Trip into the city of Leeds!

This week 2HL went on our long awaited school trip to Leeds city centre. The children were so excited to link their learning in topic lessons to the actual city. After catching the bus into Leeds we took a short walk to the museum where we learnt more about the life of Leeds from the 1800’s to present as well as sketch some Broderic buildings that we could see.

 

 

We then visited millennium square and town hall before having some well deserved lunch!

In the afternoon we took a stroll down one of Leeds oldest streets, Briggate, and saw all the fancy shops, cafes and even listened to some pleasing music! Then we reached what the children had been looking for all day- the River Aire! We took a look at the buildings around the bridge and compared to those that used to be there.

Finally we went to the Corn Exchange before catching the bus back to school. What a busy day we had!

The Once-ler wrote to us!

This week 2HL have continued to work on ‘The Lorax’ as part of our arts fortnight. We have developed our understanding of the story more through drama, comparisons and writing. The children each wrote a letter to the Once-ler voicing their frustration that he chopped down all the Truffula Trees and why he shouldn’t as trees are important. On Friday, to conclude our fortnight the children each received a letter from the Once-ler apologising and 4 chestnuts for us to plant. We can wait to watch our trees grow!

 

The children have also shown great team work and collaboration this week when building their Once-ler’s Lerkim using scrap shed materials and practicing their dance routine. I was super impressed. We have also enjoyed creating our own pompom tuffula tuffs and printing our very own Truffula Trees!

What a lovely two weeks we have had!

Thank you to those who came to join us in our celebration. I hope you got to see how much the children have got out of ‘The Lorax’ and enjoyed it as much as we did! We love sharing our learning with you.

 

The street of the lifted Lorax…

This week we have started our Art Fortnight with Mrs Johnston and we are having so much fun! With our theme being ‘trees’ linking to The Lorax, the children have gotten off to a great start and are fully involved in the learning taking place. So far we have looked at the different trees we have in our school grounds, measured the circumference of a tree trunk and wrote a poem about what we could see and hear as we sat in the orchard.

Take a look at some pictures below.

 

Next week we will continue to look at seed dispersal as we rehearse our dance routines. We will be having our celebration assembly of all the work we have done during our Art Fortnight on Friday 5th October at 1:30pm. We hope to see you all there!

 

The street of the lifted Lorax…  ask your child at home what this is!

A special visitor in Year 2.

On Tuesday 18th September Year 2 were visited by poet Tony Peek to take part in a workshop. He read us a variety of his poems which caused lots of laughter and giggles in the room!

We then looked at a range of rhyming and alliteration words before writing our own poems.

Ask your child to read you their poem at home. Can they create another?

A busy first few weeks in 2HL!

In our writing we have been looking at the author Anthony Browne and acted out the story Gorilla before writing a retell.

We have also started our topic with a crash landing of Eric in our playground. The children are trying to convince Eric he has landed in Leeds not Leodis. So far, we have located Leeds on the map and looked at the River Aire. We discovered the towns it runs through before joining the River Ouse.          

Ask me what the source of a river is and the mouth!