2018 – 2019
Meeting a real life author.
Today we went to Clayport Library in Durham and met a real life author! We had the privilege of listening to Peter Hayes read his very own Christmas book. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the story.
A Star is Born!
We are super proud of Liam in class 2. He has worked really hard with his drama group and put on a perform with them of Jack and the Beanstalk. He had lots of lines to learn and made his family proud by shining like a true super star on the day. Well done Liam!
Christmas has arrived!
The children were very excited to help decorate our class Christmas tree. It is looking lovely. We are all very excited to do all of our Christmas activities in class!
Over the past two days class 2 have had lots of fun with Paul from the company SPLAT. We have learnt lots of new circus skills and also helped perform a whole class play all about SPAG. Not forgetting our brilliant art work to create a prop for the production.
We had lots of fun writing spooky potions today. Watch out as we are now fully qualified witches and wizards!
Today we visited the library at Durham. We listened to lots of spooky stories and had fun choosing books to bring back to school. A massive thank you to Jacqueline for reading the stories and making us feel welcome.
Music with Mr Croker
Today we enjoyed our music lesson with Mr Croker from DCBC school at Ushaw Moor. We had lots of fun trying new instruments and learning a Christmas song.
Watch out everyone! Class 2 have made magic wands. We are working on spooky tales in Literacy this week and are going to write a magic potion for our Big Write. We might just turn you into a frog!
We have worked super hard with Mrs Shaw during our Art lessons this half term. We have learnt all about nature and ended our topic by stitching hedgehog dream catchers. Everyone did an amazing job!
This week in numeracy we have worked hard learning all about 2d and 3d shapes. Here we are working super hard to work out the properties of some shapes.
We have learnt all about algorithms in Computing this half term. The children have worked hard to understand this topic.
Class 2 had lots of fun at New College doing lots of different skills. We enjoyed the football with Beth too.
UNCRC Article 31
Well done Jenson!
A big well done to Jenson on his reading challenge award. Jenson had to read 6 books over the summer holidays. Keep up the fantastic reading!
2017 – 2018
Taster sessions for Martial Arts, then Fencing and Archery!
Stay balanced, move quickly, focus and steal the beanbags.
Salute, En Guarde, Allez! Try to touch your opponents knees.
Safety first, practice, and then a mini-tournament.
The winners from each group posing with their arrows firmly in the target!
The Show Must Go On
First we created our puppets, at the same time learning how to make paper springs:
Then we put on the show:
Climbing Wall 22.6.18
Do we have the next Chris Bonington or Gwen Moffat? Some very brave climbers here today, not least in Class 2. All can be proud of their achievements. Super exciting!
Jake begins his climb…
… and Stacey keeps on going, and going, and going …
More fun for Class 2 this week! A taste of yoga flavoured with a touch of circus: stretching, balancing, peddling a unicycle, tightrope walking, juggling with the feet and much more!
Washington Wetland Centre 21.5.18
Class 2 had a wonderful day exploring the wetlands in the sunshine; learning about some of the resident bird life, pond dipping, mini-beast hunting and finding out a bit about Asian short-clawed otters.
Art in Class 2
We have been busy exploring and comparing the work of different artists. Here are some examples of the work we have created ourselves:
….. L.S. Lowry
Lucas the Accounts Manager
Well done to Lucas, who is saving towards a lego pirate ship. He is doing jobs at home, to earn money towards his goal of £100. He has only £25 left to go.
Class 2 went to the Gala theatre on Tuesday to perform their Star Wars Dance in front of parents and other schools! The children worked super hard to practise their performance with Miss Gordon and Miss Shaw. To top off all of their hard work they won the most Original Dance Award! Congratulations class 2 we are super proud of you all!
Well Done Connor
Congratulations Connor! Connor showed off his amazing trophy for working hard with his football. Keep up the good work!
A Star of the Future?
Playing for Durham City Juniors Under 7 on Sunday 18.2.18, and very rightly proud of his achievement. Well done Connor!
Internet Safety Coffee Morning 9.2.18
Class 2 have been learning about staying safe online and produced some work to show our parent/carers for the Internet Safety Coffee Morning
Class 2 visited the Louisa Centre and found they could do more than they ever thought they could!
Guess who came to visit us at our Christmas party?
Christmas Jumper Day
Class 2 wore some beautiful Christmas Jumpers on Christmas Dinner Day to raise money for St Cuthbert’s Hospice.
Children in Need Dodgeball
Class 2 enjoyed the Dodgeball Tournament, arranged by our Sports Leaders and School Sport Organising Crew. Connor was the last one to be caught out.
Fantastic Field of Fun
Grace, Isla, Ava and Class 2 had great fun at the opening of our new equipment the school field.
Class 2 had lots of fun at a Soccertots event on 26.9.17. The boys and girls had the opportunity to practise football skills and learn new team skills too.
‘ We went on the bus and we played football. We had to play a football match. We had to run to the cones and back. It was lots of fun.’
By Amelia and Jenson