Welcome to Class 2’s website page 2018/2019
Welcome to Class 2’s website page! Class 2 will be taught by Mrs Gent and Mrs Thoelen and the class teaching assistant is Mrs Lawrence. We will be posting photos and news about all of the exciting things we do this year on this page and hope that you enjoy finding out about what we get up to!
Science and Art
We have been observing the changing seasons and the weather. We have also been learning about plants in Science. Here we are using our observational skills in the pond area. We enjoyed ‘taking notice’ sketching what we observed and were carefully drawing using the skills we have learnt in art sessions.
The children have been using J2data to create pictograms, tally charts and bar chats. They have also enjoyed using mathletics. We have used Google Earth to link with our Geography work with maps. The children have answered questions about what they can see around Selby using computing to support their learning.
We have enjoyed studying the geography of our school and have been exploring the school grounds. Here we are using our senses to describe the physical and human features that we could identify around our school.
Out Of Africa
Tinga Tinga Art
We used line and shape to create a built up animal head, using cardboard. We worked in pairs so had to collaborate and decide what shapes to use. What a mess we created but it was soon cleaned up! We used colour and pattern to create our desired effect.
Autumn: Here, There and Everywhere
It’s Not Such A Silent Night
King’s Church Trip – The Christmas Story
We were made to feel so welcome on our visit to King’s Church. We travelled through a magical wardrobe and went back in time 2000 years ago to find out what Christians believe. We also took part in in some wonderful craft activities.
As part of our science topic, ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ we enjoyed a fantastic trip to The Deep. We took part in some workshops and then had free time to explore and learn.
Exploring Historic Artefacts
We borrowed some artefacts from, ‘The Treasure House’ in Beverley. We had to use clues to work out whether items were older or newer and we placed them on a timeline.
Response to Music
As part of music, art and science, we listened to a piece of music representing autumn; Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons.
We used different art materials as we listened and created some fabulous art.
Forest School Session 6 – Communication
Good communication is a vital part of life. This week the children have had opportunities to speak and listen to each other. They have also used non-verbal communication within the play activities. They had to negotiate and adapt their ideas to work and play together. We have been working on active listening and by playing the ‘Bat and Moth’ game, the children soon noticed that importance of focused attention. To be successful in standing up together they had to be able to listen to each other and feel the physical connection between them.
Forest School Session 5 – Risk and Trust
It is a great skill to spot potential risks and work out how to minimise risk. This week the children worked together to support each other and keep each other safe.
Forest School Session 4 – Leaf Man
Using stories helps us to engage in our learning. We used Leaf Man by Lis Ehlert to aid scientific enquiry into identifying leaves and to create our own leaf / natural art.
Forest School Session 3 – Autumn Yoga and Friend Sticks
Yoga helps maintain a healthy mind and positive mental health which we do a lot of work about at our school.
Forest School Session 2 – Using Resources
We learn to be very resourceful during Forest School; this is a really important for successful learning both in and out of the classroom.
Forest Session 1 – Exploring and Taking Notice
Taking notice is one of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing; this is a programme which helps to promote positive mental health which we think is really important!
We had a fantastic visit to Selby Abbey as part of our RE lessons on sacred buildings. We got to look around the abbey and find out about Christian symbols. We also found out about the history of the abbey and about the monk who founded it.
Grace Darling visited Y2 to tell us all about her heroic adventures saving the men at sea during a storm. We also had a very informative visit from the RNLI.
Welcome to Class 2′s website page 2017/2018
Welcome to Class 2’s website page! Class 2 will be taught by Miss Nicholson and Mrs Thoelen and the class teaching assistant is Mrs Hewitt. We will be posting photos and news about all of the exciting things we do this year on this page and hope that you enjoy finding out about what we get up to!
Our topic this term is Frozen and we will begin with a Geography focus about our wonderful world. For more information about what we have been up to at the start of term, please take a look at our class newsletter. Autumn-Newsletter 2017
Science/Art- Sketching and observing in the pond area.
Our Festival museum- Eid ul Fitr
Art- Painting Henna patterns.
Science- Observing over time.
AUTUMN TERM 2016
Welcome to Year 2. This year, Y2 will be taught by Mrs Gent and supported by Mrs Hewitt, our TA. We have such a busy term ahead! Our topic is ‘Here, There and Everywhere’. We will be learning about different places in the UK, places we have visited ourselves with family and friends, but in particular about seaside towns. We will be reading the story of ‘Gracie the Lighthouse Cat’ and finding about the heroine, Grace darling.
We started off the year with a learning challenge! We have been finding out that when we learn something brand new, we have to practise a lot until our brain learns it well enough to remember how to do it! Everyone in school has had a go at learning something brand new that we had never tried before- Y2 have had a go at knitting! It was quite fiddly and difficult at first but we persevered and helped one another. Some people were a little more successful than others but it has helped us realise that we have to be resilient when we come across tricky work in school. We are ready for the challenges of Y2!
Watch this space for updates on what we get up to.
Spring Term 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We hope that you all had a peaceful and restful Winter break.
Our new topic this term is ‘Up hill, down dale’ in which we will be learning all about the British Isles, including the culture, famous figures and some traditional dances in P.E.
Last term we really enjoyed our ‘Forest Schools’ outdoor learning opportunities and we gained many new skills, such as the ability to tie a range of knots and build dens, whilst learning about our environment and how to increase our personal persistence, resilience and resourcefulness. Luckily, the weather was mostly kind to us, although sometimes we did get rather muddy.
We would like to thank all the parents, carers and grandparents who assisted with our various open days and school trips. Whether it be walking from school to church or visiting a Hindu temple in Bradford, we couldn’t give the children such wonderful learning opportunities without your support. It really is appreciated.
Welcome to Class 2′s website page 2015/2016
Class Teacher Mrs Wriglesworth and Teaching Assistant Mrs Hewitt extend a warm welcome to class 2 for both returning students and those who are brand new to Longman’s Hill.
During Autumn Term 2015, class 2 will be participating in Forest School activities on Thursday mornings (come rain or shine!) so appropriate outdoor footwear and clothes are required (wellies and waterproofs, hats and scarves etc.) depending on the weather.
Our first topic of the academic year is ‘Frozen’ and we have lots of interesting learning opportunities planned around this theme. Please do check our class 2 page for a taste of what we are learning.
Welcome to Class 2′s website page 2014/15
Welcome to Class 2’s website page! Class 2 will be taught by Mrs Wriglesworth and the class teaching assistant is Miss Gouldsbrough. We will be posting photos and news about all of the exciting things we do this year on this page and hope that you enjoy finding out about what we get up to!
For more information about what we have been up to at the start of term, please take a look at our Class 2 spring newsletter 2015 .
On Friday the 15th May, the children took part in a treasure hunt around the school grounds looking for clues about Captain James Cook. We then put them in timeline order and discussed them. Here are some photos from the afternoon.
Mother’s Day cards
We spent this week writing kenning poems about our mums, and on Friday, we made Mother’s day cards and wrote our poems in them. Take a look at our finished products:
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
On the 25th February we went on a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. Below are some photos from our trip. Just as we were about to leave, one of the lions came to say hello!
How does a dishwasher work?
In Literacy this week, we have been looking at an explanation text called ‘How does a dishwasher work?’ We drew a story map and made up actions to help us remember the text. Here is our story map!
Class trip to Selby Abbey!
As part of our ‘Selling Selby’ topic this term, we went on a trip to Selby Abbey with year 1. We had a lot of fun learning about the history of the Abbey and of Selby as a whole. Below are some photos from our trip.