Welcome to Year 2.
We hope you enjoy looking at our photographs and finding out what we have been doing.
On Wednesday 28th June, as part of our topic "Beachcombers", we went to Filey.
The rain was relentless, but we put on our best smiles and had a great day anyway! We walked through the town, looking at the different types of shops they had, compared to Alwoodley. Unfortunately, we were unable to visit the lifeboat station, as it was closed. After an early lunch we headed for the beach to build sandcastles in the rain. The weather didn't dampen our spirits, and we finished the day with a lovely ice cream. The children were fabulous and didn't complain at all!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all our helpers. We couldn't have done it without you!
This half term we are having an extra PE session with the sports coaches. We will be trying lots of different sports in these multi skills sessions. This week we were trying hockey, and had to concentrate really hard to control and move the ball around the gates.
It was harder than it looks!
On Thursday 8th June we held our elections for next years school council representatives.
As you can see we had lots of prospective candidates, all of whom presented a short "manifesto!" The whole class cast their votes in the afternoon, and our 2 successful candidates, for next year, were Finn and Loretta.
Congratulations to both of them, and well done to everyone who took part.
We're having a fabulous time in Year 2 during fitness week!
From Wake-Up-Shake-Up, to the daily mile run, from fun on the obstacle races to a relaxing yoga session. There's so much going on, and we're even managing to fit in some numeracy and literacy!!
We had a wonderful day at Harlow Carr Gardens on Tuesday. We became animal detectives for the day, looking for the different minibeasts that live in the gardens. We went on a minibeast hunt in the woods and then did some pond dipping. In the afternoon we made our own minibeast hotels and even had time for a play in the tree house!
Thank you to all our parent helpers, we hope you enjoyed yourselves too!
We enjoyed our walk in Adel Woods looking at habitats and minibeasts.
World Book Day
Yesterday Year 2 celebrated World Book Day by leading a fantastic assembly for the whole school. They then went back to class and took part in lots of different reading activities! Have a look at some of the pictures of what they did!
We have had a fabulous day finding out about the work of Florence Nightingale and why she is an important figure in our history .
We completed some jigsaws to discover Florence.
We completed a timeline and then looked closely at some artefacts.
We travelled back in time to Scutari. The hospital that Florence found was dirty and unhygienic . We had to make sure it was cleaned up and ready for wounded soldiers.
We had a very busy day.
We have had a busy week working on our exciting topic of Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. We designed and made our own castles and we are very proud of them. What do you think?
We had a visit from Yorkshire Water today. We learnt about the water cycle and heard that Yorkshire Water are working in our area. We know we have to keep ourselves safe by not playing near sites where people are working or where there may be machinery. We were very lucky because Mr O'Donnell brought a digger that we could look at and sit inside. Thank you Mr O'Donnell.
I hope you all had a very happy holiday. The children have come back into school happily and we are looking forward to the new term ahead. here are some photographs to show our pre Christmas activities.
As part of our materials topic we challenged ourselves to make a bridge out of newspaper to support one of our lego figures. Look how we got on.
We went on a walk to find out about our local area.
We were happy to welcome the dental students into our classroom. They told us all about how we should look after our teeth with careful brushing.
What a wonderful surprise! We loved playing in the snow.
We had lots of fun making pizzas.We had to measure out our ingredients, mix them all together and knead our dough for about 5 minutes. It was hard work but our pizzas tasted yummy!
We have been busy mixing colours and trying to produce our own fantastic art work.
We have been busy with our number work. We are learning about place value and how to partition numbers.
We were very proud to share our work on Chosen People in our assembly.
We have had a wonderful morning using our senses to explore different types of substances. We thought of some interesting words to describe what we could feel.