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.

All different all equal…

On Monday this week, Mrs Nugent led KS1 and KS2 in two ‘Rights Respecting School’ assemblies – where the theme of ‘difference’ was considered to recognise the importance of celebrating the wonderful diversity within our school, families and community. 

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Year 2 ‘freeze frame’ some ‘waxy’ feelings!

This week in Year 2, we have been developing our VIPERS reading skills, focusing on inference. We have been learning how to use different ‘clues’ found in the pictures and words / text of books we read, to ‘work out’ what a character might be feeling, alongside using a drama technique called ‘freeze framing’ to demonstrate how facial expressions / body language can communicate negative / positive emotions to a reader (e.g. joy, boredom, tiredness, anger etc).

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Whole School Art Exhibition!

Wow! We have some very talented, budding artists in our lovely school! Thank you to all the parents / carer's and other special adults for coming to see our children's art exhibition this week in our upper and lower school halls. Teachers and staff worked very hard to...

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Year 2 ‘assemble’ for ‘afternoon tea!’

This week, Year 2 showcased some of their learning from their first half-term in Year 2 to their parent’s / carer’s / grown ups at their class assembly! Take a look at our slideshow to see what fun we all had! Our thanks to all the parents / carer’s for their support…

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Halloween disco time fun for KS1!

Wow! Our Key Stage 1 children had an amazing time this afternoon, at their end of half-term ‘Halloween themed’ disco! There were some VERY strange costumes dancing to some spooky tunes – as you can see from our photo gallery slideshow!

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Whole School Harvest Assembly with Father Tom…

This week we welcomed Father Tom (Vicar of our local St Paul's C of E Church, Winlaton), who led us in a whole school 'Harvest Festival Assembly' celebration.  Father Tom spoke about how we can help other (less fortunate) people in the world around us - by being 'good...

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Introducing Rights Respecting Rex!

We are proud to present our new Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) mascot... 'Righteous Rex' - a very 'righteous' tiger designed by one of our year 5/6 pupils!    Our school is currently working hard to gain Level 1 RRSA (Rights Respecting School Award) -...

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Year 2 have a ‘healthy’ visit from Chef Nick!

In year 2 we have been learning about how to keep our bodies healthy. This week we had a special visit from Nick – a healthy food chef who taught us how to make a tasty chilli and pasta bolognese from scratch! We learnt about making healthy food choices and how important it is to be safe and tidy when cooking and handling raw foods.

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School Parliament ‘take over’ assemblies!

On Monday this week, our school parliament 'took over' our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 assemblies - presenting themselves formally to the whole school and explaining their role / responsibilities to pupils. Some of our MP's had prepared a short speech, where they...

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School Parliament Breaking News!!

This week, we held our second school parliamentary meeting of this academic year. We discussed a range of issues raised by our elected class MP’s (on behalf of pupil’s throughout KS2) and also welcomed a visit from Mrs Tetley – who wanted to share some exciting plans and possible developments with us all!


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