Year 2 Class News

Girls Golf Rocks

Posted on Sunday 19 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Would your child like to give golf a try?

Here’s details of a FREE local project targeting girls golf taking place in the half term break.

What makes a good sports leader?

Posted on Wednesday 15 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to our current Year 6 Sports Leaders who have fulfilled this role for the past year.  It’s now time to train up some new leaders to take over lunchtime physical activity sessions.

Year 5 were invited to sign up for the roles and we had some great applications.

Today, fifteen Year 5 pupils began their training to gain their Mini Leaders Award.  As well as learning a variety of physical activities, the group worked on their communication, explanation and organisational skills. After their second training session on Friday, they will be ready to lead sessions to the rest of the school from next week.

Walk to school week

Posted on Tuesday 14 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

To celebrate Walk to School week, next week, we’re working with Moortown Living Streets to run a fun daily quiz to help get more feet on the street! It is also our Money Matters themed week so what a better way to travel to school for free!

We all know that reducing school gate traffic improves air quality and safety and by walking some or all of the way families benefit from a healthier and more pleasant start to the day.

During Walk to School Week, Living Streets Moortown will be hiding ten words along the routes to school.  See your child’s entry form for more details.

Find them each day to fill in the blanks and complete the story – remember to take a pen or pencil! There are also some daily ACTIONS for you to try – see if you can do them all!

At the end of Walk to School Week, your child should hand their completed story in to their class teacher for a chance to WIN one of four £10 Love to Shop vouchers!

What are the parts of a plant?

Posted on Sunday 12 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Each week, in our Green Fingers topic, we have been observing changes over time by looking to see how our pea, tomato and cress plants have changed and grown.

This time, we used some scientific equipment to observe even more closely. The magnifying glass made the parts of the plants bigger so we could see them more clearly.

Some of the children, who are growing pea plants, made a surprising discovery when they were observing their plants.

Can you spot what it was?

To find out what are the main parts of a plant, the children were asked to research this using an appropriate search question or phrase on the internet. They were able to tailor the search to material relevant to them.

We checked our findings as we watched this BBC video. We decided this information is from a trusted source.

Living and Learning: Mental health

Posted on Sunday 12 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Mental health has the been the whole school focus in Living and Learning.  In Year 2, this learning has been based around the importance of special people in their lives and friendships.

We considered what makes a good friend is and the children compiled a great list of qualities they would want in a friend.

  • kind
  • helpful
  • honest
  • friendly
  • not distracting at learning time
  • generous
  • loving
  • playful
  • caring
  • polite
  • sharing
  • fun

In the subsequent lesson, we discussed the sorts of things that can cause friendships to break and what can help make friendships stronger?  We thought about some ways to sort out friendship problems and discussed that difficulties within friendships can usually be resolved.

If children do encounter friendship problems which they can’t sort out themselves, they are encouraged to Start Telling Other People.  One way to do this could be writing a worry slip in the class Living and Learning box for an adult to read and discuss with the child.

To follow this up at home, here are some friendship related texts.

  • Hello by Jack Foreman
  • Friends by Kim Lewis
  • Halibut Jackson by David Lucas
  • Friends by Kathryn Cave and Nick Mayland
  • Rosie and the yellow ribbon by Paula Depaolo
  • Two friends by Clara Vullamy

Great news for Leeds

Posted on Sunday 12 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This article is great news for the city enabling children to develop healthy lifestyle choices.

Leeds has become the first city in the UK to report a drop in childhood obesity bucking the national trend. The national child measurement programme (NCMP), which requires all children to be weighed at the start and end of primary school saw a decrease in obesity levels in both reception children and children in year 6.


After-school club availability

Posted on Thursday 09 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Our summer term after-school clubs have started this week but it’s not too late to sign up as we do have a few spaces still available.

Monday cricket Years 3-6

Tuesday skipping Years 1-4

Wednesday Gymnastics (Leeds Gymnastics Club) All years

Thursday multi games Years 3-6

Please contact the office to book for these clubs.


Living and Learning: School charity fundraising

Posted on Wednesday 08 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Our Money Matters themed week starts on 20 May.

During the week, there will be two opportunities to raise money for our current school charity, WWF (selected democratically by our school councillors).

Hot Shots Monday 20 May 2019

Every child will get chance to take part in this fun event to ‘kick’ off our Money Matters themed week. Children are encouraged to raise sponsorship money for taking part in the event with the money raised going to our school charity WWF.

Money trail 24 May 2019

Start saving your 1p and 2p coins to bring into class during the themed week. At the end of the week each class will use their class’s coins to make a whole school money trail in the playground.

Here’s our trail from last time where we raised £117.77.  Can we beat this total?

Here’s some ways the money we raise might be used by WWF.

Living and Learning: Relationships education parent/carers information session

Posted on Wednesday 08 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

We will be holding two parent/carer information sessions on Monday 20 May at 2:30pm and 5:30pm.  The sessions, open to parents/carers from all year groups, will give more information about the following.

If you are interested in attending, please complete and return the response slip on the letter being sent home to reserve a place.

If you are unable to attend but would like information from the session to be sent home with your child, please indicate this on the letter.

More creative homeworks

Posted on Friday 03 May 2019 by Mr Wilks

The homeworks were excellent again this week. We loved looking at them. Here are a few of our favourites: