Year 2 2018-2019

Mr Barnes    Class 7

Mr Barnes Class 7

Mr Barnes has been working at the school for 11 years. He is part of the Maths Team and is the Art Co-ordinator. In his spare time he enjoys going to Old Trafford to watch the football and spending time with his family. He also loves running, reading and cycling.

Miss Skillen Class 8

Miss Skillen Class 8

Hi! I am Miss Skillen and this is my first year teaching at Woodlands School. I am particularly passionate about Science and I enjoy teaching lessons through drama. I also love teaching Art and DT because I like painting, sketching and making models. When I am not in school, I enjoy watching musicals and going to exercise classes. My favourite musical is ‘The Greatest Showman’.

Miss Taylor Class 9

Miss Taylor Class 9

Hi, I am Miss Taylor. I am a new teacher at Woodlands Primary School. I love to be creative, learning about the past and learning about the world in which we live, so I enjoy teaching art, history and geography. Outside of school I like spending time with my family, reading and going to exercise classes.

Welcome to Year 2!

'The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. The importantthing is to not stop questioning.'

Albert Einstein

It is the second half of the autumn term and a warm welcome back to the children in Year 2!

In Literacy we will be looking at a text called 'The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark '. The story is about a baby Barn Owl called Plop. He is the same as every Barn Owl except for one thing. He is afraid of the dark! Plop goes on a journey to descover why dark is so amazing and on the way, makes lots of friends. It is a beautiful story written by a fantastic author called Jill Tomlinson. We will be writing a narrative, instructions, poems and a non-chronological report about owls. 

In Science we will be looking at habitats and animals. The children will be learning to identify  animals and looking at food chains. We will also be classifying what is living, dead or never lived.

We have some fantastic cross-curricular work planned linked to 'The Owl Who Is Afraid Of The Dark'. This includes researching owl habitats, looking at woodland areas and identifying different parts of the UK. In Art and Design, the children will be developing their artistic skills and creating work in the styal of Henry Rousseau.

In Maths the children will developing their number, problem solving and reasoning strategies through our work on subtraction, money, multiplication and division.

During this second half of the autumn term we have planned some exciting visits. The children are going to meet the nativity characters at Whitby Methodist Church, sing Christmas carols at Chester Cathedral and also, we are going to Quarry Bank Mill. This visit will set the scene for our topic work on the Victorians, after the Christamas holiday. 

During the Autumn term, we will continue to teach Read Write Inc. to develop the children’s reading skills as they learn their sounds, segmenting and blending whilst also developing their comprehension skills. If you would like to help your child to practise their phonic knowledge for reading at home, then click on the link below for a short video…

This term in Mathematics the children will be developing their number, problem solving and reasoning strategies through our work on Subtraction, Money, Multiplication and Division.Please continue to help your child to practise their Maths with you at home with a particular focus on the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. Below is a place value game that you can try at home - ‘Place the Penguin’ - using the following link…

There are such a variety of useful resources on the internet for teaching counting, shapes, measure and so on – all disguised as games! Here are some further links if you would like to help your child to practise at home...


Some apps for tablet computers are:

King of maths, Doodle maths, Monster math, Conundra math and Penguin jump maths!



P.E Information!

Please make sure that you bring the following items in your P.E kits:


Indoor kit: a white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks!

Outdoor kit: You will need plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, as our wonderful weather can be very unpredictable!

Please make sure all items are clearly labelled in a named sports bag to help children look after their clothes. 

Y2 Class 7 & 8 will be having PE on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Y2 Class 9 will be having PE on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.



We are full of enthusiasm for the term ahead and we are really excited about working with your amazing children! We continue to look forward to all of the fantastic learning opportunities that this will bring and we thank you for your continued support.






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