Green fingers!

Year 2 have taken on the planting beds in the church car park! Year 5 and Mr Mee very kindly prepared the beds for us by weeding, turning over the soil and tidying up the planting beds. We have planted lots of different seeds in the hope of growing a variety of vegetables and flowers.

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Reading Dens

We have been using Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rolland and Ben Mantel in our writing. It's all about the magic of books and Reading. We talked all about all the wonderful places where we like to read and what we got from books. Then we built ourselves some cosy reading dens in the classroom.…

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Living or non living?

Year two have been learning all about habitats in our science lessons. We explored our school grounds habitat to look for things that were living and non living. We used our knowledge of the life processes we learned in a previous lesson to help us decide which category our finds went in. We found…

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Eggsperimenting in Year 2!

Our Science topic this half term is Everyday materials and their uses.  We received a letter from some eggs who needed our help to escape from Gorton egg factory!  The only way to escape was from a high window which meant danger of smashing and not surviving.  We worked with a partner to design…

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Year 2 planning a story

We have just introduced a new approach to writing through school. It is called The Wtite Stuff and we were very luck to have three weeks of our writing lessons led by Mrs C - the clever lady who created it. We planned our own stories linked to a short film called Feast about a stray dog who gets…

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The Lost Words

We used watercolours to create paintings of the animals and plants in this beautiful book. We thought about the nature all around us and realised how important it is to look after our amazing world.

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Year 5 and Year 2 IT Buddies!

Year 2 were delighted to welcome some of Year 5 to their classroom. The Year 5 children came to teach the younger children how to code using Espresso Coding. They were such good, patient teachers that everyone in Year 2 managed to develop their coding skills. 

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Castle Designers

Year Two visited Skipton Castle and looked at other castles in the U.K. They then put their designer hats on and created their own castles using DT skills of cutting, measuring and using tools safely. They had to think about how to make their castle defences very strong. There were some very…

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Year 2 Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies come from Mr McGowan's old Year 2 class who are now in Year 3.   These children volunteer on a Thursday lunchtime and then, with training,support Year 2 children who want to practice and improve their reading. It is a pleasure to listen to the children talking and the amazing…

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Year 2 Marshmallow and wood towers investigation

Year 2's challenge was to make the tallest tower that would stand on its own, using as many barbecue sticks and marshmallows. 

 

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Year 2 Tower Building

In our topic the challenge was to build the tallest stable tower, that could withstand a wind blowing. After our first experiment the children decided that planning and talking was the best way to start, before building the tower. Here is what happened next! 

 

 

 

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Year 2 Skipton Castle Trip

On the 18th of September Year 2 were very excited about going to Skipton Castle. It was the perfect day to visit this fantastic medieval castle. The highlights were the Guardrobe or Long Drop and the dungeon where prisoners would be kept for up to 13 weeks, before going to York. There were also…

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