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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.

Wow! What an incredible performance by our Y2 children ! A lot of hard work has gone into this performance and the children were OUTSTANDING! We are so proud of children and they have all worked incredibly hard this year. They have made soooo much progress and this is down to their amazing work ethic. We will miss them all so much next year but I am sure they will be popping in to see us. We hope you all have a lovely summer holiday. 

Pupil of the Week (15.07.22)

A HUGE well done to Aminah who led her group amazingly well to design a community using lego. She carefully thought about what they would like in their community and created a spectacular community. I was amazed at the quality! Well done to one of our boys in the class who has showed great perseverance and resilience during sports day. You were fantastic! You are both super stars! 

This week, the children have been taking part in a few different activities linked to STEAM. We have been busy designing and making a new bridge for the 'Three Billy Goat's Gruff' to cross and making a community out of lego. The children were given no instructions and they had to design and work collaboratively to build a bridge only using paper and cellotape. We had a wide range of different constructions but the girls were the only group that designed a bridge which supported the bear without collapsing. Well done! Then, we moved on to making a community out of lego and we had some spectacular designs ... take a look for yourself! We have some engineers in the making! 

We had the best time at Muddy Monsters with Phil on Friday morning. We had fun in the outdoor learning area doing lots of different activities. The bubbles were definitely our favourite though!!!

Pupil of the Week (24.06.22)

A HUGE well done to our two super stars this week! Rosie has made fantastic progress with her reading and is now nearly a fluent reader. You are AMAZING! Marky has continued to blow me away with his writing and is using more and more Y2 writing targets. Just AMAZING! Well done to both of you!

Pupil of the Week (17.06.22)

We have another two amazing children this week! Our gorgeous girl was a brilliant role model whilst on our trip and she asked some really thoughtful questions. Our super star boy is going to be a reporter when he's older ... I'm sure of it. During our English lesson, he demonstrated great speaking and listening skills when getting into role as a bear. Well done to both of you! 

Today, we have had an exciting trip to Segedunum, a Roman Fort. The children got to learn about what life would be like as a Roman soldier and they got the chance to prepare for battle. We also got the chance to look around the museum and dress up as Romans. We had a lovely day bathed in sunshine! Take a look at some of our photos!

Pupil of the Week (Wb:06.06.22)

Well done to our two super stars this week! They have both worked incredibly hard and we have a new fraction king! He has solved a range of fractions questions ... I have been so impressed. Our gorgeous girl has blown me away with her writing this week. She has written a brilliant persuasive letter and has included lots of her Y2 targets! Well done to you both!

English- Speaking and Listening and persuasive letters (Wb: 06.06.22)

We've had a very busy week back after half term! We read the book 'The Slightly Annoying Elephant' by David Walliams and the children then got into role as the elephant. The elephant had been adopted by a boy called Sam and he was very naughty and decided he would trash the house. The children then had to write a persuasive letter to the zoo keeper to explain this wasn't the terms and conditions they had signed up for. We have had some fantastic writing again from all the children ... take a look at a few examples.

Pupil of the Week (26.05.22)

A HUGE well done to these two gorgeous girls this week! They have both worked so hard in writing and showing a great understanding of retrieving information from a text. Aminah has worked extremely hard over the Summer term with her beautiful handwriting and she has now earnt her pen licence. Well done to you both!

What a fantastic morning it was for our stay and play session! It was so lovely to have parents, carers and grandparents in our classrooms again and the children were all so excited to see you all. I hope you all had as much fun as what we did doing different arts and crafts and treasure hunts … we now know who the competitive parents are from our treasure hunt for the Queen’s hat! Thank you all so much for coming and hopefully we can do it again soon!

Pupil of the Week (20.05.22)

A HUGE well done to all the children in Year 2 this week as they have all been AMAZING whilst sitting their tests. They have shown great resilience and determination and have all done so well. We are so proud of them!

This week, the children have all worked so incredibly hard whilst sitting their tests. They have all shown great resilience and therefore we decided to have a ‘Fun Friday!’ We started the day with going on the field and we played football, parachute games and some running races. We then had some cookies and had a Muddy Monsters session. We have had a great day!

Pupil of the Week 13.05.22

A HUGE well done to Rian this week. He ALWAYS gives 110% effort in everything he does and is the most helpful, kind and caring boy! Well done for continuing to blow my socks off. Well done to Drew for blowing me away with his maths skills this week- you really were amazing!

Pupil of the Week (06.05.22)

A HUGE well done to Oyaus this week who got the award for always giving 100% effort in everything he does. I have been really impressed with his work ethic over the past few weeks. Well done!

Pupil of the Week (29.04.22)

A HUGE well done to Antonia and Mohammed who are both new to our school this week. They have both settled in well and have worked so hard!

Eid Mubarak! 29.04.22

Eid Mubarak to all our families! We hope you all have a lovely celebration and enjoy spending time with your family. We have celebrated in school today with some of our children bringing around chocolate! Yummy!

Extended Write- Twisted Fairy Tales (Wb:25.04.22)

This week, in English, we have been writing twisted fairy tales. I think you will agree, with me, that the children have written some exceptional stories which really kept me hooked. A HUGE well done to all the children. A special well done, has to go to Rian, who also got his pen licence today! 

Pupil of the Week (08.04.22)

Well done to our two superstars this week. Faith has settled in to Brighton Avenue beautifully and has already made lots of friends. Lyla has blown me away with her brilliant writing over the past few weeks. Well done to both of you!

We had our first trip out this year at Blagdon Farm and we had soooo much fun! We got to learn about how the cows produce dairy, meet baby calves and hens, hold baby chicks, walk across some stepping stones and so much more! We honestly had the best time ever and the children loved every second of it!

DT- Moving Monsters (WB:04.04.22)

This week, in DT, the children have been learning all about linkages. To begin with, the children learnt about how objects move. Then, the children got to use their fine motor skills to create their own linkage to make a moving monster. Look at our amazing monsters!

This week, we got the opportunity to participate in another ‘Muddy Monsters’ session. We continued with the work we started in Spring 1, where the children used the saw to cut little cookies. Today, we got the opportunity to decorate our cookies and then use a palm drill to make a hole to put the thread through. As well as this, the children got to explore the forest school area and make dens, play in the mud kitchen and make habitats for some of the creatures that live in our forest school. We had so much fun!

Pupil of the Week (01/04/22)

This week, Grace and Sorena are our two superstars. Grace has blown all the teachers away when answering a range of questions during pupil voice and Sorena has tried hard this week answering questions involving money. Well done to both of you!

This week, in maths, we have been learning about money. The children begun the week by using different coins to buy different things. Later in the week the children have moved on to solving a range of word and reasoning problems using money. 

Pupil of the Week (21.03.22)

Well done to Nickan and Rian who are both our super stars this week. Nickan has been working so hard to improve his handwriting and has made great progress with including his Year 2 targets in his writing. Rian has written a fantastic explanation text this week including lots of Year 2 targets. You have both blown my socks off! A HUGE well done!

This half term, the children have been continuing to practice their ball skills. Today, we focused on underarm throwing and the children had the opportunity to play a game of battleships which they loved!

Amazing explanation texts (Wb: 21.03.22)

This week, the children have been working really hard on explanation texts. At the beginning of the week, the children identified the features of an explanation text before they then moved on to writing their own on a 'Teacher Pleaser'. I was blown away by the quality of of their writing ... you are writing superstars!

St Chad's visitor (Wb: 21.03.22)

This week, the children were visited by Father Brown from St Chads to talk about how Christians show their belief in Jesus at Easter time.  The children discussed Lent, Holy Week and the resurrection of Jesus.

Pupil of the Week (WB: 14.03.22)

Well done to Elli and Alisha for being super stars this week. Elli has been amazing all week across all subjects and Alisha has been trying really hard with her maths. Well done to both of you. 

Red Nose Day (WC: 14.03.22)

The children have had a great day celebrating Red Nose Day. The children came dressed in red and then have completed different activities in the afternoon. 

Science Experiment (WB: 14.03.22)

This week, in science, the children have taken part in an experiment. This children received a letter from the caretaker about a problem he had. There had been a spillage in Reception and he wanted to know what the most absorbent material was. The children carried out an experiment and had lots of fun!

Pupil of the Week (11.03.22)

A HUGE well done to Marky and Rian this week as they have both been super stars! Marky continues to blow me away with his amazing attitude towards learning and for making brilliant progress. Rian has been trying really hard learning different spelling rules in RWI. Well done to you both!

Maths- Volume of liquids (WB: 07.03.22)

This week, in maths, we have been learning about volume and capacity. At the beginning of the week, the children were set some challenges to make some magic potions. The children had to carefully read the volumes on the measuring vessels and then work out some difficult problems. We had lots of fun but we also created a lot of mess!! 

Pupil of the Week (wb: 28/02/22)

Emily and Nickan are our superstars this week! Nickan asked some amazing questions when we had our ‘Farm in a box day’. Emily showed us her love of reading, through her enthusiasm during world book day. Keep up the great work you two!

Today was World book day. We celebrated by taking part in lots of fun activities. After coming to school in our pjs, we spent the morning in the Year 2 reading cafe. It was so nice to share books with our friends over biscuits and juice. Then, from a range of wrapped books with clues on, we had to choose which one we wanted to listen to and we got to listen to teachers, other than our own, reading a story. After that, we took part in Puffin’s story makers show where we joined our favourite authors and illustrators on imaginative story making missions. Then we got to watch ‘The Masked Reader’ in which the teachers disguised themselves behind masks, gave us a clue about who they were and what their favourite book was. We had to guess who they were and what their favourite book was. We guessed most of them correctly! In the afternoon, we used the story bags to act out some well known stories and we created our own story maps using ideas and characters from our favourite books. After playing a game of book catchphrase, we ended the day with a Rocksteady music workshop which was fab! What a great day we’ve had!

What an amazing day we’ve had in year 2! We were lucky enough to receive from ‘Farm Boxes’ from The Country Trust. As our geography topic this half term is ‘Why does it matter where my food comes from?’, our farm boxes were all about the different foods we can get from farms. We made our own butter, tried different cheeses and breads, made bird feeders from seeds and tried different milks. We then looked at every day foods and investigated which seeds and grains, grown on the farm, could be found in them. Because it’s pancake day, Sue from the Country Trust very kindly sent us some pancakes made from flour - which we learnt, starts life as a crop on the farm. We ended the day with a zoom call with farmer Dennis who was very knowledgeable and answered lots of questions. All our learning today has made us very excited to visit the farm at the end of this half term!

Computing- E - Safety (Wb: 14.02.22)

Today, we have been looking at how to stay safe on line. We talked about different scenarios on line and what we would do in these situations. The children were all fantastic!

Art - Formal Elements (Wb: 14.02.22)

In Art, this half term, we have been learning about different formal elements. We began by making repeating patterns using a range of different sponges. We had to be very careful to not smudge the paint. In lesson two, we created different rubbings using a variety of textures to then create our frottage of an animal in lesson three. I was so impressed with the different animals they created. Can you guess what the animals are? In lesson four, we then moved on to practicing our shading skills by using a piece of ribbon. We had to draw the ribbon 3D first and then look to see where the dark and light shades were. Finally, we finished of our art unit, by using different oil pastels to create some planets. We had lots of fun and we got very messy!

Pupil of the Week 11.02.22

Well done to our two super stars of the week; Julia and Drew. Julia has written a great diary entry this week using the Year 2 targets. Drew has has blown me away with his multiplication skills this week as he has been able to solve a range of tricky reasoning problems. What a super stars you are!

English- Story Mapping (Wb: 07.02.22)

This week in English, we have been looking at the text Diary of a Wombat. We have heard about all the mischief the wombat gets up to. We have been inventing our own narratives about what chaos the Wombat has been causing. We worked together in groups to decide the plot and created story maps. We all had great ideas and worked really well as a team.

Music (Wb:07.02.22)


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This week, in music, Mr Parkin came in and we learnt about dynamics and we composed our own music. We all had lots of fun!

Art- Rubbings (WB: 07.02.22)

Today, we have been looking at different objects textures and deciding which objects would make the best rubbings. The children then had to use lots of different objects to create different rubbings for their frottage picture next week. 

Pupil of the Week (04.02.22)

This week, Grace and Christine have both worked super hard in English and Maths. Grace has tried so hard with subtraction this week and has moved on to some tricky reasoning problems. Christine has tried hard with her writing this week and has been able to include some Y2 targets. Well done girls!

Maths- Subtraction (WB: 31.01.22)

This week, in Maths, we have been learning how to subtract numbers using the formal method. We began the week using dienes and then we moved on to the formal method in our books including some tricky reasoning problems. I was very impressed with how well the children did! They were superstars!

First Y2B Pen Licence! (Wb: 24.01.22)

A HUGE well done to the gorgeous Emily as today she received a pen licence! She has been working so hard since the beginning of the year and has shown a great improvement and now joins beautifully. Well done Emily ... I am so proud of you!

Pupil of the Week (28.01.22)

Well done to our two superstars this week ... Jagoda and Aminah. Aminah always has such a positive attitude towards her learning. You are super star! Jagoda has been working really hard with her column addition this week and was able to solve some tricky problems. You are AMAZING!

This week, we have had a great time during our Muddy Monsters session. The children got to use saws to cut wood to create little cookies which they are then going to decorate next time. We also made dens and learnt how to make reef knots. It was a fantastic morning!

Science- Living things and their habitats (Wb: 24.01.22)

This week, we have continued to look at living things and their habitats. The children have learnt about different habitats which animals live in and they have then discussed why they are suitable to that environment. The postman sent some tricky addresses  and they had to sort the animals into the correct habitat. They were brilliant at this!

Pupil of the Week (Wb: 17.01.22)

Lyla and Vihaan were our super stars this week. Lyla has been blowing my socks off with her impressive writing skills and she even did some writing at home! Vihaan has been trying so hard with estimating numbers this week during maths. Well done to both of you!

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!