Year 2 Curriculum News and Parent Information Meetings

Our Year 2 Classes are Lifeboats and Coastguards.

These are our curriculum newsletters:

Welcome Back Year Two!

We have reached the end of a busy first week back in Year 2. Mrs Ross, Mr Gregory and the rest of the Year 2 team could not have been any prouder of how well we have all settled back into life at Newsham Primary.

This week, we have:

  • Created class rules
  • Applied for, and been given, class jobs
  • Got to know our new teachers and classrooms
  • Learned our new routines and timetables
  • Took part in our initial phonics assessments to help us to choose the correct book level
  • Read and studied the book ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’
  • Had our first maths lessons which were all about place value
  • Enjoyed our first art, PE, computing and geography lessons

As you can see, we have already done so much in a short amount of time but we can’t wait to carry on learning and having fun in our new classes!


Coasting Sports Day!

Coastguards had a fantastic time competing in the sports day fun and it is clear we have some talented budding athletes in our midst. Everyone tried really hard. Well done Coastguards! Thank you to all the parents and carers who came along to support the children too.


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Here are some photographs of the events but more can be found in the gallery section of the website.

Lifeboats Sports Day Success!

I could not have been prouder of how positive the children were during our Sports Day on Tuesday. Every child tried their best, supported their friends and, most importantly, had fun. This is what sport should always be about and I hope they continue to show these brilliant attributes when they move into Key Stage 2 next year!

Thank you to all of the parents who were there to cheer on the children. For those of you who were unable to attend, here are a selection of photos of the children as they took part in the events! They were all taken by a year 5 child so it gives them a really unique perspective.

Mr Gregory

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‘Sell-ebration’ Success!


Year 2 would like to thank all of the Key Stage 1 staff, parents and children involved in making our ‘Sell-ebration’ event such a massive event. There was a real buzz around the hall, lower deck and in the classrooms and it has helped raise an incredible total that we intend to spend on something very special. Keep a close eye on Newsham News and on the school website because we will be sharing details soon.

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Incredible scenes throughout the school. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and who helped make this such a special experience for the children.

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African Food

This week, we have been making traditional African meals as a part of our topic on coasts. We prepared, cooked and ate sukuma wiki and and kitheri. Our teachers were incredibly proud of the fact that every child in the year group tried the food and the vast majority of us went back for seconds and thirds! Our kitheri stew will be sold during tomorrow’s Sell-abration even so please make sure you try some!

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