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Year 2 Christmas Production!

Year 2 Christmas Production! 1

New learning alert

This week we have been super busy! We have been learning lines for our nativity, making props and perfecting songs! In Maths we have been looking at subtraction on a number line. In English we have been planning a Journey Tale.  There are still some tickets left for our nativity. Tickets are being sold in the office every morning at 8:40am. Grab them while you can!

New Learning Alert!

This week we have been looking at conjunctions in English. We have identified conjunctions, placed conjunctions into a sentence and started to write our own sentences with conjunctions. In Maths, we have continued to look at addition on a number line to consolidate our understanding. Next week, we will focus on subtraction. We have been very busy practising our nativity - The singing is fantastic! If your child has a speaking part, they will have been sent lines home. We would really appreciate if you could practise them when you have a spare few minutes!

New Learning Alert!

This week we have been working really hard in English innovating our story of 'Handa's Surprise'. We have done a fantastic job of using expanded noun phrases, adverbs and even some conjunctions. In Maths we have looked at addition on a number line - take a look at the help sheet to see how we have taught this concept. Next week we will use this skill with subtraction. In our topic lessons we have looked at the religious beliefs of people in Africa to link with our Geography learning, where we have used an atlas to locate geographical features of Africa. 

Helping your child with Maths

Helping your child with Maths 1

Subtraction on a number line

Subtraction on a number line 1

Sharp Lane handwriting

Sharp Lane handwriting 1

Addition on a number line

Addition on a number line 1
Addition on a number line 2

New learning alert

Year 2 have been super busy this week with lots of fun learning. 



In English, we have been looking at the story of Handa's Surprise. We have been investigating vocabularly and uplevelling adjectives. 



The children participated in a fun taster session. The session took the children through the basic skills of Judo. They had lots of fun trying something new! - A leaflet should be in your child's book bag for more details. 


Africa Day

On Thursday, it was Africa day. We started the day off with a flight to Africa (virtual reality tour). We explored different habitats and even got to walk with lions! We made collages of African animals and tried some African, vegetarian food. It was delicious! We ended the day with a beautiful performance of an African song. 


Thank you so much for sending your child to school in bright coloured clothes. We are sure you can agree, they looked fantastic!!


A special thank you to people who made some African food. We really appreciate your effort.

Out of Africa!


To start our topic 'Out of Africa' next half term we will be having an African Day to celebrate African dancing, singing, food and culture. Please read the letter below for more information about this day, we hope you'll be as excited as we are!

Half-term Homework

Half-term Homework 1

Thank You!


Thank you to all the parents who attended our Parent Meeting this week.  We hope you found it informative.  Please see below for the slides we used, for those of you who requested it.


Quite a few parents asked for support with Maths; we hope to plan in another meeting for this later in the school year.  In the mean time, please come and speak to us if you have any specific questions.

Year 2 Parent Meeting

Leeds Library Trip

What an amazing day we have had today at Leeds Library finding out all about Nick Sharratt!  We got to practice our skills as an illustrator and enjoy some of the books he has been part of creating, as well as dressing up as some of his characters... we had a wonderful time and loved the chance to read together and find out about about him.

Sling Shots!

Well, Peter Rabbit can't be expected to escape from Mr McGreggor without any help! In Dahl Class we put into practice our learning on materials to see if we could choose suitable materials to make a sling shot.  Children were given access to a range of classroom and garden equipment and worked in pairs to design (over the past week or two) and make (today) slingshots.


We had so much fun testing them and we even came away with ideas for how to refine our designs after testing them firing 'radishes' (ping pong balls).  What do you think?

Reading Buddies! We love our time reading with our Y6 buddies.

Dahl Class Scientists!

We have been having a great time this week being Scientists and exploring the properties of materials.  

We tested the properties of different materials by finding out if they could be bent, squashed, stretched or twisted.

Dahl Day!

13th September would have been Roald Dahl's birthday.  To celebrate, we had a whole day of Dahl themed activities, including designing our own bug buddies that could go on James' Giant Peach.  Have a look at us in our costumes and yellow clothes!

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Welcome back to Dahl class! We hope that you have had a lovely Summer break, the children have told us all about their fantastic adventures! 

Please check this page every week, it will be updated with key information and children's work regularly so that you know all about what you child has been doing in class. Mrs Gordon, Mrs Audsley and Mr Smith are really looking forward to working with you all throughout the year and we have lots of exciting activities planned. 

We have uploaded a weekly timetable and this half terms newsletter for you so that you know everything that we plan on doing until October half term. You will also receive a copy of this today so please read it carefully as it has information about PE, our topic, parent workshops and also our first class visit in Year 2.


A Typical Week in Dahl Class


Please be aware that Outdoor PE will take place on a Monday and that Indoor PE will take place on Wednesday. We recommend that children bring PE kit on Monday and take it home again on Friday, this way we can fit in extra PE if weather is an issue.


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