Grangetown Primary School

Grangetown Primary School

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welcome to Miss Hough's Class

Welcome to Year 2!

This year we have 18 wonderful children in our class who are eager to learn and enthusiastic about school.


May 2015  

This half term we will be exploring the topic 'Heroes and Villains'. We have made up our own superheros and written these in the form of a non-chronolical report. We have been finding out about Andy Warhol using Pop Art to create our own pictures (see below). Cartoon superheroes are not the only heroes we have been finding out about; we have also been looking at the heroine Grace Darling and the bravery shown when resucing people during a terrible storm in 1838. Over the next couple of weeks we will also be finding out about Neil Armstrong; taking the first steps on the moon and the many other missions to space.














March 2015

This half term Year 2 are learning lots of new things through our topic 'O I do like to be Beside the Seaside'. We started our topic by visiting Souter Lighthouse, where we got to find out about the life of a lighthouse keeper and of course climb to the very top! (See the photo below). In Literacy we have been reading the story 'Dophin Boy' and then we have used this to innovate a new story using the same stucture. We are also going to be looking at stories by the same author (Julia Donaldson) such as Tiddler and The Snail and the Whale. Recently, we took part in a class regatta using the boats that we had made. Well done to Rebbecca whose boat was the quickest! Next week we will be looking at the life of Grace Darling and how she helped to save those people many years ago.


January 2015- Happy New Year!

This half term Year 2 will be learning about Sunderland and local area through our topic ’Wear Wonderful’.  We will be looking at the local landmarks and how these attract people to the area as well as reading about the legend of The Lambton Worm.

 On Wednesday 14th January  we launched our topic by visiting local landmarks in Sunderland. We got to see The Stadium of Light, The Museum and Winter Gardens, Mowbray Park, The Sculpture Trail and The National Glass Centre. The children had plenty of opportunities to find out lots of interesting facts about these places, we even got the opportunity to have a sneaky look at the players lounge in the stadium!

 The children have already written a leaflet about Sunderland and the local landmarks  and some excellent recounts of their visit. This week we have been learning about the legend of The Lambton Worm and we have used this to write about the characters and to make changes to the ending. We have also been making clay models of Penshaw Monument, which are now displayed in the classroom– feel free to come and have a look!

 Christmas 2014

The Christmas celebrations have started and we are all very excited! We had a great turn out for our parent craft workshop on Monday 8th December. We made lots of little Christmas crafts including a minature Santa, paper snowflakes and a range of decorated buscuits. We have lots of things planned for out final week of term- see below

KS1 and EYFS Nativity- Tuesday 16th December (9.45am)

KS1 and EYFS Chrsitmas Party- Wednesday 17th December (All day)

Carol Service at St Aidan's Church- Friday 19th December (12.30-1.15pm)

Autumn 2

This term our topic is called 'Tickle Those Taste Buds'! To start the topic we visited Tesco to take part in a 'Farm to Fork' project where the children got to find out where food comes from, the different types of foods and the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Throughout the term we will be sharing lots more of our activities, so watch this space.

Autumn 1

Our first topic this term is called 'Working 9 to 5'. We will focus mainly on developing Literacy and historical skills. We will find out about famous people with significant jobs in the local area and across different time periods.

To start the topic we visited Beamish Museum and learnt about what jobs were like 100 years ago. We loved exploring the mine, looking at the lovely farm animals and visiting the school. We had a great day and learnt lots of new things!


We continued the topic by looking at four famous people; Stevie Wonder, L.S.Lowry, Joseph Swan and J.K.Rowling. We then used the information gathered to write a non-chronological report about famous jobs. We particularly enjoyed using L.S.Lowrys charcoal techniques to sketch pictures of the local area.

Our topic has linked very well with our Literacy work! We have written a recount of the trip to Beamish, a non-chronological report about jobs and interview questions that we could ask Mr Appleton the glazier.