Year 2

Miss 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.


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...

Prickly Hay

Year 1 and Year 2 have spent some time learning the songs and words for their Christmas Performance 'Prickly Hay'. This was a fun, hoedown nativity musical about a stable boy, his friend and some very special visitors who managed to find lodgings for Mary and Joseph....


The National Curriculum for P.E. covers many areas of activity, Gymnastics being one of them. In P.E. this term Y2 have covered Gymnastics. Why not take a look in the gallery to see how children are progressing? Photo Link

Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse is a nonprofit, Christian organisation providing relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Y2 have, once again been collecting items to fill shoeboxes to send to children in other parts of the world who are less...

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...

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