Year 2 Class News

An excellent learner

Posted on Friday 18 January 2013 by

Getting a certificate for always demonstrating excellent learning behaviour.


SEAL star

Posted on Friday 18 January 2013 by

Getting the ‘I can take a safe risk’ certificate for confidently trying new shapes in gymnastics.


The Rs for learning

Posted on Tuesday 15 January 2013 by Mrs Taylor

The 7Rs for learning is an additional theme to our SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning) coverage across the year.  Throughout this theme children will explore seven key aspects of learning behaviour:

  • Responsibility – know that you are in charge of your learning
  • Risk – taking – having a go
  • Resilience – keep trying, stay positive and persevere
  • Resourcefulness – try a different way and find and use resources independently
  • Responsive – respond in the right way to peers and adults
  • Remembering – apply your learning in other lessons
  • Reflection – think about what and how you’ve learnt and learn from your mistakes

Each of these aspects that help us to learn will be explored over this half term.

Try this tasty dip

Posted on Sunday 13 January 2013 by Mrs Taylor

Year 6 have been developing their food technology skills by making hummus:

Have a try at making hummus!  It is a great source of protein and fibre and makes a healthy alternative to meat if you’re a vegetarian.  To make this tasty dip even more delicious, spread it in pitta bread for a light lunch or dip veg into it for a scrumptious snack.  Try it in your lunchbox – you won’t be disappointed!

Here’s the recipe:

  • 410g can of chickpeas
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Whizz the chickpeas, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor or using a hand blender until just smooth.

Loosen with a little warm water if needed.

Making complete circuits

Posted on Friday 11 January 2013 by


Highlights of the term

Posted on Friday 21 December 2012 by

I’ve had a great term teaching Year 2. All of the children have made good progress since they started. It’s clear to see that they’re supported at home in their reading, spellings and times tables.

I could praise every child individually for their efforts but here are a few examples:

  • Jorja (who only joined Moortown in September) has made excellent progress in her reading and writing
  • Haider shows amazing learning behaviour every day
  • Emre, Ebonnie, Indi and Kieron spoke clearly and confidently in our production

We have a new friend called Kostas joining us after the holidays. He visited us on Tuesday and his mum told us that he had been made to feel really welcome and is very excited about starting at Moortown. Well done to Ben, Luke, Emre and Owen who were seen greeting him and waving him off at the end of his day.

Lastly, thank you very much for all of our gifts this week!

More yoga

Posted on Sunday 09 December 2012 by

Very flexible!


Posted on Sunday 09 December 2012 by

We were lucky to be visited by Yogabugs who taught us some circus-themed yoga moves. I was very impressed by a lot of the children’s balancing skills!

Stretching tall


Posted on Sunday 09 December 2012 by

We visited Allerton Grange to take part in a dance workshop. Take a look at some of the moves we learnt!

Dance workshop
Showing our moves

Goodbye Tanishqa

Posted on Friday 30 November 2012 by

Today, we had to say goodbye to a well-loved member of our class. Tanishqa has been an asset to Moortown. She has a close group of friends who will miss her dearly. Best wishes to Tanishqa and her family in their fresh start in India.