Year 2

Miss Foster (Teacher) / Miss Scott


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.


A Trip to the Baltic and Quayside

Year 1 and 2 visited the Gateshead Quayside this morning, where we walked across the Millennium bridge over to Newcastle. We were lucky enough to see the bridge tilting from the top of the Baltic to allow the Navy boat to pass. In the Baltic we went to the observation deck and looked at all of the bridges over the Tyne. Back inside we sketched the bridges and made our own model bridges. It was a very busy morning but we learnt a lot and had a great time!

Where the wild things are – Year 2

We have loved reading Where the Wild Things Are and acting out the story. To imagine what it would have been like at the Wild Rumpus, we made our own masks and had a mini Rumpus at school. We imagined what the Wild Things would have been doing, the noises they would have made and what it would have felt like to be part of it. We had so much fun and even scared the Year 1 children!

Go Bananas!

Miss McKeown, Mrs Hall, Miss Charlton and Miss Foley would like to thank all children and parents who have supported the Sunshine Fund appeal this week, Your generosity has raised  £293.62. Children guessed the number of sweet bananas in the jar, bought cakes and...


This half term in PE Year 2 are learning the skills to help play rounders. In our PE lessons we are playing games in teams trying to score the most rounders! Yesterday we enjoyed playing in the sun on the field....

The Body Coach!

On Tuesday, Year 1 took part in a 15 minute HIIT workout! A famous nutrition and exercise guru named Joe Wicks, known to most people as The Body Coach, streamed a live workout session for schools across the country. We were all extremely tired by the end of our work...

World Book Day

Today Year 2 and 3 celebrated World Book Day. We dressed as our favourite characters from our favourite books. Year 2 and 3 then worked together to create a project to show why we celebrate this day. We worked together to communicate ideas, create a project and then...

Pancake Day

Today Year 2 made pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. We created a recipe in English, recording ingredients and instructions. We measured all of the ingredients using a measuring jug and scales, whisked the mixture and poured our mixture into the pan. Most of us...

Fire Officer visits Year 2

On Tuesday afternoon, Year 2 had a visit from Scott ,a firefighter from Swalwell Fire Station. He discussed safety in homes and the importance of having fire alarms tested every month. He told the children what to do if they discover a fire and they now know  the...

Chinese New Year 2017

Chinese New Year 2017 celebrations begin on January 27th, New Years Eve and will end on February 2nd. The Chinese calendar has an animal to represent each lunar year and this year is the Year of the Rooster. On Thursday 26th January, we welcomed Jaymina De Silva into...

Y2- Sunderland Winter Garden

During their visit to Sunderland Winter Garden , Y2 looked closely at the features of different animals and made comparisons to themselves. The visit linked to work in Science lessons on animals and plants. Children enjoyed 'The Rainforest' display and took part in an...

Y2/ Y3 Party

The end of the year is the time when all our children are excited about Christmas...The plays are over and it's time to concentrate on class parties. Food, fun and festive games were on the agenda for Y2 and Y3 children. Miss Foster and Miss Mc Keown prepared some...

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