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Newburn Manor Primary School

Learning together, growing together

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Stranger Danger


Two police officers, Darren and Paul, came into school to talk to us today.  They told us about what the police do to keep us safe, stranger danger and what to do if we needed their help.  They showed us different parts of their uniform and we got to sit inside the police car.   

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside


Year 2 children have enjoyed their topic this term.  They have created some fantastic pieces of homework linked to the seaside and these are on display in the classroom.  We also created a lovely whole class seaside scene using different materials.  We have also written recounts about our trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium.

Self Defence


Sensei Lisa visited Newburn Manor Primary School last week to show our class how to use karate for self defence.  Year 2 children enjoyed trying out the different moves. 

Maths Investigations


We have been working hard on lots of mathematical investigations over the last few weeks.  Mrs Gill is impressed how well we work together and help each other when we are stuck. 

Fire Safety Talk


Firefighters from Newcastle Central Community Fire Station came to talk to us about fire safety.  They showed us their protective clothing.  We talked about how fires start and how to stay safe.  We are now Junior Fire Safety Officers for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service!

Art Week

A Roman Triumph by Peter Paul Rubens


This week Year 2 have enjoyed learning about and creating work based on the painting 'A Roman Triumph'.  Pupils made viewfinders early in the week to look closely at the painting.  They then described the sights, sounds and smells.  Year 2 particularly enjoyed thinking about the sounds of the painting and looked at the instruments being played.  They listened to music and thought about the type of sounds you would hear.  Then they designed their own Roman instrument.  Pupils drew designs and labelled them with the materials they would like to use.  We then spent time making the instruments.  We worked well as a team, helping and supporting each other.  After we had finished them, we sketched some of them and used pastels which was lots of fun.  We also posed with the instruments pretending to be the people in the painting.  What a fantastic week!

Marching with our instruments

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Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium


We had a fantastic time at Blue Reef Aquarium.  We got to see lots of different creatures that live in the sea.  Particular favourites were the Lionfish,  seahorses and seals.  We even got to touch some interesting creatures including a sea urchin and a starfish.  What a brilliant day!     

R.E. Learning about Judaism



In R.E. we have been learning about Judaism.  Pupils have looked at different Jewish objects and the importance of the Torah scrolls.  We have also looked at the Ten Commandments and then created our own rules which we value at Newburn Manor Primary School. 

Easter Parade


We had lots of fun dancing and showing off our Easter hats, ties and t-shirts to the rest of the school.  

Decorated Eggs


Year 2 worked hard decorating eggs at home which were then displayed in the corridor.  They looked great!  Well done Year 2! 

Easter walk around school: Open the Book


Members of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Newburn and St Mary's Church, Throckley visited us to guide us through significant Christian events leading up to Easter during Holy Week.  We looked at different parts of the Easter story and some children helped act out the scenes. 

Easter Crafts


Year 2 had a great afternoon on Monday making Easter crafts.  They made collaged Easter eggs, an Easter tie for the Easter Parade and even decorated an Easter biscuit with icing. 

World Book Day


We had great fun on World Book Day.  We dressed up as characters from different stories and read lots of different books together.  We talked about our favourite books and created book reviews to persuade other children to read them.  We created artwork showing the front covers of some books we enjoy reading. 

Seven Stories Workshop


On Monday Seven Stories visited our school.  We listened to a fantastic story about adventures that could be behind a mystery door!  We then thought about our own settings and drew and wrote about what would be behind our door! 

Maths Investigations


We have been working together on some tricky challenges in maths this week.  We have solved addition pyramids and thought about what was happening.  We have also sorted some muddled sequences!

Building Bridges Homework


Year 2 children have created some amazing bridges as part of their homework. Pupils used a variety of designs and created their bridges using different materials.  Mrs Gill was very impressed! 



We have enjoyed dancing with Emma Roberts in our PE lessons this week.  We have been learning about materials in Science and we used this in PE to move like the properties of fabric, metal, etc.

Building Bridges


This week pupils worked in groups to build a bridge out of paper.  It needed to hold the weight of a toy car.  The class worked very hard in their groups.  For homework, pupils are going to build a bridge out of a material of their choice.  Watch this space ...