Our Learning  »  2017-2018 Archive  »  Y2G


Welcome to Y2GL

Teachers: Mr Gisborne and Mrs Lisles

Learning Support: Mrs Sanderson

 
Contact: george.gisborne@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk
anna.lisles@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk
 
Important Dates:


Wednesday 11th July - Transition Day (new classes)

                                     - Key Stage 1 Treat Afternoon (Friends of Primrose Hill)

Wednesday 18th July - Transition Day (new classes)

Thursday 19th July - Key Stage 1 Sports Day (afternoon)

Monday 23rd July - Wednesday 25th July - Children in their new classes for next  year

Wednesday 25th July - Last Day of Term

French Super Learning Day

Bonjour! We have been learning about France and some of the french language. The children learned the colours, numbers and how they felt about certain food! Check out the videos here.

In the News Focus Week

Take a look at Y2GL being news reporters!

In the News Focus Week

We have had lots of fun this week piecing together the mysterious bones found at Primrose Hill. We also pretended to be news reporters!

In the News Focus Week
In the News Focus Week

Strange goings on at Primrose Hill this week! Dinosaur bones discovered on the field? Fossil finding in Year 2? We are becoming news reporters for the week to inform the public what has been happening!

In the News Focus Week
Owlcotes Cup

Primrose Hill and Pudsey Waterloo went to head to head in the first ever Owlcotes Academy Cup! The children took part in a carousel of activities supervised brilliantly by Year 6 pupils. Well done to everyone who took part!

Owlcotes Cup
Leeds Grand Mosque Visit

We had an excellent time at the Mosque this week learning about Muslim prayer, the 5 Pillars of Islam and muslim dress.

Leeds Grand Mosque Visit
Art Super Learning Day

Today was Art Super Learning Day. We have created a number of different animations today. First we made Fantastic Mr Fox animations using the Animate it app on the ipads then we made Thaumatropes and Flip books. We had a great day.

Art Super Learning Day
DT Super Learning Day

We all made animal puppets.

DT Super Learning Day
Rhinos Fundamentals Sports Day

Year 2 went down to Pudsey Grangefield to take part in a Sports Fundamentals afternoon organised by the Leeds Rhinos Foundation. A blazing hot day and the children had a great time.

Rhinos Fundamentals Sports Day
Florence Nightingale workshop

Last week we visited the Florence Nightingale workshop at the Thackray Medical Museum. The children learned how Florence changed nursing and hospitals for the better (and cleaner). There were some foul smells in the old hospitals, as the children found out!

Florence Nightingale workshop
Science Super Learning Day

The children loved investigating some interesting questions: Is our armspan the same as our height? Can water 'walk' into another cup? What happens when a superhero toy tries to escape from a block of ice?

Science Super Learning Day
Back In Time Focus Week

This week we are learning about the 1980s and how things were different back then. We started off by watching a video of 1980s moments and came up with some questions.

Back In Time Focus Week
Year 2 skipping festival

30 Year 2 children took part in the annual Skipping Fesitval at Armley Leisure Centre! Lots of medals were won and the children had a great time.

Year 2 skipping festival
Sunflowers

Thanks to the after school club boys for measuring our sunflowers! Sunlight and Water - 1 cm (green shoot) Sunlight no water - 1cm (withered brown shoot) Water no sunlight - 0cm No sunlight or water - 3cm (yellow)

Sunflowers
David Hockney Topic

Sketching with charcoal.

David Hockney Topic
Safer Internet Day

As it is Safer Internet Day, the class made Smartie the Penguin posters explaining how to stay safe when using the internet. We also drew portraits of adults to tell when we see things online that make us feel uncomfortable. Think Think Think Before You Click Click Click!

Safer Internet Day
Peter Pan week!

In Write Now focus week the children are learning about Peter Pan. We have made Captain Hook's 'hand' and will be working on lots of crafty projects this week - all to inspire our writing!

Peter Pan week!
Y2 Christmas Performance

Well done everyone!

Y2 Christmas Performance
Hand Puppets

Today we finished our hand puppets. The children have designed them, drawn and cut out templates and cut and sewn them themselves! They look fantastic! Well done to all the children that persisted with sewing, even though they found it difficult at first.

Hand Puppets
Christmas PartyChristmas Party
Cards and calendars!Cards and calendars!
Trip to the Church

Today we went to Pudsey Parish Church. We learnt about the Christmas story and did some Christmas crafts. Ask your child if they can tell you the story using the pictures or say the rhyme we learnt.

Trip to the Church
Trip to the pantomineTrip to the pantomine
Around the World Focus Week

The children have been round the world this week, visiting different teachers and learning about different countries. In Jamaica, they played reggae. In Kenya, they made art. In Japan they made sushi and in India they learned a traditional dance. Finally, they scared the Year 6 teachers with terrifying performance of the Haka. What an amazing week it was!

Around the World Focus Week
Anti-bullying Day

Today is anti-bullying day. We have thought about which adults we can talk to if we feel we are being bullied and ways we can be kind. The theme is 'all different, all equal' so we made a class jigsaw to show this.

Anti-bullying Day
Continents of the World

We have been learning all about the 7 continents: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and Antarctica. We sang songs and made collages of each one, with the animals, landmarks and food stuck on.

Continents of the World
PE

In PE we have been practising different ways to travel: side stepping, galloping, skipping and hop skotching. Today we put them into a routine to music.

Alien habitats

Today we had more information from NASA about what it is like on the new planet. We then made habitats for our aliens so they feel more at home. They had blue grass, lots of rocks and green water.

Alien habitats
Life on another planet

Today we had a message from NASA that there was evidence of life found on the planet we have been investigating. We used the clues and our imaginations to make models.

Life on another planet
Space Homework

We've had some creative and inventive homework today in Y2CG. We have eaten a cookie solar system, seen a space jigsaw, solar system artwork and a playdough model. We also had a scaled down sun and earth with their distance apart measured on a piece of string. It was so far that we had to stretch the string all the way across the playground and to the car park! Thank you to all the parents who helped with this learning.

Space Homework
Space Focus Week

What a great start to our focus week! This morning NASA informed us a new solar system had been discovered and each class had to investigate a different planet. We had a special box with some samples from a planet. One bag had green liquid in it and one bag had white sand, different coloured rocks and blue grass! We drew and described what we thought another planet would look like and what we would find there. We learnt how to mix different shades of green and blue to paint pictures of our planet.

Space Focus Week
Science Learning

We are learning about materials. The children came up with a test to see what sounds different materials make and how loud they are. We then did some writing about their properties.

Science Learning
Cakes in Space Recount

These children did a brilliant job saying a recount in front of the whole class. The audience were listening for time openers and past tense verbs. Tomorrow We will use them in our writing.

RE Learning

This half term our RE topic is 'How to Care for our Planet'. To start with we started thinking about what we love about our planet. Next we will look into different beliefs as to how our planet begun.

RE Learning
Cakes in Space

This half term out literacy learning is based on our class reader 'Cakes in Space'. We have been reading the story and writing recounts about different parts. This week is when Nom-O-Trom starts making scary cakes and Astra is trying to escape!

Cakes in Space