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’.

Mrs Williams  Class 9

Mrs Williams Class 9

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 importantthing is to not stop questioning.'

Albert Einstein

A warm welcome back to the children in Year 2. We are really looking forward to an exciting term ahead. Spring is a wonderful time of the year and the Year 2 team are excited to continue our learning journey. 

Our visit to Quarry Bank Mill, in autumn term 2, was a great way to bring the past to life and help the children understand what life was like in the Victorian times. We will be using our visit to inspire the work we do over the coming spring half term.

In Literacy we will be looking at a text called 'Major Glad,Major Dizzy '. The story follows the journey of two soldier toys who are dropped beneath floorboards by a jealous sister called Amelia. The story is a wonderful glimpse into the past, starting in the Victorian era and continuning up to modern day. The book allows for fantastic cross curricular links, including transport from the past. It is a beautiful story written by a fantastic author called Jan Oke. We will be writing instructions, diary entries and a recount of historical events.  

In Science we will be learning about exercise, diet and hygiene. The children will be learning about the importance of daily excercise and comparing the diet we have now, with that of a typical Victorian diet. We will be learning about hygiene and what we need to do in order to stay healthy.

In Maths the children will developing their number, problem solving and reasoning strategies through our work on multiplication and division. We will also be learning about statistics and using pictograms, tally charts, tables and block diagrams to help interpret data.

As part of our work on the Victorians, we will be learning about the invention of the steam train by the famous English civil and mechanical engineer, George Stephenson. The children will learn how transport has changed over time and also, how life of a Victorian children differed between the classes. In Art we will be developing the children's painting techniques and creating large scale Victorian mills.The children will have the opportunity to use a variety of artistic materials, including inks and oil pastels.

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…

This term in Mathematics the children will be developing their number, problem solving and reasoning strategies through our work on Subtraction, Money, Multiplication and Division.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...


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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