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 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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Martin Luther King Day and UNCRC ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly!

This week, Mrs Tetley led us in a ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King – who fought for the rights of African Americans in the 1960’s. This assembly focused upon the United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child: Article 1 (Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention) and Article 2 (The Convention on the Rights of the Child applies to everyone without exception and Governments should take all measures to ensure that children are protected against all forms of discrimination.)

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West Lane learn to respect…

This week, as part of our whole school learning about the United Nations Convention of The Rights of The Child, Mrs Tetley led us in a  ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly focussing upon articles 28 and 31 from The Convention:

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