Year 2

Fiona Orrock
Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

It’s been an exciting time so far in Year 2. Our book is ‘The Jolly Postman’ and we have been enthusiastically acting out all of the fairy stories linked to the characters he delivers his mail to. We have been writing letters of our own in our role play post office and replying to the letters the Jolly Postman has delivered. We are working hard to improve our handwriting and we have made amazing progress.

In maths we have focused on place value; learning how our number system works. We’ve used lots of different equipment to help us understand the concept. We are counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and beginning to count in 3s!

We are studying our local area; the highlight so far was our homage to the Great North Run when we donned our fancy dress costumes and did our own run around the Key Stage 2 yard. We were exhausted, but proud of our effort. In science we are investigating materials and their properties. We have some interesting experiments lined up!

The children decided our class should be called the Meerkat Class and we are awaiting the arrival of our very own meerkat so we can take it home and show it the exciting things we get up to outside of school. Hopefully our wait will soon be over…

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Autumn 1 Newsletter

Here’s the Autumn 1 Newsletter – the children will be bringing a copy home on Monday! Our printers have had a technical glitch which the technicians are busy resolving.

Extended Schools: Karate

Our karate instructor, has a few spaces available for new students wishing to start karate lessons. 

Headteacher’s Welcome

As the newly appointed headteacher, I feel very excited about the possibilities for the school as we look to build on recent successes and develop and expand the opportunities for all children in our care.

Newsletter, 10th July 2017

There are a couple of things I’d like to share with you as we start the final two weeks of our school year.

Newsletter 16th June 2017

Dear Parents/Carers, Wow, what a busy term we had at White Mere last term, more of which will follow!  Equally, what a busy term we have to come, not least due to our Summer Fayre on Saturday 17th June, Sports Day on Thursday 13th July, Family Picnic on Wednesday...

intu Metrocentre Great Gateshead Fun Run

Dear Parents /Carers, Each year Saltwell Park hosts a Gateshead wide school fun run. Hundreds of children descend upon the park from all parts of the Borough to complete the fun run. Our school has not participated previously but this year we will be taking Reception...

Easter Egg Competition

White Mere PTA held an Easter egg decorating competition for children and their grown-ups. Here are a selection of the entries, very creative! [gallery size="medium" link="file"...

We Raised How Much!?

A fantastic effort from the children, staff and families of White Mere helped us raise an amazing …

March Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers, Our governing body Headteacher appointment sub-group met yesterday to review the applications which have been received for the substantive Headteacher post which was recently advertised for our school. I have been asked to correspond with you to...


Dear Parents/Carers, I have been trying to gradually arrange after school activity clubs for our children and I am delighted to announce that the school has acquired a dance teacher from the ‘Happy Feet Dance School’ to teach, in this opening phase,  latest dance...

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