Year 2 Class News

School Games Mark

Posted on Wednesday 19 July 2017 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 third year running.

In an attempt to engage as many children as possible in physical activity, we track children’s participation over the year.

68 children in KS2 and 52 children in KS1 and Reception have taken part in at least one after-school club since September. This is 57% of the total number of pupils.

81 children (68%) in KS2 have represented the school in a competition or participation event.

Children tell us they enjoy taking part in a variety of activitie:

  • ‘In scooter club, I had fun on my scooter.’
  • ‘I enjoyed Wake Up Shake Up club because I got to spend time with my friends and DANCE!’
  • ‘I liked basketball.  We learnt how to play the game, basketball skills and working as a team.’
  • ‘I enjoyed cricket because it helped me with my skills of bowling and batting.’
  • ‘I enjoyed the aqua festival.  Everyone took part and nobody was left out.  Everybody tried their best.’
  • ‘The Brownlee Triathlon was fun and got people involved who don’t especially like sport but they did it. It wasn’t competitive.’
  • ‘I enjoyed the Sportshall athletics competition because there were lots of events to choose from and do.’

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.

The end of the year is here!

Posted on Wednesday 19 July 2017 by Mr Wilks

It’s the end of the year and Mrs Taylor and I would like to say a huge thank you to you for all your hard work. You’ve been a super class and we’ll miss you next year!

Thanks to parents for all your support throughout the year. Also, a big thank you to Mrs Stewart for all her hard work.

Here’s a round-up of your successes this year :

  • Adam has made so much progress in Year 2 – especially in reading and writing.
  • Albie has shown great enthusiasm for all the learning in class.
  • Emily is a great friend and is always ready to help others.
  • Emma is an impressive mathematician. She works methodically and with perseverance to solve problems.
  • Ethan has really impressed with his comprehension skills in reading.
  • Felix is another strong mathematician. He is good at explaining his understanding.
  • Harris has great general knowledge. He’d be an asset in a pub quiz!
  • Henka is always enthusiastic about reading. He is a walking library!
  • Hifza has slotted back into class really well. It’s like she’s never been away!
  • Isabella has had a really great year. She’s made very good progress – especially in writing!  
  • Jasraj is all about the cars. He has a great knowledge about four wheeled vehicles!
  • Jemima is a very talented writer and has impressed us with her choice of vocabulary.
  • Jessica is always happy and loves life! She tries hard in every lesson.
  • Kashif’s reading is very good. He reads fluently and uses excellent expression.
  • Leo is very conscientious. He has a great attitude to learning and always tries his best.
  • Liam is a very polite and helpful person.
  • Maya will be really missed next year. She’s been a brilliant member of the class and school.
  • Musa is always ready to learn and makes sure he pushes himself in every lesson.
  • Noah has frequently entertained the class during show and tell. He has many interests!  
  • Nryan has fitted in really well to life at Moortown. He’s made great progress this year.
  • Phoebe has pushed herself in lessons this year. She always tries her best!
  • Pollyanna’s handwriting and presentation of her work is excellent.
  • Priya always has her hand up to ask and answer questions.
  • Rayn is a very good mathematician. The way he tackled his maths SATs paper was impressive!
  • Safiya-Mishal is very enthusiastic about her learning and anything else that is going on!
  • Sakina just gets on with things. She’s ready for all the learning and always tries hard.
  • Sami has had a really successful year. He’s worked really hard and made very good progress.
  • Seti is really keen to learn and has worked really hard this year. She’s done especially well with her reading.
  • Will has impressed us with his progress in and enthusiasm for reading.  
  • Yusayrah takes her learning very seriously. She works hard in and out of school and has often brought in booklets and letters she has written at home.

Thanks again and we hope you have a lovely summer!


Pirate Raft-building 

Posted on Wednesday 19 July 2017 by Mr Wilks

This morning we’ve been working in  teams to create a raft so that the pirates can escape their sinking pirate ship with their treasure. 

The children had to design their raft using just the given materials. They then had to build the rafts. As the children encountered problems, they had to adapt their designs and work together to find solutions. 

Tomorrow, we’ll see which raft can hold the most treasure! 

Cup Challenge

Posted on Wednesday 19 July 2017 by Mrs Weekes

An interesting challenge was given to the Year 2 class on their transition afternoon.  Miss Wilson gave them the cup challenge to do where they had to work as a team to stack cups.  Sounds easy… but all the cups were attached to string so it was quite tricky to complete.  They rose to the challenge and… success!!

Amazing Algorithms

Posted on Friday 14 July 2017 by Mr Wilks

We’ve been writing algorithms to control Bee-Bots this morning in a Computing lesson. 

“We were drawing different shapes using bee-bots.”

“We had to make 80p by making the bee-bot stop on the correct coins.”

“We’ve been controlling bee-bots by making algorithms so that they move.”

“I used a counter to check my algorithm was correct.”

Pedestrian safety

Posted on Friday 14 July 2017 by Mr Wilks

This morning, we’ve been learning about how to stay safe as pedestrians or passengers in cars. 

Whenever we are crossing a road, we need to think, stop, look and listen. 

Yellow Yorkshire

Posted on Wednesday 12 July 2017 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you for supporting our Yellow Yorkshire day to raise money for one of school charities, Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Our final total raised was £202.31 so thank you for all your donations.

We also had a visit from a representative from Yorkshire Air Ambulance to hear how the money we raise is spent by the charity.

School Saving Club

Posted on Sunday 09 July 2017 by Mrs Taylor

The next School Saving Club paying in date is 13 July 2017 at 3.15-3.45pm.

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 Miss Hale.

This is the final paying in date for this year and dates for next year will be shared in September.

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

Children’s Day 2017

Posted on Saturday 08 July 2017 by Mrs Taylor

Children’s Day 2017 takes place at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Sunday 16th July. The gates for the event will open at 10am and close at 4pm; admission is completely free for everyone, as are the activities when inside the ground.

Families attending the event can make a suggested donation of £3 per adult and £1 per child attending on entry; all proceeds will support the work of Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.


Let’s Ride

Posted on Saturday 08 July 2017 by Mrs Taylor

Local HSBC guided rides for Leeds are now available to be booked online. There are a variety of rides available at different locations and by searching using a postcode you can then filter the results according to distance, ride level and who they are suitable for.