Emmaville Primary School

Northern Ireland Year 2

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Year 2 Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this term.
Week beginning 13th May 2024
It is so hard to believe that we are fast approaching our final half term of the school year!  We have had another excellent week of learning in Northern Ireland class.  This week I would really like to celebrate our fabulous music work.  For this half term our focus was environmental sounds including vocal and body sounds.  The children took inspiration from various environmental sounds and created their own performance piece in a small group.  Some groups represented different weathers, some different settings and others different modes of transport.  The children all worked well in their team and were super creative.  At the end of the lesson we each performed for one another which was so much fun!  A big well done to all you musical stars!
Week beginning 6th May 2024
On Tuesday we had a visit from the brilliant author Adam Bushnell.  We were inspired by some amazing Frozen Planet clips, a selection of interesting props, a walk outside in the cool air and an image of an Arctic witch to create our own Arctic witch characters. We created our own storyboard using our senses to imagine what we could hear, see, feel, smell and taste in the Polar Regions.  We then spent time writing our very own Arctic witch stories.  It was such a great morning - we were so enthusiastic about our work and the staff were very proud of us!  Well done Team Northern Ireland!


Week beginning 29th April 2024
The children in Northern Ireland class continue to be amazing - working so hard across all subjects.  This week we have enjoyed learning all about food chains in science, looking at Antarctica in geography and exploring fractions in maths.  We also enjoyed a visit to Crawcrook library on Thursday.  It was our first visit since the library has been refurbished and we were all very excited to see it.  Kyle read us a story, we enjoyed a game of Mr and Little Miss guess who, then explored the brand new books.  We were all very impressed with the new library and wide selection of brand new books which are available.  As always, the children behaved impeccably and were a pleasure to take out.
Enjoy your long weekend everyone - we have another very busy week next week with a very exciting Tuesday planned! 
Week beginning 22nd April 2024
We have had a great week in Northern Ireland class and have been working super hard! This week we started our new RE unit.  The religion we are exploring this half term is Islam and the theme we are looking at is 'Community and Belonging'. We discussed how we can make people feel that they belong, explored different times and places when we may feel a sense of belonging.  Then we talked about where we feel we belong and drew a picture to show this.  Lovely, thoughtful work everyone - well done!
Week beginning 15th April 2024
A big welcome back to you all for our final term of the school year.  We have had a great first week back with a visit from the Gateshead Music Service providing us with another brilliant music workshop, our rap performance as part of the Gateshead Sports Partnership Award and some fab art work inspired by Andy Warhol.
This week I wanted to share some of our super English work.  This week we were introduced to our new focus text - The Paper Bag Princess.  The children have worked hard to learn the story through drama, story props and puppets.  We then worked hard to describe the main characters from the story, using apostrophes to show possession when writing a description of the characters. 
A fab start to our new term everyone - have a lovely weekend ready for lots more fun and learning next week.