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.
Year 2 received a box of treasures, owned by a child who lived through the Great Fire of Gateshead. We had a lot of fun working out what the artefacts were.
To help us with our topic, year 2 were visited by Mrs Leaver’s dog and Kristie’s pet rats to help us work out what makes something a living thing. We looked at what they had in common and then learnt all about the life processes. We made up actions for each of the...
In art, year 2 have been making their own printing blocks using different materials.
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.