Our Learning  »  2018-2019 Archive  »  Y2O

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Miss Onions and Mrs Sanderson
 
 
If you need to speak to Miss Onions, please contact the school office (0113 2574129) or e-mail
ellie.onions@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk.

We look forward to sharing our learning journey with you on this page. 
Important Dates: 
Tuesday 9th July - Year 2 End of Year Party
Wednesday 10th July - Year 3 Transition Morning
Thursday 11th July -Year 2 Owlcotes Cup
Tuesday 16th July - Key Stage 1 Sports Day
Thursday 18th July - House Team Reward Morning
Friday 19th July - End of Term in Year 2
Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July - Transition Days in Year 3
Wednesday 24th July - Training Day


Our PE days are TBA . Please make sure that named PE kits are in school every day. 

Learning Logs are sent home on a Wednesday and due back the following Monday. 


Our topic for this half term is:

The Great Fire of London

In History, we will learn about how the Great Fire of London started and why.
In Computing, we will learn about how to create and save documents.

In Geography, we will learn about the 7 continents and 5 oceans.
In PE, we will be doing athletics in preparation for sports days.
 
Widening Horizons Focus Week

The children spent this week 'trying everything'. They learned skills of perseverance (building structures), independence (tying shoelaces) and teamwork (team building games). They also learned how to do animation, how to speak Japanese and how to play ultimate frisbee.

Widening Horizons Focus Week
French Super Learning Day

On French Super Learning Day, the children learned the words for different numbers, days of the week, colours and greetings. They also tried some French food and learned about where cheese, bread and chocolate come from.

French Super Learning Day
Year 2 Skipping Festival

The Year 2 skipping team represented Primrose Hill really well at the skipping competition in Pudsey Leisure Centre. They were one of 6 local teams and worked really hard on the day to show off their skipping skills. We came away with a number of individual bronze, silver and gold certificates and were selected as the school to demonstrate different skipping skills to other teams!

Year 2 Skipping Festival
Focus Week: British Values and the Environment

This week we looked at the British Values of the rule of law, democracy, individual liberty and respect and tolerance. We also discussed how we can help to save the environment, with a focus on reducing littering in Year 2. The children designed their own comic strips, individually or in pairs, to express the message 'Don't Litter'.

Focus Week: British Values and the Environment
Mondrian Art

In art this term we have looked at the work of Piet Mondrian. We have experimented with line, shape and use of colours and created some lovely pieces of art!

Mondrian Art
Learning Log Bridge Designs

I have been so impressed with the time and effort that children in Y2O have gone to with their bridge designs! We have had some fantastic bridges made at home and really appreciate the support parents have given to help create such brilliant structures. Here are a few pictures showing what children have been building at home. See if you can spot a picture of the man who inspired us all this term with a member of Y2O!

Learning Log Bridge Designs
Making Bridges - Day 2: Make

In this lesson we started making our bridges! We looked at our designs to see what materials we had planned to use, and then tested out different structures and materials to try and make our bridges stand up. It was great fun putting our designs into action!

Making Bridges - Day 2: Make
Making Bridges - Day 1: Design and Test

In our first DT lesson we tested different styles of bridges and tried to see which bridges held the most weight. We then designed our own bridges in preparation for making them.

Making Bridges - Day 1: Design and Test
Jungle Book Soundscape

An example of a 'soundscape' that the children made with their voices, hands and ipads.

Write Now (Jungle Book) Focus Week

We've had a great Focus Week thinking about our writing skills and using The Jungle Book as a basis for our learning. The children created some 'freeze frames' of scenes from the book, and did some brilliant descriptive writing.

Write Now (Jungle Book) Focus Week
Marshmallow Experiment21 Jan 2019Today we made predictions about how marshmallows would change if we heated or froze them. We then experimented and discussed whether our conclusions...
Christmas Party!

Key Stage 1 had a fantastic time at the Christmas party! We played pass the parcel, four corners, and did some relay races in classes. Thank you to all families who generously sent in food - the children had a feast in the afternoon!

DT Super Learning Day

We started the day by reading and discussing 'Where the Wild Things Are'. After thinking about what a wild thing should have, the children planned their own design for their sock puppet. We made them throughout the morning and spent the afternoon evaluating what went well and what could be better next time.

DT Super Learning Day
Where's Wally Focus Week

In Around the World (Where's Wally) Focus Week, Year 2 looked at the local area of Pudsey in the morning and wrote some brilliant reports about the town. In the afternoons we received postcards from Wally travelling around the world - to France, South Africa, New York and Japan! The children were fantastic tour guides at New York landmarks and excellent translators of Japanese in Tokyo. Have a look through a few photos of the week to see what we did!

Where's Wally Focus Week
Walk around Pudsey

We started our geography focus week by exploring our local area! We spent the morning walking through Pudsey cemetery, past Pudsey cenotaph and church, and through Pudsey park. The children loved looking at the different animals in the wildlife centre and exploring in the sunshine!

Walk around Pudsey
Maths: 'Make It' Posters

To help consolidate our learning of addition, the children created 'Make It' posters today to prove addition sums.

Maths: 'Make It' Posters
Seaside Collages

This week we have been writing about Filey (following our visit) and the children created some beautiful seaside collages as well.

Seaside Collages
Gardening!

This afternoon the class went out to the Key Stage 2 playground and planted some bulbs. They should be blooming in either January or February, so keep an eye out in a few months time!

Gardening!
Science Super Learning Day01 Oct 2018We had a fantastic Science Super Learning Day! We spent the day designing the best way for Astra (from Cakes in Space) to return to planet Earth was....
Maths: Number Lines

In maths this week we worked on being able to visualise a number line by drawing the numbers and putting them in the correct place. We looked at how number lines go up in different scales (1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s) and it was an extra challenge to figure out where to put 25 on a scale measured in 10s!

Maths: Number Lines
Filey

Year 2 had a fantastic trip to Filey! We lucked out with the weather and the children were able to build sandcastles, forts, moats and all sorts of other creative constructions. Despite the long coach journey we had a brilliant day and everyone enjoyed an ice lolly in the sunshine.

Filey
Place Value

So far this half term we have spent the first few weeks learning about place value of numbers to 100. We have used a number of practical resources to help us understand the idea of 10s and ones, the most common resource being Base 10. In this lesson, children were comparing numbers by making them first and then using the greater than and less than symbols.

Place Value
Science: Materials

In science this week we looked at different types of materials and ways to describe them.

Science: Materials
PSHE: Friendship

To start off the new year we discussed as a class what makes someone special, and what qualities a good friend has. Then we worked in groups to decide which were the most important and what each person could do to be a good friend.

PSHE: Friendship