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 some of the soil in to the pot before adding the seed. Finally, we filled the pot to the top with soil and watered them. The plants are going to an allotment.

‘I enjoyed making a plant for another person because they might not have had the opportunity to grow their own plant.’ Naielle

‘I enjoyed watering the plants. It was a fun thing to do.’ Dylan

Link to the Rights of the Child Article 29: Your education should help you to use and develop your talents and abilities…protect the environment and respect other people.


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

Christmas traditions

Last week Margaret from Tesco visited us in school. She explained that she was going to talk to us about traditions at Christmas.  First we learnt about the tradition of gingerbread at Christmas – the children thoroughly enjoyed decorating their ginger biscuits! We then learnt about the symbolism of a Christingle orange. Christingle means ‘Christ…Continue Reading

Where does our food come from?

Earlier in the term, Year 2 visited Tesco in Gateshead. They explored the fruit and veg aisles and discovered where their food came from. They were very surprised that some of the food had been on such a long journey! We were then lucky enough to have a tour of the store. Our favourite part…Continue Reading


Last week the children in Year 2 visited the Shipley Art Gallery.  Their topic this half term has been portraits.  At the gallery, the children enjoyed drawing with their non dominant hand, as well as making an abstract portrait out of felt. They listened very well to Fearne whilst she was giving instructions and were determined…Continue Reading

The Sacrament of Baptism

We visited Corpus Christi Church earlier this week to see our Deacon Tom. Tom explained to us some of the actions and symbols related to Baptism. We are going to learn more about the Sacrament of Baptism after the half term holidays.  Continue Reading


This week the children thoroughly enjoyed their science lesson – there were lots of excitable squeals heard from our classroom! They had to work in teams and the winning team could win a … CHOCOLATE FREDDO!  The competition was, which team could melt their Freddo the quickest. We initially talked about how materials can change…Continue Reading