2018 - 2019
A very warm welcome back to Round Diamond School after what we hope was an enjoyable summer break.
We are very excited to start our learning in Year Two and are very much looking forward to the year ahead.
The Year Two Team
Miss Rohan Dhillon (Van Gogh)
Miss Ruth Cousins (Dali)
Mrs Jackie Mulcahy (Hepworth)
Mrs Katherine Jull
Mrs Kerry Steele
Important Days of the week
PE - Tuesday and Wednesday Please remember all children need the appropriate school PE uniform on these days.
Thursday 13th September 2018
LI: To take photographs
(CC Link to topic Who am I?)
Always ask a person’s permission before
you take a photograph or digital image of them.
Always let them know what you are going
to do with their image and get their
permission if you want to us it online.
Thursday 6th September 2018
Who am I-Entry Point
Dali Class and Van Gogh Class enjoyed using the artist Andy Warhol as an inspiration for their self portraits.
We will be learning about different artists and their styles during this topic.
Week beginning 16.07.18
Year 2 designed, created then evaluated their own fruit salads. We had a selection of fruits and juices to choose from when planning what to include. We discussed the importance of food hygiene and safety when using knives. The best part was tasting what we had made!
Week beginning 09.07.18
Year 2 are developing their reasoning skills this week by using ‘Always, Sometimes, Never’ grids to sort mathematical statements. The challenge is to prove how we know we have sorted correctly.
Wednesday 27th June 2018
Brave Nurses- Singing with Mr Meek
Year 2 have been busy perfecting their rendition of the Brave Nurses song ready for thir performance at the Music Festival.
Here is a snippet of what to expect.
Week beginning 18th June 2018
We have been exploring non-fiction texts ready to write our own explanation texts about the digestive system.
We created a colour coded mind map to share what we know already about non-fiction.
Week beginning 11th June 2018
Welcome back after Half Term! Year 2 have been busy in English and Topic this week, thinking about parts of our bodies and the amazing things they do.
We labelled internal and external parts of the body then watched a short film to find out facts about our heart.
Week beginning 21.05.18
Year 2 enjoyed a wonderful trip to Shuttleworth where we explored the gardens, planted acorns and played in the sunshine. Look at the fun we had!
Week beginning 07.05.18
Over the past two weeks, Year 2 have been creating Minibeast pictures in our Computing sessions. We have learnt how to save our pictures, giving them a file name, and have practised opening them again to make changes.
Week beginning 23.04.18
Year 2 created a Minibeast Playground in Design and Technology this week. They folded and curled strips of paper to create a 3D, imaginative model.
Wednesday 18th April 2018
LI: To know about habitats
SC *Describe *Identify and name a variety of animals *Reason
Dali and Van Gogh enjoyed searching the school environments to look for animals in different habitats.
We used a branching key as part of our Computing learning to help us identify and name animals that we were unsure of.
Week beginning 16.04.18
Welcome back after the Easter break! Year 2 have been busy exploring instructional texts in English this week. We discussed the features of instructions ready to follow instructions to build a ‘Bug Hotel’ next week.
Week beginning 19th March 2018
Year 2 enjoyed the theme 'Exploration and Discovery' as part of our Science Day this year. One of the investigations we carried out was to explore which material would be the best choice to build a shelter. We made a prediction then worked collaboratively to build a shelter using empty cans, lolly sticks, card, blocks and toilet paper. Surprisingly, we found that the toilet paper created the strongest shelter to survive a windstorm (a hairdryer!)
Week beginning 12th March 2018
We have been making our own 'Flanimals' and describing them using expanded noun phrases. We focussed on using a comma between our adjectives.
Week beginning 5th March 2018
We have been learning to tell the time to 5 minute intervals. We used our clocks to make different times and focussed on accurately positioning the minute hand.
Week beginning 26th February 2018
As part of our Topic, we have been learning about Florence Nightingale and the important changes she made to Nursing. We looked at examples of Paul Klee's artwork and imitated his style to create portraits of Florence Nightingale using a mix of 'Hot' and 'Cold' colours.
Week Beginning 19th of February 2018
In Year 2 we have begun a new writing unit based on the author Jill Murphy. We enjoyed discovering some new characters and stories
written by her. Have you got any Jill Murphy books at home? Which characters do you like?
Wednesday 10th January 2018
In Year 2 we are researching different types of transport in English. We will be writing a non-chronological report using what we have found out. Here is some of the key vocabulary we have found and will use in our writing.
Entry Point From A to B
Friday 5th January 2018
Year 2 started their new topic from A to B today. We designed and made boats in teams to try and take our figures across the river. In the topic we will be learning about travel and transport in the past.
Year 2 had a fantastic afternoon finding out about the Christmas story
with the Bridge Builders Charity.
We met the three kings, the shepherds and even the baby Jesus!
Dali and Van Gogh Classes enjoyed sharing their learning with their families.
They were able to make toys, play with old fashioned toys and look at our Design and Technology learning on pop up books.
Friday 17th November 2017
Sporting Futures Pudsey Afternoon
Year 2 had a fantastic afternoon taking part in a range of sports and games hosted by sporting futures.
Today year 2 had a very special visitor. Mrs Goodwin, who works for GSK, visited year 2 and told the children about how medicine is made, who makes it and what the staff have to wear during production.
Mrs Goodwin brought some items in, that are made at GSK, so the children could get a hands-on look. The children asked some intriguing questions which heightened their enthusiasm throughout the afternoon. Two children were lucky enough to dress up in the overalls that are worn during the production stage and we had a discussion about why medicine needs to be kept clean.
The children were fully engaged and really enjoyed their afternoon.
Wednesday 1st November 2017
LI: To evaluate.
(CC Link to English)
*How it moves
In Year 2 we are beginning a Design and Technology unit where we will be learning all about pop-up and moving books.
We started this week by looking at some moving books from the library, over the next few weeks we will be learning all the
skills we need to make our own pop-up and moving books.
Year 2 were very pleased to win the "Blue Rosette" for their Hansel and Gretel display.
All the children and adults would like to say a very big thank you to our parent helper Mrs Barnsley who used her artistic flair to create our forest scene.
Monday 2nd October 2017
LI: To perform poetry.
(CC link to topic-Who am I?)
*Use a clear voice
*Work with your group
The children have been performing poetry by Micheal Rosen. The children have really engaged with the start of our new learning journey coming up with exciting ideas. The children will now be writing a poem in the style of Micheal Rosen's "I know someone who..."
Wednesday 27th September 2017
LI: To present information (orally).
*Conjunctions- and, so, when, because
The Human Life Cycle
We have been learning about the human life-cycle in Science and English.
We prepared oral presentations and shared them with the rest of the class.
Partitioning to Add
LI: To add
*Put the largest number first
We used dienes to help us make numbers using our tens and units knowledge.
Tuesday 12th September
LI: To take photographs
(CC Link to topic Who am I?)
In computing we are learning how to use technology safely. We practised asking the people if they were happy to have their photograph taken. We also let them know we would be using their photographs on the school website.
Friday 8th September 2017
In Year 2, we will be practising reading and spelling the common exception words for Key Stage 1 accurately. We would appreciate your support with this and have attached a list of these words for you to download.