Year 2Miss Foster (Teacher) / Mrs Telford (SEN)
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.
On Thursday Year 1 and 2 visited the Vue cinema in Gateshead to watch the Emoji Movie as part of the Into film festival. We all had sweets and popcorn whilst we watched the movie. Everyone had a great time laughing at the jokes, dancing and singing to the songs and afterwards talking about the different emojis. We then discussed the story once we were back at school and realised why being different is a good thing.
We have had a lot of fun practising counting in twos. We have solved problems involving money and shoes!
We have been learning about Guy Fawkes and why he is remembered. We worked in a small group to act out the story of the gun powder plot and then drew story maps and wrote messages as if we were Guy Fawkes. The children were very interested to learn about why we celebrate bonfire night and loved learning the rhyme.
To understand what an adjective is, we went on a hunt around school to find different nouns. We then had to describe the noun using our different senses. We had a great time and thought of many different adjectives to describe the objects.
All of the children at Swalwell Primary school had an amazing time watching a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk by a travelling theatre company. They got to sing along to pop hits, boo the baddie and help the hero save Nursery Rhyme Land. Mr Hill and Miss Watkins...
Our Annual Harvest Festival took place on Tuesday 10th October. Pupils from Early Years to Year 6 came together to perform to a hall full of parents and carers. It was lovely to see relatives of the children joining in with the words and actions to the catchy songs...
To remind ourselves between the difference of uppercase and lower case letters, we worked with a partner to make the different letters. We also wrote the upper case and lower case letters in chalk, practising saying the letter name and the sound.
To practise constructing sentences and remembering to use full stops, capital letters and conjunctions, we worked together to practise building sentences then identifying the types of words we had used.
Children had to follow a map to find where in the school the sounds were coming from and then we made our own rhythms to represent different rooms in the school.
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!