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!

'Education is the most powerful tool that you can use to change the World'

Nelson Mandela

 

It's autumn term and a warm welcome back to the children in Year 2 after the summer holidays !

In Literacy we will be looking at a text called 'The Dragon Machine',which is a fantastic story about a boy called George. He is a loney little boy, unseen, ignored and overlooked just like the dragons who had gone unoticed. But one rainy Thursday, lonley Geoge sees his first dragon. From that moment on, George's new friends follow him everywhere getting him into all sorts of trouble.  George is the only person who can get the dragons home. But how will he do it? It is a beautiful story written by a fantastic author called Helen Ward. We will be writing a narrative, instructions, poems and a non-chronological report about dragons. In Science we will be looking at classifying materials and the properties they have. We will be carrying out an investigation testing different materials to see which is best suited to keep us and the dragon machine dry.

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 we will be continuing to develop and deepen our knowledge of number, including Place value, Addition and Subtraction through fun, interactive and collaborative activities. 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...

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=8

 

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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