Year 2 Class News

Tennis open days this weekend

Posted on Wednesday 09 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This weekend, is the Great British tennis weekend.

There are some great, free local opportunities to take part in tennis activities including David Lloyd, Alwoodley tennis club, Chapel Allerton lawn tennis and squash club and Adel tennis club.


Skipping festival Friday 11 May

Posted on Wednesday 09 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

It’s a busy, active week this week and our next trip out is for the Year 2 skipping festival on Friday.

The classroom will be open from 8:45am to allow extra time for registration as we are leaving school at 9am.

Children should come to school in their indoor PE kit with their uniform in a bag to change into when we return to school.

We are getting back to school during lunchtime so all children need to bring a packed lunch to have when we return to school.

Please also ensure your child has their water bottle in school on Friday and they can bring a fruit snack for the morning too.

If you have any questions, please come and ask.

All Stars Cricket Festival

Posted on Wednesday 09 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This afternoon, Year 2 spent a very enjoyable, hot and active afternoon at Old Leos cricket club taking part in the All Stars cricket festival with other Year 2 children.

All the activities involved skills associated with cricket – bowling, batting, aiming at a target, catching and throwing.  The children put great effort into each activity.

Tom from All Stars cricket will be visiting school next week to deliver sessions for Year 1 and Year 2 and a whole school assembly where the children will find out the All Stars cricket programme at local clubs.

We even had a star cricketer who impressed the organisers with his skills.

Thank you to parents who helped to transport the children and for the loan of booster seats.


Capacity and volume

Posted on Tuesday 08 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Today, we’ve continued our maths learning about measurement looking at capacity and volume.  We’ve been investigating, using different measuring jugs, cylinders and containers, different capacities with millilitres (ml) or litres (l) as our units.

Tanvi had spotted this morning that her sun cream bottle had a capacity of 200ml and this afternoon at our cricket festival we estimated how much water we had left in our water bottles (not much in the heat today!).  Have a look at the labels on household items to find their capacity.  For example, milk bottles, sauce bottles, toothpaste and other liquids.

Taken from the Year 2 age related expectations, here are the related objectives we’ve been 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 used a word study to consolidate our learning.

Here are some example questions of how this learning might appear in a KS1 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.

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