Year 2 2020 - 2021
Mrs Williams 1/2LW
Hello, I am Mrs Williams. I have worked at Woodlands for 15 years, I think I'm part of the fixtures and fittings now! I have worked across Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and am currently Key Stage 1 and phonics lead in school. I am extremely passionate about Early Years Education and believe that firm foundations and learning through play are the keys to instilling a life long love of learning in our youngest children.
I have 2 daughters aged 8 and 4 who constantly keep me busy! We love to spend time together as a family exploring in the woods, going to the park or the beach or simply visiting Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. We also love reading, crafty activities (who doesn't love a bit of glitter?) and going shopping!
Miss Hallmark 2LH
Hi there, I am Miss Hallmark. I am new to Woodlands but have been teaching for 6 years, in Ellesmere Port and most recently in Melbourne, Australia. I loved my experience out there, but there really is no place like home!
I enjoy teaching Literacy as I am passionate about creative writing and reading – I am always in the Story House searching for my next good book. Outside of school, I love fitness and have completed 2 marathons.
I am looking forward to working closely with the team at Woodlands this year.
Miss Skillen 2ES
Hi! I am Miss Skillen and this is my third 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’.
Welcome to Year 2!
Click the links below to meet the teachers in Y2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfmCdmklAq8 - Mrs Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQlY6Zb0x6E - Miss Skillen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxUJr0c0Si4&t=2s - Miss Hallmark
'The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. The important thing is to not stop questioning.'
Rocket's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived!
As part of our ‘catch up’ unit, we will be looking at the award winning story book, ‘Look up!’ We will be revising basic sentence writing skills, including the use of capital letters and full stops, joining words and clauses using ‘and’ as well as using simple description. We will be working towards creating our own diary entry about a flight into space.
Our Literacy Mastery Targets are to:
- Join words and clauses using 'and'
- Use simple description
- Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
- Use plural noun suffixes -s
We will be learning about place value in two digit numbers. We will be representing numbers between 0 and 100 using concrete manipulatives, pictorial representations and abtract representations. We will be building our number fluency, counting forwards and backwards from various starting points and practising writing numbers to 100 as numerals and words.
Our Maths Mastery Targets are to:
- Count forwards and backwards with numbers up to 100
- Partition a two digit number into tens and ones
- Represent numbers up to 100
- Count in steps of 2, 5 and 10
Read Write Inc. sessions will continue 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 follow the link www.ruthmiskin.com for more information.
Helping your child at home
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...
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