children can create their own price labels, shop signs and even their own play money to use in the shop. Encourage the children to add the amounts together and calculate change. Start with pence (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p) before moving onto pounds (£1, £2, £5, £10 and £20).

Image preview

 

 

 

 

Chase the Rainbow

Why not join in with the Chase the rainbow trend. Create a rainbow picture (how you do it is up to you). Place the picture in a window for everyone to see and keep a look out for all the smiles your rainbow creates. 

Rainbow pictures in the window

Support during School Closure for Parents and Carers

RWI Phonics lessons at home
Free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons every day.

From Monday 23rd March and for the next two weeks, films will show at the times below and be available for 24 hours.

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am

Please share with RWI schools and parents.

Films and resources for parents on ruthmiskin.com

Daily updates on Facebook/Twitter for regular tips to support reading and writing at home.

 

SPELLINGS:

Use your spelling list and try to build each word with LEGO. Some words will be easier than others. No LEGO?... you could use dried lentils, pebbles or even buttons?!

Image preview

 

CREATE A TUCK SHOP:

Set up a tuck shop and give your children a certain amount of money to spend (maybe £1 a day). This could be real or pretend money. The children might even enjoy making their own money that can be used in the tuck shop.

Encourage your children to go to the tuck shop to choose their snack and count out the money needed. Once their money has gone...no more snack. A great way to learn about money and hopefully make your snacks last a little longer! 

No photo description available.

MATHS

Click on the picture below to access 5 free lessons that you can complete at home to help consolidate your child's understanding of equal parts, halves and quarters. The resources are free and easy to follow. 

Image result for white rose maths

Week beginning 2nd March

BOOK WEEK!  BOOK WEEK!  BOOK WEEK!  BOOK WEEK!

We have had a fantastic week in Class 2 this week! We started our new book 'The Farmer and the Clown' by Marla Frazee - a very special book without any words. First we took part in some drama activities with Mr Taylor and then put our ideas into words for the first paragraph.

On Thursday, we had great fun sharing our favourite books... Many of us dressed up as our favourite book characters, while others chose to keep cosy in our pyjamas. Lots of us also took part in the potato decorating competition too - and what a fantastic effort we all put into this! Well done everyone, I know the judges had a very difficult time trying to choose a winner!

We ended the week with our fabulous school trip to Leeds Central Library. After travelling there on the train, we thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the workshop with the children's author and illustrator, Bethan Woollvin. Class 2 were a credit to everyone - they behaved brilliantly!

 

Swinnow's Got Talent

Well done to all the children in Class 2 who took part...

Uvejs, Max and Harry sang 'Dance Monkey' brilliantly

Zariah wowed everyone with her beautiful singing to 'A Whole New World'

Martha entertained us all with her fabulous Irish dancing

Arian's endless enthusiasm got everyone involved when he sang 'Shotgun'

And Lydia amazed us with her mesmerising magic tricks!

 

Congratulations to Martha who was voted through to represent Swinnow Primary at Bramley's Got Talent! Good luck!

Week beginning 24th February

Roll up! Roll up! The Circus has come to Class 2!

This week has been Leeds Week across school and Class 2 have had a very exciting time finding out what the circus was like over 100 years ago!

First we thought carefully about all the different kinds of entertainment we can enjoy in Leeds today - we had lots of ideas including watching our favourite films at the cinema, enoying pizza parties with our friends, ice skating in Millenium Square and watching Leeds United at Elland Road. Then we looked at the different kinds of entertainment there was in Leeds during the Victorian times, and we discovered how important the circus was to many people in those days.

Using vintage toys, we were able to discover lots about what the circus was like over 100 years ago. We had great fun making our own juggling balls and we even practised our circus skills with Mr Sensible when he brought his circus workshop to school!

Finally we researched the remarkable life of the circus owner Pablo Fanque and discovered what a talented equestrian he was! He was famous for teaching his horses how to waltz along to a live orchestra! He was also very generous - ask us what he did that helped many people of Leeds. We even found out that The Beatles wrote a song about him called Being For the Benefit of Mr Kite! What a fantastic week of historical learning we had!

 

Well done Zariah - you are Class 2 WAGOLL this week for being a curious historian! Zariah contributed lots of interesting ideas to our discussions about entertainment in Leeds this week and her work on what she enjoys doing with her family and friends is lovely! She put lots of thought and effort into it, and her presentation was super! Zariah also enjoyed juggling with her friends and she even gave her juggling balls a sunshiny name which made everyone smile! Zariah also drew a beautiful still life picture of a plant in art this week - she paid close attention to the detail and carefully shaded the petals and leaves. Well done Zariah!

 

Week beginning 10th February

Jessica is our fantastic WAGOLL this week for being a spectacular scientist! Jessica always shows lots of enthusiasm and curiosity when learning new things and she particularly enjoys taking part in investigations. In a recent activity, she thought very carefully about the effects exercise has on different parts of her body and she was able to clearly explain how it made her feel. Jessica also takes great pride in the presentation of her work and her science book is something she should be very proud of! Well done Jessica!

Week beginning 3rd February

Exciting news... Show and Tell is changing in Year 2!

You will have all received a letter home today with a Show and Tell date on especially allocated to your child - please check book bags if you haven't seen it yet!

After half-term we will be doing Show and Tell on Thursdays and Fridays each week. Three children will be chosen to talk about an item they have brought in from home on one of those days. Their talk should last for a couple of minutes - then they will have the opportunity to answer some of the other children's questions.

We have chosen a different theme for each half-term - the first theme is: 

One of my favourite things!

The following themes will be:

Summer 1 - Out and about...       Summer 2 - You choose!

You can help your child by talking to them about their item and encouraging them to think about:

  • WHY they have chosen it
  • WHAT information they want to tell the class
  • WHERE it has come from
  • WHEN they got it
  • HOW it links to the current theme
  • ...and anything else they think is important!

It would be great if your child could have a little practise at home before their Show and Tell day. They can even prepare a short presentation or draw pictures to share with the class if it helps.

If you have any questions, please speak to one of the Year 2 team. Thanks for your continued support!

Week beginning 27th January

Lydia is our fabulous WAGOLL this week! Lydia is a very talented young writer and she showcased her fantastic skills when writing about our robin's exciting migration adventures over the past two weeks. She used lots of story-telling techniques to produce a simply wonderful piece of writing - including expanded noun phrases, adventurous vocabulary choices, fronted adverbials and short sentences for impact! I'm sure you will be a famous author one day Lydia!

Week beginning 20th January

Jax is our amazing WAGOLL this week! Jax is making lovely progress in everything he does and we are all so very proud of him in Class 2! Jax is showing us his fantastic love of learning and he is so keen to finish all his work that he never wants to stop! Mrs Robertson says his learning attitude in her spelling group is brilliant - he is enthusiastic and stays on task - even helping others with their work while he is busy doing his own! What a superstar!

 

As scientists this week, we have  been learning all about what living things need to do in order to be alive... we remembered this by using the acronym MRS GREN - all living things:

Move

Respire

Sensive

 

Grow

Reproduce

Excrete

Nutrition

We used this information to help us decide whether different objects are living, dead or never alive. The classroom was alive with the buzz of scientific debate! But the one object we really struggled to classify was the ball of wool... what do you think - dead or never alive?

 

 

Week beginning 13th January

Libbie is our lovely WAGOLL this week! Libbie has impressed everyone in class with her super attitude to learning - she listens carefully and tries her best in everything she does! She has shared some lovely ideas with her group in our reading activities and her handwriting improves every day! She has also been trying really hard with all her maths work too, which is fantastic! Keep it up Libbie!

Week beginning 6th January

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school after the busy Christmas term - they all seem excited and eager to begin the new year in Class 2!

This week we have started our new class book 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo. We are very excited to find out more about the treacherous journey the plucky little robin makes as he migrates from Scandinavia.to England. Take a look at the following short film based on the book...

Arian is our fabulous WAGOLL this week! He has returned to school with a super learning attitude and he has really impressed us with his fantastic recount about his Christmas. He used rhetorical questions, exclamatory sentences, direct speech and wonderful vocabulary - WOW! Well done Arian - you clearly had a lovely time and you've got a great sense of humour!

Week Beginning 10th December

Jessica is our super WAGOLL this week for being an absolutely brilliant narrator in our school performance! She learnt her lines quickly and she says them clearly, accurately, and with lovely expression. Her timing is spot on - she delivers her lines at exactly the right moment and is able to read the situation,knowing when to pause if needed - she is a future actor in the making!

Week beginning 18th November

This week we have been learning how to write non-chronological reports about polar bears. We looked at how the reports were presented using headings and subheadings, and then we worked together to sort different sentences into the correct paragraphs. We could choose what order to put our subheadings in, however, we had to make sure that the information in each paragraph was in a logical order. Look at how well we worked together to organise the information in our non-chronological reports!

 

 

 

Week beginning Monday 11th November

Emelia is our super WAGOLL this week for her perseverance and determination when improving her handwriting! She has worked very hard at starting her letters in the correct place and making sure they are consistent in size while still trying to keep her words evenly spaced! Her poem of the Witches' Spell from Macbeth was beautifully presented - well done Emelia, keep it up!

Week beginning Monday14th October

This week's WAGOLL is Victor! He has been working so hard at improving his handwriting - he has now been awarded the Target Champion twice for just getting better and better! He is an absolute pleasure to have in class because he always works so hard. Well done Victor!  

Week beginning Monday 30th October

Well done Ellis on being our superstar WAGOLL this week! Ellis is a great team-player - she has lots of super ideas and she always likes to share these with her talk partner, group or the whole class. She always supports her peers and ensures that everyone has their turn in group activities. She is also very kind, and can often be seen helping to tie shoe-laces, fasten coats and find misplaced items - she is especially good at keeping our tables tidy too - thank-you Ellis! 

Week beginning 23rd September

Our WAGOLL this week is a super historian! He has really enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London and has taken his learning beyond the classroom. He is full of fantastic facts which he has found out from playing 'The Great Fire of London Game'! Take a look at his super art work of a wattle and daub house from this time.

 

 

Week beginning Monday 16th September

Uvejs is our super WAGOLL this week for always going over and above in everything he does! He is always the first one ready to learn, he is respectful towards others and his impeccable behaviour makes him a great role model! Well done Uvejs!

 

Week beginning Monday 9th September

Ruby is our first class WAGOLL of year 2! She has a lovely, positive attitude in class and this week she has worked particularly hard with her non-fiction writing on giraffes!She was focused throughout the whole lesson, reading the information and carefully selecting the facts she wanted to include in her fact-file. Well done Ruby - what a great start to the year!