# Year 2 Class News

## After-school clubs summer term

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Our summer term after-school clubs are now available to be booked for your child/children. Some of the clubs are open to Reception class.

## Scientific observation skills

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

It has been two weeks since our initial planting of tomato, pea and cress seeds.

Each child used their scientific observation skills to see how their plant had grown and also how the other types of plants were growing.  We used our maths skills to measure the height of the plants too.

‘My tomato plants are growing and each plant has two leaves.  They are 3cm tall.’

‘The pea stem is thicker and stronger than the tomato and cress plants.’

‘My cress plants are growing and my tallest cress plant is about 9cm tall.’

‘The tomato and pea plants are growing slower than the cress.’

## Does your child need to use a car seat?

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

In maths, we are currently learning about measurement (height and length). We wanted to check what the height requirement was for the use of car seats for children to keep safe while travelling in a car. We considered what question we would ask to find out this information on the internet.

‘What height do you have to be to not need a car seat?’

Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt. You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight.

Using different rulers (metre stick and 30cm ruler), we tested this out.

‘I am 122cm tall so I do need to use a car seat.’

## Can you beat your personal best?

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Year 2 are continuing to improve their skipping skills in preparation for the skipping festival in June.

Based on the skills taught by Jodi, from Skipping School, we’ve been recording our best scores and we’ll be aiming to beat these scores each week as we get better at that skill. Each child is encouraged to beat their personal best.

We do still have some ropes for sale, at a subsidised cost of £2, if your child would like one for practising at home.

## All Stars Cricket

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Year 2 are enjoying our cricket based sessions, led by Tom, and this week we were learning skills based around bowling.

Remember to have a look on the All Stars website if your child is interested in following up these sessions at a local cricket club.  Leos, Adel, St Chad’s Broomfield, Scarcroft, Thorner Mexborough and Horsforth cricket clubs are all taking part locally.

## Living and Learning: Money Matters themed week – HotShots charity fundraising event

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

To launch the themed week, on 20 May, we will be holding a Hotshots fundraising event, led by PE Partner, to raise money for our school charity, WWF.

During the day, each class will be able to take part in the Hotshots event, with each child having three chances to score a goal and their fastest time recorded. All children will receive a certificate with their fastest shot and medals will be awarded for the fastest boy and girl in each class.

Sponsor forms have been sent home and children are encouraged to raise money for this event. These should be returned, with any money raised, by the end of the themed week (Friday 24th May).  Please ask at the office if you need a sponsor form.

## Living and Learning: Money Matters themed week 20 May

Posted on Tuesday 30 April 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Our next whole school themed week Money Matters, based around money and financial education, will be taking place from Monday 20 May 2019.  A variety of events and visitors are planned to help us deliver this key aspect of our Living and Learning curriculum.

During the week we will include looking at questions including:

• What is money?
• Where does money come from?
• How do we spend money?
• How do we manage money?

To launch the themed week, on 20 May, we will be holding a Hotshots fundraising event, led by PE Partner, to raise money for our school charity, WWF.  During the day, each class will be able to take part in the Hotshots event, with each child having three chances to score a goal and their fastest time recorded. All children will receive a certificate with their fastest shot and medals will be awarded for the fastest boy and girl in each class. Sponsor forms have been sent home and children are encouraged to raise money for this event. These should be returned, with any money raised, by the end of the themed week (Friday 24th May).

Another way we will be raising money for our school charity is by having a penny trail at the end of the week. Children are encouraged to bring in any 1ps and 2ps to their class and a trail will be created using all the money brought in at the end of the week.

Did you know we offer a School Savings Club account, in association with Leeds Credit Union, available to all pupils?  Jordan Francis, from Leeds Credit Union, will be available from 3:00pm – 3:45pm on Wednesday 22 May to give more information about the account. This will also be the regular half termly paying in session for pupils who already have an account.

Finally, if your job involves an aspect of finance and/or money and you can support our themed week by coming into school, please pass on your details to the office.

## Living and Learning: Money Matters themed week – School Savings Club

Posted on Tuesday 30 April 2019 by Mrs Taylor

During our Money Matters themed week (20 May), we will be holding an information and paying in session for the School Savings Club account.

The account, run in association with Leeds Credit Union, is open to all pupils. Jordan Francis, from Leeds Credit Union, will be available to give out more information and application forms should you want to open an account for your child.  As there is not minimum deposit requirement, it is a great way for your child/children to learn the importance of money.  We hold paying in sessions every half term.

This session will also be for children who want to pay in to their existing accounts. If you are unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be paid in, to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.

## Active Schools Dance Festival

Posted on Tuesday 30 April 2019 by Mrs Taylor

As part of our involvement with Active Schools, two teams of dancers have taken part in the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 dance festival today at Ralph Thoresby.  With a total of eighteen routines performed, it was a great showcase of dance.

Congratulations to all the children who performed their routines with confidence on the ‘big stage’. A special well done to our Key Stage 1 team who won the award for ‘Best Choreography’.  A great achievement!

Thank you for Miss Marsden and Mrs Charlesworth for running the after-school clubs in preparation for the event.

Thank you as well to parents who helped with transport.

## Computing

Posted on Friday 26 April 2019 by Mr Wilks

This week, in our computing lesson, we’ve been using lots of skills:

• We logged on independently using our individual details.
• We found an image of a British tree and its leaf using a search engine.
• We copied and pasted these pictures into a blank word processing document.
• We labelled the document with the name of the tree.
• We logged off the computers.