Our Learning  »  2016-2017 Archive  »  Y2CL

Welcome to Y2CL.

Mrs Lisles and Mrs Clarke.
Learning Support: Mrs Sanderson and Mrs Roberts. 


If you wish to contact us please either leave a message with the school office or email us to arrange an appointment: madeleine.clarke@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk



 
Things to help your children at home. 
 
This half term please practice regularly counting from 0 - 36 in 3's and 0 - 48 in 4's.  
Please read as often as you can at home- both reading to your chidlren and also listening to them read.  
Please help your children to learn the Buzz Words.  Thank you! 
French Day

We have learnt about France and french food. We have learnt some french words for colours and numbers.

French Day
KS1 Sports AfternoonKS1 Sports Afternoon
Mosque Trip

We've had such a lovely morning at Leeds Grand Mosque. We've learnt about how Muslims pray, which countries Muslims live in, what they wear and heard some stories from the Quaran.

Mosque Trip
Save the Pandas Song
SAVE THE PANDASSAVE THE PANDAS
Panda drawingsPanda drawings
Trip to Cannon Hall Farm

We've had a great day at the farm! The highlights were the sheep racing, meerkats and the indoor play area.

Trip to Cannon Hall Farm
Life Cycle Artwork

From a book we have been reading called 'Penguin Problems'.

Life Cycle Artwork
Diving

This week some diving coaches came into school to show the children some skills needed for diving. Some children got picked to go through the next stage and maybe start competing!

Diving
Animals and Habitats

We are learning about animals and habitats in science. On Friday we did some artwork of animals in their habitats. Today some children have become teachers and taught groups facts about different animals.

Animals and Habitats
Meerkats

We have started a new class reader called Meerkat Mail. This week we have found out abut meerkats and other types of mongoose.

Meerkats
Piet Mondrian artwork

We listened to some Boogie Woogie music and created our own art.

Piet Mondrian artwork
Our own interpretation of Piet Mondrian's artwork. Our own interpretation of Piet Mondrian's artwork.
Piet MondrianPiet Mondrian
PE

This half term we are practising ball skills. We have been throwing and catching in partners and teams and learning the ready position.

PE
RE

We have been looking at how and why different people pray. We have made up our own prayers and had a go at a Muslim prayer on a prayer mat. Today we had a visitor to tell us about how she prays within the Islam religion.

RE
Trip to BMW

Five children from Y2CL went to BMW to see brand new cars, electric cars, where they are fixed and how the wheels are repaired. We found it really interesting and hope we can buy one one day!

Trip to BMW
Learning to follow instructions to make Easter Cards

Yesterday we found it tricky but today we have done much better!

Learning to follow instructions to make Easter Cards
On the Move Focus Week

It is 'On the Move Focus Week'. We have been given the job to design and make a futuristic car for Dream Transport Limited. We are also learning to read, write and follow instructions.

On the Move Focus Week
Science Super Learning DayScience Super Learning Day
7.3.17

This week we have taken part in a Maths Roadshow and the children tried really hard to complete the challenges. We have been working with the charity 'Seagulls' on some mosaics for the tunnel near school.

7.3.17
World Book Day

We all dressed up for World Book Day!

World Book Day
New Half Term

This week we have started learning about the history of transport. We have been watching funny footage of people's first attempts at flying and reading about the Wright brothers.

New Half Term
Starry NightStarry Night
Van Gogh Sunflowers

We have been mixing different shades to create these sunflower pictures. Some children challenged themselves to use short lines to paint in the style of Van Gogh too.

Van Gogh Sunflowers
Scary Pictures

We are going to write stories about things that scare us! here are some pictures of things that scare us hiding in the dark.

Scary Pictures
Rainbow Factory visit Primrose Hill

During Write Now Focus Week, where our school's learning was based around The Dark by Lemony Snicket, the amazing Rainbow Factory came in and created a fully immersive experience of the story for Year 1 and 2. Our KS1 classes took part in dance, drawing and writing activities and loved every minute! For more information about the Rainbow Factory please visit https://www.rainbowfactorykids.com/

Rainbow Factory visit Primrose Hill
Write Now Focus Week

All our learning this week will be about 'The Dark' by Lemony Snicket. This morning we had an assembly in the dark! We have been imagining what the character 'dark' would look like if we could see it.

Write Now Focus Week
Weekly Learning

Y2 have been learning to tell the time and about baptisms in the Christian religion.

Weekly Learning
House Point WinnersHouse Point Winners
Star of the Day Dancers
Vincent van Gogh

This half term we are learning about Vincent van Gogh. We have been reading and writing about a book called 'Camille and the Sunflowers' about van Gogh in France. We have read about van Gogh's life in our reading lessons. Finally we have looked carefully at his paintings and tried to replicate some of his painting techniques.

Vincent van Gogh
KS1 Trip to Pudsey Parish Church

All of KS1 went to visit Pudsey Parish Church on Wednesday 14th December. We had a brilliant morning lead by Ben Randell and his team. Throughout the morning we learnt the Christmas story by acting it out and also made 4 lovely puppets so we could act out the story at home.

KS1 Trip to Pudsey Parish Church
KS1 Christmas Show

Well done to all the children in KS1 for taking part in the Christmas show. Especially well done to Year 2 for all having a speaking part on the stage.

KS1 Christmas Show
Christmas

We have been learning about Christmas around the world this week. On Wednesday Ben from Pudsey Parish Church came to do our assembly about St Nicholas.

Christmas
Bronze Awards

Well done to these children for achieving their bronze house point award. Hopefully lots more children will very soon.

Bronze Awards
Light Pictures. Light Pictures.
Night Time Art Day 1Night Time Art Day 1
Light Poems Day 1Light Poems Day 1
Sunset and Sunrise Colour Mixing Silhouette ArtSunset and Sunrise Colour Mixing Silhouette Art
Summer Time Poem
Bright Sparks Focus Week

Dr Doom and Professor Gloom will steal all the light from Primrose Hill unless we prove to them why it is important. We have been learning a song, a poem and colour mixing to make different shades in art. We have sent our poem to them to help convince them not to take the light!

Bright Sparks Focus Week
Finished Divas.Finished Divas.
Skipping

Today we have been learning to skip in preparation for the Y2 skipping competition.

Skipping
Diwali

Y2 have been learning about Diwali. We have learnt how the festival is celebrated and told the story of Rama and Sita. Also we have begun to make clay Diva lamps which are lit at Diwali as it is the festival of light. Lamps were lit to welcome home Rama and Sita after they defeated the demon king.

Diwali
PE

We have been practising our balancing skills.

PE
Bonfire Safety videos
Seaside Collages

Look at our amazing seaside collages!

Seaside Collages
Art Super Learning Day

Y2CL have tried out different printing methods such as potatoes, foam, wood blocks with string and sponges. We had a visiting artist James Bywood to help us. We have learnt new drawing techniques such as using a continual line and forwards and backwards movements. We have used a range of implement to draw with: charcoal, felts, biros and watercolour pencils. We have drawn autumn objects, lego creations and a summer picnic. Well done to everyone for having a go and remembering that art is never wrong! Maybe some of Y2CL will be artists when they are older or use art in their jobs?

Art Super Learning Day
PE

Different ways of travelling.

Seaside Collage

This week have started planning and making our seaside collages. We have thought about various materials to use and different collage techniques.

Seaside Collage
Kamakura Facts
Kamakura

We have started learning about Kamakura, in Japan. The children looked at lots of interesting items from Kamakura and thought of of questions about what they wanted to know. Throughout the week we are reading, learning and writing about Kamakura and comparing it to Filey.

Kamakura
Tha Chi
Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside

We have learnt how to play a steady rhythm in music and sing a new song.

Mooncake

Jamie taught us about mooncake and we all tried some. A mooncake is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiujie).

Mooncake
Welcome to China!
Chinese New Year

We have learnt about how people celebrate the Chinese New Year. A lantern is a symbol of this.

Chinese New Year
Dragon Dance and Puppet making. Dragon Dance and Puppet making.
Chinese WritingChinese Writing
Willow Pattern Art

Y2CL have learnt how to use white and black to make different shades of blue. We used the colours to paint a willow pattern on plates. This design was based on a story about a horrible Chinese King and his daughter.

Willow Pattern Art
Cities Around the World Focus Week

We are learning about China. The children have done lots of reading and talking about facts about China.

Cities Around the World Focus Week
Year 2 Trip to Filey

Talk about all the things we saw: cliffs, the coast, the sea, waves, seagulls, shells, sandcastles, seaside shops, ice lollies and lots and lots of rain! Well done to all the children for your excellent behaviour.

Year 2 Trip to Filey
Congratulations to our 2 new Prefects. Congratulations to our 2 new Prefects.
Roald Dahl Day

To celebrate 100 years since Roald Dahl was born, we have been sketching some pictures of characters from James and Giant Peach. We used forwards and backwards lines. Then, we used watercolour crayons and water to add colour. The finished pictures are excellent. We had a lovely afternoon.

Roald Dahl Day
Year 2 Words

Here are the words we all must know how to read and write by the end of Year 2, along with the Daisy Level Buzz Word lists you can find on the website.

Year 2 Words
Class Promise

Y2CL have been thinking about what we can do to make this year successful and makeour class a great place to be.

Class Promise