Year 2 2018 - 2019

Miss Dunn

After working in law for ten years I realised that my true passion was teaching, as I had been privileged enough to work as a volunteer teaching English as a second language to young children. Following the successful completion of a Masters in Inclusive Education I then completed my PGCE training at Hull University. My first year of teaching was in a Year 1 class in Hull. In September 2015 I was thrilled to be invited to join the wonderful team at Westminster Primary School. My passion is working with children in the early years of their education and this year I am enjoying teaching our Year 2 class.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time walking, canoeing and gentle bike rides!

My door is always open to parents, so please do not hesitate to pop in.

Miss Smethurst

My name is Miss Smethurst and I am a Teaching Assistant working with Year 2 again this year, I am very excited for the year ahead. I started working at Westminster Primary School in May 2016.  I thoroughly enjoy working at Westminster Primary School. The staff and children make every day enjoyable.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, spending quality time with family, socialising with friends, travelling and baking!

Autumn Term 2 

I am delighted to return after the Autumn break. May I thank all of the children and their famlies for their kind wishes, cards and gifts which Trevor and  I recieved  prior to our wedding. We had a wonderful day  I have shared a few photographs with the children!  

We we will continue our learning all about the Great Fire of London a topic which the children are thoroughly enjoying.


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ENGLISH: The children will develop their skills in reading, writing, spelling , vocabulary, spoken language, grammar and punctuation. They will have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Skills learnt during English will be utilised and enhanced in other curriculum areas. 

This term we will be using the book The Great Fire of London By Emma Adams to stimulate the children's writing and imagination. The children will be learning to write poems, instructions, a recount, letters, a diary extract and information texts.

It is so important to listen to your child read regularly at home and discuss the books they are reading to improve their fluency and comprehension.

MATHS: The children will be developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas: 

Numbers to 100 and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division 2 5 & 10

Length, mass and temperature

Picture graphs

It is extremely important that you support your child in learning mathematical facts and their times as well as division tables. This will improve the speed and accuracy of their daily maths work.

SCIENCE: The children will be exploring growth and survival of animals including humans.



Art  Great Fire of London pictures using a range of techniques

Design   Designing and building houses form 1666 and Christmas decorations.

Geography: The children will be looking at the United Kingdom, the capital cities and rivers. They will be doing some map work and will also look at culture and traditions, along with the countries flags.

History: The Great Fire of London! Bonfire Night!

PSHE, Citizenship, British Values  and R.E.:  

Music: Singing 

P.E.: Dance & Invasion Games 

Computing: The children will be learning how to log on and off a computer, print, carry out research on the internet and E-safety.



PE will take place on a Monday and Thursday please ensure your child has a full PE kit and suitable shoes.

Reading books should be returned to school everyday 

Water bottles - children may bring their own but please water only no juice!

SATs Booster Club

This will run every Monday after school and finish at 4:15pm this is an excellent opportunity for children to recieve additional support. 



Spellings and times tables will be sent out every Monday for your child to learn for their weekly test on a Friday.



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Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224

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