Year 2 Class News

New school dinner menu

Posted on Friday 20 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

From September, our school dinner menu will be changing.  This menu, provided by our school meals provider Catering Leeds, will be served until February half term.

Through liaison with Catering Leeds, the vegetable choices and jacket potato fillings requested by the children have been incorporated into the new menu.

As well as on our website, the three week cyclical menu is displayed in the parent/carer noticeboard for you to discuss with your child.   If you would like a printed copy, please ask at the office.

Have a look for the days ahead to make your child aware of what the daily meals are.  All children now make their main meal choice at the start of the day.  This ensures they get their first choice of meal.

School meals continue to be free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. If your child is in Key Stage 2, please check for eligibility for free school meals. (It’s important to check for eligibility for younger children, too, because school receives additional funding for each child who is eligible for a free meal, even when they’re free in Reception and Year 1 and Year 2!)

If your child would like to start having school dinners, please inform the office. A combination of packed lunches and school dinners is also available.

Children are consulted on school meals through our regular School Council meetings.  Feedback may also be given by speaking to an adult in school or completing a suggestions/comments slip and posting it in their class I want to say box.  We have a few new dishes on the menu which we encourage the children to try.

Thank you to parents who also raise questions and give feedback.  We can then ensure this is passed on to the kitchen staff.

It’s gold again!

Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

At the end of each year, schools are invited to apply for their School Games Mark. The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.

We are very proud to announce that our application has been verified and we have been awarded Gold award for the fourth year running.

Thank you to staff who have accompanied children to these events or run after-school clubs this year. Thank you also to Mrs Russell who provides excellent administration of our clubs and sporting events and competitions.

Thank you as well to all parents/carers who have helped with transport and supported at our events this year. Finally, thank you to all pupils who have tried out a new physical activity either at an after-school club or as part of a competition or participation event and to those children who have represented our school so well this year.

Free tennis weekend

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This weekend, 21st and 22nd July, sees free tennis activities for all ages and abilities at David Lloyd to celebrate Great British Tennis Weekend.

The winning team

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

At the start of the World Cup, all the children selected, at random, a country to represent throughout the competition.

Today, we had our winner after France’s win against Croatia in the World Cup final.

Félicitations!

Dances from around the world

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This morning, Year 2 learnt two dances from different countries that took part in the world cup.  Can you guess the countries from their flags?

There was even chance for a bit of free style dancing at the end of the session too!

World Cup dancing

Posted on Sunday 15 July 2018 by Mrs Taylor

As the World Cup comes to an end so does our topic.

Tomorrow, we welcome Flexdance to deliver two dance workshops each to Year 1 and 2.

The dance workshops will have a cultural dance focus, representing a different country who have taken part in the World Cup.   We’re looking forward to experiencing some new dance genre from Brazil, Nigeria, Japan and Spain.

This is a change to our normal PE day so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and earrings are removed.

 

 

 

Poetry

Posted on Friday 13 July 2018 by Mr Wilks

In our English lesson today, we matched different forms of poetry to their definitions.

We had to read really carefully to match them.

Tinkering

Posted on Friday 13 July 2018 by Mr Wilks

This afternoon, children were tasked with creating a football kicking device (that’s its technical name). They had to get a small ball to roll as far as possible without actually touching it using things around the classroom.

They used DT, Science and Living and Learning skills to create and test their device before evaluating and improving it.

Science – observation over time – day 17

Posted on Thursday 12 July 2018 by Mr Wilks

During health week, we started an experiment investigating the effect that different drinks have on our teeth. However, instead of using real teeth, we used eggs.

We submerged the eggs in five different drinks: water, milk, Ribena, Red Bull and Coca Cola.

We removed the eggs after four days to see how they had changed.

Day 10

Day 17

Geography: continents

Posted on Thursday 12 July 2018 by Mr Wilks

Last week, in our World Cup topic, we were learning about continents, using atlases and a very cheesy song!