YEAR 2 Poplar and ElderMrs 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.
In our science lessons, Year 2 have been learning about the heart – how it works, how blood is pumped around our bodies and how oxygenated / de-oxygenated blood is transported around the circulatory system…read more
To celebrate our fantastic OfSTED report, the children at Winlaton West Lane (and the staff!) enjoyed an equally fabulous ‘fun day’ of whole school, non-uniform, bouncy castle play-time and fun activities. Take a look at some of our class photographs to see how much ‘fun’ we all had…read more
Today, our school was incredibly proud to have a visit from Olympic British volleyball player Peter Bakare – who led our whole school on a sponsored fitness circuit session. Each class was taken through a series of fun, pulse-raisin,g strength and conditioning exercises, followed by a motivational talk from Peter and a demonstration of some key volleyball skills…read more
In their literacy lessons this week, Year 2 have been writing non-chronological reports – about a monster, which they discovered has been secretly living in the outdoor learning area’s of our school!read more
This month, a former pupil of Winlaton West Lane School has kindly ‘donated’ one of his amazing Snowdogs, (‘Gareth’) to our school to exhibit for the next 2-3 weeks! Please feel free to come in and have a look at Mrs Tetley’s new friend…read more
Last week, as part of their ‘Explorer’ topic, Year 2 visited the ‘Great North Museum’ in Newcastle – where they ‘explored’ different animal habitats and time periods.read more
On the last day of Spring term, as part of our ‘Healthy School’ Initiative, our whole school enjoyed a range of activities – including making smoothies with a pupil ‘pedal power’ stationary bike and a workshop with ‘Cooking for Life’ expert Nick!read more
As part of our RE learning about the Jewish faith (and to help us develop our fine motor skills in our Art and DT lessons) Year 2 have made some fabulous Jewish Mezuzah’s – to hang on our classroom and school doors!read more
Last week our school held an extraordinary 'Faith Week', where the children were very lucky to have visitors from different faiths / religions come in to speak about their beliefs. Assemblies were held with special religious leaders and visitors: Cloud Singh (a Sikh);...read more
This week, in our ICT lessons with Miss Westgarth, Year 2 have been learning about programming (using a simple computer programming app called ‘Scratch Junior’).read more
Wow! What an awesome response we have had to our reading challenge! After we unveiled an amazing new reading scheme at Christmas, we launched it with a brand-new reading challenge. Every time we bring in our reading book, signed by someone who looks after us to say...read more
In our ICT lessons with Miss Westgarth, Year 2 classes have been learning about different ways in which DATA (information) can be presented – looking at how to interpret bar graphs, tally charts and pictograms. In the next few weeks we will be using our school IPADS and laptops to try and create our own bar graphs using Microsoft Excel!read more