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.















Links to the Universal Rights of the Child Articles 22 & 27: If a child is seeking refuge or has refugee status, governments must provide them with appropriate protection and assistance to help them enjoy all the rights in the Convention. Governments must help refugee children who are separated from their parents to be reunited with them.

Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.

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


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