Year 2 Class News

Our new school council

Posted on Sunday 22 October 2017 by Mrs Taylor

Congratulations to our new school councillors!

We had a record number of candidates this year and there were some very close votes but here are our winning candidates.

Their first meeting will be on Wednesday 08 November.

Well done to all children who prepared a speech.  We hope they don’t feel too despondent and are resilient to have another go next time.

Final school council project

Posted on Sunday 22 October 2017 by Mrs Taylor

Back in July, our Year 5 and 6 school councillors attended the Leeds Youth Voice event at Leeds Civic Hall.  They were very keen to share their experience back in school with the school council and also in a whole school assembly.  The one idea they wanted to implement back at school was to have a friendship stop.

With the support of the rest of the school council, this is now in place!

This was a great project for the school council to work on as they came to the end of their time as school councillors.  Representatives spoke to the whole school in assembly to explain how the friendship stop works.

Ask your child if they have seen the new sign and what they would do if they saw someone at the friendship stop.


Here is a note from Grace who was one of the school councillors that wanted to make this happen.

The friendship bus stop, which is new to our school, is a great chance to make new friends.  It encourages people of all age groups to make sure that everyone has someone to play with.  The bus stop is located above the bench closest to the entrance to the middle playground.  We hope that this idea goes well and that every child uses this correctly.  Your child should definitely know what the friendship stop is and how to use it in the right way because it has been discussed during our Friday assembly.

School Council elections

Posted on Wednesday 18 October 2017 by Mrs Taylor

Our School Council elections will take place tomorrow, Thursday, 19 October. All children have the opportunity to vote at our polling station using the following instructions.


Before voting, please read the following:

  • Vote once for one person.
  • Place one X only on this ballot paper beside the name of the candidate you have chosen.
  • Do not write or mark anything else on the ballot paper; if you do, your paper will be invalid and your vote will not be counted.
  • When you have marked the ballot paper, fold the paper and place it in the box provided.

Votes will be counted tomorrow and our new School Council will be announced at the end of the day. This will be made up of two children from each class with the highest number of votes.

Good luck to all our candidates.

Creative Homeworks

Posted on Wednesday 18 October 2017 by Mr Wilks

Here are our favourite creative 8Rs of learning homeworks from last week:

Rainbow pasta salad

Posted on Tuesday 17 October 2017 by Mrs Taylor

A post by Year 2 about their morning.

  • ‘Today we have done some cooking and we used the bridge and claw to help us.’  Madison
  • ‘We had to use our remembering skills so we knew what to do.’ Amrit M
  • ‘We put the pasta in the pan with some water and cooked it on the hob.’ Harman
  • ‘We cut the cherry tomatoes in half independently.’ James
  • ‘Our class put their aprons on to keep us clean.’ Sukmani
  • ‘I tied my apron myself.’ Billy
  • ‘I used the claw for cutting the cucumber.’ Christina
  • ‘To cut the peppers, we used the scissors to snip.’  Aadil
  • ‘The equipment we used included scissors, sharp knives, a pan, measuring scales, chopping board and some mixing bowls.’ Edris
  • ‘Our class was responsible when we were cooking.’ Lewis
  • ‘All the group had a turn at grating the cheese.’ Betty
  • ‘I would add some olives to make it even more colourful.’ Sam
  • ‘I would add spinach to make it even healthier.’ Harpreet

Bonfire themed menu

Posted on Sunday 15 October 2017 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Friday 03 November. Please contact the office, before Wednesday 18 October, if your child would like a school dinner on this day.

  • Posh dogs in finger rolls or Vegetarian meatballs in finger rolls
  • Curly fries
  • BBQ baked beans
  • Rocket lolly
  • Fresh fruit and yogurt

Class assembly

Posted on Wednesday 11 October 2017 by Mrs Taylor

A big thank you to all family and friends who came to see our class assembly today.  We hope you agree the children did a great job.

The children said they felt ‘great’,’fantastic’, ‘happy’ and ‘proud’ afterwards and so they should!  Well done, Year 2.

School council elections

Posted on Wednesday 11 October 2017 by Mrs Taylor

Our school council elections will take place next Thursday 19 October.

In an assembly this week, our current school councillors told us what characteristics are needed to be an effective school councillor.

These included:

  • use all the 8 Rs for learning
  • be respectful
  • help others
  • be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)
  • tell the truth
  • be confident with your ideas
  • accept the views of others even if you don’t agree
  • be friendly and approachable
  • make good choices in class and around school

Watch out for the whole school homework this week all about the election and democracy.

It’s our class assembly tomorrow

Posted on Tuesday 10 October 2017 by Mrs Taylor

We hope you can join us for our class assembly at 2:40pm tomorrow (Wednesday 11th October).

The children are excited to show you some of our learning so far in Year 2.

Which of the 8 Rs for learning do you think is the most important?

Posted on Tuesday 10 October 2017 by Mrs Taylor

In our Living and Learning session today, we’ve been reviewing how the 8 Rs for learning help us. In groups, we also ordered the 8 Rs according to which we thought were the most important.  There was lots of discussion and differences of opinion.

‘I think being ready is important because then you are listening.’

‘I think resilience is important because you should try your best and never give up. Even if you get it wrong, it is still ok.’

‘You should take a safe risk and always try to do your learning even if it is hard.’

‘You need to be resourceful because if something is hard, you should find something in the room to help you.’

‘If you take a safe risk it means you have tried. It doesn’t matter if you get it wrong.’

It’s been great to see children using these 8 Rs during the school day.

Well done, Saahir for remembering to change our class calendar today without prompting.

Leah – you always respond in full sentences to show you have listened to the question.

Harpreet – you are always ready for learning with the correct equipment.

Billy – you show a confident attitude and take safe risks to further your learning.

Amrit M – you have shown resilience when using Mathletics at home to try to improve your score.

Amrit S – you have taken responsibility for your maths learning by doing extra practice at home.

James – you have been resourceful by independently using a hundred square to check your numbers are the right way round.

Tanvi – you have reflected about different methods to use for addition in maths.

We’re looking forward to seeing all your 8 Rs homework this week.  Please join us to review this on Thursday at 2:40pm in the classroom.

Ask your child which of the 8 Rs they feel they have improved so far in Year 2 and which they might still need to work on.  This guide for parents gives a few ideas to support this at home.