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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School




Welcome to Brunel Class (Year 2)!

My name is Mrs Cleverly and I am the class teacher. Mrs Gale-Robins (a Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Parkin (1:1 Support Assistant) work alongside me and together we make up the Brunel class team. 

Class Information

The children have settled in really well and have already done some fantastic things in Brunel Class.

Please click on the links below for all the information about what the class will be learning about during the Spring Term. 

Spring Newsletter click here

Spring B Curriculum Overview click here

Spring B Knowledge Organiser click here

At the beginning of the academic year, I held a curriculum meeting to provide more information about the teaching and learning in Year 2. Please find the presentation from the meeting below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Brunel Class Curriculum Meeting PowerPoint

Learning in Brunel Class

Spring Term 2

During the second half of the Spring Term we will be learning about famous inventors and their inventions.

Spring Term 1

During the first half of the Spring Term we learnt about our wonderful world.

Spring A Curriculum Overview click here

Spring A Knowledge Organiser click here

What Makes Us Happy? 

During Children's Mental Health Week, we had a visit from Jo and Karen at Young Somerset. They spoke to us about the importance of looking after our mental health by doing things that make us happy.



NSPCC Number Day

On Friday 2nd February, we dressed up as numbers to raise money for the NSPCC.


During the day we completed lots of fun number activities. Our favourite activity was playing on Numbots on the ipads. 



Road Safety

We recently had a visit from the Somerset Road Safety Team to teach us how to stay safe when crossing a road. We learnt the 'stop, look, listen & think' strategy and had a discussion about how to stay safe on our scooters and bicycles.



Avalon Nursing Home

The children in Brunel Class have enjoyed visiting the residents at Avalon Nursing Home this half term. During their visits, they have taken part in a range of art and craft activities with the residents and enjoyed talking to them about their life. The best part of each visit was having a cuddle with William the rabbit! 




Music - Ocarinas

This half term Brunel Class have been enjoying some ocarina lessons from Somerset Music. The children have learnt how to play simple tunes using the notes A, B and G and they also had a go at improvising and composing their own scores.


Quayside Centre

Brunel Class enjoyed a visit to Quayside Gymnastic and Trampoline Centre in Bridgwater. They learnt different gymnastic skills, including the vault and balance beams, and had a go at trampolining. Great fun was had by all and the children's behaviour was highly commended by the staff at the centre. 




Autumn Term 2

During the second half of the Autumn Term we learnt about superheroes. 

Autumn Newsletter click here

Autumn B Curriculum Overview click here

Autumn B Knowledge Organiser click here

Children in Need

On Friday 17th November, the children in Brunel Class enjoyed coming to school in their pyjamas for Children in Need. Throughout the day we took part in lots of fun activities and we even had Pudsey Bear visit! 

Toothbrushing Workshop

The children in Brunel Class had a visit from an oral hygienist this week. We learnt about the importance of keeping our teeth healthy and we discussed how lots of sugar can cause our teeth to decay. Ann-Marie very kindly gave us our own toothbrush and toothpaste and she taught us how to brush our teeth properly.



 Autumn Term 1

During the first half of the Autumn Term we learnt about traditional tales.

Autumn A Curriculum Overview click here

Autumn A Knowledge Organiser click here

Multicultural Creativity Week - China

During our whole school multicultural creativity week, Brunel Class have been learning about China. We learnt about the importance of the dragon in Chinese culture and created our own paper dragons.



We also learnt about the festival of Chinese New Year and made our own Chinese lanterns. 



We found out about the Chinese cooking technique of stir frying. We had a go at chopping our own vegetables to put in a stir fry. In the afternoon, we tasted some prawn crackers and ate the stir fry we made. It was delicious! 



Geography - Our Local Area

In geography this half term we have been developing our map skills. We enjoyed using digital maps to name and locate the human and physical features of our local area. 



The Three Billy Goats Gruff Role Play

This half term we have been learning the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children enjoyed working together to act out the story. 



Inspired Playground Session

The children in Brunel Class enjoyed working with the new Year 5 inspired playground leaders this week. They listened well and learnt lots of new games that they can play at lunchtime.