Year 2 2019 - 2020
Mrs Ford 1/2IF
Hello! I am Mrs Ford. This is my third year at Woodlands Primary School and I love it. I am currently Assistant Head and I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team. I have lots of experience of teaching across KS1 and the early years and have a passion for making learning fun.
Miss Hallmark 2SV
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.
Mrs Williams 2LW
Hello, I am Mrs Williams. I have worked at Woodlands for 12 years, this will be my 13th year this year! I have worked across Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 before coming into the Nursery 2 years ago. 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 6 and 2 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!
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 important thing is to not stop questioning.'
This term the children have been exploring the book ‘The Dragon Machine'. It has provided an excellent stimulus to develop our creative writing skills and vocabulary.
George keeps noticing dragons everywhere he goes, the more he looks,the more they appear… but soon they begin to cause trouble! He researches where the dragons have come from, and sets to work finding a way to return them home.
We will be writing our own story featuring our own character and machine.
In Maths this term the children are working on their knowledge of statistics and data. We will look at and interpret tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. We will collect our own data and discuss it, using language such as ‘popular’ and ‘least popular’. They will continue to develop their skills in problem solving and reasoning.
In Science this term we will look at different materials and their properties. We will investigate the suitability of materials for different purposes and carry out investigations to test them, focusing especially on the design of the mackintosh raincoat. We will compare, observe, identify and classify everyday materials and their uses in and around school.
Our topic work will be based around the knowledge that everything we use has been invented by somebody in the past. We will design, build and evaluate a brand new invention, considering its purpose, how it will work and its target audience.
In art we will look at the work of the artist, Jim Dine. We will experiment with a range of materials such as graphite, pastels, styrofoam and acrylic paint to create our own masterpieces.
During the Spring 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…
Please continue to help your child to practise their Maths with you at home with a particular focus on the 2, 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!
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.
Classes 2SV & 2LW will be having PE on Monday & Wednesday afternoons.
Class 1/2IF will be having PE on Tuesday & Friday 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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