Year 2 Class News

Yorkshire’s Rio Heroes

Posted on Sunday 25 September 2016 by Mrs Taylor

Welcome back Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes with a special homecoming parade!  On Wednesday 28 September, a carnival atmosphere will take hold of Leeds as the athletes are welcomed home in true Yorkshire style.











A host of athletes have confirmed their attendance, including triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee; World, European and Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft, MBE; diver and gold medallist Jack Laugher; and rowers Andy Triggs Hodge and Paul Bennett who both claimed gold.

There will be a lively parade, with samba bands, brass bands, colourful performers and of course open top buses and vehicles carrying the athletes. Parade celebrations will start at 5.15pm, and we would love to see the people of Yorkshire come out in force to line the city centre route and cheer on these inspiring men and women.



Date for the diary

Posted on Sunday 25 September 2016 by Mrs Taylor

Looking ahead to the end of this Class Novel topic, we would like to invite you to view our own art gallery on Tuesday 15 November, in the dining room, from 2.45pm – 3.30pm.

This will be an opportunity for the children to show you some examples of their own work and other learning from our Katie and… topic.

We hope to see you there.



Katie and…

Posted on Sunday 25 September 2016 by Mrs Taylor

Our first book, from the Katie and… series, to launch our Class Novel big topic was Katie and the Dinosaurs where we found out about Katie and her antics in the Natural History Museum.

Then, before we launched into creating some of our own art, the children suggested what to test when given the following paints.  Lots of the suggestions were based around colour mixing so we tested them out.


Well done to Will who could tell us these were the primary colours.

After some mixing and experimenting with the three primary colours we focused on how to make secondary colours.


This video helped us to understand all about primary and secondary colours.




Creative geography homeworks

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2016 by Mr Wilks

‘Scoot the Route’ 26 – 30 September

Posted on Monday 19 September 2016 by Mrs Taylor

Next week, we’ll be supporting Leeds City Council’s ‘Scoot the Route’ initiative to promote scooting to school to help reduce congestion at the school gates and encourage pupils to lead more healthy active lifestyles.

We will be running a competition throughout the week whereby children will be issued a ticket (below) at the gate if they come to school on their scooter.  They need to complete the ticket and hand it in to the office.  All tickets will then go in to a draw on Friday 30 September where children have the chance of winning one of five £10 Love2Shop vouchers.


Don’t forget you can park your scooter near the bike storage area using one of our new scooter storage pods.


It’s Gold again!

Posted on Sunday 18 September 2016 by Mrs Taylor

The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.  Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the mark based on participation in competitions, extra-curricular sporting activities, sports leadership and local club links.

Once again, we’re proud to receive a Gold award!

Thank you to all pupils, parents and staff who continue to have such enthusiasm for participation.






Best of British themed menu

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Thursday 06 October: Best of British Autumn Favourites. Please contact the office if your child would like a school dinner on this day.




Class dojo

Posted on Saturday 10 September 2016 by Mrs Taylor

You may have heard this mentioned at home since your child has started in Year 2.  Class dojo is our new class reward system which is proving very popular.  Children are awarded dojo points in class for positive behaviour and learning.  Later in the year, we will be linking the rewards more specifically to learning behaviours.

Well done to Phoebe who is the first to reach our target of ten class dojo points.

Autumn term school meals menu

Posted on Friday 09 September 2016 by Mrs Taylor

Don’t forget our Autumn term menu is available to view on our website and is displayed on our dining room window. The menu, from our school meals provider Catering Leeds, follows a three week cycle. Have a look for the week ahead to make your child aware of what the daily meals are.

School meals continue to be free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. If your child is in Key Stage 2, please check for eligibility for free school meals.

If your child would like to start having school dinners, please inform the office. A combination of packed lunches and school dinners is also available.

Sport England Primary Spaces award

Posted on Thursday 08 September 2016 by Mrs Taylor

You may have noticed some playground changes since we have returned to school.  If not, ask your child to take you to the back playground and this is what you’ll see.



The installation of the MUGA (multi use games area), nets in the main playground and playground markings outside Year 5 are as a result of a successful application to Sport England under the Primary Spaces fund to help primary schools who have little outside space.  We were awarded £30,000 to create a multi-sport area and our School Council were part of the decision-makers for the final designs.

The new facilities will provide vital facilities for curriculum PE and physical activity across the school day including playtime, lunchtime and after school.  They have proved to be a hit in the first week back with children eager to use the new facilities and also watch (in a safe manner).

Thank you to Playscheme, the contractor responsible for the installation.