Year 2

Miss McKeown (Teacher) / Mrs Hall (ARMs) / Miss Foley (ARMs) / Miss Charlton (ARMs) / Miss Turnbull (SEN)

Welcome

In Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) we build upon and respect the very good start the children receive in the EYFS. We aim to create and provide a safe, secure, motivational and thought-provoking environment that encourages children to become curious and independent learners.

There is a balance between adult directed, child led and independent activities; which incorporates creativity and investigative learning with a solid foundation in more formal methods.

This approach allows for a smooth transition for the children from the Early Years Foundation Stage and encourages the development of self-esteem, independence and mutual respect.

 

The Great Fire

On Tuesday Year 2 went to the Quayside for the Great Fire of Gateshead Tour. They arrived at St Mary’s Heritage Centre and were met by Richard who talked them through the events which took place on the 6th October 1854. Children then walked down the bank and past...

Autumn Sports Festival- Y2

Last week ten children from Year 2 were selected to take part in Gateshead School’s athletics festival at Gateshead Leisure Centre. They completed a carousel of activities which included; star jumps, throwing and aiming bean bags into a hoop, relays, passing skills...

Samba Workshop

Children were buzzing with joy on Wednesday morning when they heard that we were to be entertained and educated by musicians from Gateshead Music Services. Children from Y1 to Y4 took part in the interactive workshop.The sound of Surdo Drums, Tamborim and Ago go bells...

The Fog on the Tyne

As part of their topic work, Y2 have completed a homework project ..bridge building. Thank you to all parents and carers for their support, it is much appreciated. Photo Link

Eggs-citing Experiment

Y 2 had an exciting time. Children worked in small groups and were given a few materials in order to design and build a container to protect an egg from a fall. Each group had 20 coins in case they needed to buy more resources , for instance, plastic cups, card,...

Y2 – Rio and the Olympic Games

This week Year 2 have been preparing for the 2016 Olympics. We have been learning all about the history of the games and the host city Rio, Brazil. We have explored this through reading, English, art and maths. Our learning journey began when we took part in our own...

Destination Judo

On Monday 4th July, Year 1 to Year 5 children, participated in a judo session. Judo is a disciplined sport which does not involve any kicking, punching or striking. It provides physical fitness and mental stimulation in a fun and exciting way and is thought to improve...

Y2 Assembly

Y2 shared their knowledge of toys from the past and talked about their exciting visit to Beamish Museum in a fabulous assembly on Wednesday 22nd June.  

Bug Hotels

Year 2 have been  learning about animals in science. They designed and made a bug hotel.  In small groups children decided what materials to use and asked generous friends and family to supply some materials.  Children then searched the school grounds for additional...

Y2 Gingerbread House

This term Y2 having been reading " Who's afraid of the Big Bad Book". They looked at recipes, wrote descriptive passages, and designed and made their own gingerbread houses. Photo Link

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