Slaithwaite Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 9DL

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Thornhill Lees CE (VC) Infant And Nursery School

Working Together to Expect the Best

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Year 2 Blog

May 2019

We had a lovely trip to Sparrow Woods where we looked at, named and described a variety of plants that grow there.  We also went on a minibeast hunt in the woods to find out what lives there too.  We found lots of woodlice and beetles!  Back in the classroom we compared what we found living and growing around our school to what we had found out at the woods; there were lots of similarities and differences!

March 2019

Year 2 have had a very busy half term so far! They have been taking part in coding workshops, which the children have really enjoyed. Both classes have also visited Dewsbury Minster. 2MH are also looking forward to visiting Overthorpe Primary Academy next week to work on 'carry my story'.


In Maths this week the children have been learning about 2D shape patterns. They have been making their own shapes from lollipop sticks and have also made 2D shape repeating patterns. The children have been amazing at finding out what the missing or next shapes are in a pattern and have used lots of strategies to find out the answer and say why! 


January 2019

On the Tanzania WOW Day we had a Water Challenge!  We had to collect our own drinking water for the day and carry it back to the classroom.  It was really hard work.  We researched an artist from Tanzania who was later known as Tingatinga.  He enjoyed painting animals but what made them unique was that Tingatinga changed their colours!  So rather than a golden and brown giraffe, his giraffe was black with white spots all over its body!  We had a wonderful day painting and drawing.

The children have really enjoyed learning about Rainforests and the different layers that make them up. The children created their own creative Rainforests in class, which involved them researching what animals, insects, plants etc live in each layer. They then drew these and added them to the correct layer of the Rainforest.

Autumn 2 - This half term we are learning all about Africa!  In Art we have designed and made our very own t-shirt using African patterns.  We had a fabulous morning with our parents who came to school to help us!

In Term 1A our topic was all about Keeping Healthy!  In Science we were busy learning all about how we can keep healthy including eating a balanced diet and we also found out that doing daily exercise was really good for our body!  In Humanities we learnt all about Florence Nightingale who was a significant person in history as she is one of the main reasons why our hospitals today are so clean!  We designed and made our very own lamp as Florence was also named 'The Lady with the Lamp'.  In RE we thought about what special rules Christians and Muslims follow and we made our very own Five Pillars of Islam!