Welcome to Year 2!

Miss MacDonald and Mrs Griffin



We created some beautiful Christmas paintings to be displayed in the Addingham Library- Try to spot them as you walk past! We had so much fun joining with Year 1 to make some glittery baubles for our school Christmas tree.

Teamwork and Agility in PE.

Children In Need
We talked about what the word 'Charity' means and discussed why some people may need help and support. We loved drawing, painting and sticking our own Pudsey Bears.

We had lots of fun visiting the bird hide. On the walk there, we stopped to hunt for different types of leaves and worked out which trees they came from. We saw some blackbirds and crows. We loved exploring a different part of our school grounds.

We have been learning about why we remember. We discussed what happens on Remembrance Day and why it’s an important event. We talked about the War Memorial in Addingham (and looked at photographs), learnt the names of some of the soldiers and painted poppies. We talked about the significance of poppies at this time of year.

We had so much fun on Sparkle and Shine Day coming into school in our sparkly, bright outfits. We use oil pastels to cover a piece of card, painted it in black acrylic paint and then used different tools to scratch firework patterns. We worked in groups to make beautiful bonfire collages and even had a sparkle and shine disco with Year 1.

We did some wonderful predicting using a story sack today. We talked about how each object in the sack may link to the story. We guess right- The Three Little Pigs!

Please see below for Year 2's new spelling list. (Updated)

We had lots of fun making Halloween bats. We helped each other to draw around our hands to create the outline, added googly eyes, painted fangs and teeth and made them glittery. 

We have been learning about what London was like in 1666 around the time of the Great Fire of London. The houses were so close together that people could touch the house opposite. They were often made from wood, straw and pitch (a tar-like substance that was waterproof but caught fire easily.) Streets were narrow and dirty and people became poorly easy. We  made our own houses from 1666, thinking carefully about the different features.

In science we have been investigating the question 'Why is handwashing important?' We put 2 slices of bread in a zip-lock bag. One slice had been touched with freshly washed hands and one had been touched with dirty hands. We predicted that the bread touched with dirty hands would be the first to grow mould. We were right! We observed the bread each day and after 4 days, we began so see the dirty bread turning slightly mouldy. We all agreed that hand washing is very important and there are many germs that we cannot see.

We have been using base 10 cubes and bead strings to help us learn about place value in 2 digit numbers.

We have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh. We used watercolours to recreate his landscapes and oil pastels to use his 'Starry Night' for inspiration. We enjoyed using black paper to create silhouettes of buildings for a spectacular cityscape too!

We have been learning about compass directions in geography. We thought of ways to remember them like 'Naughty Elephants Squirt Water.' We went outside and created our own compasses on the ground and then followed instructions from our friends involving the directions. We had lots of fun outside!

We have been learning about the artist Claude Monet and his cityscapes. We used computers to create our own cityscapes.

Please see below for Year 2's spelling list.