Wow! What a week!!

Firstly, thank you so much to all the parents, carers and family members who came to our Christmas performances of ‘Babushka’. The children have worked so hard and I am incredibly proud of how well they did. Your support is always appreciated so thank you.

Despite the busy rehearsals and performances, back in the classroom we have enjoyed cooking some vegetable curry to conclude our topic ‘Kolkata’. We tasted a variety of curries cooked by the teachers and rated the taste, looks, spice and texture. This helped us plan our very own as we thought about ingredients, equipment and method we’ll need to follow. When preparing our vegetables for the curry we focused on the skills peeling, grating and cutting. After making the curry we tasted and evaluated to reflect on what we liked and how it can be improved. What fun we had! Maybe you can make a vegetable curry at home to show off your new skills!

We have also been looking at human features in topic this week. We compared transport in Kolkata and England. We found Kolkata still have human rickshaw pullers and put ourselves in the shoes of one. We carried out some drama and thought about their feelings and hazards they may face. We then wrote a diary entry as a rickshaw puller of their busy, tiring days using the knowledge we gained.

I look forward to a another fun filled week next week to end the term. 🎄

This week in 2HL…

This week in Art we finished off our sketches of the Banyan tree which we used different media to create.

In science we carried out an experiment to test which habitat a wax worm prefers. We recorded our plan, predictions and results into our science books.

Lastly, in topic we have been learning all about Kolkata’s climate and comparing this to Leeds. We then composed a piece of music representing the monsoon season.

Have you ever been to the Corn Exchange?

Last week in topic we compared the old and new Corn Exchange with some drama. We learnt that it was designed by Cuthbert Broderick in 1858, however still looks similar today with its glass dome roof known as the balloon.

We learnt that it was originally used for trading corn and merchants would hold the farmer’s corn up to the light to examine the quality. If it was good corn it was traded for money.

In the modern day Corn Exchange it is very different as you would find lots of fancy shops, salons and cafes for some lunch.

We then used our drama to help us write a comparison on the Corn Exchange. Take a look at Edward’s below!

Last week our class also recieved 100% attendance and was the only class to in the whole school!! This is a fantastic achievement that I am really proud of! I wonder if we can achieve it again this week?

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?

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?