West End Primary School

West End Lane, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS18 5JP

0113 2582819


We are now taking bookings for Nursery places for 2018/19, please contact the school office for more information.

Year 2 Penguin Class      w/c 09.07.18

“In Penguin Class we are polite, smart, sensible, awesome and creative.
We will be kind, try our best and have lots of fun learning!”

Woodland Walk and Fabulous Creativity!

Thank you to the parents who were able to join us on our woodland walk this week.  The children were unbelievably excited!  It is a good job that the purpose of our walk was to collect natural objects for our artwork, not to find animals, as any animals would have run for cover when they heard our excited chatter!  We had an extra bonus on our walk to see the clay sculptures that were still there from the Horsforth Walk of Art!

Once we returned to school we sorted and examined our finds.  We then worked in self chosen groups to create pictures, sculptures and habitats.  Alot of our investigations centered around how we could fix the materials without the use of tape or glue.  There were some really inventive solutions as leaves were tied with grass and skewered with twigs!  Please take a look at our art gallery below. 

The following day we all selected a stick from the resources and let it inspire our imagination.  We decorated the stick with wool, ribbon and feathers before imagining what the stick could become, or even what magical thing the stick could do!  The children's ideas were magnificent and led to them writing wonderful stories that took us to different times or even to meet magical unicorns. 

The children have loved games this week in both maths and PE.  They have created their own games in PE and shared them with friends, learnt some traditional playground games and played maths facts games.   It was lovely to see their pace and fluency grow with a little practice.  

We have been reviewing our reading progress and setting ourselves reading targets for the summer holidays to keep up our good reading habits.

If you have any spare carrier bags please send a few in to help us pack up the children's belongings for the holidays.    



Writing 5-finger check rule

1) Capital letters

2) Correctly formed and spaced letters

3) Perfect punctuation

4) Checked spellings

5) Re-reading to check their sentence makes sense!   

To see our class Proposed Long Term Plan for the whole year please click here 

To learn more about our plans, homework and key dates look at the Summer Term Newsletter for Year Two by clicking this link.

To see the Presentation from the Welcome to Year One and Year Two Information Evening please click this link.  

If you want to find out more about BAR MODELLING click here. 

Common Exception Words - please learn to read and spell these throughout Year Two

Additional Information about KS1 SATS: Handout from parent meeting, Assessment Objectives, Questions to ask when reading, More reading questions, Common Exception Words, Click here to view a film that explains the KS1 Assessments.

Please click here for dice and card games to improve maths fluency 

This Week's Homework

  We have seen some lovely art ideas this week, the children really enjoyed creating and viewing the pieces.   

This week, have you signed up for the summer reading challenge at Horsforth Library yet?  If not try to call in and register your interest.  

Following on our interest in playground games please interview a friend or relative to find out about a game they played at school.  Can you write instructions so that you can teach the game to your friends? 

Maths - Try a game of Hit the Button to practice bonds or tables facts. 

An extra copy of the list of Common Exception Words is here for future reference.


Our 1960's Fashion Extravaganza!

What a fabulously entertaining afternoon!  The children were delighted to have the opportunity to show off their 1960's fashion accompanied by Miss Simon's impromptu piano playing (the wi-fi connection failed us!) All of the children had designed, decorated and styled their own costumes.  They then planned their catwalk performances to show off their lovely clothes!  It was a delight to see how confidently they strutted down the catwalk.  The children really appreciated the enthusiastic audience and ended the day showing off their museum and art gallery contributions.  Well done Penguin Class, I'm very proud of you all! 


Latest Penguin Class New Events

School Closes for Summer Holiday 3.15pm24Jul2018

12:00 am - 1:00 am

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