Here we are on our summer trip!!
Today Reception had to cancel their Summer Trip because of the rain! We are a bit fed up now cancelling all our exciting things because of the rain!
We have had an exciting day, we had a fun morning in the hall with lots of activities to try, we could choose and activity and sit with our friends from both classes! We were so excited for our packed lunch and we kept asking when it was time to eat. We had our milk and fruit and some songs and stories and then it was time, the moment we had all been waiting for……Packed Lunch!!!!
After our packed lunch we went outside for a little play because would you believe it had stopped raining!!!
This afternoon we have had popcorn and juice and we watched the minions!
Who needs Hebburn Park????
Y2SC and Y2HS went to the Word yesterday.
We were filmed performing our Florence Nightingale performance.
We had to wear different costumes.
We were in a studio with a green screen.
Lexi and Georgina Y2SC
We had a fantastic time, while the children were taken for their filming, everyone else made a flipper book with all of the characters from the play. They had laptops with touch screens! It was all very high tech.
The children were fantastic and the staff at the Word said they were impressed not only with the children’s behaviour and manners, but also how good they were at acting and remembering their lines.
We will be in touch with Y2 Parents soon, to invite you in for the premiere!
This term, Y1J have had a fantastic time in science. We planted our very own broad bean plants and have watched them grow over the past few weeks. Some have grown very tall and we have enjoyed learning how to look after a plant. We even did an experiment to see if a plant would grow without sunlight – it did, but did not look very healthy!
‘Plants need water and sunlight to grow.’ – Nathan
‘It was fantastic growing my broad bean plant!’ – Emily
‘My plant has 21 leaves!’ – Sydney
‘My plant is taller than 30cm!’ – Luke
‘I was so pleased when my plant finally started to grow!’ – Lacey
‘I enjoyed planting broad beans!’ – Amie
After our half term of golf with Mr. Simpson, some of the year 2 children were chosen to take part in a golf tournament at Mortimer School.
We were competing against 7 other schools from South Tyneside.
The children were split into 3 groups. Toner A, Toner B and Toner C.
We had 8 different events which covered lots of golf skills such as chipping and putting. They were all really fun too. We scored points at each event and then the total was calculated to find out the winners.
Here is the BEST part!
Toner Team C came 3rd
Toner Team B came 2nd
Toner Team A came 1st
Team Toner won everything! We were so proud of you all and it was so well deserved after all of your hard work! Thank you to Mr. Simpson for his hard work too!
Look at some of our photos below:
1st Place team collecting their medals
As part of our computing curriculum, each new topic has to start with an E-Safety lesson.
I was super lucky as I was able to teach my class first then the other year 2 class second. (My class were even luckier as they had Mrs Storey for music!)
All of the year 2 children impressed me with their knowledge of how to keep safe online. We watched a video of 2 characters who had received a friend request from a stranger. We were all horrified! Even more so, when they asked the characters for their name and address! Luckily, our year 2 children intervened and created posters using the iPads to help the children make the right decision. We told them not to give out any personal information and to tell a trusted grown up about the stranger online.
Take a look at the 2 posters we decided were the clearest, with the most important messages.
If you need any help staying safe online, I’m sure Y2 will be able to help you!
During Spring term One, we have been studying the Collage work of Henri Matisse. We painted large sheets with primary and secondary colours first. Then we ripped them up in preparation of constructing our very own large scale Collage of ‘The Snail’.
The original picture hangs in the Tate Gallery measuring an impressive 2864 x 2870mm. Below you can see a photograph of our representation which hangs in school!
Here in Y2SC we set a homework challenge.
It was to create a ‘Shoebox Safari’ all about Kenya.
I have to say we are all so impressed by the amount of work and the quality of work that has gone into the shoeboxes.
This is a big WELL DONE! To all of the children (and parents and carers and brothers and sisters) involved.
They’re all on display outside of our class and we did a class presentation.
Well done and thank you for all of your time and effort.
Year 2 SC were celebrating today!
After a close competition with Miss Jones’ class in year 1, our class won the attendance prize for this month.
Not only do we have a super shiny trophy, we also won a ‘Twister’ Game to play during golden time.
Well done to everyone in year 2SC for coming into school everyday!
Y2 are really enjoying their topic of Kenya.
We have recently been learning about the Maasai Mara tribe.
They wear lots of beads to make them look richer.
We know what the mud huts are made out of: cow poo, mud, sticks and grass.
We found out that the biggest mountains in Kenya are called Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro.
The mountains are so high that they have snow on top of them even though Kenya is really hot!
The Maasai leaders, who have to be men, kill animals for food. They drink their blood and their milk.
The men in the tribe, do a jumping dance to show off to the ladies!
They like to wear red and yellow because that is their favourite colour.
The women look after the children and they have to build the mud huts!
This week, we made African Necklaces. We tried to put on as many beads as we could because that would make us look richer. We tried to use lots of colours and patterns like the Maasai Mara tribe.
Take a look at our photos below.
P.S I can’t wait to see all of your Kenyan projects on Monday!
Well done Year 2HS!
The children have worked so hard and they now know how to keep themselves in all situations.
If they have yukky feelings they know that they can:
Tell a trusted Grown up.
We’re very proud of you all.
Miss Cox & Mrs McBarron (and KS)