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 Spring 1 Year 2!
Welcome to Spring 1! We hope you have all had a restful break and are ready for our new term.
This half term we are looking at the text ‘The Dragon Machine’ by Helen Ward.
George noticed his first dragon on a wet Thursday. The more he looked the more dragons he saw! Unseen, ignored and overlooked the dragons went unnoticed…just like George.
Literacy Mastery Targets for Spring 1:
- Write sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command
- Use subordination (because, when)
- Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark and commas in a list.
- Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently
In Maths this half term, we will be developing our knowledge of multiplcation and division by:
- Recognising, making and adding equal groups
- Making arrays
- Making multiplication sentences from pictures
- Making equal groups by sharing and grouping
- Dividing by 2,5 and 10
Our Science topic this half term is ‘Materials’. The children will be encouraged to identify, name and describe materials. We will also learn about which materials are used for certain uses, as well as which are waterproof.
Pupils will develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.
They will find out where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
The will look at changes in time beyond living memory, such as Queen Victoria, her life and the impact that she made.
They will explore changes over time in relation to schools.
In Year 2, P.E. will be on a Wednesday 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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