YEAR 2

Y2 Poplar - Miss Sergison and Y2 Elder - Miss Jackson with support from Mrs Wheatley and Mrs Walton
Year 2 Topic Web

Welcome to Year 2!

Miss Sergison and Miss Jackson are our Year 2 teachers and they are supported by Mrs Walton and Mrs Wheatley. Miss Jackson 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 and under the Topic link above..

Year 2 have a ‘super’ trip to Sunderland!

This week, Year 2 took an amazing trip back in time – visiting the Sunderland Winter Museum and Gardens. Pupils took part in a ‘planting’ workshop, where they explored different types of seeds, learnt all about the different parts of a plant, talked about what plants need to grow and had great fun planting their own ‘pea-pod pea’ – don’t worry we are sure these won’t grow into an ‘Evil Pea’ like the one we have been reading about in our literacy lessons!

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Forest school friendship!

Another day of friendship and teamwork at forest school club! We took turns to guide our blindfolded friends through the forest building – developing trust, communication and teamwork.

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Year 2 become super SPAG hunters!

In literacy, Year 2 have been reading the ‘Supertato’ story. To help us with our writing, we looked at different kinds of vegetables and worked in teams to think of some great adjectives to describe them.

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Topic Webs…

To see what your child will be learning about this Autumn term, please check out our individual year group ‘Topic Webs’ in the links on this page…

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Winlaton West Lane’s Got Talent!

Wow! What amazing (and diverse) talent we have here in our lovely school! From comedians, dancers, painters, writers, miming artists, singers, gifted sportsmen and creative writers – our children showed off their individuality, skills and confidence in some stunning performances at our whole school talent show this week!

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Sports Day fun at West lane!

This week, we enjoyed some amazing sports days / mini sports days at West Lane! Despite the inclement weather – with support from young sports leaders from Thorp Academy and Gateshead School Sports Partenrship – Key Stage 2 pupils enjoyed participating in a variety of team work, competitive and problem solving activities on our fabulous school playing field and it was great to see the parents and teachers getting involved too! Check out our video of our sprinting teachers! Key Stage 1 pupils then enjoyed a mini-sports day on Thursday…

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Year 2 take a ‘fishy’ trip…

This week, Year 2 had a glorious, sun-filled and action-packed trip to ‘The Blue Reef Aquarium’ in Tynemouth! This visit linked many areas of our learning this term; Science – where we have been learning about habitats; Literacy – where we have been writing our own diary extracts as animals from our ‘Flotsam’ text and Reading skills – where we have been using ‘coastal’ themed non-chronological reports to practise our VIPERS skills of vocabulary, inference and information retrieval…

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Year 2 hunt for verbs with Flotsam!

In literacy, Year 2 have been inspired in their writing by a fabulous, colourful and wordless text ‘Flotsam’, compiled by David Wiesner – who received the Caldecott medal three times and two Calecott honours for his literary work! 

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Year 2 maths symmetry

In our math’s lessons in Year 2, we have been learning all about symmetry and how to find this within different shapes. Last week, we applied what we had learnt by sorting unusual shapes seen in everyday objects – to investigate whether irregular shapes have lines of symmetry too.

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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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