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We are all so excited to begin another fantastic term at Sharp Lane. Class 2LM are an inquisitive, enthusiastic bunch who love to learn. Our class teachers are Mrs Leaver and Mrs Gale. Miss Kaye is our class teaching assistant and Miss Wilson teaches us art. 

This year, we are looking forward to learning about Dinosaurs, Pirates, Martin Luther King and much more! We have already brought in some wonderful holiday learning which will be displayed in our shared learning area. 

We will update you as our learning journey progresses!

 

 

Thursday 7th July 2016

Thank you to all of the parents that supported the children in their Sports day events this morning. The children all enjoyed taking part in events, running the obstacle course and then finishing the day on the bouncy castles. A big well done to Ellie, Evie, Taylor and Josh who competed in Sharp Lane's got talent with a gymnastics routine and won the KS1 round!

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Wednesday 6th July 2016

'The Amazing Thing' came to visit us today. We didn't know what it was at first, but as the story unfolded we discovered it was a creature that wanted to change all of the traditional stories by the Brothers Grimm. This included putting a kiss in the Frog Prince and cutting open the wolf's tummy in Little Red Riding Hood. We all really enjoyed the Lempen Puppet theatre and can't wait to write our own stories now!

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Tuesday 5th July 2016

Asda came in to visit us today and we all tried some new and exotic fruits, including Sharon fruit, Physalis and strawberry flavoured grapes! We didn't like them all but we all tried something new.

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Monday 4th July 2016

Half of Year 2 went for a tour around the City Varieties Music Hall and the Grand Theatre today. We got to learn about the history of the theatre, see back stage and sing a song on stage! At the Grand Theatre we took part in a workshop where we had to use props in different and unusual ways. 

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Thursday 23rd June 2016

We would like to say a big thank you to all the family and friends that came to support the children on Enterprise afternoon. The children in Year 2 sold 'Grow your own' boxes, which contained everything you need to grown your own courgettes. They made seed packets and instructions, recipe cards with ideas on how to use your courgettes and decorated the boxes. The children also learnt a lot about money and the world of work.

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Tuesday 21st June 2016

This is not just a trip, this is an M&S trip. The children enjoyed learning all about how food was manufactured in the past compared to now and how many miles their food travels to get on their plate. When we looked around the exhibition we saw food, clothes and artefacts from the past.

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Friday 17th June 2016

A big thank you to all the Dads and Granddads that came to 'Men behaving Daddly'. The children had fun building towers from spaghetti and marshmallows, creating pirate shanties and sharing their favourite story.

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Tuesday 7th June 2016

Today  we went to Nesfield Lodge to sing and read to the elderly people. We sang the world's greatest reach, for the stars and sunshine in my heart. We all chose our favourite story to read, Riley enjoyed reading to Ned. What a fantastic day we had a Nesfied lodge!

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Monday 6th June 2016

Today we made a human clock it was great, we did it with white boards and ourselves. We know o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. Some of us even know 24 hour clock!

 

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Friday 20th May 

We went on a minibeast hunt in the garden and made a tally chart of the micro habitats we found. We followed this up with a food chain. What a fantastic minibeast hunt!

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Wednesday 18th May

Today we had the woodwind trio come to sharp lane, they played an Aladdin song. We enjoyed listening to the different music they played.

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Friday 6th May 2016

Today we learnt about the gruber kick in our rugby lessons, we had lots of fun. What a fantastic rugby session we had!

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Monday 25th April 2016

We had a great day today at Tropical World. We saw butterflies, monkeys and meerkats but one of our favourite things was the dark cave, where we saw bats. We had lunch in Roundhay park and even got to play in the park.

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Friday 20th April 2016

It has been a very busy day today and it kick started with a coaching session from the Leeds Rhinos. We had great fun learning how to grip the ball and run with it and can't wait for our next session. We have all worked really hard on our class assembly and would like to thank everybody that came to watch us. We took a look back at our year so far in Year 2 starting with Dinosaurs all the way to minibeasts and finishing with one of our favourite dances.

Wednesday 20th April

We have all come back ready to learn and the sun is finally shining. Today we have been outside using different equipment to solve multiplication and division problems. Some of us challenged ourselves to use a blank number line and we found out about remainders. 

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Thursday 31st March

A really big thank you to everybody that has been growing their beans at home, you have all done fantastically! Mehetabel had planted hers in a pot and it has grown into a very healthy plant. Usman's shoot has grown really tall, it was 40cms when we measured it. 

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Thursday 24th March 2016

We have had a very busy week this week! We have had our annual Easter Egg competition which was one my Jacob Barber-Richards and his race car egg. Cerys and Jacob went to Asda for their Raving Reader reward for 100 ticks and got their magazines. We spent an afternoon in the garden raking the ground, sowing wild flower seeds and making bee houses. Hopefully lots of flowers will grow and the attract the bees in to the garden. In the pond Lois took us to see the frogspawn, we are going back next week to see if they have turned in to tadpoles.  

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Friday 18th March 2016

Today it was Sport relief and we all came in our sports clothes. We have done a mile run where we went under the cargo net, through ladders, over the tyres and hurdles. It was great fun! For science week we found out what it would be like to be Tim Peake living on the space station.

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Friday 4th March

We had great fun going to the field covered in snow.Some of us made a huge snowman,

we thought it was the biggest in the world.Mr garden  needed to help with the snowman and he came out with us.

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Friday 26th February

We learnt about the  fraction quarter with counters, we did lot's of tricky questions that took about ten minutes with a partner.Silver was nearly as tricky as gold! We have learnt a lot this week!

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Thursday 25th February

We are all so excited because we all became scientists by helping the Mad Hatter, although we are not done yet. Luckily he turned out to be a kind Mad Hatter which made it easier for us to do the job he gave us. 

Friday 5th February

Now we have a new topic about L.S. Lowry. He was born on the 1st of November in 1876. His full name is Laurence Stephen Lowry. If you look carefully at his pictures there is a dog with five legs, someone pointed it out but he said that is just the way it will stay.

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29.01.16 We used 'Comic Life' for the first time to create our Australia Presentations

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Friday 29th January

On Australia day we tasted Australian foods but the vegemite was too salty.

Mr Garden visited us and showed a lot of things from Australia, including a ostrich egg that sadly broke.Then we all did a travel blog. A travel blog is when you where you have been, so we pretended we had been to Australia. We also made didgeridoo's using colourful paper and patterns. 

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Friday 22nd January

On Monday we  met a rugby coach and played exciting rugby games. Then, we did a survey to find out where Miss Wilson could visit when she went to Australia. After that, we did the life cycle of Tiddalick. The next day we changed the story of Tiddalick using drama. Finally, we did maths multiplication challenges. Come back next week to find all about Australia day!

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Thursday 14th January 

We  went bird watching with Lois and saw lots of seagulls,also we had a scrumptious hot chocolate.

Wednesday 13th January

We learnt the story of Tiddalick the largest frog in the world and put actions to it.Its  about a 

frog named Tiddalick who drank all the water in the world.

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Tuesday 12th January

We completed our world map jigsaws.We learnt about the 7 continents and 5 oceans.

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Friday 8th January 2016

We have begun exploring Australia this week. In English we listened to some Dreamtime stories and created dot paintings of the characters from the stories. 

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On our Christmas craft day we made cards, calendars, stained glass, tree decorations, biscuits and reindeer food. We enjoyed working in our river houses and helping each other.

On our Christmas craft day we made cards, calendars, stained glass, tree decorations, biscuits and reindeer food. We enjoyed working in our river houses and helping each other.  1
On our Christmas craft day we made cards, calendars, stained glass, tree decorations, biscuits and reindeer food. We enjoyed working in our river houses and helping each other.  2
On our Christmas craft day we made cards, calendars, stained glass, tree decorations, biscuits and reindeer food. We enjoyed working in our river houses and helping each other.  3
On our Christmas craft day we made cards, calendars, stained glass, tree decorations, biscuits and reindeer food. We enjoyed working in our river houses and helping each other.  4

It was great fun at our Christmas disco! We played games, danced and even had a visit from Santa!

It was great fun at our Christmas disco! We played games, danced and even had a visit from Santa! 1
It was great fun at our Christmas disco! We played games, danced and even had a visit from Santa! 2
It was great fun at our Christmas disco! We played games, danced and even had a visit from Santa! 3
It was great fun at our Christmas disco! We played games, danced and even had a visit from Santa! 4

We all enjoyed our Christmas dinner!

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We all enjoyed our Christmas dinner! 3
We all enjoyed our Christmas dinner! 4

Our 'Polar Express' afternoon was a reward for achieving our attendance target. We enjoyed popcorn, sweets and delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows whist wearing our pajamas.

Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th December 2015 'Ned's Christmas Discovery'

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Friday 11th December

Just to keep you informed of upcoming events:

Tuesday 15th - Singing at Nesfield Lodge, children need a Christmas jumper

Wednesday 16th - Christmas party day, wear your party clothes and bring £1

Thursday 17th - Christmas craft day, children need a labelled carrier bag to put all their crafts in to take home

Friday 18th - Christmas jumper day and the last day of term

Friday 11th December 

Here is the link to our homework. You need to share a memory of an older person in your life and celebrate them.

Wednesday 9th December

This week in maths we have been investigating shape. We have been making 3D shapes and learning their properties, sorting 2D shapes, finding lines of symmetry and continuing shape patterns. We have really enjoyed all of these activities!

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Monday 7th December

We went to sing at Sharp Lane Community Centre today which was fantastic! We sang all out songs from our Christmas production as well as learning some especially for them.

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Tuesday 1st December

We are learning to apply our addition and subtraction skills by using money in a shop, playing money games and working out how to make either side of an equals balance. You can help by playing games like this at home. 

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Monday 30th November

Today we have enjoyed jumping and stepping in tens and ones to help us add and subtract on blank number lines. We are beginning to become very confident with this but need some help counting forward and backward in 10's to make sure we get the correct answer.

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Friday 27th November 2015

A big thank you to everybody came to our math workshop. Here are the links to the sample KS1 tests, the mastery documents shared and the websites mentioned.

Friday 13th November 2015

We have had a wonderful time supporting 'Children in need' today. We have dressed up, designed outfits for Pudsey Bear to make him a superhero and learnt about where our donations go. 

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Please help us!

We have received a letter from the council in London. They are building a new shopping centre and one of their diggers has discovered a box. They need our help to investigate it further. Please look at the picture carefully and help us identify where it came from, who buried and why.  

 

Thursday 15th October 2015

In English we have learnt a discussion about Jack and the Beanstalk and then we planned our own discussions about whether or not Goldilocks should go to prison. We worked in groups of three to present these to the class. We hope you enjoy them!

Should Goldilocks go to prison?

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Tuesday 13th October 2015

 

We are really enjoying learning about Martin Luther King. Our focus this week was learn about key events in his life and put them into chronological order. We loved using role play to act them out. 

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Monday 12th October 2015

 

Today we performed part of Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech' in our Black History Month' Assembly. Ask your child to recite it to you smiley

Jacob can fly!

Friday 9th October 2015

We have had fun learning a discussion text about whether or not Jack should go to prison for stealing from the giant. We have made up actions, drawn it outside and rewritten it as a newspaper. 

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Dinosaur Dance! We have been creating a dinosaur island and moving like dinosaurs. Stomp!

I have a dream! We have been learning about segregation in America. some of us wore yellow jackets and felt very sad when we couldn't play, learn or eat with those not wearing them.

I have a dream! We have been learning about segregation in America. some of us wore yellow jackets and felt very sad when we couldn't play, learn or eat with those not wearing them.  1
I have a dream! We have been learning about segregation in America. some of us wore yellow jackets and felt very sad when we couldn't play, learn or eat with those not wearing them.  2
I have a dream! We have been learning about segregation in America. some of us wore yellow jackets and felt very sad when we couldn't play, learn or eat with those not wearing them.  3

Reminder:

 

Next Friday is Roald Dahl day. You can dress up as one of his characters or wear his favourite colour which was yellow. Click the link below to find out more. 

We read this story to understand how to stay safe online and how cyber-bullying feels.

Science

We have begun our first science unit in which we will learn all about habitats. Today, we explored our beautiful gardens searching things which we then categorized as living, once living or never alive. 

We had lots of discussions!


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