Dalton School Junior Infant And Nursery

From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow

Mayfield Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9HN

01484 538729

office.dalton@kirkleeseducation.uk

Year 2

 2 Bradnum/Lewis - Our teachers are called Ms Bradnum and Mrs Lewis.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hirst and Mrs Lancelot.

2 Bamforth - Our class teacher is called Miss Bamforth and our teaching assistant is called Mrs Brook.

2 Stoker - Our class teacher is called Miss Stoker and our teaching assistant is called Mrs Thompson.

Curriculum information

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

 

5th July 2019

Key Stage 1 Sports Day

Finally, the rainy days stopped and we were able to hold our annual Key Stage 1 Sports Day.  The children very much enjoyed taking part in all the events: penalty shoot out, relay race, hurdles, bean bag throw and cross country run.  The children certainly deserved their refreshment break!  Thank you to all the family and friends who could attend to support the children.

May - June 2019

Titanic!

The children in Year 2 have very much enjoyed learning about the Titanic. This topic has covered all sorts of skills from completing timelines of events, looking at the evidence of primary and secondary sources to creative writing in role, imagining we were Rosa Abbott (a third class passenger survivor). The children were given a homework project to produce something of their choice based on Titanic. Below are some beautiful examples of what our children can achieve! Impressive work, Year 2; keep it up!

February - March 2019

Huddersfield Giants Rugby

Year 2 are very lucky to have the expertise of the Huddersfield Giants helping them to learn and hone their skills. They have been learning rugby techniques with the ball and practising how to improve their reaction times with fun games.

What a fantastic opportunity!

The Giants have already commented on how excellently behaved our children are! Everyone has been having an amazing time and we are thrilled to be doing this.

Nativity - December 2018

'Are we nearly there yet?'

 

What an exceptional performance! Our staff, parents and carers were so proud of how well we performed in front of an audience.  This play told the story of the nativity but in a unique way! The children performed with confidence and excitement, bringing a true sense of Christmas to the school.

November 2018

African Drumming Workshop

Year 2 took part in a workshop to learn about African rhythms and drumming techniques. They learned about the culture of tribes in Africa and put together pieces to perform in front of an audience. 

In the drumming, they learned how to use bass and tone on the Djembe drums while holding the drums in a tilted position to get the best sound out of them. 

The children used listening and repeating techniques to learn different rhythms that fitted together to make a final piece.

To add to the excitement, children were invited to include a dance that culminated in a 'chauffement', literally meaning 'getting hot' with a jump to end the dance. 

It was an amazing day! The children were so engaged and have learnt some fantastic musical skills.  

October 2018

A Trip to the Park!

Year 2 had a fantastic afternoon. We went up to Ravensknowle Park to look at different trees and their leaves. We learnt the names of lots of various trees and were able to identify different trees using their leaves to help us. 

We used to information we collected to investigate whether the size of the leaf was comparable to the size of the tree. 

SEPTEMBER 2018

VISIT FROM WILLIAM PETTY 

THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON



We listened to William Petty tell us about the Great Fire of London and what it was like to be there at the time. He showed us on a map, the areas of London which were burnt down, how people felt and how they reacted. We did experiments to show how the fire spread and the best way to get water to a burning area.

Images below from 2017/2018

Children from 2 Bradnum/Lewis and 2 Butler recently (May 2017) made the long trip to The Sealife Centre in Blackpool.  We had a brilliant time and saw lots of different fishes (including sharks), starfish and other creatures which live deep down in the ocean.  Pupils were all well behaved and as usual were excellent ambassadors for Dalton School.  Well Done!!

 

Year 2 children presented an assembly, all about Africa.  

Here are some fantastic pieces of homework that the children were proud to show: