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Headteacher - Mrs Sally Buckton

Guiseley Primary School

Year 2 Blog

Autumn 2

We have had a really busy half term in Year 2!

In our Computing lessons, we have been learning about programming. We started in the playground, writing instructions for a partner to travel between two cones. Then, we had great fun programming BeeBots to travel around the classroom by writing simple algorithms for them to follow.

Our History topic has been learning all about the life of the local mill owner Abraham Moon. As part of our topic, we made a clay bust of what we thought Abraham Moon would have looked like. We really enjoyed shaping the clay and using tools to add details.

We also ventured outside in Science, searching for materials around the school and observing what those materials were used for.

Christmas has been in full swing in Year 2. We took part in the Santa Dash: a fancy dress fun-run around the MUGA and really enjoyed the Christmas dinner in the hall. A huge thank you to all the dinner staff who made the really tasty food for us (and some delicious treats for our party too!)

Autumn 1 

During Art Week, we were very fortunate to receive a visit from a 'real life' artist, Fern Whittle. Fern, whose artist name is Fern and Moose, weaves beautiful wall hangings. Before her visit, the children thought of lots of questions to ask her about the wall hangings and how she learnt to make them. The children thoroughly enjoyed listening to Fern explain her inspiration and the weaving process. They then watched a weaving demonstration before having a go themselves. The finished results are wonderful! We are very grateful to Fern for finding the time to visit us. If you would like to view Fern's work, you can see her wall hangings displayed at Moss and Moor Garden Centre and you will be able to see the children’s creations on the Year 2 Gallery over the next few days.

As part of our topic learning about significant individuals, we learnt that Christopher Columbus brought back many 'new' foods to Europe from his travels to the Americas. This inspired us to practise chopping and cutting skills to make a fresh Salsa. The children used a claw grip and a bridge grip to safely cut tomatoes, onions, limes and coriander.

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

Blue class have had lots of fun during sessions with the coaches from Guiseley Football club. Next half term, Indigo class will have their turn learning multi-sports skills.

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