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Each week we will be keeping you up to date with all the exciting and fun things that we have done in school. In addition to this please read our newsletter to find out what will be happening in Year 2 this half term.

Week 3 - 17.1.2022

 

This week we have had a great time again learning about different types of dance moves - shadowing, mirroring and back to back. 

 

We have also been learning about unit and non-unit fractions in Maths and we have been really successful with identifying and making each with concrete resources! 

 

In English we have been learning how to use expanded noun phrases to describe Traction Man and his enemies, with the "evil, malicious dishcloth octopus" being one of my favourites! 

 

Week 2 - 10.1.2022

 

We had another busy week in Year 2 this week! We have started our Bollywood Dancing theme in PE with Mrs Lilly and have also looked at David Attenborough in our explorers History topic this week! 

 

The children did a great job of asking questions about David and researching all about him in their home learning, ready for our History lessons! Some of their great work is displayed in class.

 

The children have also loved learning about fractions and dividing things into equal groups, and have done so well when being introduced to thirds and three quarters! 

 

 

Week 1 - 4th January - 7th January 2022

 

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! 

 

We have had a fantastic start to the New Year with some excellent independent and group learning in Year 2. 

 

This week has been Faith Week and we have been exploring the different faiths in our class, as well as looking at places of worship and special books for different religions. It has been lovely to see the children come together to discuss and make our faith tree, and we have all learned so much about the different faiths in our class! 

 

We have also done yoga in PE where we learned the tree, warrior, cobra, dish and downward dog poses, and put them into a sequence! The children really enjoyed this and are looking forward to starting dance next week with Mrs Lilly. 

 

We have started fractions in Maths where we have been thinking about equal parts and halves. We will move on to quarters and thirds next week! 

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Week 6 - 6th December 2021

 

What a busy week we have had this week! We have made our calendars for 2022 in the style of Mark Rothko using the skills we learned last half term, we have been practising our Nativity in preparation for next week, and a lot of the children have said they have thoroughly enjoyed finishing off our money topic too! 

 

We have also been making Christmas cards, practising our balancing and holding these in PE, and we have been learning about how to stay safe now it is darker outside in the evenings and now that it is approaching Christmas. 

 

We have been enjoying our advent calendar with a joke a day, and are looking forward to watching a pantomime in class next week! 

 

 

Week 5 - 29th November 2

 

What a week for Year 2! 

 

This week we have been busy practicing our Nativity with Year 1, carrying on with our Art projects for Christmas and our Art exhibition, and we have been busy doing lots of phonics too! 

 

In Maths we have continued our money topic and have opened our own grocery shop to add up the total amounts of items and give our customers change. 

We have also made Christmas tree design cards using powder paints and our fingers, and we all got 6 points to spend on pom-poms as baubles for our tree! 

 

We also had our Christmas Tree assembly which was lovely - we sang our nativity songs for Mrs. Ponton and she loved them! We are looking forward to another fun week of learning next week. 

 

Week 4 - 22nd November 2021

 

This week we have been preparing for our Nativity performance by trying on our costumes and singing the songs with Year 1. 

We have also been learning about money in Maths and we have enjoyed counting using plastic and real money! 

 

In English this week we have been working on character descriptions for Little Evie from our story, and have tried to pack more description into our sentences using comma's! 

 

We are looking forward to another jam packed week of learning next week. 

Week 3 - 15th November 2021

 

This week has been another busy one at Westroyd in Year 2! We have chosen our nativity parts and begun practicing our songs - so far so good! 

 

We had another gymnastics session and worked on holding poses and performing a sequence together. We also thought about exercise and why we need to move our bodies to stay healthy. 

 

We have started our money topic in Maths and so far we have explored the different coins and notes and begun adding them together. 

Week 2 - 8th November 2021

 

This week has been another busy one for our Year 2 learners! We have begun exploring the work of Kandinsky and have also imitated his work using concentric circles. We did a great job and the work is going to be put together to make one big picture! 

 

In PE we continued our gymnastics with Mrs Lilly which we are really enjoying, this week incorporating ribbons and holding poses. 

 

We have also been thinking about our Maths Day which is next week and how we might design our obstacle course in preparation for Monday! Have a lovely weekend everyone, you deserve it after all your hard work this week!

Week 1 - 1st November 2021

 

This week in Year 2 has been a fantastic start to the new half term! We have voted for our representatives for the school council for our class, started gymnastics in PE and learned about Black History Month! 

 

In English we have really enjoyed using role play and actions to re-tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood, which you can see on Seesaw. The children came up with actions for each event and character and then we rehearsed together and showed some of the LSA's what we had come up with! It was so good Mrs Brown gave a whole class dojo! 

 

Our topic for the week has been Black History and we have been learning all about Nelson Mandela and his fight for equality. The children really enjoyed learning about how different life used to be for black people and how much has changed since Nelson Mandela was born in 1918. 

 

Next week we look forward to learning about shape in Maths, and beginning our Art work looking at Kandinsky in preparation for our famous Art Exhibition later this half term! 

Week 7 - 18th October - 21st October 2021

 

This week in Year 2 we have been finishing off our Lost and Found story by designing boats and testing them to see if they would float and carry the penguin safely back to his friend! We have had some really well thought out plans and all the boats so far have floated! 

 

We also say goodbye to Dan from Leeds Rhino's today as it is our last PE session with him - the children have loved every minute and learned lots of new teamwork, throwing, catching and strategic skills for playing sports and fitness games! 

 

Next half term we are moving on to look at money and shape in Maths, and our focus will be on Art, where we are looking at Kandinsky! Have a lovely break and we can't wait to get started when we get back! 

Week 6 - 11th October - 15th October 2021

 

This week has been another busy week for Year 2! We have enjoyed our Welly Walk and one child did 13 laps which is amazing! Hopefully we will manage to buy some more Ipads for our school so thank you. 

 

As always the children have loved PE with our Leeds Rhino's coach this week, playing frogs and toads to try and use their balancing skills. 

 

We have also been using our practical resources in Maths to find ten more and ten less and to compare number sentences!

 

We are looking forward to making our bunting next week and joining it all together, and to planting our bulbs on Monday! 

Autumn Term 1 - Week 5 - 4th October - 8th October

 

This week has been another very busy week for Year 2! We have been carrying on with our hot or cold topic by investigating hot and cold colours, classifying animals based on their habitats and retelling our story Lost and Found all about a penguin who is looking for a friend!

 

The childrne have really enjoyed PE with Leeds Rhino's coach Dan, who taught them dodgeball, teamwork and over-arm throwing skills this week. The children have also been really busy in Maths and have been learning different ways to compare number sentences, and count in 2s, 5s and 10s independently. 

 

We are looking forward to our Welly Walk next week as well as beginning our DT project of designing and making flags and bunting! 

Autumn 1 - Week 3 - 20/9/2021

 

We have had a very busy week this week in Year 2! We have all taken part in bikeability Tuesday to Thursday and it has been wonderful to see the children growing in confidence (and balance!) as the week has gone on. 

 

We have also had some fantastic English work this week as we have done more work on The Three Little Pigs. We have re-told the story and looked at some alternative ways of telling this together in groups. 

 

We have been building houses for each little pig in construction so that the wolf cannot blow them down, with some excellent pictures on Seesaw to showcase this. 

 

Next week we will start our Hot or Cold topic, and we have a very exciting virtual workshop with Tropical World Leeds all about habitats which the children are every excited about. 

Autumn 1 Week 2 - 17/09/2021

 

Year 2 have had another busy week settling in to our new routines this week! Some of our highlights that the children have loved are:

 

PE with Dan from Leeds Rhino's - we worked on balancing and working in teams this week and a lot of the children said this was their favourite part of the week!

 

Geography where the children were making globes using balloons and continent maps, Ted said he has loved it and he particularly loved reading up about Antarctica!

 

Our focus this week has been PSHE and we have been looking at how to be a good friend. We have enjoyed making a long paper chain of all our friends to put up in our classroom and writing some good qualities that we would want in a friend. We also painted a repeating dot pattern on boiled eggs for Dot Day, and have been improving a sketch of a butterfly all week, ready to add colour to today!"

Autumn Term Week 1 - 10/09/21

 

"We have had a very busy start to Year 2, with lots of fun activities and learning to get stuck into! We have enjoyed exploring our classroom and chilli challenges, with some children showing number bonds to 10 and 20. We made everyone a birthday card for our birthday card box - just in time as we already have a birthday this weekend! 

 

One of our favourite parts of the week was having PE wth Dan from Leeds Rhino's - we loved his silly tig games and getting to know him! A lot of us really liked the diamond cone game, we hope we get to play it again!

 

Some of the children have really enjoyed participating in the Maths chilli challenges this week and we have enjoyed reading rhyming stories by Dr Seuss, as well as looking at some books about animals and how to be a good friend. We can't wait for next week when we will have phonics superheroes, Westroyd learners of the week and so much more!" 

 

 

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