Well done to children who, in recent weeks, have been awarded a Mathletics certificate.
We’ve not had any for a couple of weeks so why not log on and attempt some of the multiplication and division (our recent Maths learning) tasks that have been assigned.
While Mathletics is an optional activity to do at home, it’s a good way to reinforce learning which we’ve been doing in class.
Do let us know if you have any access or log in problems.
School Saving Club paying in session
Our next paying in date for School Saving Club account holders is Thursday 08 December 3.15-3.45pm. If you can’t make this date, the next one will be on Thursday 02 February at 3.15-3.45pm.
Children must be accompanied to the sessions.
Alternatively, you can bring money to the office in a sealed envelope marked School Saving Club for the attention of Miss Hale.
School Saving Club accounts can still be opened. Please ask at the office for an application form.
Children who are in currently in Year 3 will have their account credited by Leeds City Council with £10 once opened.
Physical activity – the facts
In August 2016, the Government released its Childhood Obesity Strategy. This document outlines actions which will address the rising rates of childhood obesity.
Yorkshire Sport Foundation have produced the following poster with statistics and key information from the strategy.
We continue to monitor and improve our physical activity provision (see our current PE Provision Plan (pe-and-sport-premium-2016-2017) and our previous PE Provision Plan (pe-and-sport-premium-2015-2016).
Struggling for ideas for a healthy packed lunch?
Also make reference to our Packed Lunch Guidance.
This week, our STEM project has been to make our own version of a Victorian skittle game. The children were shown a big version at the start of the week and then had to design and make their own table top version. They have measured, sawn and drilled, solved problems, worked cooperatively to finish their toys. They have also written sets of instructions to tell others how to play the game.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to make a toy for every person so the children worked in pairs. If your child doesn’t bring the toy home, they’ll take home some of the left over materials so that they can make their own at home.
Trapped in the ice!
In a Science lesson this week, we investigated how we could release some people who were trapped in ice!
Children had to think about how they could release the people. There were lost of suggestions: smashing the ice, melting it by using hot water, the sun, a radiator, using salt, using the warmth from our hands.
We tested some of these and measured how quickly the ice was melting by measuring how much water had melted and how much they had melted by observing them carefully.
James Mayhew Homework
Thanks for all the letters and emails to James Mayhew. We’ve even had a response from the author to Will’s email!
Below are some of our favourite homeworks. A special mention to Albie’s letter and Harris’ email which were also chosen as favourites.
STEM themed week
Year 2 have had a busy start to our STEM themed week. Can your child remember what STEM stands for?
Firstly, Mrs Garside visited us and we made our own cupbots. Using cups, pens, a battery and a motor we had to use our problem solving and thinking skills to make the cupbots draw a picture. This certainly tested our resilience but the children worked together to get some great results.
Our next visitor was Lucy, from Marks & Spencers, and we found out all about their famous melt in the middle chocolate puddings. We learnt how the pudding was designed and tested to make sure it was the perfect pudding. To make it last longer, an ingredient called an emulsifier is added and we observed the effect of this ingredient. Finally, we had chance to do some tasting!
We are all very excited about our class STEM project. All will be revealed at the end of the week, at the STEM fair, but for now here is how we have been testing the prototype.
Year 2 famous artists for a day
This afternoon saw the opening of the Year 2 Art Gallery. Thank you to all family who came to visit. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the amazing work Year 2 have produced during our Katie and… topic.
You could have a read of the books that helped us create all of this fantastic art.
You could put on your headphones and listen to the pieces of music (Adagio for Strings and O Fortuna) and then show the different emotions in your art.
You could take a vote on your favourite piece of art.
You could spend the time viewing the many pieces of artwork.
We hope you enjoyed our hands on live poppy field art for Remembrance Day.
Did you attempt some spirograph art? It’s not as easy as it looks!
Thank you for the donations to our school charities, Leeds Mind and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
We have been very impressed with the engagement and enthusiasm from the children throughout this topic. We will miss Katie and her adventures.
Thank you, Emma (Year 2) for recommending CBBC for lots of Anti-Bullying Week advice.