Leeds first train is here!

In topic we have been learning all about the different modes of transport that we have in Leeds and discovered that the first transport to arrive in Leeds was a train.

We learnt all the facts and acted out being in the crowd before putting this information into a newspaper report making sure to include all of the features a newspaper contains.

Take a look at Eve’s, Gabriel’s, Evie’s and Amari’s below.

Our Values work from the past fortnight is also below. What act of kindness have you shown this week?

Hunting for habitats

This week in Science we explored the school grounds to see what habitats we could find and the animals that live there. We then thought about different habitats around the world and animals living there.

I wonder what habitats you could find at home. Were the animals that lived there the same or different to those at school?

Some of us also had a chance to collect natural materials and decorate our class bird box. I was very impressed with the end product!

Lastly, this week John came to take our class photo. Take a look below!

Crash Landing!

This week we started our new topic Leeds with an alien called Eric crash landing in our playground. Eric thought he landed in Leodis so we used our atlases in Geography to help him locate Leeds.

We then looked at the course of the river Aire and worked as ‘Team Ant’ to map out our own using Google maps to locate the towns.

In maths this week I have been very impressed with how we have been partitioning numbers in different ways other than tens and ones. Well done Year 2! How many ways can you partition 75? Can you show your adult at home?

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

What a lovely first few days we have had! The whole class has settled incredibly well into Year 2 as we have jumped straight into our learning.

This week we have been looking at the story Gorilla by Anthony Browne. We acted out the different parts on a story trail in drama before creating a story map to help us write a retell. I was very impressed with the stories produced.

In guided reading we looked at some questions and compared some illustrations in the story Gorilla, commenting on the authors choice for these. This led to art where we used warm and cold colours to express how we feel when we are happy and sad.

I look forward to another exciting week next week in Year 2! Take a look at some photos from our story trail below.