Year 2 Class News

Get set for a new park run

Posted on Sunday 29 September 2013 by Mrs Taylor

A new free weekly 2km run at Roundhay Park has been set up after a £1500 grant was provided by local councillors.  The Roundhay Junior Park Run will take place every Sunday morning and is open to children aged between four and fourteen.  Parkrun is a worldwide organisation which sets up and manages free weekly timed runs in parkland surroundings.  Fancy a go yourself…?  There is also a weekly 5km run every Saturday at 9am.

Feel the benefits of being active in Leeds

Posted on Sunday 29 September 2013 by Mrs Taylor

Leeds Let’s Get Active is a programme of free activities from October to December 2013. Free gym and swim sessions will be available across all Leeds City Council leisure centres from 30 September 2013. Other activities such as walking and running as well as family-based activities are also available at locations in the city. You can now register online  to find out more information on what is available, where and when on the Leeds Let’s Get Active activity programme.

With free swim and gym at Scott Hall leisure centre and health walks at Meanwood there is plenty on offer in the local area.


Measuring George’s Marvellous Medicine

Posted on Thursday 26 September 2013 by Mr Roundtree

We have been learning about measures in maths and today we made our very own marvellous medicine. We put all sorts of horrible things in; like engine oil, plant juice, hair growth ointment and lots more! Our measuring was very accurate and we all worked well in our teams to help each other.

Miss Rushbrooke tasted it!

Nothing has happened to her yet, I wonder if she’ll be any different tomorrow?

Yoga time

Posted on Thursday 26 September 2013 by Mr Roundtree

Having discussed ways for us to calm down if we are nervous, scared, excited or giddy, we tried out a few yoga positions. Take a look at their names, we found them really useful when remembering which position was which.

Downward facing dog
Happy cat


Angry cat

Maybe you could try it yourself? We felt very calm and relaxed afterwards!

Magnificent measurements

Posted on Thursday 19 September 2013 by Mr Roundtree

Year 2 have just started their new topic ‘Doctor! Doctor!’

We spent our first lesson on length measuring different parts of our bodies.

How long is this finger?
How tall are you? Who has the longest arm?

Year 2 PE days

Posted on Saturday 07 September 2013 by Mr Roundtree

Please make sure your children have their PE kits in school on Tuesday and Thursday as these are our days for PE.  This is an essential part of our curriculum so it’s really important that children have the correct clothing so that they can fully participate in these lessons.

Here is a reminder of what they should be wearing for PE (copied from our uniform policy):

PE: children should wear white t-shirt, black shorts / tracksuit bottoms and pumps

Thank you for your support.

Welcome to Year 2

Posted on Tuesday 03 September 2013 by Mr Roundtree

Hello everyone,

September is here and it’s time for a new year to begin! I know everybody is looking forward  to returning to school tomorrow, ready and raring to learn and have fun. We’ve got lots of exciting things planned for the coming term, kicking off with a mini topic on changing materials so make sure you pack your lab coats.

I’ll see your smiling faces at 8.50 tomorrow morning.


Teacher training!

Posted on Tuesday 03 September 2013 by Mr Wilks

This morning, the teachers have been learning/recapping how to use the school website to post news, homework and spellings.


New SEAL theme – New beginnings

Posted on Sunday 01 September 2013 by Mrs Taylor

As we start the new school year, our SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) theme focuses on New beginnings. 

We begin this half term with a focus on manners: I can greet someone politely.

Subsequently, I can make someone feel welcome is the first SEAL statement to launch the theme of New beginnings.

New beginnings allows children the opportunity to discuss and reflect on how they or others may feel in a new situation or setting.  This SEAL theme offers children the opportunity to see themselves as valued individuals within a community, and to contribute to shaping a welcoming, safe and fair learning community for all.

The key areas of learning throughout this theme are empathy, self-awareness, social skills and motivation.

Through discrete SEAL lessons, circle times and across the curriculum, children will explore feelings of happiness and excitement, sadness, anxiety and fearfulness, while learning (and putting into practice) shared models for calming down and problem-solving.

New beginnings supports the development of a learning community in each classroom where all members feel that they belong.  Class contracts, produced at the start of the year, allow children to contribute to how they feel they can achieve a safe and fair learning community.

Time for a Smart Restart?

Posted on Sunday 01 September 2013 by Mrs Taylor

Coming back to school after the holidays is a great time to make a fresh start and to get into a healthier routine for the new term. Change4Life’s brand new campaign – Smart Restart – has now launched and encourages families to take on one change for the better, for six weeks.

Have you seen the TV advert for the campaign?

Research by Public Health England shows that sticking to a healthy routine right from the start of term can have real benefits. Children that do more physical activity have improved concentration levels, enjoy good relationships with classmates and have fewer reports of problems. It is also associated with lower levels of worry amongst children.

So by signing up for the free Smart Restart, you will receive offers, discounts and lots of support with the free app, emails and texts to help you stick to your chosen healthy change all the way through to half term. You can also enjoy Disney family fun and games in the kids’ zone.

From super lunches to beat the treats, there are a variety of changes to follow. Let us know how you get on.