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We have the recipe for success!


Take a group of enthusiastic children and add together caring and supportive teachers (don’t

forget to add teaching assistants!). Pour in lots of challenging and fun activities and sprinkle with excellent manners and behaviour. Stir until learning and progress is outstanding! Voila…a fantastic Year 2!


Join us on our fabulous learning journey as we use our skills to learn about our world in the past, present and future so that we can become valuable citizens of modern Britain.

Today, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Richard - That History Bloke.  He came in to do a History workshop about Florence Nightingale. He even brought Florence in to meet us! We had lots of fun, learnt lots and enjoyed looking at all the different Victoria artefacts. What a fun day being Historians!

Pupil of the Week (14.01.21)

A HUGE well done to our two lovely boys this week. Marky has worked incredibly hard this week and shown great resilience across all subjects. You have been a super star! Leo has been trying really hard this week to include the Y2 targets when writing a character description of Willy the Wimp. You are amazing!

This week, in maths, the children have been working on different fraction problems. We began the week with ordering fractions on a number line before moving on to find a fraction of an amount. The children have all tried really hard.

Pupil of the Week (WB: 04.01.22)

A HUGE well done to two gorgeous girls in our class this week. Rosie has worked so hard with her reading and is making fantastic progress. Hard work always pays off! Jagoda has tried really hard to form compound sentences using a range of conjunctions. You are both super stars!

Today, we had an exciting visitor from Rock Steady. He brought in lots of his musical instruments including his drums, keyboard and guitar. We learnt about the beat of the music and we had a good sing along to some well-known hits. At the end of the session, Miss Brown and Mr Tang formed a band. It was so much fun!

Polar Express (wb: 13/12/21)

What a lovely day we've had! We came to school in our pyjamas, golden tickets in hand, ready to board the polar express. We've had a morning of fun and have settled down with hot chocolate and biscuits this afternoon. A gorgeous way to spend the day together before the Christmas holidays. Merry Christmas everyone!

What a busy week we have had! We had a great Christmas Party and we got to meet Santa! We danced, played games and ate lots of yummy food. We have also enjoyed our Christmas lunch this week ... the cooks did a brilliant job! 

Christmas Carols (wb: 13/12/21)

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Today, St. George's church came to visit us and shared the story of Christmas with some of us acting out different parts. We then sang the song 'Come and join the celebration' that we had been practising. Don't we sound great?!

Polar Express (Wb:06.12.21)

Last night, the naughty elf made an appearance in Y2B and messed the classroom up but most importantly left some special envelopes. Unfortunately, they didn't have mine or Mrs Graydon's names on. We let the children hunt high and low in the class room for their envelope and once everyone had found them we sat and opened them together. All the children received a special golden ticket to a viewing of Polar Express next Friday with cookies and hot chocolate. Children can come in their PJs and slippers but they must bring an outdoor coat and a pair of shoes for when they venture off the train! The children are so excited!! 

On Monday, we spent the day with Phil from Muddy Monsters. We had an amazing day in the outdoor  learning area doing lots of different activities. We hunted for monsters first of all. Then we read Room on the Broom and made magic potions. We did some painting with mud, played 123 - come get me, made ramps with guttering and played with water. What fun! We can't wait to work with Phil again next half term!

Pupil of the Week (03.12.21)

HUGE well done to our two superstars this week; Emily and Elli. Both children are so well behaved all the time and always give 100% effort in everything they do! You should both be very proud of yourselves!

Virtual author, Nick Sharrott (Wb: 29.12.21)

Today, we had the chance to participate in a virtual author session with Nick Sharratt who has written Shark in the Park. The children got to hear his new story Oh no! Shark in the Snow! which they loved and they got to draw some pictures. It was a great session!

Meet Sparkle, our mischievous elf! (Wb: 29.12.21)

This week, we have had an unexpected visitor visit our class. Sparkle arrived with a bump to his head but most importantly with an advent calendar. So far he has been causing lots of mischief but we can't wait to see what else he gets up to during our time with us in December! 

Computing (week beginning 22/11/21)

We have had a day of computing in Year 2 today. Our focus has been word processing. We started to learn to touch type and then chose out favourite book to type up. We learnt how to change the front, copy and paste pictures and even learnt some shortcuts. We'll be super speedy at touch typing in no time!!

Pupil of the Week 19/11/21

This week, our two amazing children are Nickan and Oyaus. Nickan has blown me away this week with his multiplication skills and solved a range of tricky problems. Oyaus has made so much progress in his writing and maths recently ... just WOW!

Children in Need (Wb: 15.11.21)

We had a lovely day celebrating Children in Need where the children came dressed in their pajamas. At dinner time, they had a festive Children in Need dinner which included Pudsey biscuits and cake. In the afternoon, the children participated in a range of different Children in Need activities. 

Pupil of the Week 12.11.21

Well done to Lewis and Alisha our two superstars this week. Alisha has tried really hard to solve a range of multiplication questions and Lewis had a good understanding in geography where he was able to compare the differences between the Sahra Desert and Antarctica. 

This week, the children have been continuing their music lesson working towards answering our overall learning question 'How does music teach us about the past?' We focused on the dynamics and tempo of the music and then learnt the song. After this, we then used the glockenspiels to compose our own music. We had a great time!

Pupil of the Week 05.11.21

Well done to Jagoda and Christine this week. Jagoda has been working really hard to improve her fluency in reading and Christine has tried really hard to use noun phrases within her writing.  You have both blown me away this week! Well done!

Young Writers' Competition (Wb: 01.11.21)

This week, we got some very exciting news that the poems that the children wrote in Autumn 2 were going to be published in the Young Writers' book. The children who worked incredibly hard to write their poems I am so proud that they are now authors! We can't wait for their work to be published.

Pupil of the Week (Wb: 18.10.21)

Well done to our two superstars this week; Rosie and Leo. Rosie always has a brilliant attitude towards her learning and always tries her best. Leo has worked so hard this week and has also shown a brilliant attitude towards his learning. 

Harvest Festival (Wb: 18.10.21)

Today, the children celebrated Harvest Festival at St George's Church. We sang our hearts out to Harvest Samba and enjoyed the service. Thank you to those parents/carers that came to watch we hope you enjoyed it!

Black History Month (Wb:18.10.21)

This week, we have been learning about Barack Obama during Black History Month. The children learnt some interesting facts and then created a collage. 

Pupil of the Week (Wb: 11.10.21)

Well done to our two superstars this week; Grace and a gorgeous boy in our class. Grace has been trying so hard with her reading and has been developing her fluency. Our gorgeous boy has had such a super attitude towards his learning all week and has blown my socks off! Well done!

Music- Charanga (Wb:11.10.21)

Today, we followed some aspects from our music scheme 'Charanga'. The children took part in a quiz, found the pulse in music and then performed using the glockenspiels. They had a great time!

Today, the children enjoyed some mindfulness activities as part of Mental Health Day. The children took part in some meditation and yoga. We had a great relaxing afternoon!

Pupil of the Week 08.10.21

Our two superstars this week are Marky and Julia. Marky has impressed me with his resilience during writing and he wrote some fantastic instructions. Julia has blown me away with her knowledge of fractions. Well done to both of you!

This week, in PE, we have been continuing our gymnastic skills. We got the apparatus out and we had so much fun! 

Maths- Fractions (Wb: 04.10.21)

In Maths this week, we have been looking at fractions. We began the week by finding half and quarters of a shape. The children worked really hard and I was so impressed!

Pupil of the Week 01/10/21

Well done to our two gorgeous stars this week! Aminah has blown me away with how hard she is trying with her writing and she used some fantastic noun phrases in her work this week. Oyaus has been solving some very difficult problems involving the 2,5 and 10 timestable and then he used his reasoning skills to justify his answers. Well done to both of you! 

Today, we were luck enough to a have a visit from the North East Bikers Against Bullying into school. They talked about their role and how they support people who have been bullied and then we even got the chance to sit on some of their bikes. It was amazing!

We have had a fantastic morning in Year 2! That History Bloke came to visit us and teach us all about the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle. After looking at a range of different artefacts from the Victorian times, we learnt about how the fire started, spread and was stopped. We learnt lots and had fun!

Pupil of the Week 24.09.21

Well done to our two super stars this week; Nickan and Elli. Nickan has blown me our in our foundation subjects with his knowledge and understanding and Elli always gives 100% and has amazing work ethic all the time. Well done to you both!! 

Emergency services (Wb: 20.09.21)

This week, we have been learning about the emergency services and how they help us in different emergency situations. The children had to open some clues on their table to work out who the emergency service was using their inference skills. We then sorted different pictures and decided whether it was an emergency situation or not. After this, the children then had to play the yes and no game to guess which emergency service they were. The children all had a fantastic time!

This week, we have had an exciting trip out of school to the Shipley Art Gallery where we got to play some games by looking at the different artefacts and we made bird feeders. The children all had a fabulous time and it was soooooo nice to be out of school! We can't wait to go on more trips!

Pupil of the Week (17.09.21)

A HUGE well done to Emily this week! She has been absolutely AMAZING! Her work ethic is brilliant and she has written a brilliant character description using some of the Year 2 targets. Well done Emily! Vihaan is our second pupil of the week. He was able to represent numbers using concreate resources in maths. What a superstar!

Maths- Wb 13.09.21

This week in maths, we have been using different concrete resources to represent and partition numbers. The children have had a fantastic week and are much more confident with place value.

Pupil of the Week (Wb: 06.09.21)

Well done to our two super stars this week ... Rian and Lyla. Rian has settled in beautifully to our school and is a perfect role model to have in our class. Lyla has been amazing this week and is always so polite and kind to everyone. Well done to both of you!

Week commencing 6th September

Wow! What a first week we have had! The children have all settled in beautifully to Year 2 and I am so impressed with their work ethic already! This week, we have had a very busy first week back. The children enjoyed an afternoon in our outdoor learning area where we toasted toast, used hammers to knock nails into pieces of wood and made beautiful self portraits using natural materials. It was a very hot afternoon though but the children were all amazing! We have also started looking at different art skills where we have made clay tiles and created different patterns, weaved some pictures and created our own Clarice Cliff’s ‘Circle Tree’. In addition to this, we have also focused on a book called  'In Every House, In Every Street' and the children have created some 3D structures of different buildings around our local area as well as some houses. We have had such a busy week and we are looking forward to seeing what next week brings!