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Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together ● Inspired To Be Successful’

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

To get in touch with the Year 2 team, email :

year2@parkspringprimary.co.uk

2A

Teacher– Miss Horton

Teaching assistants– Mrs Patrascu, Miss Pierre, Miss Croft and Miss Waller

 

2B

Teacher– Miss Smith

Teaching assistant– Miss Starbuck

 

Important information

Home Learning: Home learning is set on a Monday: please use your login in details to go on  Lexia, Reading Eggs, Time table Rockstars/Numbots.

Weekly spellings will be sent out on a Monday and there will be a test on the following Monday.

Reading records:We expect children to be reading at home three times each week.

Your child will bring a levelled reading book home every Monday ​and this should be returned to school on the following Monday. They will also bring home a book from the school library to share and enjoy with you.

The reading record will be checked by your child’s class teacher to ensure your child is reading three times a week at home.

Your child will be provided with a plastic book bag to transport their book in.

PE: Tuesday and Thursday- Children can come in their PE kit on these days.

Roll up and read will take place on Tuesday Mornings 8:45 – 9:00am, we look forward to seeing you!

Useful links

Click here for the Information PowerPoint about the Year 2 SATS in Summer term 2.

Click the LINK!

 

TT Rockstars

Mathletics

Reading Eggs

Lexia

What are we learning about this year?

2023/2024

Year Group 2 Curriculum Maps (LTP and topic themes)

Summer 2:

Our Class Readers for Summer 2 are: The Great Explorer and Michael Recycle

The Great Explorer : Judge, Chris: Amazon.co.uk: Books Michael Recycle: Amazon.co.uk: Ellie Bethel, Alexandra Colombo: 9781845392819: Books

Our author of the half term is Roald Dahl

https://www.roalddahl.com/

For our Geography topic, we are learning about what The 7 Continents of the world. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Y2 ContinentsCompassKO

For our RE topic, we are learning about what How we can look after our planet. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: RE KO

In cooking we are making a fruit smoothie Year 2 Cooking fruit smoothie Knowledge Organiser

For our PSHE topic we are learning about Medicine and Me.

In MindMate we are learning about Life Changes

In P.E. on Tuesdays we will be learning OOA (Outdoor adventure activities) and Commando Joe

On Thursdays we will be learning Gymnastics

Summer 1:

Our Class Readers for Summer 1 are: The Disgusting Sandwich and The Dragon Machine

The Disgusting Sandwich: Amazon.co.uk: Edwards, Gareth, Shaw, Hannah: 8601404268892: Books The Dragon Machine: Amazon.co.uk: Ward, Helen, Anderson, Wayne: 9781787416277: Books

Our author of the half term is Andrea Beaty

http://www.andreabeaty.com/

For our Science topic, we are learning about Materials. Here is our Knowledge Organiser for this topic:

YEAR 2 HT5 KO are all materials useful

For our Art topic, we are learning about Natural Art. Here is our Knowledge Organiser for this topic: Yr 2 KO Natural art

For our Music topic, we are learning about drawing sounds. Here is our Knowledge Organiser for this topic: Summer Y2 KO Music

For our RE topic, we are learning about what Jesus taught us. Here is our Knowledge Organiser for this topic: RE KO What did Jesus teach and how did he live

For our Mindmate topic, we are learning about friends and families.

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about RSE.

In P.E. on Wednesdays we are very lucky to have a Leeds Rhino coach teaching Run, Jump and Throw. On Thursdays we will be learning Dance.

Week 6:

This week we have been writing our own versions of The Disgusting Sandwich, we have really enjoyed this story and have worked hard writing our stories up neat to have on display in our classrooms.

Week 5:

Continuing on with our Materials topic we explored this week how materials can be bent, squashed, twisted and stretched. We had fun exploring which materials could revert back to their original shape and which ones could not.

Week 4:

For science this week we conducted an experiment on what material is best for a child’s dungarees. We had different materials such as denim, nylon, netting, cotton and silk. We found out that denim was the best as it was the strongest and took it the most rubs for a hole to form!

Week 3:

This week we had an Art drop down day, learning all about Georgia O’Keefe and Andy Goldsworthy and how they used nature in their art. We made our own view finders and explored the school grounds to find interesting plants and flowers we would like to sketch. We also used chalk to explore how we can blend colours together.

Week 2:

This week in science we are looking at materials and their properties. We explored what materials were suitable for everyday objects we can find around school.

 

Week 1:

This week in Mindmate we learnt about how our words and actions can affect other people. We reflected on times someone’s actions have impacted on our feelings.

Spring 2:

Our Class Reader for Spring 2 is: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (Young Reading Series 2): Amazon.co.uk: Sebag-Montefiore, Mary, Marks, Alan: 9780746092293: Books

Our Author of the half term is Dick King Smith

About – Dick King-Smith (dickkingsmith.com)

Dick King-Smith - Wikipedia George Speaks : King-Smith, Dick, McGeagh, Stanley: Amazon.co.uk: Books The Hodgeheg - Scholastic Shop

For our Science topic, we are learning about Habitats and Plants. Here are our Knowledge Organisers for this topic:

Science habitats KO Science Plants KO

For our Art topic, we are learning about Shelia Fell’s art work. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Art KO

For our DT topic, we are learning about linkages. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

DT KO

For our RE topic, we are learning about how new life is welcomed. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

RE KO

For our Music topic, we are learning about different styles of Rock music. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Music KO

In P.E. on Tuesdays we are learning Hit, Catch, Run. On Thursdays we will be learning Gymnastics.

Week 6:

We had such a great time at St Mark’s church this week. We learnt all about Baptisms and how important it is for Christians when welcoming new life. We sang hymns, made beeswax candles and even had a celebration in the afternoon. A great way to end the Spring term.

 

Week 5:

This week we have reviewed the results of our Cress experiment, we found out that the Cress with sunlight and water grew the best!

We have also began our RE topic this week ‘how new life is welcomed’ and discussed how it feels to be in a new year group or new school. We’re very excited for our trip next week!

Week 4:

We went minibeast hunting this week to explore Micro habitats for our Science topic and found some interesting things – spiders, slugs, butterflies and woodlouse. We are hoping to go minibeast hunting again when the weather is warmer!

Week 3:

We have conducted another experiment this week, this time we are predicting how cress will grow in different conditions. We have all made individual predictions on which seeds will grow the best. We have created 4 experiments – water and sunlight, water and no sunlight, sunlight and no water and finally no water and no sunlight. We will check them next week to see if our predictions were correct!

We really enjoyed World Book Day – check out our books we brought in.

Week 2:

This week the children have been busy decorating our class libraries into a secret garden! They have read the story of the secret garden in Reading lessons and will begin to write a description of their own secret garden in English. Why not join us next Tuesday for roll up and read to see how great our libraries look?

We have also been keeping an eye on our bulb growth, some have started to grow roots!

Week 1:

For one of our Science topics next term we have become apprentice gardeners! We are growing our own plants in class using Gladioli bulbs, we don’t know what colour they will grow to be, or how tall they will even grow! We have a bulb diary were we will record our bulbs progress over the coming weeks. We’re excited to watch them grow.

Spring 1:

Our Class Readers for Spring 1 are:

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs: Amazon.co.uk: Scieszka, Jon, Smith, Lane: 9780140540567: BooksThree Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig: A hilarious picture book story perfect for any child who loves a twist in the tale: Amazon.co.uk: Trivizas, Eugene, Oxenbury, Helen: 8601418425458: Books

Our Author of the half term is Simon Bartram

Books By Simon Bartram | LoveReading4Kids

Q&A Simon Bartram Artist Profile - Arena Illustration Man on the Moon: a day in the life of Bob (Bartram, Simon Series): Amazon.co.uk: Bartram, Simon, Bartram, Simon: 9781840114911: BooksBob's Best Ever Friend by Simon Bartram | Waterstones

For our History topic, we are learning about what The Victorians. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

KO The Victorians

For our DT topic, we are learning about threading a needle and sewing a simple stitch. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Year 2 Knowledge organiser DT

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about keeping safe. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Keeping safe and managing risk PSHE KO

For our Cooking topic, we are learning about how to making scones. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Year 2 Cooking cheese scones Knowledge Organiser

Week 5:

This week we visited Armley Mills and had such a fun day, we explored the wonders of weaving and got to explore a Victorian household, rich vs poor and looked at artefacts that would have been used during this time.

Week 4:

Year 2 travelled back in time today and visited Park Spring Victorian School. We enjoyed our morning assembly reciting our morning prayer. The rest of the day we practised our maths skills, drawing skills and needlecraft. We had such fun but all agreed the teachers were very strict! We’re excited for our trip next Tuesday when we dress up as Victorians again for Armley Mills!

 

   

Week 3:

This week in PSHE we have been learning about how to keep ourselves safe and how to manage risks, we looked at dangers in the home and how best to avoid dangers and reduce hazards. We looked at some pictures and identified the dangers and discussed in a group.

Week 2:

This week we have had an exciting visitor, her majesty Queen Victoria came forward in time to grace us with her presence and answer all of our questions. We had time to research who she was and who the Victorians were so that we could ask some sensible questions. We enjoyed her visit and learnt lots about her and the period she came from,

Week 1:

We kicked off our first week back with an R.E. drop down day which covered learning from last term (as it was so busy with our Christmas performance). We learnt about good choices and how and why rules are in place. We have also started our History topic learning all about ‘The Victorians’ and made a timeline of events.

Autumn 2:

Our Class Reader for Autumn 2 is:

Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/katie-morag

Katie Morag And The Tiresome Ted (Katie Morag, 3) : Hedderwick, Mairi: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Our Author of the half term is Mini Grey

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/41982/mini-grey/

Traction Man Is Here (Traction Man, 1): Amazon.co.uk: Grey, Mini: 9780099451099: Books Toys in Space: Amazon.co.uk: Grey, Mini: 9781849415613: Books Mini Grey

In Geography we are learning about Islands, here is our Knowledge Organiser.

!Y2 ContrastingLocalitiesKO

In Design and Technology we are learning how to use a running stitch, here is our Knowledge Organiser.

Year 2 Knowledge organiser Running Stitch (1)

In Religious Education, we are learning about how to make good choices, here is our Knowledge Organiser.

KO

In Science we are looking at What happens when we grow, here is our Knowledge organiser.

Year 2 HT2 knowledge organiser Science

Week 7: 

We have had such a busy week in Year 2, making our luggage tags using a running stitch technique and celebrating the end of term at our Christmas party. Next term we are learning all about Victorians, if you are looking for something to do over the holidays, Thackray Museum of Medicine has a great Victorian street setting. Click the link to find out more!

https://thackraymuseum.co.uk/


Week 6: 

In Science this week we conducted an investigation on how our bodies grow as we get older. We looked at our head sizes and hand sizes. We found out that age doesn’t really affect how our bodies change and grow. We had fun conducting these and recording our results.

 

Week 5: 

This week in Science we are looking at how we grow. In our first lesson we decided what babies needed and what they don’t need. Next week we will be conducting experiments on how our heads and hands grow as we get older.

Week 4: 

This week children are writing their final paragraphs for their island brochures which they will write up neat into their own brochure booklet to show parents at our reading event in Week 6.

They have also been hard at work practising their songs and lines for our school Nativity also in Week 6. We can’t wait for you to come and see it!

Week 3:

This week Year 2 had a Geography drop down day to finish off our topic, ‘Would you like to live on an Island?’. We compared the Isle of Coll to Edinburgh and learnt all about India and how it compares to the United Kingdom. We had fun researching India using the internet and looked at some resources that relate to Indian culture.

Week 2: 

We have learnt all about Remembrance Day this week, learning key facts about World War 1 and why remembering our fallen soldiers is so important. We designed our own posters and made a poppy which will go up on display in our class.

Week 1: 

This week in English we made our own Islands! We are learning all about Islands this term and we can’t wait to find out more

Autumn 1:

This term our focus is all about Super heroes!

Our Class Readers for Autumn 1 are:

Supertato

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/supertato

 

Our author of the half term is Anthony Browne

http://www.anthonybrownebooks.com

The Anthony Browne 10 Picture Books Collection- Look What I've Got, Through the Magic Mirror, Willy the Wimp, Willy the Champ, Willy and the Cloud, Willy the Dreamer, Piggybook, Silly Billy..etc by

For our Science topic we are learning about ‘What makes a superhero?’ Here is our knowledge organiser.

Year 2 HT1 knowledge organiser

For our R.E. topic we are learning about ‘How and Why do people pray?’ Here is our Knowledge organiser.

How and why do people pray KO

For our Cooking topic, we are learning about how to make a fruit salad. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Year 2 Cooking fruit salad Knowledge Organiser

Week 8: 

We had some much fun on our History drop down day, we had a visit from BoomChikkaBoom! who taught us Caribbean dances and what carnival festival is all about, we then spent the rest of the day learning about Arthur France. Check out our Carnival head dresses!

 

Week 7: 

Check out some of our own Supertatos we made! These will help us write our own set of instructions this week in English.

Week 6:

This week we had our Super Hero day and got to show off our fantastic Supertato comics during our reading event. We made a healthy fruit salad which gave us fuel to complete some Super Hero activities. We also got to see the results of our egg shell experiment. We found out that water is the best drink for your teeth as the sugar in the Cola and Orange Juice made the egg shell change colour, crack and very weak!

Week 5:

Following on with our ‘What makes a Super Hero healthy?’ topic, we have conducted some experiments to prove that hygiene and healthy foods are super important. We made predictions and learnt what makes a fair test. Firstly, we looked at how washing our hands correctly is the most effective way to get rid of germs, we found out that warm soapy water works best! Secondly, we placed egg shells in 3 types of liquids; coca cola, orange juice and water. We cannot wait to see what happens to the egg shells on Monday!

 

 

Week 4:

This week we have had a visit from who we thought was going to be a Healthy Super Hero – we were very wrong! ‘Healthy Hannah’ (supposedly) came to visit Year 2 and share how she stays healthy so she can save people from danger. Turns out she wasn’t very healthy at all! She didnt exercise, naps all day and eats nothing but junk food and fizzy pop. She doesn’t even shower, wash her hair or brush her teeth! We all agreed we would not want her to come back and visit us again.

On Friday the children in Year 2 enjoyed a whole day of Art activities. They learned all about Pop Art and had great fun experimenting with paints and mixing primary, secondary and tertiary colours. They then designed their very own Superhero Mask. We are looking forward to finishing these in the coming weeks.

Week 3:

Police officer? Check. Guide dog? Check. Chef? Check. Aspirations week was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Year 2 had the pleasure of listening to fascinating stories of people with exciting jobs. We got to ask them questions and Miss Smith even got to ride a bike simulator!

 

Week 2:

This week we have enjoyed learning more about super heroes and what keeps us healthy, we created a healthy food plate consisting of the different food groups needed to make a balanced diet.

In Commando Joe’s the children worked hard to get accepted into the King’s Guard. Check our our Beef Eater hats and stamps!

   

 

Week 1:

We’ve had a great start to the year and have started our new topic on ‘Superheroes’. This week we have made superhero masks, shields, puppets and have started reading our Class Reader ‘Supertato’.

2022/2023

Summer 2:

For our Geography topic, we are learning about what The 7 Continents of the world. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Y2 ContinentsCompassKO

For our DT topic, we are learning about what linkages. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Year 2 How many linkages do you need to make a flying bee KO

For our RE topic, we are learning about what How we can look after our planet. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: RE KO

Our Class Readers for Summer 2 are: The Great Explorer and Michael Recycle

The Great Explorer : Judge, Chris: Amazon.co.uk: Books Michael Recycle: Amazon.co.uk: Ellie Bethel, Alexandra Colombo: 9781845392819: Books

Our author of the half term is Roald Dahl

The Imagination of Roald Dahl - Born September 13th, 1916 Roald Dahl Pack x 6 - Scholastic Shop

Week 4: For achieving our class reward 2A had a water fight at school! We had so much fun and we are very proud that we achieved our reward!!

Week 3: We had a DT drop down day this week and created a moving picture using a lever! We chose between a moving flower picture or a space theme! We designed our own picture and had lots of fun making it!

 

Week 2: We had a very exciting visitor this week! D-side Dave came in to our class and spoke to us about different body parts and how we can keep healthy! We then had to decide where each organ lived in our bodies!

Week 1: We have had a very busy first back! We have turned into Dragon catchers and we have started to write instructions on how to ‘Catch a Dragon’. In Maths we have been learning about measure and have been using rulers to measure accurately.

Dragon Clip Art Images - Free Download on Freepik Ruler 2 Ruler SVG School Supplies Svg Math Svg Geometry - Etsy UK

Summer 1: 

Our Class Readers for Summer 1 are: The Disgusting Sandwich and The Dragon Machine

The Disgusting Sandwich: Amazon.co.uk: Edwards, Gareth, Shaw, Hannah: 8601404268892: Books The Dragon Machine: Amazon.co.uk: Ward, Helen, Anderson, Wayne: 9781787416277: Books

Our author of the half term is Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty on getting kids engaged in politics | BookTrustAndrea Beaty Children's Author

For our Science topic, we are learning about Materials. Here is our Knowledge Organiser for this topic: Science materials KO

For our Art topic, we are learning about Natural Art. Here is our Knowledge Organiser for this topic: Yr 2 KO Natural art

For our Music topic, we are learning about drawing sounds. Here is our Knowledge Organiser for this topic: Summer Y2 KO Music

For our RE topic, we are learning about what Jesus taught us. Here is our Knowledge Organiser for this topic: RE KO What did Jesus teach and how did he live

For our Mindmate topic, we are learning about friends and families.

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about RSE.

Week 5: This week we had a very exciting day! It was Science day!! We turned into scientists for the full day and carried out experiments using different materials. We test ow many rubs it would take to rub a hole into different fabrics and test if you can change the shapes of different objects. It was a brilliant day 🙂

 

Week 3: This week we went outside and created a natural art sculpture. We collect natural items from outside and worked as a team to build our art work. We are very impressed with our beautiful artwork!

Week 1:

We have had a very exciting week this week! First of all we read our new class reader of the half term ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ and then we made our own disgusting sandwich! We went outside and collect all sorts of disgusting things to put in our sandwich! (luckily no one wanted to eat them!) We are now looking forward to writing our own instructions on how to make a disgusting sandwich.

Spring 2:

Our Class Reader for Spring 2 is: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (Young Reading Series 2): Amazon.co.uk: Sebag-Montefiore, Mary, Marks, Alan: 9780746092293: Books

Our Author of the half term is Dick King Smith

Dick King-Smith - Wikipedia George Speaks : King-Smith, Dick, McGeagh, Stanley: Amazon.co.uk: Books The Hodgeheg - Scholastic Shop

For our Science topic, we are learning about Habitats and Plants. Here are our Knowledge Organisers for this topic:

Science habitats KO Science Plants KO

For our Art topic, we are learning about Shelia Fell’s art work. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Art KO

For our DT topic, we are learning about linkages. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

DT KO

For our RE topic, we are learning about how new life is welcomed. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

RE KO

For our Music topic, we are learning about different styles of Rock music. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Music KO

Spring 1:

Our Class Readers for Spring 1 are:

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs: Amazon.co.uk: Scieszka, Jon, Smith, Lane: 9780140540567: BooksThree Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig: A hilarious picture book story perfect for any child who loves a twist in the tale: Amazon.co.uk: Trivizas, Eugene, Oxenbury, Helen: 8601418425458: Books

Our Author of the half term is Simon Bartram

Q&A Simon Bartram Artist Profile - Arena Illustration Man on the Moon: a day in the life of Bob (Bartram, Simon Series): Amazon.co.uk: Bartram, Simon, Bartram, Simon: 9781840114911: BooksBob's Best Ever Friend by Simon Bartram | Waterstones

For our History topic, we are learning about what The Victorians. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

KO The Victorians

For our DT topic, we are learning about threading a needle and sewing a simple stitch. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Year 2 Knowledge organiser DT

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about keeping safe. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Keeping safe and managing risk PSHE KO

For our Cooking topic, we are learning about how to make a fruit salad. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

Year 2 Cooking fruit salad Knowledge Organiser

Spring 2:

Week 5: We have had a very exciting week in Science! We have been learning about different habitats and which animals would live in that habitat. We have also been busy growing and looking after our own plants! We have been looking at how the bulbs grow and have been recording our findings in our bulb diaries! It has been very exciting watching the roots grow longer and the stems grow.

Week 3: This week we went on our class trip to Armley Mills and it was a brilliant day!! We visited the factory and learnt about the different jobs children had to and they even turned a machine on and we watched our how it worked!! We then took part in a weaving workshop and brush sheep wool with a carding brush and created our own weave! It was a brilliant day and the children were so sensible 🙂

Week 2: We started our new writing topic this week and had a very exciting hook! After we had finished reading our class reader ‘The Secret Garden’ we created our own secret garden in our classroom with the help of our parents! we made flowers, insects, grass which has transformed our reading area!

Week 1: We had our drop down day for RE this week! We learnt all about how Muslims and Christians celebrate new life and how they welcome babies into the world. We designed welcome badges, new baby cards and even held our own pretend baptism service – it was a very exciting afternoon!!

 

Week 6:

This week we had a very exciting day! We travelled back in time and attended a Victorian school! Our teachers were Miss Strictly and Miss Basham and they were VERY strict!!! We started our day chanting the alphabet and our doubles to 10, it was very boring and repetitive! We then had an object lesson and looked at a piece of fruit. In the afternoon we had a drill lesson and recited poems, the children were very happy when the day was over!

Week 4/5: 

This week we have been very busy writing own own versions of a fairy tale! We started by reading ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Then we looked at different versions of the story and our read class reader ‘The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig’. We planned out our stories and changed the ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’. We are very excited to share ourn own versions with our Grown ups at our Fairy tale Reading event 🙂

 

Week 3: 

We had a very special visitor this week! Queen Victoria travelled from the Victorian times to come and answer our questions. We asked lots of questions about where she lives, who her family members are and why she always wears black. It was a very exciting afternoon and we really enjoyed her visit!

 

Week 2:

This week have turned into detectives and have been working for ‘The Fairy tale police’. We read the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin and the next day we were shocked to hear he had left us a message! We created Wanted Posters and stuck them up around school in the hope that we could try and catch him!

RUMPELSTILTSKIN page from storybook Gyo Fujikawa | Illustration, Rumpelstiltskin, Fairytale art

Week 1:

What a lovely and busy first week we have had back!

For this half term we will be focusing on Fairy tales and writing our own version of a fairy tale. To start of our exciting topic we read lots of different Fairy tales and looked at the features of them. We enjoyed discussing goodies and baddies and sharing which were our favourites!

 

In PSHE this week we had to work as a team to build the tallest tower using only 6 pieces of paper! Which proved to be very tricky! We looked at what worked well in our groups and what we change next time if we were to do the task again.

Autumn 2:

Our Class Reader for Autumn 2 is:

Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted

Katie Morag And The Tiresome Ted (Katie Morag, 3) : Hedderwick, Mairi: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Our Author of the half term is Mini Grey

Traction Man Is Here (Traction Man, 1): Amazon.co.uk: Grey, Mini: 9780099451099: Books Toys in Space: Amazon.co.uk: Grey, Mini: 9781849415613: Books Mini Grey

Week 4:

This week we have been busy practising our Scottish Dancing moves! We have been learning key shapes and putting them into a routine! We look forward to sharing our dances moves at our Reading event 🙂

Week 2 and 3:

This we have turned into tour guides and have written brochures to get people to come to our islands! We have been using noun phrases and interesting sentences openers to excited our Readers. We have also been looking at the Isle of Coll and created our own maps showing human and physical features on Coll.

Isle of Coll – Development Coll

Week 1:

After a lovely half term we have had a very busy week back! We have started our new Learning Challenge topic ‘Would you like to live on an island?’ We have started our topic by looking at the Isle of Coll and the 4 Countries that make up the United Kingdom. For our English lessons we have made our own islands. We then used our senses to describe what we can see, hear, smell, touch and taste on our islands. We can’t wait to start writing a description of our island using noun phrases.

Autumn 1:

Our Class Readers for Autumn 1 are:

Supertato

Supertato : Hendra, Sue, Linnet, Paul: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Our author of the half term is Anthony Browne

The Anthony Browne 10 Picture Books Collection- Look What I've Got, Through the Magic Mirror, Willy the Wimp, Willy the Champ, Willy and the Cloud, Willy the Dreamer, Piggybook, Silly Billy..etc by

Week 7: 

Year 2 had a SUPER Superhero Day! We started our day with our parent workshop. We shared our class reader with our parents and took part in lots of different Superhero activities. We then created our own Superhero masks and created our own Superhero themed music! We then finished our exciting day by taking part in a Superhero obstacle course!

 

Week 6:

This week we have been writing our own Supertato Comics! To start our writing we acted out different scenarios using our own Veggies and Supertato! We then looked at the features of a comic and wrote our own caption, speech bubbles and thought bubbles. We can’t wait to share our comics at own Superhero parent workshop 🙂

Week 5:

For our English learning we have been writing instructions on ‘How to be a healthy Superhero’. We dressed up as Superheroes and acted out different ways we can stay healthy. We then wrote our ideas in our own ‘How to be a Healthy Superhero Manual’.

Week 4: This week Year 2 have turned into Scientists and carried out 2 investigations!

Our first investigation was ‘Which drink is the healthiest for our teeth?’ We used egg shells and three different drinks: cola, orange juice and water. We put the egg shells in each liquid and watched over the week how the egg shells changed. We then record the results in our Science books.

Our second experiment was ‘Which is the best way to wash our hands?’ we first made a prediction and guess which would be the best to wash our hands in cold water, warm water or warm water with soap. We then washed our hands for 20 seconds and observed which one was the best.

Week 3:

What an exciting week Year 2 have had. We had a very special visitor – a superhero called “Healthy Hannah”!  Sadly Hannah was not as healthy as we had expected! We were very disappointed and came up with different ideas to make “Un-healthy Hannah” healthy again!

Week 2:

This week we have been busy sharing our class reader ‘Supertato’ in our Guided Reading lessons. The children have loved reading how Supertato saves the veggies from the Evil Pea!! We have also been using our class reader in our English lessons to write a character description on Supertato using noun phrases.

Week 1:

We’ve had a great start to the year and have started our new topic on ‘Superheroes’. This week we have made superhero masks, shields, puppets and have started reading our Class Reader ‘Supertato’.

 

2021 /2022

Summer 2:

Our Class Readers for Summer 2 are:

Michael Recycle

Clean Up!

Clean Up! : Bryon, Nathan, Adeola, Dapo: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Our Author of the half term is Roald Dahl

 

 

Roald Dahl Collection 16 Fantastic Stories: Pakiet: Amazon.co.uk: Roald Dahl: 9780241377291: Books

Week 7:

What a busy last week we have had. We all thoroughly enjoyed the Reading Mastermind Champion of Champion competition and were cheering on Emily – our Year 2 contestant. She was a worthy runner up – narrrowly beaten in a nail biting tie breaker!!

We visited our new classes in KS2 on Wednesday and are all looking forward to being upstairs in September.

Today Year 2 enjoyed a water fight as a reward. The children took great pleasure in soaking the teachers!! We all had great fun.

 

We hope you all have a great summer and thank you for all your brilliant learning and support at home this year!!

 

 

 

Week 6:

This week we’ve had Explorer Day! What a day it was! We spent the mor

ning building dens and using a compass to follow instructions and find clues. Then in the afternoon we made some fruit ‘bugs’ and ate them round the campfire before toasting a marshmallow. We also really enjoyed exploring our grounds, finding bugs and then finally we ‘crossed the swamp’ by working together as a team.

Week 5:

We’ve had Sports Day this week on a glorious sunny day! We enjoyed rotating round the activities which included a standing long jump, javelin, hockey, hurdles and sprinting. It was lovely to have our families joining us for the day and during lunch time too.

 

Week 4:

Another busy week for us in Year 2 as we have been to Pudsey Library. We have been accepted on to a Reading Challenge so went to find out more about it. We listened to a story, completed a short activity and then learned how to take books out of the library and brought some back to school for us to read and share in the classroom. We have also been gifted lots of lovely, free books that we are excited to start reading.

Week 3:

This week we have been very busy with some extra-curricular activities- Forest School and Skipping School!

Half of the children went to Armley Leisure centre to compete against 7 other schools and really enjoyed participating in the different skipping events. These included a group skip, hop and swap, double bounce, side straddle and more. Miss Horton was very impressed with their behaviour and how well the children represented Park Spring.

Whilst some children were at Skipping School, the rest of the children were at Forest School with Miss Carey. At Forest School we built dens and made a spark to create a fire. It was lovely to watch the children working in a team and working together to build a den that was fit for all.

Week 2: 

Year 2 have had another busy week. We have been learning about the continents and the oceans of the world and talking about the different places we have visited. We are looking forward to learning more about the country Australia and seeing how similar /different it is to the UK.

We had a special visitor come to talk to us from D- Side who talked to us all about our bodies and  how to be healthy and keep safe when taking medicines.

 

Week 1: 

We’ve had a great start to the week with our Jubilee celebration day. We have learnt all about the 1990s through researching online and in books. We have also listened to music that was released in the 1990s including music by Take That, Oasis and the Spice Girls.

Lots of us joined in with the cake, crown and flag competitions. Take a look at the pictures below.

Summer 1:

Our Class Readers for Summer 1 are:

The Disgusting Sandwich and The Dragon Machine.

Our Author of the half term is Dick King Smith

Week 6:

This week we have enjoyed two cooking sessions. On Wednesday we made a Fruit Salad and on Thursday we made a Fruit Smoothie. The children took turns to cut the fruit using the bridge technique, they also learnt how to hedgehog a mango and how to use a blender. It was great to see the children trying fruit that they hadn’t tried before and enjoying it!

Week 5:

This week we have continued with our Natural Art topic and studied the natural sculptures created by Andy Goldsworthy. We then designed and made our own sculptures. This was great fun and the children really impressed us by being resourceful with the natural materials that they could find in our school grounds.

Week 4:

Our new Literacy topic has started… all about Dragons! We have watched some Dragon spotting videos and designed our very own dragon. Soon we will be creating a Dragon Spotters Guide… watch this space as when they’re complete, we will share some of them on this page.

We have also started a new Art topic looking at ‘Natural Art’ by Georgia O’Keefe and Andy Goldsworthy. We have evaluated their art work and then done a series of activities linked to this. As you can see below, we have used different shading techniques including blending to try and match the colours that we were using to the images.

Week 3:

This week we have finished our Disgusting Sandwich stories. We wrote our own versions and made sure they were SUPER disgusting! We have also started to explore relationships, talking about our families and discussing how girls and boys are similar in many ways. We have also discussed animals and the life cycle of animals.

Week 2:

This week we have started learning about Habitats in Science and we have focussed on Microhabitats. We went on a minibeast hunt to see what we could find in our school grounds. There were lots of different bugs in the Nature Garden under rocks, logs and leaf litter. Look at what we found…

Week 1:

We have started our new class reader in English and have made our very own Disgusting Sandwiches! We have written plans and then used our plans to make sure we included all the disgusting ingredients which included spiky, green grass, blue, mouldy cheese and sticky, white bird poo.

We have written some instructions on how to make a disgusting sandwich- which one looks the most disgusting?!

 

 

Spring 2

Week 5:

We have been learning all about urban and rural landscapes. We have been studying the paintings of Lowry and Fell to see their similarities and differences. Today we started experimenting with Lowry’s colours using acrylic paint. We have also tried painting Lowry’s signature people ‘match stick men’. Then we had a go at painting with water colours in the style of Fell’s landscapes and compared the different styles.

Week 4:

We went to Pudsey Civic Hall for a special music workshop called ‘Little Sing’. The hall had been transformed into a pirate island and we learnt lots of very catchy songs! We liked the ‘Banana Song’ and the ‘Tutti Fruity’ song best! We really showed our Park Spring values of being confident, happy, caring and resilient learners while we were out.

This week we made Mother’s Day cards with special levers and linkages as part of our DT project.

Week 3:

We have been using Charanga in Music to learn all about pulse (the heart beat in a song) and rhythm. We learn how to use the notes F and G on the chimes.

We have been learning all about plants in Science! We are predicting which method will be the best to grow a healthy plant. We are also keeping a seen diary to observe and analyse what a seeds needs to be able to germinate. We will be checking our seeds over the next few weeks to see what happens! We’ll update you soon!

Week 2:

We had our drop down day for RE this week! We learnt all about how Muslims and Christians celebrate new life and how they welcome babies into the world. We design welcome badges, new baby cards and even held our own pretend baptism service.

We had our first Roll up and Read on Wednesday where our parents were invited to come in and read with us in the classroom! We loved sharing and enjoying books with our adults.

 

We have started our new topic in Maths which is fractions! We have been using our resources to make equal and unequal parts before we introduce what fractions look like later in the week. This week Equalatron the robot asked Year 2 to help him build equal towers out of cubes  for his robocity of Equalopia! We also tried folding paper into equal parts to find how many way we could make equal parts! One of us even found we could fold our paper into 16 equal groups!

Week 1:

World Book Day 2022

We Spent lots of time celebrating our favourite books…

We had a lovely World Book Day. We brought in potatoes decorated as our favourite book characters and competed to be the winner of our class! What famous characters can you see?

We made puppets based on “The Unicorn Prince” by Saviour Pirotta who we are lucky enough to be meeting on Friday 4th March for a special author visit!

Secret Gardens!

To launch our new book in English and Reading lessons “The Secret Garden” we have created STUNNING secret gardens in our classrooms. We introduced the new topic with an exciting hook lesson where we designed and made all the items we wanted to have in our secret garden….then over night, something amazing happened and our book corners were transformed into magical, secret gardens! We have been practising using our senses to think of lots of exciting vocabulary and adjectives to help us write our very own secret garden descriptions.

On Monday we had an exciting skipping workshop in the hall! We learnt lots of new skills on how to use the rope in different ways.

 

Spring 1

Learning Challenge: History – Would you like to have lived under Queen Victoria’s reign?

Our class books this half term are : The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs and The 3 Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.

Week 7: 

We went on a trip to Armley Mills! It was such an exciting day. We spent time in a Victorian schoolroom with a very strict teacher that we had to call master! We learnt the 3 R’s: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic and and learnt all about punishments in school! Some of us had to wear the dunce hat, some of us had a left hand corrector and some of us even got put in a tin bathtub for being disobedient! We used slates, pen and ink and even did a Victorian drill! We also visited a weaver’s cottage and learnt about the lives of rich and poor. Finally we learnt all about factory life and how dangerous it could be for a child working in a mill!

Week 6: 

This week we have been writing in role as a Victorian child! We have written diary entries all about what it was like being in a Victorian school. We did some role-play in class and talked about how school in the Victorian period was different and similar to our school now!

Week 5:

In DT we have enjoyed designing and making our Victorian bookmarks! We learnt how to cross stitch and we are really proud of them!

 

Week 4:

Today we had a really exciting morning! We had a Music workshop in the hall and a very exciting performance about Skylar, a little girl who LOVED her piano. There were lots of interesting sounds included, as well as a super piano performance and even a rap! We learnt the key music words: dynamics, tempo, pitch and rhythm and had a go at making our voices and bodies change for each of the words we’d learnt.

 

Week 3:

We had a very special visit from her Majesty the Queen! No…not our current Queen Elizabeth II! We travelled back in time and were lucky enough to interview Queen Victoria herself!

We asked lots of questions about where she lives, who her family members are and why she always wears black. She was NOT impressed that children at Park Spring are allowed to speak and share ideas as she believes “children should be seen and not heard!”

What an experience!

We talked about problem solving and working in a team in PSHE. We had to work together to try and build the tallest tower using only 6 sheets of paper and a glue stick! Look what we managed to create…

Week 2:

We have started skipping using skipping ropes in Y2 this week! We are loving learning this new skill in PE and can’t wait to see how we progress over the term! Watch out for photos coming soon!

We have started learning multiplication in Maths and we have learnt how to group amounts and describe how many are in each group!

This week we had a bit of a scare as Rumpelstiltskin sent us a creepy voicemail telling us to WATCH OUT, as he heard us laughing at him when we read the story! We have made our own wanted posters to warn the children at Park Spring to let us know if they’ve seen him!

Week 1

It was lovely to welcome everyone back after their Christmas break. This week we have been learning  all about 3D shapes in Maths. Our topic in English is Fairy tales and we have done some super writing describing different characters. We have read the story of Rumpelstiltskin and enjoyed making predictions and using our inference skills to work out what is happening and how the characters might be feeling. We have also been thinking about what keeps us safe in PSHE.

Autumn 2

Learning Challenge: Geography – Would you like to live on an island?

Our class book this half term is Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted

This half term our Learning Challenge topic is ‘Would you like to live on an island?’ this is a Geography based topic.

Week 6

Check out our Powerpoints we made in Computing, linking to our Geography all about India! Today we learnt how to research using Kiddle, to copy and paste onto a powerpoint and also to add text to caption our pictures.

Well, that was a SUPER day! We have learnt so much about India in Geography! We have tasted Indian food, danced to Bollywood music, researched using books and QR codes on the Ipads, looked at the weather forecast and have learnt about Indian animals, as well as looked at real Indian clothes and fabrics!

This week has started with a bang with our Geography drop down day! We are learning all about India and will be comparing it to the Isle of Coll! What do you think we will be researching about?

Week 5

This week we have been practising our Christmas concert pieces! We have linked a dance to our learning about Katie Morag from the Isle of Struay which is a fictional island based on the real Isle of Coll, just off mainland Scotland! We are learning a Scottish dance using all the movements we’ve learnt in PE. We can’t wait for you to see it! Click on the link to see the music and dancing genre:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Nwgsc0TVY

We have also practised one of our songs called Ho! Ho! Ho! from the Charanga music scheme. We love it because it has a rap in it!

Our teachers are proud of us for being so mature when we’ve been doing our assessments this week and we have been working really hard.

Also, we have finished our persuasive brochures in our writing lessons! We published them this week and some of them are even on the writing displays in our classrooms! We are so proud of our hard work.

Week 4

On Friday we had a drop down day for Science. We have been learning all about babies and what they need to survive and to grow into healthy children. We compared our baby pictures to what we are like now as children.

We were lucky enough to interview Mrs Munton all about what it is like to look after a baby and to find out what her baby needs to be happy, healthy and safe! Thanks Mrs Munton for your help today!

We have been finishing off our luggage tags we have designed and made for DT! Look how we have used our design to help us make our final piece:

Week 3

On Monday we wore odd socks to school to raise awareness for Anti-bullying week! We know we are all unique and are all different but that we are all equal and special in our own ways. We are spreading the message of  this years theme ‘One Kind World’.

On Monday we published our Island setting descriptions. Look how amazing our work is! We have made so much progress in our writing since September!

This week we are designing our own luxury island resorts in English so we can write our own brochures using our new genre of persuasion!

This week our teachers are so impressed with how we are working with our new Maths resources: Rekenreks! We are getting more confident at identifying numbers and are able to confidently talk about numbers to ten in a variety of ways!

On Friday we celebrated Children in Need! The children were a lovely shade of yellow and were so positive in spreading the message of the charity and were keen to fundraise by entering the raffle and poster competition!

 

Week 1 and 2

This week we started our new topic all about islands!

In English lessons we went on an exploration to a new island and designed and made our own islands using lots of exciting topic vocabulary ready to write a setting description!

We are excited to be using a new resource in Maths called Rekenreks! They are helping our number fluency and recognising number facts quickly!

In DT we designed our own luggage tags and have learnt how to do a running stitch to join 2 pieces of fabric together. We used our school value of resilience to persevere when threading our needles and we were patient while learning our new skill!

In  RE we have made a friendship paper chain to show how having class rules and responsibilities helps us to have a safe and happy learning environment. This will help us understand why Muslims and Christians follow rules to help them live a good life later in the term. We came up with ideas such as ‘be kind’, ‘show 5’ and ‘be resilient’ to name a few!

 

Autumn 1

Learning Challenges:

Science – What makes a superhero? –      Children will learn how to keep healthy, different food types and what makes a balanced diet, why exercise is important and the importance of good hygiene

Music – Composing Superhero Music      The children will be listening to different pieces of music and exploring pitch, tempo and dynamics and how this effects a piece of music.

Art – Making Superhero 3D Masks    The children will learn about Pop Art and will use bold  colour to create their own Superhero Mask.

Our class book this half term is Supertato by Sue Hendra

In our English and Reading lessons we shall be using our class novel as a stimulus for writing descriptions, instructions and a comic.

 

Black History Day

Today Children in Year 2 learned about Windrush and the Windrush generation. They took part in some role play and were really sensible during class discussions. We then made some anti racism posters. In the afternoon we celebrated some Caribbean Culture – listening to reggae, steel pans. We watched some videos of the Leeds Carnival and made our own head dresses and even tasted plantain, ginger cake and coconut water.

SUPERHERO DAY!!

Year 2 had a great day on Superhero Day. All the children looked amazing in their costumes. We designed and made our own mask for a superhero. Then we went on a search for super villains in the school grounds. The Evil Pea was up to his old tricks again and had left us some coded messages to solve. Fortunately we were able to decipher his code and let Supertato know what he was planning!! We finished the day with a Superhero song and dance to celebrate our super powers!!

 

 

Superhero Visits Year 2:

What a day Year 2 have had. They had a very exciting visitor – a superhero called ” Healthy Hannah”!  Sadly Hannah was not as healthy as we had expected. Mrs.Winstanley was very disappointed and will be speaking to the Superhero agency. We are hoping that the children can help Hannah come up with some ideas of how to be healthier. We’ll keep you posted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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