Year 2 Class News

Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 05 January 2021 by Mr Parker

Hello Year 2 and happy new year!

Click on this video to see what your home learning will look like over the coming weeks.

Email me at benparker@spherefederation.org if you have any questions.

Merry Christmas from Year 2!

Posted on Tuesday 15 December 2020 by Mr Parker

Merry Christmas everyone!

We hope you enjoy our Christmas assembly 🙂

So, sit back, click on this link and enjoy!

 

 

Santa dash Friday 11 December

Posted on Wednesday 09 December 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Leeds North East Schools Sport Partnership is delighted to be supporting the School Games National Santa Dash 2020 on Friday 11 December and we are excited to be taking part.
During the school day, each class will have a time when they can run, walk, skip, hop around the school grounds to get active.
Children can wear their PE kit and are encouraged to add some festive cheer by bringing a santa/elf hat, some tinsel, antlers or painting their nose red. These should be brought to school and worn for the Santa Dash only.
There is no monetary contribution needed for this event.

School menu change and Christmas meal

Posted on Sunday 29 November 2020 by Mrs Taylor

We really appreciate your patience regarding school dinners and the choices we have been able to provide.  We’ve been very conscious that changes needed to be made and a hot dinner offered wherever possible.  Over the next few weeks, we’re going to trial a menu on a two week rota and if this is successful, then it will be carried on after the school holiday and reviewed again.
There are two options each day, a vegetarian and a meat option but there is one day a week which is ‘meat free’.
We’re not in a position to resume ‘normal dinners’ but this is a step in the right direction. Click here to see the new menu and we encourage you to discuss and share the options with your children.
We are also able to offer a Christmas dinner option on Thursday 10th December. Please inform the office if your child would like a school meal on this day.

Athletics

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020 by Mr Parker

For the rest of the half term, we are focusing athletics.

This week, we have been practicing jumping and sprinting.

What amazing athletes we have in Year 2!

Animals and their young

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020 by Mr Parker

This half term, we have been learning about animals including humans.

In our last lesson, we learnt that animals, including humans,
have offspring which grow into adults.

The children worked in groups to match the adult to their offspring.

  

 

Living and Learning: Strong emotions

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020 by Mr Parker

In our last L&L, we were learning about emotions.

First, we named lots of emotions we might feel.

Then, we focused on exploring and describing what makes us feel unhappy.

The Children then were given the opportunity to explain when they might feel unhappy, and also to practice asking, and listening to, others about what makes them unhappy.

After that, we discussed things we can do when we are feeling unhappy.

Finally, we discussed things that make us happy.

 

Virtual after-school sport club

Posted on Wednesday 25 November 2020 by Mrs Taylor

We know you are missing attending after-school clubs at the moment, whether it is in school or out of school, so here is some information about a virtual after-school club that can be done at home.
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The Youth Sport Trust have taken the step to deliver a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to the second lockdown. The 30-minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday and be led by a different member of the YST’s athlete mentor network. These will run until 18 December.

 

Aimed mainly at primary-aged children, a different theme has been assigned for each day of the club – Adventure Monday, Tuesday Play, Wild Wednesday, Thinking Thursday and Fun Friday. 

Click here to find out more.

 

Bridging through ten

Posted on Sunday 22 November 2020 by Mr Parker

In our recent maths lessons, we have been recapping bridging through 10.

Bridging through ten is a method that many people use (possibly without realising it!) to add numbers mentally.

The bridging through 10  strategy can also be used to add a one-digit number to a two-digit number, for example:

Can you spot your learning? .

Parents, ask your child to teach you this mental maths strategy.

Expanded noun phrases

Posted on Sunday 22 November 2020 by Mr Parker

In our recent writing sessions, the children have been adding description to their sentences using expanded noun phrases.

An expanded noun phrase adds more detail to the noun by adding one or more adjectives. An adjective is a word that describes a noun.

We will be using these expanded noun phrases in our stories about the Great Fire of London.