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  • Amberley Primary School,
  • East Bailey,
  • Killingworth,
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE12 6SQ
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Year 2 MN

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Do you know what happened on Friday 6th October 1854?


 Ask our Y2 children! In Humanities we have been researching about a local historical event which happened in Gateshead. It was called 'The Great Fire of Gateshead'. We have used Ipads, diary accounts and photographic evidence to ask and answer questions. This fire killed and injured more people than the famous 'Great Fire of London'. We are going to be visiting The Discovery Museum on Friday 1st December to find out more information.

In Maths we have  we have been developing our knowledge of place value. We have used the CPA approach to add and subtract two-2 digit numbers. We also have guided Maths lessons each day. During these lessons we develop problem solving and reasoning skills.

Spring Term - 'Islands'


Our topic for Spring term was 'Islands'. We investigated how we would survive on a remote island. In English, we used T4W to innovate the story 'Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted' and wrote a message in a bottle. We used our survival knowledge to help write our 'message in a bottle' including different survival techniques and strategies we would use to survive on a remote island.


During topic lessons, we have looked at different geographical features of islands by comparing the island of Coll to the island of Bora Bora. We found out that more people attend our school than live on the island of Coll! In History, We used different ways to research Grace Darling and used this knowledge to complete a quiz.


Bear Grylls set us a special challenge to complete in our DT lessons, we had to make a stable structure for Bear Grylls to survive in on a remote island. We worked in groups of 3 to design, evaluate and create our stable structure.


To build upon our topic knowledge, we had the chance to build shelters at the Rising Sun. We worked together and braved the cold, mucky weather. We had lots of fun and loved every minute of our shelter building! We also made rafts for our homework to sail on Killingworth Lake.


Mrs Nichols set us a bushtucker trail at the end of term, we were challenged to eat mealworms and crickets!

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Division in Year 2

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Subtraction using a number line

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Addition using a number line

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