Year 2 Class News

Cycling opportunities

Posted on Tuesday 08 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Have you been inspired by the recent Tour de Yorkshire and our Big Pedal bike and scoot to school initiative?

Here are some cycling opportunities coming up locally.

Children’s Beginners Learn to Ride Sessions
Wednesday 30th May – Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Times: 9am, 10:30am and 12:00

Children’s Improvers – Skills, Circuits & Games!
Wednesday 30th May – Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)
Time: 2:00pm

Booking is essential for all sessions and can be done by clicking on the appropriate link above.  For any additional questions, please contact

Let’s Ride Pop up Brownlee Centre

Sunday 13th May 2018 12:00pm

Brownlee Centre, Bodington Playing Fields, Leeds, LS16 6HE

This free monthly pop-up event gives you the chance to ride a traffic-free cycle circuit as many times as you want, at a pace that suits you.

The event is open to all ages and abilities and the circuit is easy to ride, with volunteers on hand throughout, ensuring peace of mind and safety for all cyclists.

For those wanting to take things up a gear, British Cycling Go-Ride coaches will also be available to help you improve your cycling skills, and local Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions will be there on the day to tell you more about other cycling opportunities in Leeds with HSBC UK Guided Rides and HSBC UK Breeze.

Bike hire: No bike, no problem! Bike hire is available on the day, including a fleet of tandems, trikes and hand-cycles. Simply register your free place and turn up on the day.

Year 2 cricket festival

Posted on Wednesday 02 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Just to confirm, we’ve been allocated extra places for the Year 2 cricket festival next Tuesday afternoon, 08.05.18, at Old Leos cricket club, so the whole class will be going.

We have still got some outstanding permissions for the visit so please complete this as soon as possible.

Thank you to those parents who have offered to help with transport.  We have enough support now but if you can provide any booster seats to use on the day, we require four more.

The children will be having their lunch before we set off and they need outdoor PE kit as well as their water bottle in school.

We’ll return to school by the end of the day.

The forecast currently looks good for Tuesday so a hat and suncream (applied at home before school) might be needed!

Girls Golf Rocks

Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

A great opportunity to try out a new activity locally.

All Stars cricket

Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

All Stars Cricket will soon be starting their cricket programme at local clubs.  Register and find out more on their website.

Big Pedal – our best day so far!

Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Today, we’ve recorded the highest number of active journeys by bike and scooter for the Big Pedal – 64 pupils (30%).

It would be great to increase these figures for the last few days of the Big Pedal.

After-school clubs update

Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We’ve had a great response to our summer term after-school clubs with a number of the clubs already full.

There are the following places available so please contact the office if your child would like to join.

  • Tuesday: 1 place netball Year 3-6
  • Thursday: 1 place skipping Year 2-6
  • Thursday: 1 place multi-sports Year 3-6

Pop Art

Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018 by Mr Wilks

In an art lesson, we used iPads to create pop art style images. Children had to take photos, edit them to change them to black and white. Then they imported the photos into an art app before choosing bright blocks of colour to accentuate parts of their face. Lots of different art and ICT skills!


Posted on Monday 30 April 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Today, we’ve continued our maths learning about measurement looking at mass and weight.  So far, we’ve been investigating how heavy and light objects are using different equipment.  If you’ve any measuring scales at home, find some things to weigh to practise this skill.  We’ve investigated when to use grams (g) or kilograms (kg) as the units for measuring mass and weight.

Taken from the Year 2 age related expectations, here are the related objectives we’ll be learning.

24. choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
25. compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =

We consolidated this learning using a word study.

Here are some example questions of how this learning might appear in a maths reasoning SAT paper.

Also, take a look at Mathletics as new activities have been assigned for the children to follow up this learning at home.

After-school clubs

Posted on Monday 30 April 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We’ve had a great start to our summer term after-school clubs with Wake up Shake up Club and Scooter Club taking place tonight.

If your child is coming to Scooter Club, please ensure they bring their scooter and helmet every Monday.

Big Pedal

Posted on Sunday 29 April 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The Big Pedal continues this week.
  • We’ve had 179 journeys recorded by bike or scooter so far.
  • Wednesday 25 April was our highest participation rate with 28% of children taking part.

We’d love to improve these figures for this week.

Don’t forget, a brand new scooter and other prizes are available to win at the end of the week.