Welcome to Year 2!

Year 2 have had a lovely start to the new school year.  We have created our very own class portraits and have shared lots of ideas about what we would like to improve this year.  We really have settled into our new classroom and have discussed ways that will help us to look after our equipment and respect each other.  We have already started producing wonderful work and are enjoying each other’s company, especially at lunch and play times.

Share the Journey

This week in school we are taking part in Refugee Week. Each class is walking 1 mile around the school yard (10 laps!) to show support for people forced to flee their homes. Every couple of laps, we stopped to hear the story of a different child refugee and say a prayer for all refugees.  …Continue Reading

S.T.E.M Week

Last week was STEM week at school. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. On Monday, Mr Mawhinney came to visit our class. He told us all about his job which is working with drones. Drones are used for many different reasons. You could use a drone if you want to take pictures from…Continue Reading

Spread the Word – Class Liturgy

At the end of our last topic, the children worked in groups to plan a liturgy to help us to remember our learning. Mrs Ingle and Mrs Wright joined us for the liturgy, which was beautiful. The children sang ‘Colours of Day’ and shared many examples of their own work. Everybody wrote an example on…Continue Reading

Gardening in the sun

Year 2 were fortunate enough to have a visit from Suzanne from ‘The Big Local’ Project today. We braved the heat to go outside and plant sunflower seeds. First, we had to soften the soil to make it suitable for planting. Next, we added vermiculite to help keep the soil nice and wet. We put…Continue Reading

Judo

Year 2 really enjoyed their Judo taster session on Thursday morning. They listened very well to the instructors and took part in an exciting warm up game. Because they listened so well, they knew how to keep safe. In pairs, they practised a variety of skills before attempting the ‘Judo grip’! I think we all…Continue Reading

Miss Nightingale visits Year 2

This morning Year 2 were very lucky to be visited by ‘That History Bloke’.  He spoke to us about the Crimean War and what a difference Florence Nightingale made to the lives of the soldiers. He then brought Florence Nightingale in to the classroom so we could ask her questions, look at her equipment and…Continue Reading

Our library visit

This half term in Year 2 we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We have used: Fiction books, Non-Fiction books and the internet to find out all about the fire. We visited Gateshead Central Library and they read us a fiction book based on the Great Fire of London and what might…Continue Reading

The journey of a letter

This half term the children have been writing letters. The children wrote special Christmas letters to their families in class. They tried really hard to show off their best handwriting and use exclamation marks and questions marks in their writing. They also wrote their full addresses clearly on envelopes, paying particular attention to their postcodes.…Continue Reading