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Year 2

Welcome to Year Two


Class Teacher: Mr Duckmanton


This page will contain class newsletters, photos of interesting activities and useful links.

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Some of our lucky winners. As a school, we received some donations of really cool backpacks and pencil cases. Three of the winners, who were randomly selected were Iyla, Reggie and Jordan!

Well done Amelia! You've won this half term's reading at home prize. Enjoy reading Dogman.

In the last week before Easter, we had an Easter egg hunt. We then had to solve lots of problems with partners to solve a riddle.

Science: What is the quickest way to melt the ice?

As part of our topic, we investigated ice and ways to melt ice. We decided to use three different methods: our hands, salt and warm water. We made predictions and  completed a fair test. We timed the melting period for each method and came to the conclusion that our hands melted the ice cube the quickest.

D:side Visitor at Cobden 

As part of Children's Mental Health Week and Safer Internet Day, D:side visited and spoke to the children about Internet Safety. Dave shared information on what we use the internet for, what is safe and not safe to share online and what to do if we are not sure about the internet. This interactive session was enjoyed by all the Year 2 children and they joined in really well. 

Rugby Taster Session with the Leeds Rhinos -

Year 2 have enjoyed learning some Rugby skills and playing lots of fun 'tag' games. 

A trip to Leeds Grand Theatre.

Year 1 and Year 2 spent the morning looking around the theatre and finding out about the theatre in the past. We got to handle objects from the Victorian times and act out scenes.

A whole school painting project saw us 'help' with the initial painting of a mural. Many of us went home with more paint on us than on the walls!

Congratulations to Casey who won this half terms 'reading at home' prize.

We've had a fun Christmas week. A yummy Christmas lunch, parties, you day and a visit from Santa. Please log into Google Classroom to see our Christmas song we've been learning.


A busy week looking at our environment. We've been tree planting and finding out how to take care of our pet guinea pigs, giving them a bath and a manicure.

Our anti-bulllying week has looked at how we can use one kind word. We've been finding out how to make ourselves and others happy. We have passed on compliments and been passing smiles. Watch the video below and see if our smiles make you smile.

Pass on a smile.mp4

Still image for this video

We're ready for PE this half term. We've all got our hoodies to wear on PE days.

Great reading Ronnie. Well done for reading our 'reading at home prize'. Enjoy reading We're going on a bear hunt!

We have been listening to more Michael Rosen poems. One of our favourite poems is called Don't. We also made a poem about things we like. Listen to our own class poems below.


Who Likes Cuddles.mp3

We had a fantastic day at Thackray Medical Museum. We had a guide (Florence Nightingale herself!) who took us back in time to Scutari Hospital. We all had to be porters or nurses and cleaned the hospital, took care of a very sick solider, Jensen and completed many more jobs. Ralph was a fantastic Potty Porter.

We later explored the museum and found out about Leeds in the past.

Another musical opportunity today- to be part of a rock band! We had Isaac playing keyboard, Riley-Jo on Electric Guitar and Leah on drums.

We took part in an African Drumming workshop. We learned songs from Ghana and practised different rhythms.

We've had a super week, looking at poetry. We've listened to lots and lots of poems by Michael Rosen. We also enjoyed a poem called Bendy Man by Harry Baker. We changed the ideas to create own own version called Bendy Cat.

Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Is really spotty.

Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Lives in a potty.


Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Playing in the sun.

Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Having fun.


Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Do you have a hat?

Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Do you have a plait?



Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Do you stink?

Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Is your fur pink?


Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Do you like fish?

Bendy Cat, bendy cat

What’s in your dish?


Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Do you have a tail?

Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Is going to jail.


Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Sniffing Mrs Head

Bendy Cat, bendy cat

Wants to be fed.

We couldn't blow down houses made from blocks.

We couldn't blow over a house of sticks.

We couldn't even blow a house of straw over. We think that wolves must have much more puff than us!

We have been testing whether the story of The Three Little Pigs is based upon real ideas- that it is easy to blow a house of straw and a house of sticks down and is impossible to blow a house of brick over. The first step was to build the three houses.

Congratulations to Matilda, who the class voted for to be the class councillor. It was a close vote but she won by one vote.

Welcome back to everyone. We have all enjoyed the first week in Year Two and enjoying getting back to a 'normal' school environment.

Remote learning plan

Below are some of the exciting memories that children who are currently in Year 2 have experienced since starting school.