YEAR 2 Poplar and Elder

Mrs Traynor and Miss Sergison

Welcome to Year 2!

Mrs Traynor and Miss Sergison are our Year 2 teachers, and they are supported by Miss Westgarth and Mrs Herworth. Mrs Traynor teaches Year 2 Elder and Miss Sergison teaches Year 2 Poplar.

Information about what Year 2 will be learning can be found in our ‘Curriculum’ section.

Year 2 ‘debug’ Caterpillars Colin and Jeff!

In Computing this half-term, Year 2 have been developing their programming skills with Miss Westgarth: learning what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital
devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. Year 2 have also been learning how to create and debug simple programs – using our fabulous school ‘robot caterpillars’ (whom pupils have named Colin and Jeff!)…

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West Lane Run for Fun!

On Friday 25th May almost 400 of us (!) went to Saltwell Park, to participate in the annual ‘Gateshead Schools Fun Run’ event. We arrived by coach and when we got there we enjoyed warming up with the Metro Gnomes!

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Year 2 scientists search for seeds!

This week in Science, Year 2 have been ‘investigating’ different types of seeds – comparing their different shapes, sizes and textures (using scientific vocabulary), as well as learning about what type of plant / fruit they might have come from / grow into and how the seeds themselves are dispersed…

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Father Tom leaves us…

We have been very fortunate to have had such a close relationship with our local church, so this week’s assembly was a particularly sad occasion for our school – as it was Father’s Tom leaving assembly. 

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West Lane choir ‘Sing Big’ at The Sage!

Last Monday, we had brilliant time at The Sage performing at the ‘Big Spring Sing’. Thank you to all of the wonderful West Lane parents who came to support us at the event and a huge thank you to Mrs Kendrick our fabulous music teacher from Gateshead council, who worked alongside Miss Sergison so that we could reach our full potential as a choir. We hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did!

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Year 2 become masters of shape!

Year 2 have been exploring 2-D shapes this half-term – identifying, sorting and classifying them according to their different ‘properties’  whilst also using correct mathematical vocabulary to describe them – vertices, sides, equal sides, parallel lines etc. The children worked in pairs / groups to decide themselves how they would sort their piles of 2-D shapes. Take a look at some of the interesting range of comments made by the children, explaining the different ways in which they sorted their shapes…

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We all ‘heart’ our after school art!

During the past couple of weeks at after school Art club, the children have been making Valentines hearts using clay. They finished painting and decorating them this week – we hope you agree that they all look fantastic!

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