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My name is Miss Pywell and I'm so excited to be teaching in Year 2 for my 2nd year at St Joseph's. I live in Harrogate and in my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, baking and being in the outdoors with my lovely Miniature Schnauzer, Paddy.

I love my job because each day takes us on a different, exciting adventure allowing us to discover surprises and new knowledge. Our year 2 classroom is setup to encourage independence, challenge and develop a love of learning.

I can't wait to enjoy this academic year!

Space Camp!
Class 2 enjoyed a sleepover at school on Thursday. We arrived, set up camp and made our Space badges. In our first workshop we created our own rockets and launched them on the field, we got very wet! Afterwards we enjoyed hot chocolate, marshmallows and biscuits. For our second workshop we did Planetary artwork. Later on we snuggled up and watched a film before tucking up in our tents with our Space buddy. In the morning we got up, got dressed and packed up our things. We then took our tents for a walk around the playground to air them followed by a well deserved Space breakfast!

“I loved everything! Launching the rockets was really fun, it made me laugh when people were snoring and I loved watching the movie before bed.” Nora

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Today we went on our school trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to consolidate our Kenya topic from last half term. Behaviour was excellent and lots of fun was had by all!

Silly Hair Day
St Josephs raised over £300 for Saltergate Primary School, thank you for your generosity!

Dream Jars
We are enjoying reading BFG this term, we have been planning our own version of the story and have just finished writing our wonderful stories. In Art and DT we have been doing lots of dreamy artwork! We’ve painted beautiful water colour paintings, created our own dream jars and made some dream catchers.

Power Down Pete
We had a visit from Power Down Pete on Friday. He delivered an assembly telling us all about why we need to save our planet and he told us lots of ways we could help to save it. Year 2 did two workshops learning about how we can power down.

This half term our topic in Science is plants. Today we observed plants and flowers in our school environment and recorded what we saw.

This half term has flown by in Year 2! Our topic this half term is Sensational Safari so we have been learning all about Kenya. We designed our own National Parks and Game Reserves, we learnt about the Maasai tribe and created our own jewellery. In Science we have been learning about the Environment, climate change and came up with lots of ways that we can help to look after our environment. In English and Maths the children have been working so hard and revising for our SATs. Miss Pywell and Mrs Broadberry are so proud of us as we completed our SATs this week with flying colours so why not celebrate with some popcorn and a film!

Today in Science we did a STEM activity and worked as a team to build nests for birds. We thought about where we would like to live if we were birds and thought about why we’d like to build nests in certain places as well as thinking of materials we might need. The nests we built were amazing, we had bird swings made from daisy chains, lots of soft materials for beds, flowers to add decoration and even shiny materials to attract magpies! Harrogate has some lucky birds! ☆