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. This is my second year at Woodlands and my second year in Year 2! This is my seventh year of teaching and prior to working here, I taught in Melbourne, Australia, which I loved, but there really is no place like home!
I enjoy teaching Literacy as I am passionate about creative writing and reading â€“ I am always in the Story House searching for my next good book. Outside of school, I love floristry, learning new things, fitness and have completed 2 marathons.
I am looking forward to another year working closely with the team at Woodlands.
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 Summer 1 Year 2!
Welcome to Suumer 2! We hope you have all had a restful break and are ready for our new term.
Our Literacy this half term will see us explore the stunning text ‘The Last Wolf’.
‘One day Little Red sets off into the woods to catch a wolf... But the woods aren’t all they seem - and are there even any wolves left?’
We will be writing a letter in role persuading the characters in the text to save the trees.
We will learn to:
- Use subordination (if, that)
- Add -er and -est to adjectives
- Use homophones and near homophones
- Use punctuation correctly including apostrophes for contracted forms
Along with our new skills, we will continue to work on our previous mastery targets:
- Use the progressive form of verbs in the present and past tense
- Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently
- Use subordination (apply because, when; introduce that)
- Write down ideas, key words, new vocabulary
- Use punctuation correctly introduce apostrophe for the possessive (singular)
In Maths this half term, we will be developing our knowledge of money, time and measurement:
- Recognising and comparing money
- Finding the totals and differences of money
- Telling the time to the nearest five minutes
- Finding and comparing durations of time
- Comparing and measuring mass in g and kg
- Comparing and measuring volume in ml and L
Our Science topic this half term is ‘Plants’. The children will be encouraged to identify, name and describe the function of the different parts of a plant. We will also investigate what plants need in order to grow, and what happens if any are taken away.
Pupils will develop an awareness of their environment, discussing what a settlement is before designing their own settlement.
They will talk about the features of their local environment, their likes and dislikes and the impact of humans on open, green spaces.
They will look at an endangered species, research and create fact files.
They will develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of conservation.
In Year 2, P.E. will be on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure children are suitably dressed.
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
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