As well as learning key historical facts and information in our Time Travel Houses and Homes topic, we are also developing other skills.
For example, while learning about houses in the Victorian times, in our topic lesson today, we were also focusing on reading skills, working with others and thinking skills.
The BBC Primary History website provides more information about the Victorian times.
Take a look at our representation of back-to-back terraced houses, common at this time to house poor Victorian families.
Year 2 athletes
Part of our PE Premium funding is invested in the Leeds Active Schools programme. This gives us access to a range of physical activity competitions and experiences.
Fifteen children from Year 2 were very excited to take part in the Active Schools KS1 Sports Hall Athletics Competition at Farsley Celtic this week.
It certainly looks like they have enjoyed all the field and track events. Well done for representing our school so well.
Creative House Homeworks
There were lots of excellent creative house homeworks to choose from this week. Here are our favourites:
Talented Year 2
This week, in the lead up to Moortown’s Got Talent, our SEAL statement is I recognise my talents.
After a great class assembly last week, we all know how talented Year 2 are.
Time Travel Houses and Homes
Year 2 launched straight into their new topic, Time Travel Houses and Homes, by talking a walk around the local area to see what houses are like today.
We spotted lots of different types of houses and noticed what was the same and what was different. Ask your child what is the difference between detached, semi-detached, terraced houses and bungalows.
After looking at what houses are like today, we will be going back in time to find out about houses in the past.
Take a look at what we found and maybe you might see some of the houses on your way to school.
Scientists and product testers
Today, Year 2 received a letter from Mr Vango asking for their help to test various materials to see if they are waterproof and therefore suitable for their tents. We used lots of science skills to test this out.
- ‘Is the material waterproof?’
- ‘Is the material strong?’
- ‘Does it tear?’
- ‘Is it flexible?’
‘We predict that plastic will be the best material because it’s strong and waterproof.’
Testing, observing and recording
We found out that plastic, paper and foil were all waterproof but, when we considered other characteristics of the materials, we decided that plastic would be the best material for the tents. Our prediction was correct! We hope this helps Mr Vango with his research.
This online activity allows you to investigate properties of materials more.
New themed menus
Catering Leeds, our school meal provider, will be running a special Australia Day themed menu on Tuesday 24 January. This themed menu has recently been selected by our school councillors.
Please contact the office, by 12 January, if your child would like a school dinner on this day.
Another themed menu selected by our school councillors is for Shrove Tuesday, 28 February.
Please contact the office, by 09 February, if your child would like a school dinner on this day.
We’ve been learning about different materials this week. We started by discussing the types of materials and their properties. We’re now designing a new shed for Mr Grumpy using the most appropriate materials.
Moortown’s Got Talent 2017
Auditions are next week:
Monday 9th January: Y5 & Y6
Tuesday 10th January: Y3 & Y4
Wednesday 11th January: YR, Y1 & Y2
Your child needs to be prepared for their audition with any props or music they may need.
Good to be me!
Our SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) learning this half term is all about Good to be me and as part of this learning we would like the children to bring something in that they are proud of – something that reflects the theme ‘Good to be me’.
This may be from a sporting achievement, a learning achievement or something to show their unique skill or talent.
Don’t forget, it is also Moortown’s Got Talent this half term.