Year 2 Class News

School Savings Club

Posted on Wednesday 03 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The School Savings Club paying in sessions for this year are at 3.15-3.45pm on the following dates (the penultimate Thursday of each half term).

  • 18 October
  • 13 December
  • 07 February
  • 21 March
  • 16 May
  • 11 July

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.

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

There is an extra incentive for pupils in Year 3 as Leeds City Council will add £10 to your child’s account.

Road safety assembly

Posted on Tuesday 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Anne, from Leeds City Council’s road safety team, delivered some great safety messages in our assembly this morning.

Can you remember the green cross code?

  • Think!
  • Stop!
  • Look!
  • Listen!

Pedestrian road safety

Posted on Tuesday 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Today, we worked with Wendy from Leeds City Council road safety team to learn all about being safe around roads especially when we are walking to school.

Before we went out on the road, we remembered (one of our 8Rs for learning) the green cross code.

  • Think!
  • Stop!
  • Look!
  • Listen!

Then, it was time to go out to put our learning into practice.

Mass park and stride

Posted on Tuesday 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to all families who joined our mass park and stride this morning from Marks and Spencer.  Special thanks as well to Leeds City Council road safety trainers, Dom Jacques and Living Streets representatives and especially Kerby for supporting this event to mark the start of International Walk to School month.

It was great to see so many families join the walk to school using Marks and Spencer to park their car rather than parking near the school gate.

Keep up those active journeys to school for a happy and healthy start to the day.

Start your day with an active journey

Posted on Monday 01 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Today marks the start of International Walk to School month.

During October, we’re working alongside Living Streets to encourage families to travel in active ways to school.  There are prize draws every week for children who have made active journeys to school (biking, scooting, walking or park and stride) with an added prize draw for those children who have made active journeys to school throughout October.

We realise that some families do need to come in the car to school so we are promoting Marks and Spencer car park (200 2 hour free spaces) as a place to park and then ‘stride’ the last part of the journey to school.  This will avoid congestion at the school gate, improve health benefits to families and counts as an active journey.

Tomorrow, we will be working with Leeds City Council road safety trainers to deliver pedestrian training to Years 1, 2 and 3.  Reception class will enjoy a class based safety session and Year 5 will be using the speed indicator device to check vehicle speeds in the 20mph zone outside school.

To start the day, join us for a mass park and stride meeting at Harrogate Road outside Marks and Spencer from 8:30am.

What? Mass Park and Stride

When? Tuesday 2nd October from 08:30am

Where? From Harrogate Road outside Marks and Spencer (200 free 2hr park and stride parking spaces)

Why? To encourage families to make active journeys to school and keep cars away from the school gates.

Who? Leeds City Council’s Road Safety Team, Kerby the road safety mascot, Living Streets representatives plus as many families as possible.

If you don’t come by car, join us on the route to school.

After-school clubs

Posted on Wednesday 26 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Places are filling up for our after-school clubs starting next week.

We do have some places available on the following physical activity clubs.  These clubs are subsidised using our PE Premium funding costing just £1 per week.


Have a try at a new sport. Led by Elaine Brown, Leeds Volleyball Club coach, come along to learn skills, develop team work and play competitive games on our volleyball court in the MUGA. This club finishes at 4.15pm. There is no session on Monday 22 October 2018.   Open to Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6  Cost £7


Multi skills
Come and take part in a range of fun sporting games, challenges, matches and activities which include key motor skills such as throwing, catching, kicking, running, jumping, striking, Organised by Five Star Sports. This club finishes at 4.15pm. There is no session on Tuesday 23 October 2018 or Tuesday 27 November 2018. Open to Y1, Y2, Y3 Cost £6


A fun way to keep fit while learning new skills. Organised by Leeds Gymnastics Club. This club finishes at 4.15pm.  Open to Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 Cost £8


Wake Up Shake Up
Be ready to Wake it and Shake it at Mrs Charlesworth’s club. You’ll be swinging, shaking, moving and grooving your way to pop, rock, R’n’B and dance. This club finishes at 4.15pm. Open to Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 Cost £8

How can I book a club?

Booking for after-school clubs is via School Gateway.  Please contact the office if you need any assistance making a booking.  Payment is due at the time of booking.


Living and Learning: Being resilient

Posted on Wednesday 26 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This week, resilience and resourcefulness are the two ‘Rs’ we are focusing on in Living and Learning.

Resilience is a key characteristic of learning behaviour and we considered when we might need to be resilient and how to help others to be resilient.

We welcomed some visitors to our class yesterday who came to see how we use the 8Rs for learning in school.

Here’s resilience in action!

‘I asked my team to keep trying, be positive, to keep going and be resilient.’


We’re ready to travel back in time

Posted on Wednesday 26 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

We’re excited to start our new history themed topic, Time Travel.  In Year 1 and 2, we’ll be focusing this learning on houses and homes in the past to the current day.

First, we considered what we want to find out.

‘I would like to learn about where rich and poor people lived in the Victorian times.’ Eleanor

‘What did people live in back in time?’ Sameeksha

‘I would like to learn about bungalows and other houses.’ Kirtan

‘What did Stone Age houses look like?’ Jack

‘How many houses are there in the United Kingdom?’ (Nice link to our Where in the world? topic, Junior!)

‘How would people afford houses in the past?’ Zain

‘I would like to learn how you make a house.’ Isla

‘I want to learn about how dark the houses were.’ Lily

‘I would like to know how houses were built in the olden times.’ Jake

‘I would like to learn about what beds used to be like.’ Bridget


Where in the world?

Posted on Wednesday 26 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This week, we have begun our new history themed topic, Time Travel.  Before that we reflected (one of 8Rs for learning) on our geography topic, Where in the world?

‘I learnt there are five oceans in the world.’ Inam

‘Australasia is a continent.’ Noah G

‘I learnt that North America is joined up to South America.’ Gabrielle H

‘I learnt the North Pole and the South Pole are the coldest places.’ Shasmeen

‘I learnt there are four countries in the United Kingdom.’ Soloman

‘I learnt that all countries need a capital letter.’ Olivia

‘I learnt all the oceans and continents in our topic.’ Rizwan


Posted on Sunday 23 September 2018 by Mrs Taylor

At the start of Year 2, our maths learning has been all about number and place value (understanding the value of a digit depends on its place in the number).

In this lesson, we were being resourceful by comparing numbers using numicon, place value counters and Base 10.

Which sign (< less than, > more than or =) would we use to compare these two numbers?