Here in year 2, we’ve been working super hard in our English lessons.
We decided that the teachers, the parents and the WORLD, needed to learn about Minecraft!
We spent one week looking at Non-Chronological reports and seeing what we needed to include in our own, we practised using conjunctions and sorting information under sub-headings.
Then we planned and wrote our Minecraft reports. Now, as serious Youtubers, we had to make sure we edited and improved our work…the grown ups wouldn’t want to see any mistakes!
Finally, this week we’ve been reading our reports out loud. We had to use expression as the best Youtubers are exciting and not boring! Today we made our videos. I was impresses by all of the children’s efforts and I know they really enjoyed it, but they’re most excited about everyone watching them!
Here are the Youtube links, you are the only people able to view our videos as you’ve visited our website. It’s our first attempt so please give us some encouragement. (It’s also the first time I’ve fathomed out how to upload videos on here too!)
Jack W and Emily
Archie and Amie
Sienna and Maci
Lewis and Heidi
Jason and Sydney
So world wide web…leave your comments here to tell us how much you’ve learned, it will mean so much to us that people are watching!
Miss Cox and Year 2
P.S: Some videos are still being edited, watch this space for more!
Here are our winners from afternoon Nursery
Oliver M 2ND
Well done everyone and enjoy your Halloween sweeties!!
To all Year 6 parents and guardians, we will be holding a, short, meeting on Thursday 2nd November at 3:30 in the year 6 classroom. The meeting will include the dates of the tests as well as some sample test material and questions. We look forward to seeing you.
As you’ve probably guessed by our previous posts, year 2 have been learning about Habitats this half term.
Our final lesson was a project, where we had to make a home for Humphrey the Hedgehog. The children worked so hard, creating a habitat that was safe, dry and had everything a hedgehog needs.
The children were explaining to each other what they’d made for Humphrey and I thought it’d be a brilliant idea to capture these on video.
This is a tester to see if we can actually do this, here is the lovely Amie telling you all about her habitat. The video *should* be below…
(If this works, I will attempt to upload the others too!)
On Sunday afternoon, Mrs Fishwick, Miss Tait, Mr King and I attended the School Proms at City Hall in Newcastle. We had a fantastic time listening to Toner Avenue choir and other schools from around the area.
A huge thank you to Mrs Storey and Mrs Carr who gave up their Sunday to allow the children to take part in such a a brilliant event – the children were amazing!
This week Mr Tosh and I had the arduous task of choosing the school football team for the first half of the 2017-2018 season. The children will be once again competing in the Gidney B League at Hebburn Comprehensive on a Thursday evening.
Congratulations go to; Corey, Owen, Jordan, Marcus, Harry, Connor, Connor and Owen.
The team this year will be captained by Harry and the first round of fixtures will take place next Thursday 19th October, where they will be wearing their new strips for the first time. Please come along and ROAR the Tigers to victory.
You can always keep up to date with the fixtures and current league standings at
As part of our science work, we had to investigate which habitat was best for the worms of Toner!
We picked 3 different areas of the yard and plotted them on a map. We had 4 groups and each group had to charm the worms out of the ground.
We stamped, we stomped, we raked the soil and we even sang songs to encourage the worms to come out! (I’m sure they particularly liked the rendition of ‘There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden’ and ‘London’s burning’) It was definitely a sight to behold!
Our charming efforts paid off, when Lacey’s team found 2 big, fat juicy worms. Archie and Emily’s team found 2 tiny baby worms each too. The other team couldn’t charm any worms out but we think it’s because of their habitat!
The flower bed has lots of damp soil and space so that’s why it had the biggest worms.
The trees weren’t damp so the worms didn’t want to live there.
Take a look at the photos below.
A huge thank you to all of you that participated in our Macmillan coffee morning. We had a huge number of cakes and other delicious goodies as well as interesting stalls such as Guess the height of the cake?, Guess how many spots on the cake?, Tombola, Raffle and many others. The Year 6 children were a real credit to the school and their parents. We would also like to say a big thank you to our PTA for their continued support.
After some careful counting we can announce that the final grand total was £650.19!
This amazing amount will be given to the worthwhile charity.
Thank you all again!
(Post compiled by Mr.Scott, Connor Gibson, Luke Cameron, Jayden Stevenson)
As part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, Toner Avenue School have received their new football strips. After a successful application during the Summer Term, the kit finally arrived shortly before lunchtime today.
The goalkeeper strip is a fluorescent orange coloured top and socks, with black shorts; whilst the outfield players will be sporting a one colour royal blue strip.
Look out for squad and fixture announcements, as well as match reports in the near future.