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Deepdale Class


Happy New Year!

POLAR Explorers

This half term we are doing a new topic in Year 2 called 'Polar Explorers'. We started the term by looking at the life of the Inuit people, where they live, their clothes and what they eat. After that we learnt about the explorers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott. The class loved learning about their adventures and imaging what it would be like to be an explorer themselves.

Lost and Found

The class started the week by discovering a penguin at the door. They didn't know where it had come from or what it was doing there but were very quick to look after it and make it feel welcome. They later discovered that it had brought with it a story 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. The class have enjoyed reading this book and writing diaries and letters as the different characters.


This half term the class are working with the sports coaches to develop their teamwork skills.




Deepdale Class were very surprised to come in one morning to discover that an egg had been left in our classroom. It was a very strange egg but the class very quickly came up with a plan to look after it until it hatched. They put it in a safe comfy place, kept it warm and spoke to it regularly. Sadly, the egg hatched one night and the class did not see what came out. There were some clues though and the class came to the conclusion that it was a dragon! They read stories about dragons and learnt how to look after one but sadly it never came back.


In DT the class worked in teams to design and make their own dragons, complete with a moving part such as fire coming out of its mouth. The class loved making them, especially when it came to get messy decorating them.


In PE the class have been developing their gymnastic skills with the support of the staff from Leeds West Academy.


Deepdale Class have made a fabulous start to Year 2. I have been so impressed with how quickly they have settled in to their new classroom and new routines. They have all impressed me with how hard they are working and the learning that has already taken place. I am sure that it is going to be a fantastic year!

Miss Gregory

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

In class we have been reading the story 'The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch', the class have enjoyed learning lots of new vocabulary such as  ingenious and industrious and have been trying to use these new words in their writing. I have been very impressed with their character and setting descriptions and I look forward to reading their own versions of the story that they have been planning this week.

Keeping Healthy

We have been thinking about how to have a healthy lifestyle in both PSHE and science. We have tried some different healthy foods and planned a healthy meal. We have also thought about how much exercise we do and have started doing a 10 minute run or walk at least 3 times a week to help us to build up our fitness.


Deepdale Class have started to learn the recorder with Mrs Bedford on a Monday afternoon and I have been very impressed with the sounds coming from the classroom.


In maths we have been looking at place value and learning to partition a number into tens and ones. We have also been practising our counting in steps of 2, 5, 10 and 3 so that we are ready for times tables later in the year.

The Titanic

This week we have been learning about the Titanic. The class have really enjoyed learning lots of facts about the Titanic, what it was like to be a passenger, how it sunk and even the size of the iceberg.


In science we made iceberg and looked at how they sat in the water, particularly how much of an iceberg hides underneath the water.