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Welcome to 2Bl's page! Here you can see all the fantastic things we get up to throughout the year! We're so excited to get started and can't wait for you to see all the things we achieve as we grow.  


"Just think of all the things you can do, to make yourself better before the year's through!"

What a FANTASTIC performance. We are so proud of all of the KS1 children who put on an incredible show for all of the grown ups this afternoon. Well done all of you! We are also very excited to perform our 'Hats off production' again tomorrow morning for you all. 

The children have loved performing their song as part of the music recital today. They performed "Wellerman" and loved practicing keeping the rhythm of the song with the drums. Please enjoy the video below!


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We have had a great week being artists and have created felt using fibres. The children worked really well in their groups to make a map of where they live using fibres and soap which were rolled together to create the felt. We have also used different materials to create stained glass windows to develop our maps further. Have a look at some of their amazing creations!

Pupil of the Week (16/06/23)

A huge well done to Rylee and Klayton! Klayton has had a great week at school and has worked really hard learning some of his sounds. Rylee has shown an amazing improvement in her work ethic and is an all round superstar! Keep up the fantastic work!

We have had a fabulous day out at Arbeia the Roman fort, we were able to experience life on the edge of the Roman Empire. We took part in a workshop and got to see the ruins and reconstructed buildings. We learnt a lot about the Roman Empire. Luckily, the sun was shining so we were able to enjoy the nice weather!

Pupil of the Week (9/06/23)

A huge well done to Darrell and Tanishka! Tanishka has shown shown great engagement in maths this week and has produced some amazing work on fractions. Darrell wrote a fantastic book review when we visited Gateshead library. 

Diversity day (wb: 05/06/23)

At Brighton Avenue we are so lucky to be so rich with diversity. Today we have celebrated that and had visits from parents and governors to share their culture. We listened to music, looked at traditional clothes and tried different foods. Some of our own class mates shared their culture with us and showed us their traditional dress

Paralympian Visit (wb: 05/06/23)

Today, we were lucky enough to be visited by a paralympic athlete! Stephen shared his story with us and whipped us into shape during a circuits session. He showed us 6 of his medals and we all came away feeling very inspired! 

King's Coronation Tree Planting (23.05.23)

To celebrate the King's Coronation a few weeks ago, we have been busy planting trees around the school. The children really enjoyed this however the soil was very hard! We can't wait to see the apple trees grow!

We’ve had a very busy week making our very own DT pouches. The children used a template and carefully cut around this before learning how to do a running stitch. The children were brilliant at this and some were even able to help others to complete their pouch. Once the children had sewed it together, they attached a button to ensure it fastened up. Take a look at our amazing work!

Geography (wb: 09/05/23)

This week, we have started our Geography unit, 'Where is Kampong Ayer and what is life like there?'. The children have learnt that Kampong Ayer is a ‘water village’ built in the middle of a wide river. In fact it is the largest water village in the world. Approximately 30 000 people live there in about 4000 dwellings. Because Kampong Ayer is near the sea the river in which it has been built is affected by tides. At high tide the river can be three metres higher than at low tide when a lot of mud is uncovered. Strong winds can quite often cause large waves on the river. Very heavy rain storms are another problem that Kampong Ayer has to cope with. Take a look at their amazing work! 

We've had an amazing day celebrating the King's Coronation! We all came to school in red, white and blue and the outside of the school had been decorated ready for our celebrations. The children made a teacup and then we had afternoon tea with biscuits, fruit and juice. We have had such an amazing day ... take a look at our photos. 

Science (wb 24/04/23)

This half term we have began a new topic in science; Animals - including humans. During this lesson, the children enjoyed learning about the different food groups that make up a balanced diet as well as their function. The children were also able to identify examples of different foods that fit within each food group.

Pupil of the Week (28/04/23)

Scarlett and Amelia have been super stars this week! Amelia has written a fantastic recount all about her visit to Washington Wetlands, using all the Year 2 targets. Scarlett has shown great resilience in maths. Well done, we are so proud!

Pupil of the Week (21/04/23)

We are so proud of the amazing example that Arish and Lenny set on our visit to Washington Wetlands. Lenny was so involved and engaged in all of the activities and Arish was a really lovely friend, supporting other children when needed.  

What a day we've had at Washington Wetlands! It was so much fun! We got to see a range of different animals in their natural habitats and hear about all the amazing conservation work WWT are doing.

This week we have been learning about money and the different denominations. We started the week with a practical lesson looking at the value of different coins and notes.

Pupil of the Week (10/3/23)

A huge well done to these two super stars! Mason has made a fantastic start in learning to tell the time in maths this week, he is able to tell the time to the nearest five minutes! Ester has demonstrated amazing problem solving skills during our Muddy Monsters session. We are so proud, keep up the great work! 

We’ve had a wonderful day dressed in pyjamas during ‘World Book Day’. The children have taken part in a wide variety of activities including; reading café, book scavenger hunt, ‘The Masked Reader’, quiz, making books, second hand book swaps and a whole lot more. What a great day we’ve had!

We have had a lovely trip to Peepy Farm and Bywell Estate this week. Firstly, we arrived at Peepy Farm and we had the opportunity to make butter. We had to shake the full fat cream for a long time before it turned it to butter but it was worth it for how delicious it tasted. Next, learnt about the horse power of the tractor and how many horses were used in the olden days to pull things around the farm. Afterwards, we had a tour of the farm where we learnt about the cows and how they are milked every day. The children loved the calves they were so cute! In the afternoon, we went to Bywell Estate and we got to taste the cheese and milk which was produced at Peepy Farm and then we had an egg hunt. We had a very busy day but it was so much fun!

Pupil of the Week (wb: 30/01/23)

Taranom and Holly are our superstars this week. Taranom has been doing some excellent work this week in maths. She has really risen to the challenge. Holly has received pupil of the week for her excellent retention in History. She knows so much about Florence Nightingale. Keep up the great work you two!

Music (wb: 30/01/23)

This week we have have been working with Mr Parkin. We have looked at notation today and played different rhythms on a range of instruments. We remembered the different rhythms of the notes by using ‘tea’, ‘coffee’, and ‘cappuccino’.

Pupil of the Week (wb: 23/01/23)

This week's superstars are Kayden and Keira. They have both been working their socks off this week and it really has shown in the progress they have been making across the board. Keep up the great work you two!

We’ve had a lovely afternoon enjoying ‘Muddy Monsters’ and the children enjoyed getting very muddy! The children have been learning how to use a saw to make small cookie discs and the children worked well together. Whilst children were sawing, the rest of the children enjoyed exploring the forest school area. Children enjoyed making dens, swinging from the trees, painting and using the mud kitchen. What a great afternoon we had!

Outdoor Learning - Nature Trail (wb: 16/01/23)

Today, we were fortunate enough to have someone come in to carry out a nature trial around our school. The children were looking at sustainability and finding out ways they could help. The children went on a nature trial around the school and then they got to paint these items using water colours. The children had a great afternoon!

Pupil of the week (wb: 09/01/23)

This week's superstars are Swayamboo and Rylee. Swayamboo has been making some excellent progress with his reading and Rylee has been doing super with her maths work on position and direction. Keep up the great work you two!

Today in PE, we have been fortunate to work with Gymnastics coach, Hannah. She taught us about different positions to put our body in; straddle, pike and tuck. We then tried putting our body in these positions while jumping - it was tricker that it looks! After all that jumping,  we learnt how to do front support, back support, dish and arch shape. Finally, we did different types of rolls.

Music Workshop (wb:19/12/22)

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This morning, Mr Parkin and his band have put on a fantastic music workshop. Here’s just a little taste of the fun we had!

Wow! What a fab afternoon we’ve had!! We’ve danced our hearts out, eaten the most delicious party food, played games and had a very special visitor!! Happy Christmas everyone!

Carol Service (wb: 19/12/22)

We have had a very festive morning at the church this morning. Each class sang a song and we put them together to tell the Christmas story. Only 5 sleeps to go!

Eco friendly Christmas crafts workshop: (wb: 12/12/22)

This morning we have had an eco friendly Christmas craft workshop. We learnt about where our rubbish and recycling goes and then we used recycled materials to make our own Christmas decoration. What fun we had!

Pupil of the Week (wb: 05/12/22)

Isla and Holly are this week's superstars! Isla has been showing off her fantastic design skills during our DT lesson - a designer in the making! Holly has also been impressing us in DT - she has shown excellent problem solving skills when trying to find a stable structure. Keep up the great work you two!

DT (wb: 05/12/22)

This week we in DT we have been learning about different structures. We tested which structure would be the most stable and then created a stable chair for baby bear. Don't our chairs look great?!

Pupil of the Week (02.12.22)

Well done to our two super stars this week! We are so impressed with Mason's reasoning skills in maths and his eagerness to take on a challenge. Taranom has been making amazing progress with both her reading and writing. The increase in her confidence has been amazing to see. We are so proud of you!!

Elizabeth Green - Author (02.12.22)

On Friday the 2nd December, we were lucky enough to have a visit from the author Elizabeth Green. Elizabeth shared her book with the children which is called 'The Adventures of Detective Dopeyworth.' It looks looks like a fantastic read! During the session, she shared what techniques make great writing as well as how she came up with the ideas within her book and how the pictures were illustrated. It was so exciting to have an author in our school and the children loved the opportunity to receive a signed book! 

We have had a fantastic time on our visit to the Quayside. We visited lots of key places associated with the Great Fire of Gateshead such as St Mary's Church where the children were able to recall lots of information that they learnt about the events after the fire. The children also enjoyed spotting the bridges that they could see, including the Millennium and Swing bridge. We had lots of fun during our Baltic workshop where we created and drew our own bridges. Please see the photos above to have a look at all of the fun we had!

Pupil of the Week (wb: 14/11/22)

This week Lenny and Edgar are our superstars. Lenny has been working really hard in maths this week and Edgar has had an improved attitude towards his learning. Keep up the great work you two!

What a very wet day we had for our 'Muddy Monsters' session! However, we still had an amazing time! We built a house for a monster and we thought carefully about what the monster needed to live. We used a variety of different materials in the outdoor learning environment and some children even tried to make a swimming pool for Oscar because he loves to look at little things and go for a dip in the water! We had plenty of rain water to make our swimming pool! Take a look at our photos to see the fun we had! 

Remembrance (wb: 07/11/22)

This week we have been thinking about Remembrance Sunday. We discussed the importance of this day and thought about the significance of the different coloured poppies. We then created our own window display using different coloured poppies. Doesn't it look beautiful! Do you know what the different coloured poppies represent?

Pupil of the week (wb: 07/22/22)

This week, Favour and Darrell are our superstars. Darrell has been amazing in our foundation subjects this week - he is like a fact machine! What great engagement! Favour has been making excellent progress with her writing and has really risen to the challenge. Keep up the great work you two!

Science (wb: 31/10/22)

In Science, we have started to look at 'Materials'. We explored whether different materials were waterproof or absorbent.

Pupil of the Week (wb: 31/10/22)

Keira and Kayden are our superstars this week! Kayden has been showing his us his skills in PE lessons this week - what a great athlete he is! Keira has had an excellent attitude to her maths his week. Her perseverance has been admirable - she is determined not to use concrete resources and solve calculations mentally. Keep up the good work you two!

Reading cafe (wb: 10/10/22)

We’ve had such a fun morning at the year 2 reading cafe! It was so lovely to have the opportunity to sit with our friends and share biscuits, juice and fruit while sharing a book. There was so many books from comics to novels to non fiction to picture books. We’ve been inspired to read more!

Virtual Author (wb: 10/10/22)

Today we had a virtual lesson online with Liz Pichon, author-illustrator of the much loved ‘Tom Gates’. We took part in a doodle along and were lucky enough to have her read part of her brand new story: Tom Gates happy to help. We came away feeling very inspired. Take a look at some of our fantastic doodles we did under Liz’s instruction.

Pupil of the Week (wb: 10/10/22)

This week’s superstars are Michelle and Silas. Michelle is new to us this week and has fit right in! Her attitude to learning is amazing and what a fab reader she is! Silas has been making a real effort with his handwriting this week - beautiful joining! Keep up the great work you two!!

Science (wb: 03/10/22)

This week in science we have been learning about habitats and how the animals that live within them are adapted to their environment. We worked in groups to create different habits - take a look how creative we were!!

Pupil of the Week (wb: 03/10/22)

This week’s superstars have are Ava and Four. Four is new to us this year and his attitude to learning is ever improving - especially in foundation subjects. His recall of facts is amazing! Ava has earned her certificate for being a super helpful. She is always so helpful and kind with her peers and adults alike. What a gorgeous attitude! Keep being superstars you two!!!

What a fab morning we’ve had with Phil during our Muddy Monsters session! We worked so well together exploring the forest school area taking part in lots of different activities to develop our outdoor learning skills. The best part was definitely making s’mores over the fire. So tasty! 

Pupil of the Week (wb: 26/09/22)

This week's superstars are Scarlett and Daniel. Daniel has been rising to the challenge this week! He is making amazing progress because of this! Scarlett -Rose has been doing some fabulous writing using lots of noun phrases. Keep up the great work you two!

On Tuesday, we went to visit the Big Allotment in Bensham. The children learnt about the different vegetables and fruit which they grow. After a look around the allotment, the children went on a minibeast hunt and we found lots of wiggly worms! The children all had a great time!  

Pupil of the Week (wb: 19/09/22)

This week's superstars are Ewa and Arish! Ewa is the perfect role model all the time! Her determination and conscientious attitude are admirable. Arish has a commendable work ethic towards whatever comes his way - he never gives up. His eagerness to learn is amazing and it will take him far! Keep up the great work you two!

Football Coach (wb: 12/09/2022)

This week, we started our first week with Mo working on our ball skills. To begin with, the children took part in some agility tasks including; hurdling, dodging and jumping. Following on from this, the children then learnt how to dribble a football before applying this skill into a game. We had so much fun and we can’t wait to see Mo again next week!

Pupil of the Week (wb: 12/09/22)

This week’s superstars are Kristian and Ester. Kristian has been doing some amazing writing this week. His sentence structure is amazing already and we’re only at the beginning of year 2 - watch this space! Ester has shown amazing perseverance during our maths lessons and is now really confident with place value. Keep being super you two!

Wow! What an amazing first week we have had together in Year 2! The children have been fabulous. We have spent the week doing Art. We have been exploring the way clay can be shaped and joined and learning a range of essential skills for working with this medium. We learned about the sculptures of Rachel Whiteread and created our own clay house tile, influence by her work. Don't they look great?!

Pupil of the Week (wb: 05/09/22)

Tanishka and Rhodes are our superstars this week! Rhodes has been so enthusiastic with his learning this week. He has been trying so hard with his art and knows how to stay safe online. Tanishka has been showing amazing attention to detail during our art lessons. It has paid off and she had produced some amazing pieces of art work. Keep up the great work you two!