The children have been learning about the artist Paul Klee. They looked at his famous painting called ‘The Castle and the Sun.’ He used geometrical shapes and various shades of vivid colour. The children used their imagination in their own work to produce a picture in his style.
The children have been developing their proficiency and skills in their drawing techniques. They looked carefully at a variety of castles and represented them using their imagination and creativity.
Here are the finished pieces of work and I am sure you will agree they are amazing.
Some of the children also added a background to their castles using watercolours to create a different image.
In our Maths lessons we have been doing lots of activities to help us understand place value.
In Year 2 we are learning about ‘Our local area’. To begin this topic, we were given some photographs of different views in Silsden, and we had to be street detectives and find each photograph and name it. We even learnt how to identify if the photograph was a human or physical feature.
After we looked at all the buildings in Silsden, we learnt about the different houses, such as detached, terraced etc and we even visited Knowles estate agents, where Mr Knowles very kindly gave up his time to talk to all 3 classes about the houses in Silsden and what he does. We then came back and made our role play area in our classrooms into an estate agents.
Year 2 have also enjoyed looking at old pictures of Silsden and they have compared them with pictures of Silsden today. It has generated lots of valuable speaking and listening opportunities and the children have identified many similarities and differences.
Mrs Dale has recruited our Year 2 Playground Buddies. They are fantastic and help all our younger children have happy playtimes.
We are extremely pleased to welcome Mrs A O’Hara our new Year Two teacher in Kingfisher’s class. She also is our Key Stage Coordinator and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Hello my name is Mrs O’Hara. I am very excited to be joining the lovely team at Aire View Infant School as Key Stage 1 Leader working in Year 2. I have come from a large 2 form entry school in Keighley where I have taught and led predominantly in Key Stage 1 for the past 9 years. I came into teaching as a mature student having previously worked for at Leeds Bradford Airport, then as a computer programmer. I have a daughter who is just about to start her third year at university and twin daughters who are starting university in a few weeks, so my house will become a lot quieter but I will miss them lots. In my spare time (which I will now have) I love to go shopping and travelling, seeing as many sights as possible. This year I am determined to get fitter, so I am hoping to join a gym and go walking with my husband.