Nightingales (Y2)

Mrs Ferry


Welcome to Nightingales

Welcome to Nightingales

Our teacher is Mrs Ferry!

In Year 2 we work hard, always do our best and remember to have some fun!


Must Reads KS1 master copy

Important information:

Homework will be given out on Thursday and returned the following Monday (Maths and Grammar & Punctuation).

Spellings are given out on Monday and expected to be practised regularly during the week.

Reading books are changed by the child with guidance from teaching staff. Each child is expected to read regularly at home (at least 3 times per week).

P.E. is on Friday and each child is expected to have a full kit with their name clearly labelled.

Any money sent into school needs to be in a sealed envelope with the child’s name clearly labelled and  what the money is for.



How many ways are there to make 24?

Year 2 have been investigating different ways to make 24. They know number facts like half of 48 and have used the 4 operations to create calculations. Article 28: Your right to learn and go to school.

Beautiful Butterfly World.

Nightingales went to Preston Park to visit Butterfly World because we have our very own butterfly world in our classroom. Our caterpillars have made their cocoons and we are now waiting for them to emerge as beautiful butterflies. At Preston Park we visited the...

Watch out! Tigers in Year 2!

This week Year 2 are considering how tigers in captivity may feel. Some of the children were Hot Seated as tigers while other children asked them questions. The children are using enriched vocabulary such as 'velvet pads', 'cemented cells' and 'stalking' in their...

Zero Hunger!

During Climate Week Nightingales have been looking at goal 2 - 'Zero Hunger'. We have thought about how much food we eat in a typical day and compared that to how much a child in a famine stricken country like Ethiopia eats in a typical day. We have realised that we...

Science and Family Learning at Windy Nook

Last week, as part of our Science focus, we welcomed Kay and her team from Family Learning. They delivered three science workshops across school. The spaces were limited and the lucky few experienced a range of experiments and science fun! Take a look at the pics....

Super Science Festival

Today, was a special day in school. Our Science week culminated with workshops from Mike Fletcher, from Sunderland College. We then took our learning outside and participated in a science festival. We show cased our experiments, took part in a playground challenge an...

Science in Nightingales is fun!

Science Week has been great fun. We had a cooking demonstration by Nick the chef showing us how to make a healthy vegetable curry, it was delicious. Mike the scientist helped us to carry out an investigation about mini-beast habitats. We also investigated...

Refugee Week in Nightingales

We used the story of Paddington Bear to help us understand what it must feel like to be a refugee. Nightingales watched the first part of the Paddington Bear film which gave the children a good understanding of how it must feel to be alone in a new country. We used...

Meet the cast…

In Mrs Ferry's English we have been using role play to learn more about the book 'Over the Steamy Swamp' by Paul Geraghty. It is a humorous book with an important message about looking after wildlife. The children have taken on the roles of narrators, actors and...

Royal wedding preparations

              Year 2 have been busy preparing for the Street party this afternoon. They have decorated crowns and paper plates ready for the party food. They have found out lots of facts about the bride and groom to be. Article 13:...

Nightingales are bridge builders!

As part of our DT topic we have been finding out about different types of bridges. We have also been learning about lots of bridges that link Newcastle and Gateshead. We set our parents and carers a challenge to build a bridge that was strong enough to carry a 100g...

Brilliant Cricket Skills!

Well done Nightingales. 'Brilliant cricket skills' is what our cricket coach said he saw from Nightingales in our cricket session today. The class played a  mini cricket game with everyone taking part as a batter and fielder. The children had great fun and scored lots...

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