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Welcome to class 2C at Allerton CE Primary School in Leeds. Here, under the careful guidance of Mrs Cooke, we will blog to the Big Wide World.

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Story mapping in 2C…

In English we have been hooking with the book ‘Meerkat Mail’. This week we have continued to learn the story, retelling orally with actions. To help us remember the main parts of the story, we created our own story maps using pictures and key words and phrases.

This week in 2C…

On Friday we learnt about St George’s day. We listened to the story of ‘George and the dragon’.

As part of our ‘Seeds of wonder’ topic. This week in science we learnt the names of common plants and flowers found in the UK. We then explored the school grounds to see which plants and flowers we could identify and name. We then carried out observational drawings.

Reading for pleasure in the sunshine… ☀️ 📚

Authors in 2C…

Today we have all been authors. We innovated the story ‘The further adventures of the owl and the pussy cat’. Firstly, we planned our own stories using a story hand. We decided to change the characters to our own 2 animals who lose something special to them. They then go on an adventure to find their lost item. We then shared our plans with our friends. Today, we wrote our stories, adding illustrations to each part of our story. We then read our stories to each other and shared with the rest of the class. Some wonderful writing 2C!

Amazing Art Work…

After reading the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat‘, Year 2 were very excited to find out what happens to them both after they got married. We have all loved reading the beginning of the story ‘The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat’ by Julia Donaldson.

In the story, the owl and pussycat wake up to discover that their wedding ring has been taken.

Although we, as the reader, know that it was the crow who took the ring, the owl and pussycat haven’t yet solved the mystery. They set off on their adventure to locate the thief.

The children enjoyed making their own relief collage of the two characters using several cutting techniques and using paper in different ways to make it stand off the page. Here is a sample of some of our amazing artwork…

Amazing Art Work…

After reading the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat‘, Year 2 were very excited to find out what happens to them both after they got married. We have all loved reading the beginning of the story ‘The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat’ by Julia Donaldson.

In the story, the owl and pussycat wake up to discover that their wedding ring has been taken.

Although we, as the reader, know that it was the crow who took the ring, the owl and pussycat haven’t yet solved the mystery. They set off on their adventure to locate the thief.

The children enjoyed making their own relief collage of the two characters using several cutting techniques and using paper in different ways to make it stand off the page. Here is a sample of some of our amazing artwork…

Welcome back Year 2

Wow! What an exciting (and exhausting!) week back together as a whole year group!

We couldn’t be prouder of how all children have settled back into the routines. Enjoy the short video below, you’ll see a snap shot of our first week back, including art, science, English and of course playtime!

Enjoy a rest this weekend!

Mrs Amblin, Miss Cooke and Miss Stewart

World Book Day in Year 2

Thursday 4th March, World Book Day 2021!
Whether we are at home or at school we have been reading books, talking about books and sharing stories!

Children (and staff!!) loved coming to school in their pyjamas! We had batman pjs, leopard print pjs, minecraft pjs and spiderman onsies! Amazing!

Why are books important?

We started the day thinking about why we love books, Ellie G loves books because there are books about lots of different things! Sameer loves to read books before bed with his his special light on. Murewa said that books are important because we can all learn from reading books.

Amazing Authors

Julia Donalson is a truly amazing Author and through our time in Key Stage 1 we have explored a lot of her incredible stories! Today, we have created a fact file all about Julia Donaldson. Did you know that Julia Donaldson plays the piano and sings!

What are we reading?

Take a look below to find out what some children in Year 2 are reading at the moment!

Share with us what books you are reading in the comments below!

The Owl and the Pussycat…

“The owl and the pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat.”

We were intrigued to begin our new topic this week ‘In the Light of the Moon’. Before reading the poem, we began our work on owls. Lots of us remembered from our work on habitats in the Autumn term that most owls are nocturnal which means that they sleep during the day and come out to hunt at night time. Our challenge was to write an informative fact file all about owls. Knowing that fact files are non-fiction (they are full of facts and accurate information unlike a story that is made up), we had to do some research. We were resourceful, just like Helpful Hen, and used the internet, videos, books on EPIC and an owl information sheet to find out lots of interesting facts. How fascinating these animals are!

After this, many of us had quickly become owl experts and were ready to create our fact file. We tried hard to use the conjunctionsbut‘, ‘so‘ and ‘because‘ to extend our sentences and add extra information. Did you know a baby owl is called an owlet or a fledgling? We were also surprised to find out that owls live on all of continents except Antarctica because it is too cold there.

We always love to express our creativity in Year 2 so had lots of fun producing a piece of owl art work. Some of used coloured pencils, pastels or paint whereas some of us decided to make a 3D model of an owl. How amazing our creations are!

Some of the children working in school thoroughly enjoyed using plasticine to create a model of the owl and the pussycat in their pea-green boat. In fact, some of us were so excited, we even thought about where they traveled to to get married. Of course, including the pig who provided the ring and the turkey who married them.

The children working in school used newspaper and magazines to create a collage of an owl or used chalk to draw a very detailed picture, remembering the different parts: large eyes, beak, sharp talons, feathers.