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Headteacher - Mrs Fiona Wharton

Guiseley Primary School

Year 2 Blog

Autumn 1

Wow! What a busy start to life in Year 2!.

In maths this half term, the children used base ten and Numicon to support our learning of place value and also began to add and subtract multiples of ten. 

As part of our topic learning about significant individuals, they learnt that Christopher Columbus brought back many 'new' foods to Europe from his travels to the Americas. In DT, they practised chopping and cutting skills to make a fresh vegetable stew, similar to the type of food eaten on the Santa Maria (before it tragically sank!). The children used a claw grip and a bridge grip to safely cut potatoes, onions, carrots and parsnips.

We also learned about the life of the intrepid explorer Amy Johnson, who was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Linked to this, the children enjoyed writing about the Australian outback; describing what they might see, hear, smell and touch in imaginative detail.

In addition, the children made models of a vehicle that an explorer might use using recycled materials.

Finally, in Art week, the children were inspired to paint a landscape piece after studying the work of the local artist Jo Dexter. They mixed their own colours and investigated various brush strokes before painting the famous Cow and Calf rocks in Ilkley.

To view previous year's information and pictures, please click here.