Year 2 Class News

DT Project: Party Food

Posted on Friday 12 July 2019 by Mr Wilks

This half-term we’ve been learning about food:

  • where it comes from
  • how to have a healthy diet
  • who might or might not eat a particular food and for what reason
  • how to prepare food
  • tasting different (and unusual) foods
  • planning and making a finger food for a party

On Wednesday afternoon, the children created their bagel bruschetta as for their party. They used a range of food preparation techniques before they finally got to eat their creations. It was great fun. Well done!

Library books, reading at home and LEXIA

Posted on Wednesday 10 July 2019 by Mrs Taylor

As we near the end of the year, we have made the children aware of any outstanding library books. Do pop into the classroom if you want to check the title of a book you still have at home.  All library books should be return next week.

Many children have reached their end of Year 2 LEXIA target (Level 9 certificate).  It would be great to get all the children closer to this target so please continue to work on LEXIA at home if you get the chance.

We have been running a read at home challenge this term with lots of children earning rewards once they have read ten times. Again, if your child is close to their next reward, please encourage them to read at home and put their book and reading record in the basket on Monday and Thursday.

Well done to Isla, Noah F, Lily, Rizwan, Harry, Jack, Iris and Jake who have read and read at home this term – fantastic!

Reading books and reading records will be collected from next Wednesday.



Picnic in the park

Posted on Wednesday 10 July 2019 by Mrs Taylor

To conclude our food topic next week, Year 2 will be having a picnic in the park on Tuesday 16 July.
The children will be making their own picnic at school and they will therefore not need a school dinner/packed lunch on that day. You do not need to supply any food for the picnic. To reduce packaging waste, it would be great if your child could bring a sandwich box to put some of their picnic in. Please could you also ensure your child has their water bottle at school that day to take with them.
We will be walking to Moortown Park for the picnic and we will be staying there for the afternoon.
We do require some adult support for this visit.  Please inform the office if you are able to help from 12 on the day.

Author visit

Posted on Tuesday 09 July 2019 by Mrs Taylor

To conclude our food topic, we will be welcoming local author, Hayley Dodsworth, to school next Thursday 18 July.
Hayley will be running sessions in the morning with Year 1 and 2 based on her book, Emma Bright and the Super Food Fight and she will be signing copies of the book for a discounted price of £4.
If you would like to buy a signed copy, your child should bring £4 in a sealed envelope on the day.

School Savings Club paying in session

Posted on Sunday 07 July 2019 by Mrs Taylor

The next School Saving Club paying in date is 10 July 2019 at 3.15-3.45pm.

If your child opened an account in our Money Matters themed week, this would be a great chance to start their saving journey.

If you’re unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be deposited to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.

This is the final paying in date for this year and dates for next year will be shared in September.

If your child would like to open an account, please ask at the office.

All Stars Cricket FREE ‘Have-a-Go’ session

Posted on Sunday 07 July 2019 by Mrs Taylor

There will be chance to ‘Have-a-Go’ at cricket at an All Stars Cricket session at Old Leos Cricket Club (LS17 5PR) on Sunday 21st July 2-4pm.

All Stars Cricket gives girls and boys from the ages of four to eight an opportunity to become a star. All Stars Cricket ‘Have-a-Go’ sessions are suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with a fantastic fun and safe first experience of cricket.

This is completely FREE of Charge and NEW Participants will receive a free bat and ball!

Click on the following link to sign up for a free place.

This is a great opportunity for pupils to get in to cricket and have a taster of All Stars following the Cricket World Cup.

Sports day 4th July

Posted on Wednesday 03 July 2019 by Mrs Taylor

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our annual sports day tomorrow. Here is some information about the day.


Our sports day will take place offsite at Roundhegians Rugby Club (LS8 2AT).  Access to the club is off Chelwood Drive and there is some parking available. Children will be walking to the field, escorted by adults. Thank you to those parents/carers who have offered to help with this. We will be leaving school at 9:05am for KS2 and 1:05pm for Reception and KS1.


The Key Stage 2 Sports Day will begin at 9.30am ending at approximately 11:30am and the Reception and Key Stage 1 sports day will start at 1.30pm ending at approximately 3 pm.

Normal lunch time and end of school collection arrangements will still apply on this day.

PE kit

Our teams will be: green, blue, white and red and your child/children has been told their team colour by their class teacher. If possible, please could your child wear a t-shirt to match their team colour. If your child does not have a coloured t-shirt, they should wear their white PE top and they will be given a bib to wear.

Children should come to school in their PE kit to be worn for the whole day.

On the day

Please could you ensure your child has their water bottle and a cap/hat at school; it would also be useful if you could apply sun cream before your child comes to school.


The format of this year’s event will be competitive races and field events (KS2) with children having the opportunity to compete for medals. These will be awarded by staff and sports leaders from Allerton Grange, who will be placed on the finish line. No VAR this year, unfortunately!  However, all children will be rewarded for taking part.

We expect each child to take part in at least two events. Some may take part in more depending on how many children are in their team. As far as is possible, we have tried to place children in events of their choice.


No seating is provided so please bring a rug or your own chairs if you come to spectate.


Thank you to those parents/carers who are able to bring gazebos on the day. Any additional gazebos would be welcome, to shade the children, if you can help with this.


The PTA will be selling refreshments for parents and carers on the day.


You are welcome to take photos on the day. These should be for your own use and as we have children in school who cannot be photographed please do not share these photos on social media.


For safety reasons, please do not cross the track to where the children are seated – thank you.

Showcase of skipping skills

Posted on Wednesday 26 June 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to all parents, carers and family who came along to see the fantastic skipping skills on display at our recent skipping assembly.

Jodi, from Skipping School, provided skipping sessions for Reception class, Year 1, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 throughout the day and it was great to see all the new skills learnt. Year 2 and Year 4 have already been involved in their skipping projects this year and have taken part in festivals representing the school.

Skipping is one of the ways we encourage the children to achieve their 30 active minutes at school by providing short and long ropes at playtime and lunchtime.

If you didn’t get chance to buy a skipping rope after the assembly, we do have some available for sale.  Please come to the Year 2 classroom on Monday or Tuesday, after school, if you would like to purchase one.

Living and Learning: NSPCC PANTS

Posted on Wednesday 26 June 2019 by Mrs Taylor

In our Living and Learning lesson this week, we have been talking PANTS.

‘The Talk PANTS campaign helps parents of 4-11 year-olds keep their children safe from abuse. Like the Green Cross Code, it takes a potentially tricky subject and gives parents and teachers the tools to talk about it in an engaging and age-appropriate way.’

Using the NSPCC website, we talked about and learnt the PANTS rules.

While the Pantasaurus animation made us giggle, the song had an important message for us to learn.

As with every Living and Learning lesson, we thought about the different ways the children could seek help if they needed to. This included the people in their life who they feel they could confide in and trust.

NSPCC have produced a Talk Pants Guide for Parents if you would like to follow up this learning at home.


Wimbledon themed menu

Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Tuesday 9th July.  Please contact the office, as soon as possible, if your child would like a school meal on this day (no action needed if your child normally has a school meal on this day). Subject to the weather on the day, we hope the children can enjoy this picnic themed meal outside.