We will be teaching the majority of children online after the most recent government announcement. The children will have access to Microsoft Teams and their usernames and passwords can be found at the front of their reading records. You can access the Home Learning via the class pages. We are expecting a few teething problems so please be patient as we try to solve them. If you experience any problems you can contact me via email on: email@example.com
Home Learning Packs
If your child is using the Home Learning Packs collected from the school office, can you please ensure that they are handed back in once they are completed. You can do this every Monday, starting from the 18th January 2021. It is compulsory that the children are completing some form of learning either at school, using our home learning Teams videos or completing the Home Learning Packs.
Here are the days and times that work can be handed in to the school office:
Week 1 and 2's home learning - Between 9:30-2:30 on Monday 18th January 2021
Week 3's home learning- Between 9:30-2:30 on Monday 25th January 2021
Week 4's home learning- Between 9:30-2:30 on Monday 1st February 2021
Week 5's home learning- Between 9:30-2:30 on Monday 8th February 2021
Week 6's home learning- Between 9:30-2:30 on Monday 22nd February 2021
If you have any questions about your home learning, please contact me using the email address above.
We have had another busy week this week. Our English work has been based on Willy the Dreamer this week and the children have edited, planned and written their own version of the story. I was really impressed with the standard of writing. In maths, we have been focusing on statistics and interpreting pictograms and block graphs. The children found this a little difficult to begin with but then they were much more confident towards the end of the week. In History, we continued to learn about the Great Fire of Gateshead and the children keep continuing to impress me with their knowledge. During golden time, the children did some origami and then we went outside to see how far they could fly. Take a look at some of our amazing planes!
English (wb: 11/01/21)
This week in English, we have been looking at another story by the author Anthony Browne. Last week we read Willy the Wimp and this week we have been reading Willy and the Cloud. We have done lots of work around this narrative including setting and character descriptions. We finished the week by re-writing the story to include our Year 2 targets. We thought carefully about how we could engage the reader. I'm sure you will agree that these are fantastic examples of the work the children produced!
A bit of everything (wb: 04/01/21)
First of all, Happy New Year to everyone. It has not been the start to the year we’d all hope but we are SO proud of what each and every child has achieved this week. Those children who are learning from home, you have blown Miss Dalley and Mrs Treloar’s socks off this week with your AMAZING work ethic and you are now all becoming experts on Teams. For the children who have been in school you have equally blown mine and Miss Greaves' socks off with your attitudes towards learning in such difficult circumstances. A big well done to you all and of course your amazing parents for all the help they have given!
This week, all children have been working on the book ‘Willy the Wimp’ where the children have answered comprehension questions, written character descriptions and wrote their own version of Willy the Wimp. In Maths, the children have been working hard on positional language and how to follow instructions. During R.E, the children compared the Jewish and Christian religions and found out some amazing facts. They released Christians and Jewish people share the same God. In Science, we looked at living things and wrote our own acronym for Mrs Gren. Finally, we also started our History unit ‘How did the great fire of Gateshead change the Quayside?’ and the children looked at photos of Gateshead before and after the incident. What a week we have all had! Take a look at some of our photos!
All aboard the Polar Express! (wb:14/12/20)
All aboard! On our last day of the Autumn term, we’ve had a trip on the Polar Express! After mysteriously receiving our golden tickets last week, today we put our pajamas on, got cozy and brought our tickets to board the Polar express. We even enjoyed some hot chocolate and biscuits. What a lovely way to end the half term. Have a lovely Christmas everyone, stay safe and we’ll see you all in the New Year!
Music Workshop (wb: 14/12/20)
This afternoon we have had our annual music workshop with Mr Parkin and his band! We had so much fun singing, dancing and even playing instruments. Mr Parkin even got some of the teachers up singing and dancing as well!
Christmas Crafts (wb: 14/12/20)
Today, we have been doing some Christmas crafts that have required our fantastic fine motor skills. We have made some winter hats and some robin decorations.
Seven Stories Mog Workshop (wb: 14/12/20)
Today, we were lucky enough to have an online workshop with Seven Stories. Our workshop was all about Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr. We heard some stories, did some singing and even did some arts and crafts. We had such a lovely time!
Year 2 Xmas Party (wb:07/12/20)
Year 2 have had so much fun at their party this afternoon! We’ve done lots of dancing, played lots of party games and even had some party food. We then had a surprise visit from Santa who brought us all a present – what a treat!
Friendship Friday (wb: 07/12/20)
Today has been Friendship Friday. We have had a think about what friendship means and then we decided what makes a good friend for us.
Special Delivery (wb: 07/12/20)
We were so excited this morning when we noticed there had been a special delivery! After hunting high and low, we all received a special letter addressed to us. Inside, was a golden ticket and an invitation to board the Polar Express next Friday afternoon! We were so excited that Mrs. Allan even came out her office to see what all the noise was about! We’re still trying to figure out who delivered them but we think it might have been one of Santa’s helpers!
Christmas Song (wb: 07/12/20)
We have have really missed the usual festivities at this time of year due to COVID but we couldn't let it go by without at least one sing along! Click above to see our AMAZING children singing Underneath the Tree.
Pupil of the Week (wb:30/11/20)
This week we have Alyan and Jasmine as our pupils of the week. Alyan for being such a helpful young man within the classroom and Jasmine for constantly making everyone in the class smile with enthusiasm. Well done you two!!
That History Bloke Visit (wb: 30/11/20)
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 (wb: 23/11/20)
This week, Layton and Silay are our superstars! Layton was fantastic when we were observing weather patterns in Geography this week. Silay has been doing some fantastic work in English, adding conjunctions to her sentences.
DT (wb: 23/11/20)
We have been continuing with our DT project this week. We wanted to test how stable different structures were. We tested a triangular prism, a cuboid and a cylinder. We found that the cylinder was the most stable. We will use this to help up with our design for Baby Bear's chair.
PSHE (wb: 23/11/20)
In PSHE this week, we have been thinking about how we can keep ourselves safe online. We made SMART posters to remind us of the most important rules.
Pupil of the Week (wb: 16/11/20)
This week our superstars are Amna and Yongen. Amna has been asking some fantastic questions in our Science lessons. Yongen has been using some amazing descriptive devices in his writing to interest the reader. Keep it up!
Maths (wb: 16/11/20)
In Maths this week, we have started to look at multiplication. We started with a practical lesson and made arrays to show us that multiplication can be done in any order. We are getting good at our 2s, 5s and 10s times tables now!
Pupil of the week (wb:09/11/20)
2D's superstars this week and Grace and Yawer! Grace has been doing some fantastic reasoning in Maths when subtracting. And Yawer has been making fantastic progress with his writing, making a real effort to include his Year 2 targets in his writing. Keep up the good work you two!
Children in Need (wb: 09/11/20)
Children in need has been a bit different than usual this year but we have still had a lovely day and managed to raise money to help those less fortunate. We came to school in our odd socks and took part in lots of activities. Our favourite part was the Pudsey biscuits! Delicious!
Virtual Author Visit (wb: 09/11/20)
As part of the Northern Children's Book Festival, the children had the opportunity to participate in a virtual session with Alan Windram. He is the author of four children's picture books including the 2019 BookBug Picture Book Prize winning One Button Benny. The children listened to both of his books and participated in a range of practical activities. The children all had lots of fun!
RE (wb: 09/11/20)
Within our RE lesson this week, we were gaining knowledge of the Hindu celebration Diwali. We looked at the story of Rama and Sita and how special oil lamps are lit to help them find their way home. We looked at the celebration events, what the Hindu people could wear and tried some of the different foods they could possibly eat. Look what we ate!
DT (wb: 09/11/20)
In DT, we have started our ‘Baby Bear’s Chair’ unit. Before we design and make a chair for baby bear we needed to do some tests. Today we tested which structures and shapes were the most stable. We found those with a flat bottom and that were wider at the bottom were the most stable.
Younger Writers Competition (wb: 09/11/20)
This week, we received a very exciting package in the post. At the beginning of the year, we entered a Young Writers competition where the children had to write an acrostic poem. The children wrote some amazing poems and a lot of the children had their work published for the Young Writers anthology. I was so proud of them. Take a look at their photos with their certificates.
Pupil of the Week (wb: 02/11/20)
This week Jake and Mimi are our superstars! Jake has been making great progress with his phonics work and has been perservering even when he has been given some tricky digraphs. Mimi has been showing off her mental maths skills this week but adding 2 digit numbers! Keep up the great work you two!
Remembrance Day Pebbles (wb: 02/11/20)
Today, the children were learning about Remembrance day. We discussed the reason for this memorial day and why we show our respect in remembering all the heroes who died in the line of duty. As a school, we took part in the Nova project where we all painted a Remembrance day pebble. Take a look at ours!
Computing (wb: 02/11/20)
We started our new Computing topic today - Word Processing. After discussing when we might word process things, we started to work on our touch typing skills. We used typingclub.com and the children loved it! They were challenged to type without looking and some of them were so quick!
Pupil of the Week (wb:19/10/20)
This week, Ahmad and Evelyn are our superstars. Ahmad has done an AMAZING piece of writing and Evelyn is such a wonderful friend all of the time!
Black History Month Artwork (wb:19/10/20)
This month during our collective worship time, we have been learning about Black History Month. We have learnt about important figures and they discrimination they have faced. We have focused on Barack Obama in Y2 and have learnt about the amazing things he has achieved. We have created our own artwork based on the infamous ‘Hope’ image which became one of the most widely recognised symbols of Obama's campaign message.
Music Workshop (wb:19/10/20)
Today Mr Parkin came in with his band. We really enjoyed listening to them play and playing some games along to the music.
Outdoor Learning Afternoon (wb:19/10/20)
We have had so much fun this afternoon! It has been our outdoor learning session and we have been up to all sorts! We did a minibeast hunt, some wax crayon rubbings, drilling, hammering and we made toast on the fire. After that, we had some free time to explore our AMAZING outdoor learning area. The weather was perfect for us as well. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon together!
In our Gymnastics lesson this week, we were starting to do some beam work. We started off using the benches and practised balancing. We challenged ourselves to do some turns and then jump off in different ways.
Pupil of the Week (wb:12/10/20)
This week, Ellie-Mae and Callum have been our superstars! Ellie-Mae has made so much progress over the past few weeks it's been amazing to see! This is all down to her fantastic listening and application skills. Callum has also been making a real effort recently - especially with his writing. Some of the vocabulary and the sentence structure he has been using is amazing. Keep up the good work you two!
Walk to School (wb: 12/10/20)
This week, the children have taken part in the Health and Wellbeing 5 day Walking challenge. If the children walked to school everyday or a further distance than normal, they received a daily sticker. At the end of the week, those who had 5 stickers earned a badge for themselves.
This afternoon in Science, we have been learning about The Eatwell Plate. We have learned that we need that have a balanced diet by making sure we eat food from all the different food groups. We learnt about which foods belong to which groups.
Speaking and Listening (wb:12/10/20)
In English, over the last few weeks, we have been exploring the story 'Five Minutes Peace' by Jill Murphy. Today, we have been doing some role play of the story. We were focusing on taking on the role of different characters and showing their characteristics. We had some Oscar winning performances - amazing!
Pupil of the Week (wb:05/10/20)
Our superstars this week are Gul and Murat. Even though Murat speaks very little English he has been making such a huge effort with his learning. He is such a lovely character and I have no doubt he is going to make amazing progress. Gul has shown what a lovely, caring young girl she is. She has acted as a translator for Murat since he arrived and has made him feel very welcome. How amazing that she is able to speak two languages so fluently!
World Mental Health Day (wb: 05/10/20)
After discussing what mental health is and talking about why it is important to look after it, we thought about how we could look after our mental health. We did some independently mindfulness activities, we did some breathing exercises and we thought about why we are special. Finally, we spent some time doing the things we love with our friends.
Music (wb: 05/10/20)
Mr Parkin has been teaching us Music today. We started off by doing some body percussion and then moved onto some of us playing the drums. We're looking forward to him coming back next week!
PSHE (wb: 05/10/20)
In PSHE today, we have been thinking about the different people who help us. We came up with a long list of people including: police officers, lollypop people, teachers, dentists, doctors, nurses, paramedics and firefighters. We then played a game of articulate and tried to guess which people we had on our hats! We had lots of fun!
Pupil of the Week (wb: 28/09/20)
This week's superstars are Alyan and Niamh. Alyan has done some amazing reasoning questions in Maths this week and has been really helpful - he loves a tidy classroom! Niamh has been showing her fantastic imagination in her writing - her work was a pleasure to read and I didn't want it to end!
School Library (wb:28/09/20)
We've had a lovely afternoon in the school library. The children all chose their own books, got comfortable and had a read. It was lovely and relaxing!
Art (wb: 28/09/20)
Using a paper plate, Year 2 have created their own designs of Clarice Cliffs ‘Circle Tree’ plate, using bright colours to paint circles and finishing by using black paint.
Pupil of the Week (wb: 21/09/20)
Look at this week's superstars! Georgia has made an excellent start to Brighton Avenue. She has shown a great work ethic and is really eager to learn. And Viabhav has the most beautiful handwriting you have ever seen! He has an amazing attitude to learning all the time!
Macmillan Coffee Morning (wb:21/09/20)
To raise money for Macmillan coffee morning we all came into school in non-uniform. Look how grown up everyone looks! We had a lovely time eating cakes and taking part in different activities.
Phonopoly! (wb: 21/09/20)
During one of our phonics sessions we played a game of phonopoly - a phonics twist on monopoly! We had so much fun working our way around the board collecting different sounds and completing the different challenges.
Maths (wb: 21/09/20)
In Maths, we started this week’s learning by doing some practical work. We used a range of concrete resources to represent numbers up to 100.
Pupil of the Week (wb:14/09/20)
Look at our superstars this week! It was so hard to choose as everyone has been amazing in their first two weeks of year 2! Noah has been gorgeous all week and has shown in exemplary attitude to learning already. Jennifer has made amazing progress in just the two weeks we've been back. I can't wait to see what she'll achieve by the end of the year!
Outdoor Artwork (wb: 14/09/20)
During one of our outdoor learning sessions, we went outside and created some artwork in our very own playground. We used water and paint brushes to paint on the ground and also used some chalks.
Gymnastics (wb: 14/09/20)
This afternoon, we have had lots of fun doing some gymnastics. Rosie worked with us to do some different balances and stretches. Our muscles were very tired by the time we have finished!
Outdoor Learning (wb:14/09/20)
We've had a lovely time outside this morning creating bird feeders using pipe cleaners and cheerios. We can't wait to see which birds come to feast on them!
Art Project (wb: 07/09/20)
We've started our Art project this week. We chose some words that we think represent us as a class. We are then going to put these all together to create a team flag.
Team Building (wb:07/09/20)
Today, we've been doing some team building! We used our team work skills to complete different activities. We had lots of fun outside!