Year 2 trip to the Yorkshire wildlife park

This week, year 2 have made a massive trip all the way to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. They left at half past eight and they spent all day there and came back at quarter to four.

When they they arrived, every child was very excited to explore and see what the park had installed. They started by walking around the whole park and seeing every animal that they could possibly see. The animal that the children loved the most were the polar bears ind their cold and icy habitat.

After lunch, they had a workshop where they found out about different animals and were showed and handled real animals like a giant snail called big G, a cockroach and a real snake. At the end of the day every single child had a great day and thought that it was a brilliant trip.

By Daniel. Last blog of the year very sad :(.

Year 2 Mosque trip

This week, Year 2 visited the Mosque as a part of their learning about Islam.

First, they were introduced to a woman called Fatima. Fatima kindly took them to the washroom which is where Muslims would wash before praying.

Year 2 were also told that they had to cover their heads and take their shoes off. This was to show respect to the Gods.

Year 2 learnt a lot of things while on their trip, such as, Muslims have to pray 5 times a day, and they have these bracelets called ‘prayer beads.’

They had a lot of fun and enjoyed their trip.

We just want to give a special thanks to Reverend Colin and Natalie as well as a few parents and grandparents that came along and helped.

By Libby G

Year 2 trip to Yorks chocolate factory

On the 12th of February, Year Two visited the Chocolate Factory. First of all, they learned all about the history of chocolate and when it all started. This was the bit they were all waiting for: they made their own chocolate! How lucky! They made their lollies out of white chocolate and even decorated them with sprinkles.

The children had a fantastic time learning about how chocolate was made before putting on gloves and hairnets like real chocolatiers in order to make yet more chocolate! This time they made chocolate orange bars. ]

What a fantastic day and a great trip!

Mia and Cora

Year 1 and 2 Christmas parties

On the 11th of December, Year 1 and 2 had a Christmas party in the school hall. During the event, prizes were won, food was eaten and party games were played such as musical statues, musical bumps, pass the parcel and corners. It was so much fun! The food that was available to eat was; buns, pizza, sweets and many more (Yum!) Key Stage one had very full tummies and smiley faces by the end!

As a surprise for the children, the one and only Santa Claus took a trip to visit them! The children were extremely excited and can only hope he visits again on the 25th! They had a fantastic time that we are sure they will never forget. 

by Cora and Isabelle

2P school trip to Eccleshill Cenotaph

This Monday,  Year 2 have had an exciting trip to Eccleshill Cenotaph to remember the soldiers who sacrificed their own lives for the protection of Great Britain. When they arrived after a long walk, everyone was bursting to catch their breath. The first thing they did was started another walk around the whole places to see what was there.

This trip was based upon their work for the Armsitice about the terrible  and tragic World War 1. They walked the tall, stone cenotaph and when they had placed their homemade  wreath on it, they had a go at drawing the large cenotaph. After they stood up in a large square so they could all join in and they lowered their head and said a prayer. Next they had 2 minutes silence to remember The Great War and what happened. The other class had a great search for names that they recognised. Florence had found the name of her Great Granddad who had sadly died in the war! The children had loved the topic and really enjoyed their visit. When it was time to go the classes couldn’t wait to go home and tell their parents all about it .

by Daniel

Year 2 Yorkshire Wildlife Park Trip

On Thursday the 5th of July, Year 2 went on an amazing trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, as part of their animal learning in science! Eventhough the temperatures were through the roof, the children went around the park, looking at all the different animals, and learning some fun facts that they could use for their topic when they got back to school. Some of the animals they saw were: baboons, painted dogs, lemurs, wallabies, tigers, lions, rhinos, giraffes, polar bears and meerkats.

They moved onto a fantastic workshop all about polar bears, and learned some interesting information about their lifestyle. Polar bears are becoming endangered due to the ice caps which are melting because of global warming. Not only that, but some polar bears have sadly had to swim for 9 days non stop, just to find the next iceberg, and because they are melting, their food, seals, are also disappearing. The children found out that they could help the situation by turning off lights and electricity when we are not using them. They also learnt some facts about the polar bears appearance: they have small ears to keep the heat in; black skin to absorb heat; their fur isn’t white – its transparent; they weigh the same as a small car and they have large paws to stop them falling through the ice!

Year 2 said they had a fantastic day and they had a brilliant time although it was really warm! They enjoyed learning all about the different animals and the polar bears, and really enjoyed their workshop – Oscar even said it was the best trip ever!

By Mckensey

Mindfulness Art Day!

On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June, Year 2 took part in the fun mindfulness art day, which was all about developing art skills and learning how to draw and colour, carefully, but also it linked to their science topic, habitats.

The children used graphite and charcoal to draw to some music, which was called Vivaldi. They looked at how to shade pictures to give them depth and texture. They also used some similar materials, like charcoal and pastels to colour in different lines and patterns and shade to make them look real and professional: not only this, but they used shells and twigs to draw. However, they couldn’t look at them instead they had to draw from what they felt like! At the end of the session, the artwork they had created was amazing, full of bright colours and textures from ink and symbolised how they had worked together to create something fantastic!

Art day was a brilliant day and the children really enjoyed it, and some children said they would rate it 100% it was so amazing!

By McKensey

Blakehill Health Week Bootcamp

This week, as part of National Health Week, every year has attending a boot camp.The point of the camp was to get the children moving, have fun and get more exercise. Lot sof children were inspired to do even more exercise. Steve had th children doing all kinds of exercises including : jumping, bear crawl races, lunges, squats, sit ups, press ups, planks and high knee running.

We all had a great time and were very tired by the end of it.

Thanks Steve!

By Daniel

Maths Mastery

This week everyone from Year 2 to Year 6 enjoyed Maths Mastery Week and so got to do lots of maths mastery challenges in the hall. There was a range of different activities. In fact, 26 problems of all different levels! Some off  the problems were: Tangrams, Rubix cubes and towers of Hanoi which were fun and challenging. We found them really hard but wanted to solve them all so we gave it a go. Years 1 to 2 got to work together to solve some of the more difficult problems. All of the school enjoyed the workshop and learnt new maths challenges and some even wanted to do it again!

All of  the classes got to take some time off their normal lessons and did extra fun maths. We loved it and would do it all again.

By Pasha and Taylor

Year 2 Class Assembly

Today, Year 2 did a fantastic assembly all about Bonfire Night and the Gunpowder Plot. Their aim was to make people remember not only the 5th of November but how everyone follows different religions and beliefs which it is important to understand. They explained that we should listen to everyone’s point of view and be kind to each other- if we do this we all live peacefully.

They exclaimed how people celebrate Bonfire night:

Bonfires,

Fireworks,

Bonfires with a model Guy Fawkes on top.

Guy Fawkes wanted England to be catholic again so he and a group of friends planned a plot of gunpowder in the Houses of Parliament to kill the King. Fortunately, he  failed and got caught by the king’s guards. With his friends, he was sentenced to be hung and quartered.

Year 2 did a wonderful job and we definitely learnt the importance of listening to and accepting other people’s views.