Today the children in year 2 had a fantastic time visiting the sights of the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle. Thanks to ‘That History Bloke’ for sharing his knowledge with us and making us more aware of the events from Friday October 6th 1854.
Year 2 had a brilliant time with Richard ‘That History Bloke’ today!
We learned so much and got to touch and use items from the Victorian Times! (Ask the children to explain what a ‘Gazunda’ is 😂🙈) We learned the names of the important landmarks and places we are visiting tomorrow, we guessed the jobs that people did in the past by investigating their possessions. We even made up a play. We learned lots AND we had fun! Richard was very pleased to hear this!
The children were totally engrossed with the whole session and it was a brilliant day!
The children ended the day chanting “History is fun, history is fun!” and Richard said it was the best Christmas present to hear that.
It made us even more excited for our visit to the Quayside tomorrow, to visit all the places we learned about today and to find out even more.
We can’t think of a better way to round off our learning about ‘Fire; Friend or Foe?’
Today in Y2RK, we had ‘That History Bloke’ in to learn about Newcastle and Gateshead during Victorian times. We had a great time dressing-up, holding artefacts, learning about different jobs on the quayside and completing a drama activity about discovering the fire. We can’t wait for tomorrow when we visit the quayside in Newcastle and Gateshead to find out about the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle.
Year 2 were very busy this afternoon, preparing table decorations to sell at the school Christmas Fayre.
Thank you so much to Wendy and Ellen from Thanks a bunch in Hebburn, for their generosity and time. We all had a brilliant time, learned lots and were very proud of our creations!
I wonder if anyone at home can comment to tell us what an ‘oasis’ is, when you’re crafting with flowers?
They will be on sale at the fayre in Friday for £5 each. Be quick, I can imagine that they’ll sell out quickly!
As part of our big question of ‘Fire; Friend or Foe?’ We have been investigating the best materials to use for fire fighters outfits.
We learned about Charles Macintosh who used wax to prevent water from getting into the fabric. We decided to see if this was true by creating a wax relief painting. We used crayons, which are made from wax, to draw fire shapes and washed it with orange paint.
We were amazed to see that the wax was water resistant. As the paint just wouldn’t stay on that waxy parts. The non waxed parts absorbed the wet paint.
We found that the thicker and harder we pressed with the crayon, the more water resistant it was.
Today in Y2RK, we eventually got to make our bread buns. We included lots of original combinations like: chocolate and honey; chocolate, grapes and honey; chocolate, grapes and apples; cheese and chocolate; and chocolate and ginger.
After eating our creations we had to evaluate them. Most bread buns got a 8 to 10 rating.
Why not use the recipe to create your own wonderful bread buns. We’d love to here about your creations, or even sample them!!!!! Simply comment on this post or comment on our Twitter page @Toner_Tweets.
On Thursday 12th December we will be going to the Quayside in Newcastle/Gateshead for our visit to the scene of the Great Fire of Gateshead. We have been allowed to eat our packed lunches in Bessie Surtees House. This is a Grade 1 listed building and they have kindly requested that the drinks the children bring with them are clear, so they don’t stain the interior furnishings.
Therefore could we ask for your child to only bring water for this visit.
We have had a couple of parents asking at parents evenings this week how to support their child with phonics. We will be putting on some sessions for you in the Spring Term (as this term is so busy with Christmas being around the corner!) but our phonics scheme has a parents online course that you can access at home. I’ve done it myself to test it and it should help give you a good understanding of how we teach reading at Toner. It takes about an hour to do.
As always, if you need anything please ask and we’ll be happy to help!