Welcome to 2D's page! Here you can see all the fantastic things we get up to throughout the year! As a class together, we have a mixture of blazing and bubbling personalities which enrich our minds and help us climb every step to success. Our brilliant behaviour and attitudes ensure we work hard to reach all of our goals and fulfill our potential. 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!"
Even though we have already been closed for 2 weeks, it is now the Easter Holidays! So instead of setting 'work' for the next two weeks here are 100 activities to keep you busy! Have lots of fun, stay safe and don't forget to send any pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can see all the amazing things you've been up to.
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We would love to see photos of what you are all getting up to at home because we're missing you lots! Send your photos of what you've been doing to email@example.com and we'll put them on our 2D Class Page so your friends can see how you've been keeping yourself busy.
Hello everybody, Mrs Conway here. I've just been looking at our class page and I'm so impressed with what you've been up to! There's some amazing work going on which is lovely to see. Anaya that was a beautiful piece of writing. Not only that, it's great to see that you are also keeping yourselves fit and active. Abbie I can see you did the Joe Wicks work out (I did it too, but found it really hard so needed to sit down and have a cup of tea!) Wali and Matthew I can see you've been enjoying the fresh air with your family - fantastic! I really miss seeing all of your happy faces and listening to your stories everyday but we know it's for the best and to keep us all safe. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures. Take Care. Mrs Conway x
Anaya has been showing us those fantastic art work skills of hers again! I love the pictures you put in your window and I'll bet they cheer everyone up who walks past - what a lovely thing to do. I also really like the work you've been doing about keeping your heart beat up - PE and Science all mixed into one - superstar!
What an amazing work ethic you have shown Wali. You've done amazingly well to keep up with all the work I've been setting, you must have been so busy over the past 2 weeks! Maybe I could send you some of my work to do?!
Thank you so much for your lovely letter Matthew! Mrs Conway and I loved reading it when we were in school together yesterday. It really cheered us both up!
Abbie has been watching Richard's (That History Bloke) videos on how to play some ancient games. It looks like you, your brother and your sister have had lots of fun playing them! Amazing!
Wow Wali! You have been so so busy! What a superstar you are keeping up with all the work I've been uploading to the class page. You have been using some excellent adjectives and you know so much about our RE topic. I really like the picture of you trying to spot a fish in River Tyne while standing on your back terrace. If I could put your on the Happy Side now, I definitely would!! Keep up the good work!
Thanks for sending your pictures in Matthew! It looks like you and your sister have been making the most of the nice weather while keeping active. That bubble machine looks like lots of fun! I hope you enjoyed your Mr Men book!
Wali's been working hard doing lots of different work uploaded to the class page and some of his own. I'm pleased to see your fantastic work ethic hasn't changed Wali, you're still using your Year 2 targets successfully and it's nice to see that you're also having lots of fun with your brothers!
It looks like Harry and his little brother have been up to all sorts! What a lovely drawings you have created Harry and it looks like you're being really helpful washing your bikes in the sun. Can I drop my car off for you to do next?!
What a super piece of writing Anaya has done while she's been at home. It looks like you've tried especially hard with your handwriting. I'm pleased to see you've not forgotten your leading strokes!
Amazing to see that Abbie has been very busy with her siblings at home! It's looks like you've been having lots of fun while learning as well - what a superstar! Thank you for sending your pictures in, keep them coming!
Today we were visited by Maddi and Katie from St George's Church. They came into our RE lesson to discuss our OLQ 'How do Christians show their belief in Jesus during Easter?'
From this visit, the children have gained the knowledge of the three main events.
1) Lent to get ready for Easter
2) To welcome Jesus
3) Celebrate Easter Sunday
The children carried out a range of activities to help with their understanding. Take a look!
For World book day, we came in in our PJs. We have had lots of fun doing a range of different activities including; a book swap, making book marks, making tiger masks and a visit from Jonah from Seven Stories.
Our DT topic this half term is 'Mechanisms' and by the end of it we will have created our own moving monster. Before we do any designing, we explored pivots, levers and linkages in existing objects. This gave us some ideas about how we might make our own monsters move.
Today was Bring Your Adult to School Day and what a time they had! They got stuck in to making 3D models of Scutari Hospital (which is where Florence Nightingale worked). As the children are experts on Florence, they were able to help the adults to construct their models . It was all very hands on and a bit messy. Take a look at the photos. Didn't they do well??
History came to life for us this week when That History Bloke visited us with his friend Florence Nightingale. Luckily we had been learning about her so we were able to ask lots of questions. We learnt so much more including how to march, how to fold pillowcases (always handy at home!) and how to put a bandage on. We even got to dress up! As well as all this, we got to look at artefacts from Florence's time. There were some very strange things!
Today we visited Gateshead Library. We got to listen to a new book that even the Librarian hadn't read before! It was really good. Then we got the chance to choose our own books to take back to school. We can't wait to start reading them!
23rd and 24th January
In Art this week we have been practising different skills. Our repeating patterns were made up of different cutters and stencils. To do rubbings, we looked around the classroom and in the Forest School. We found some very interesting patterns including the sole of our shoes to the tree trunks outside.
Friday 17th January
We have had an amazing day celebrating being number 1 school in Gateshead. We have done lots of exciting activities including; football, extra play, disco, climbing equipment, tuck shop and much more!
Friday 10th January
This half term in Music our topic is 'I wanna play in a band'. We started to learn the glockenspiel accompaniment this afternoon. We were amazing at staying in time!
Friday 20th December
We’ve made lots of Christmas crafts this week including cards and calendars. We even turned ourselves into elves!
Wednesday 18th December
We had so much fun at the KS1 party on Wednesday. We played party games, had a visit from Father Christmas, did lots of dancing and ate some delicious party food – what a great celebration to end the term!
Friday 13th December
After previously exploring what makes a strong and stable structure, we designed a chair for baby bear. Today, we made our designs using different materials. We were all extremely successful as baby was able to sit on all of them!
Tuesday 3rd December
To raise money for school, we made some tasty treats to sell at the Christmas fair. We were very impressed with our melted snowmen - they tasted delicious too!
Monday 2nd December
This half term in DT, we have been looking at structures. Before we make our own, we decided to carry out a few experiments to find out which shapes were the most strong and stable. We found out the cylinder was extremely strong - look how many books we managed to stack on it!
During our Fine Motor skills time, we went outside and used water, paintbrushes and chalk to create different patterns.
As part of our learning in History about The Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle, we visited the Quayside and the Baltic. When we arrived we took part in a ‘Bridges’ workshop at the Baltic. We drew different bridges and then designed and made our own. After we had lunch we went to meet ‘That History Bloke’. He took us on a tour of the Quayside so we could see the key locations from the Great fire. We learnt lots and had fun and even re-wrote a well know song. Can you guess the tune we sang it to?
“Gateshead’s burning, Newcastle’s burning,
People screaming, people screaming,
Big explosion, blue flames
Pumping water, put the fire out”