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Wolf Won’t Bite Interviews

Wolf Won’t Bite Interviews

Year 2 wrote their own questions and answers to carry out an interview with the wolf and pigs from the story, “Wolves Won’t Bite’ by Emily Gravett.  They had lots of fun with recording their own chat shows.

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TingaTinga Art

TingaTinga Art

Edward Tingatinga was a Tanzanian artist who created simple, brightly coloured paintings on old ceiling tiles which he sold to tourists. His work was so successful that many others copied his style and it became known as Tingatinga art. In Year 2 we have created our...

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Design and Technology:  Let’s go for a ride!

Design and Technology:  Let’s go for a ride!

In Design and Technology, we have explored what a mechanism is, specifically a wheel and axle.  Just like George Stephenson, we designed and named our own locomotive, then built the main structure and chassis, making a wheel and axel mechanism so that our vehicle...

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History: Travel and Transport

History: Travel and Transport

In History, we have been asking 'Has travel and transport always been the same?' Year Two were able to place modes of transport on a time line from the oldest to the newest and their reasoning skills were impressive. They learned about George Stephenson and how trains...

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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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