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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!"

 

 

100 things for you to do over the Easter Holidays

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3rd April

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 enquiries@brightonavenueprimary.org.uk so we can see all the amazing things you've been up to.

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 enquires@brightonavenueprimary.org.uk 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 off her amazing drawing skills again!

3rd April

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!

Hard working Wali has been at it again!

3rd April

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 for your lovely letter Matthew!

Thank you for your lovely letter Matthew! 1

1st April

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's been playing some Historical games!

1st April

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!

Superstar Wali has been working extremely hard!

1st April

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!

Look at what Matthew's been up to!

30th March

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 extremely hard and having some fun!

27th March

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!

Harry's been keeping active!

27th March

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?!

Look at Anaya's amazing piece of writing!

26th March

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!

Abbie has been busy at home!

25th March

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!

RE - Visitors from St George's Church

10th March

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!

6th March

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.

DT - Mechanisms

26th February

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.

Bring Your Adult to School Day

14th February

 

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??

4th February

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!

 

Gateshead Library Visit

 28th January

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!

Art - Repeating patterns and rubbings

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.

Celebration Day

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!

Music - Glockenspiel

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!

Children in Need

We enjoyed non-uniform day in school on Friday. We had our picture with Pudsey then we took part in lots of Children in Need activities.

Remembrance Day

On Remembrance day, after having a 2 minute silence, we talked about why 11th November is such an important day. We then made our own poppies to remember those who gave their lives to keep us safe.

Parliament Week

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This week has been UK Parliament week, we discussed what parliament is and started to learn about our democratic society. We then had our very own vote, with our own ballot papers and ballot box.
In RE, the children have started to learn about Hinduism. This lesson, we looked at what Ramayana teaches. We then made Lotus flowers as this is a significant part of the story.
Some of us brought our adults to school this morning. We looked at what clothing was worn in the Victorian time period and then made our own top hats. After making our amazing top hats, we did a fashion show in the hall so we could show off our hard work to the rest of Year 2 and their parents. 

Music - Drums

In Music, Mr Parkin brought in some real djembe drums. We loved playing with our group and we even started to sing while keeping the pulse.
We had our Outdoor Learning day on Wednesday and we had a ball - even if it was raining! We did a range of activities including: building shelters, scavenger hunt, mini beast hunt, drilling wood, building bridges and making self portraits using natural materials.

Music - Keyboards

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With Mr Parkin, we have been learning how to follow a simple piece of music and play it on the keyboard.

Science - Balanced diets

In Science, we have been learning about balanced diets. We looked at the eat well plate and sorted some foods into their different groups. We then tried some different foods that belonged to the different groups. We liked some more than others as you can see by our faces!

Art - Shading

This week in Art we have been developing our shading skills. We tried out different pencils first and then used different ones to create different effects.

Book Bus

This week, the Book Bus visited school. We loved going having a look at all the different books they had!
In Art, we have be developing our different skills. This week we have been looking at the different ways we can use paint. We looked an example of a Clarice Cliff plate. First, we used paintbrushes to add the colour to our plates. We then had to experiment with how we could blow the paint to create a tree.
Every Thursday, we are lucky enough to have Mr Parkin come in and teach us Music. This week we have been learning to play the keyboard.

Dental Health Assembly

The school nurse visited KS1 this week to talk about the importance of brushing our teeth.

Fine Motor Skills - Painting and Chalk

During our Fine Motor skills time, we went outside and used water, paintbrushes and chalk to create different patterns.

The Great Fire of Gateshead trip to the Quayside

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”

PE - Gymnastics

In PE, we have been lucky enough to have a coach in to teach us Gymnastics. This week we were doing different balances and starting to do forward roles and cartwheels.

Fine Motor Skills Activity - Making Spider Webs

During our Fine Motor skills time, we have been making spider webs. We had to go and collect sticks from the Outdoor Learning area and then make the web using wool. We found it a little tricky at first but we think they'd make perfect homes for spiders!
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