Year 2

Miss Mitchell (Class Teacher), Mrs Potts (Teaching Assistant)
I have more than 25 years teaching experience having taught across Early Years and KS1 in six different schools all over the country.

I have worked at Clover Hill since 2007, spending 8 years in Reception before moving to Year 2 in 2015.

As well as teaching my class I am also the Key Stage 1 leader and have overall school responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Modern Foreign Languages.

In Year 2 we are lucky to have our own Teaching Assistant, Mrs Potts who works hard in class supporting the children every morning. She has been a Clover Hill parent and has worked at the school for 8 years both as a lunchtime supervisor, Special Needs Assistant and Teaching Assistant.

Year 2 is an extremely important year, teaching a lot of new knowledge and skills and preparing the children to leave Key Stage 1 and move onwards and upwards to Key stage 2 and beyond.

Year 2 visit to the Baltic and Discovery Museum

Year 2 had a fantastic day at the Baltic and Discovery Museum. In the morning we worked with an artist learning different painting techniques and the children produced beautiful paintings of the River Tyne. We sat outside and ate our lunch in the sunshine while we...

Learning about forces in Year 2

In Science we are learning about forces. The children know that forces are different pushes and pulls and that forces make things move. They had great fun making their own straw rockets and wrote about the forces at work to make them move.

Learning about Islam in Key Stage 1

Two members of a Newcastle mosque came into school to talk to the children in Key stage 1 about their religion. They talked about their mosque, how they pray and about their holy book the Quor'an.

Clover Hill Celebrations

What a very busy day we have enjoyed at Clover Hill. So much to celebrate for Year 6 and Year 2 and of course a special wedding picnic in honour of Prince Harry.  

Mayor Visit for RotaKids Charter Presentation

Today the children of Clover Hill were very lucky to have lots of visitors in school. Not only did we have school Governors, Mr Stroud and Cllr Ord, we also had The Mayor of Gateshead (Pauline Dillon), Len Burns (the District President of the Rotary Club), Elaine...

Easter Bunny Comes Early to Clover Hill

Rota Kids organised a Easter quiz for the children of Clover Hill to complete so they stood a chance of winning a Easter egg. Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Blaydon, Whickham and Ryton for kindly donating 225 Small Easter treats and 7 large Easter eggs. A big...

Year 2 dancers

Year 2 had a fantastic time at Whickham School's dance workshop. They learned about different styles of dance such as disco, rock and roll and jazz.  

Super Science

As part of national science week, year 2 practised their prediction and observation skills through a series of experiments. We examined the effect that salt has on ice, before splitting off into two groups to see if we could make a ball rise to the top of a bottle...

Gymnastics Club

Children from Reception, Year One and Year Two join together each Tuesday for gym club.  We have been working hard to stretch our bodies into different shapes, we have also been balancing, rolling and working on the benches and beam!  

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