Year 2 2017 - 2018

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 Cass Class 8

Miss Cass Class 8

This is Miss Cass’ first year teaching at Woodlands Primary school. She has been teaching for a year and a half throughout various year groups but with a focus on Reception and Year 1.

Miss Cass is particularly passionate about Science and making Science a fun, exciting lesson that links to our topics as much as possible.

When she is not in school, she coaches at a trampolining club dedicated to developing the key skills of children with autism spectrum disorder. When she is not coaching or teaching she enjoys playing netball, dancing and going to Turf Moor to watch the football.

Miss Evans Class 9

Miss Evans Class 9

Miss Evans is new to Woodlands School and is excited to begin her first year teaching in Year 2. Miss Evans is particularly passionate about Maths and enjoys making her Maths lessons fun and engaging.

In her spare time she enjoys running, playing netball and spending time with her family and friends.

Welcome to Year 2!

'Education is the most powerful tool that you can use to change the World'

Nelson Mandela

 

It's Autumn term and a warm welcome back to the children in Year 2 !

In Literacy we will be looking at a text called 'The Magic Porridge Pot' ,which is a fantastic traditional story about a poor, starving family who are given a magic porridge pot by a kind, caring old lady . We will be inventing our own version of the story and we will be looking at creating new characters.   In Science we will be looking at Animals and Humans - learning about growth, healthy eating and exercise. We will then move onto looking at life cycles.

During the autumn 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 we will be continuing to develop and deepen our knowledge of number, including place value, addition and subtraction through fun, interactive and collaborative activities.  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...

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=8

 

Some apps for tablet computers are:

King of maths, Doodle maths, Monster math, Conundra math and Penguin jump maths!

 

 

Value of the Month

The value of the month for September is 'Unity'

and creating harmony within the group.

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. 

All children in Y2 will be having PE on Tuesday afternoons with S4YC sports coaches and also on Monday mornings with their class teachers.

 

 

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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Woodlands Primary School

Eddisbury Road
Whitby
Ellesmere Port
CH66 2JT

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Tel: 0151 338 2260
Fax: 0151 355 1975
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