Houghton Road Houghton Le Spring Tyne And Wear DH4 4EE

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Newbottle Primary Academy

Proud to be part of the Aim High Academy Trust
Newbottle primary school

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2.

Our class teachers this year are Mrs Holt and Miss Darby.  Mrs Warren and Mrs Wright/Mrs Heath will also be teaching RE each Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs Vernon is our year group teaching assistant.    


  1. PE will be on a Monday afternoon. The children will need their school PE kit for either indoor or outdoor PE depending on the weather. Please ensure that children have a change of footwear.
  2. Homework and spellings will be given out every Friday and must be returned the following Wednesday. Homework will consist of one piece of English, one piece of maths and spellings. Spelling tests will be on a Friday.
  3. Reading books are to be brought in every day and there must be a signature from an adult in the reading diary when they have completed the book. We encourage children to read every night. Questions should be asked to ensure understanding of the text.
  4. ICT will be on a Thursday afternoon.


Our Topic Theme this half term is the Great Fire of London and the Great Fire of Gateshead (linked to History).  We have a visit to the Discovery Museum arranged for Thursday 5th October. The children will access a Great Fire of Gateshead workshop and learn about a historic event in the locality.


Many Thanks


Mrs Holt, Miss Darby and Mrs Vernon.



 On Thursday 19th October, Year 2 visited the forest school to re-enact the Great Fire of London. The children set fire to the Tudor houses that they made and then used buckets to put out the fire.  Take a look at some of the photos that were taken during our time there.