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Science: Living Things and Their Habitats

Science: Living Things and Their Habitats

As Y2 scientists, we have been exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, used to be alive and have never been alive. We have also been debating these questions: What do living things do? A robot can move - so why is it not alive? What...

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Art: Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Art: Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

We explored the textures, smells and colours of real sunflowers.  We learned ‘sketching out’ skills, how to mix red and yellow, then a bit of blue, to make shades of orange and brown.  We added sawdust, flour and sand to make textured paintings in the style of Van...

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First Week In Y2

First Week In Y2

Year 2 have made a superb start to the new year. We worked together to write our Class Code rules. Then we worked individually with Mrs. Whitelaw to write our own personal goal that we each want to achieve in Year 2. We have worked hard but have had lots of fun too!...

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WW1 in Newcastle

WW1 in Newcastle

The children have been thoroughly engaged this term whilst learning about how WW1 affected Newcastle. We have also learnt about the life of a local soldier from Wallsend named Sergeant Andrew Neil. Many of the children were so absorbed they took it upon themselves to...

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Thank you Connor!

Thank you Connor!

Year 2 would just like to say a great big thank you to Connor from the Newcastle United Foundation for the wonderful sports lessons that he provided us with this year. I know that every child in Year 2, without fail, looks forward to “PE with Connor” each week as they...

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Year 2 Write and Receive Postcards

Year 2 Write and Receive Postcards

In English, Year 2 have been very busy learning all about postcards. Mrs Watson very kindly let Year 2 get their hands on the hundreds of postcards that she has collected from all over the world. Some have come from as far away as Bombay, Singapore and Australia. We...

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Year 2 Super Scientists!

Year 2 Super Scientists!

The scientists in Year 2 have worked very hard this week. Year 2 are continuing to look at plants, a topic which the children have absolutely loved so far. We’ve made and tested lots of predictions using our superb observation skills. Our favourite experiment was...

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Welcome Back Year 2!

Welcome Back Year 2!

What an exciting and hard working start we have had in Year 2. All the children have come back with a spring in their step and fantastic attitude to their learning. It’s a pleasure to hear all of the children back out on the yard and playing together. In English the...

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A great big well done to Year 2

A great big well done to Year 2

Hello Year 2, it’s Miss Shackford here. I would just like to say how immensely proud I am of each and every one of you; thanks to you our Autumn term has been an absolutely fantastic one and certainly one to remember. You are all a joy to teach and I am very lucky to...

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There’s a gorilla on the loose!

There’s a gorilla on the loose!

It’s all been very exciting in Year 2 this week. We’ve been reading Code Nama Bananas by David Williams which we all absolutely LOVE and can’t get enough of. Gertrude the gorilla has just escaped from the zoo amidst the 1940 Blitz. Year 2 had a lively discussion about...

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Shabbat Shalom from Year 2!

Shabbat Shalom from Year 2!

Year 2 are learning about Judaism in RE at the moment and have been exploring the Jewish holiday of Shabbat, which is Judaism’s day of rest on the seventh day of the week. Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. We re-created the Shabbat...

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