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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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...

NOW WHOLE SCHOOL Happy Feet Dance School

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, our Year 1 and...

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Hi All, As always I’d like to start by thanking you all for the awesome support for both the Valentines discos and the first of our non-uniform days. We hope the kids enjoyed them (the dancing at the discos would suggest they did). You have helped to raise another...

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Dear Parents and Carers of Year 2 pupils Extended Schools: Music Lessons We are writing to let you know that Miss Walton our music teacher, has a few spaces available for new students wishing to start music lessons. These sessions are being offered to our Year 2...

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Our Christmas activities carried on apace yesterday with a trip to see this year’s panto, Beauty and the Beast.

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An update from White Mere PTA – October 2016

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Educational Visit – Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dear Parent/Carer, Educational visit – Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne To support our history and geography topic, ‘The Great Fire of London’, year 1 and 2 will be visiting the Discovery Museum during the afternoon of Wednesday 9th November 2016.  The...

MacMillan Coffee Afternoon/School Photographs

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Young Writers of White Mere

Last term Year 5 and Year 2 entered the Young Writers Poetry Competition and we are thrilled to announce that nearly all of our pupils were selected to have their poems published in a Children’s Poetry Book. Congratulations to Year 5 and Year 2.  We can’t...
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