"Some outstanding teaching enables pupils to make rapid progress because they are inspired to independently apply and extend their skills through challenging learning actvities"
OFSTED Report 2012
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Welcome to Year Two's class page. We are working very hard in our class and having fun too. Later in the year we will be doing our SATs tests so we are trying our best to listen well and improve our knowledge.
Year 2 were visited by staff and Year Two children from Scholes J&I School in Huddersfield. All the children and staff have had a fabulous day getting to know each other. The children have enjoyed learning about different cultures and each other's schools.
The children from Scholes visited a local mosque in the morning. Mufti Zakaria a local Imam spoke to the children about the architecture of the building and the importance of the minaret. He also explained why no images are displayed in mosques andhow the crescent and moon are symbols of Islam.
The children learned all about the 5 pillars of Islam and were given the opportunity to do the 'Wadhu' which is a cleansing routine performed by Muslims before prayer.
Ahmad in Year 6 recited passages from the Qu'ran whch everyone enjoyed listening to.
In the afternoon all the children took part in actvities in the hall. Children tried on Islamic clothes, had henna patterns painted on their hands, made pop up mosques, created friendship bookmarks and completed an Islamic wordsearch.
The children have just started their new Science topic, Electricity. Miss Foster put them into small groups and challenged them to make the bulb light up:
At first they werem't sure what to do until one clever team figured it out:
After that, everybody was successful and some groups even had a go at adding more bulbs to their circuit:
In Literacy this half-term the children are studying poetry. Recently they had a go at 'performance poetry' in groups of 5. Each group was given a copy of the poem 'The Shape I'm In' by James Carter and challenged to come up with actions for each line. I then read the poem whilst the children performed it. I think you'll agree that their performances are wonderful and they came up with some really good actions. Take a look at the 6 videos below:
In this week's Art with Miss Foster the children have been making Christmas decorations. Some children made little trees and Santas to hang up, some had a go at making lanterns whilst others created paper chains. I think you'll agree they all look fabulous!
On Friday 7th December the Year 2 children went on a trip to Kirkstall Abbey House Museum. They took part in a Victorian workshop all about houses and homes before taking a walk around the museum and, finally, around the abbey itself. They finished off the day with a trip to the playground. Take a look at the video below:
For Art Enrichment Week Year 2 looked at the De Stijl movement and the work of Piet Mondrian. The children made pencil drawings of Mondrian's work before going on to create large paintings with a 3D element. They also used collage and ICT to create Modernist-inspired works of art. Take a look at the photos below:
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We have enjoyed looking closely at different fruits in our class. We did some observational drawings using coloured pencils and tried our best to use shade and tone. After that we chose some felt and created our fruit in a collage form. We used wool, beads, sequins and other types of fabric.
Today, at Carlton, we had a very special party to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Each class showcased a country from the Commonwealth. Year 2 chose to present the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in the United Kingdom. We loved dressing up and performing for our parents. The scones and buns were delicious too!
Children in Year 2 have been looking at the artist Kandinsky and producing pictures in his style.
Wassily Kandinsky was born on December 16, 1866, in Moscow, Russia. Kandinsky was especially interested in colour, even as a child. Beginning in his earlier, more realistic paintings, Kandinsky used colour to show emotion rather than to make objects look real. As he grew as an artist, Kandinsky became more concerned with the power of colour in describing what he was feeling. He wanted to use colour to make his viewers feel emotion, too.
As part of our topic work we have been learning about Nocturnal animals. The children did some fantastic research and non-chronological writing. They enjoyed making a collage of Day and Night animals.
We enjoyed learning about Nocturnal animals so much that we visited Tropical World at Roundhay in Leeds. We saw lots of animals and had an exciting time watching them.
We have worked hard in Design and Technology to create our own vehicles with moving wheels. We used cereal boxes, dowel rod and wooden wheels.
Children in Year 2 had an 'eggciting' time decorating eggs for our Easter egg competition in school. There were some 'eggcelent' space aliens!!
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We enjoyed a fab Friday! Year 2 went cross country running with Mr Procter and Mrs Fielding, it was hard work but fun! We showcased all the fantastic work we had done during the week on our stand at the Enterprise Afternoon and the children had a brilliant time watching the staff compete in a netball match against pupils! The staff won - but only just!! Take a look below at some photos from the day....
We also read the story of 'Oliver's Vegetables', a story which covers many issues around healthy eating and growing food. Take a look at our brilliant display outside our classroom - we enjoyed being creative in Art and producing lovely work to go on our display!
The children in year 2 thought about a healthy lunch and designed their own lunch box.
We took part in an energising dance session in the hall and had to think of our own dance routine!
Mrs Motley and Mrs Audsley lead a dance session in the hall and taught the children how to do a square dance and a river dance. The children loved it.
We listened to the story of 'Oliver's Vegetables'and then we made our own soup using leeks, carrots and potatoes. Miss Bobat sneaked some and said it was delicious!!
Today was the first day of our Healthy School's Week. Mrs Othick, our school cook, helped us to make healthy lunches. We had great fun mixing the tuna and we loved grating the cheese to go inside our sandwiches.
Children in Year 2 have been learning about Road Safety. We did a traffic survey outside school to count the number and type of vehicles that pass our school. We made a graph of our results.
Today we had a fabulous day in school for World Book Day. We enjoyed dressing up as book characters and doing lots of fun activities. In the afternoon we were lucky enough to be able to watch a production of The Wizard of Oz.
Three stunning Snow Whites..... but where are the dwarfs?!!!
Three fabulous fairies!
Five pretty princesses!
Three Super Spidermen!
Even in fancy dress we still work hard! Look at us during our Read , Write Inc lesson!
Below is a video of Mrs Booth reading Roald Dahl's version of Little Red Riding Hood!
Visit from Sir William Petty
We learned about The Great Fire of London in Year 2 including how the fire spread. We designed a new layout for London.
Year 2 Children went to Dewsbury Minster to learn about the Christian faith. the children enjoyed looking at the stained glass windows.
We asked lots of question and learned about baptism. the vicar showed us the alter and the Bible.