Year 2 2022 - 2023

Mrs Watts  2WL

Mrs Watts 2WL

Hello, I am Mrs Watts and have worked at Woodlands for the past 17 years.

During my time at Woodlands, I have worked primarily across Key Stage 1 and in Lower Key Stage 2 and am currently the RE and World Views lead. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, reading and spending time with my son and daughter.

I enjoy teaching all subjects and particularly enjoy being part of the Key Stage 1 team at Woodlands. I can't wait for this year and I am sure we will have lots of fun during our learning journey in Year 2!

Miss Skillen 1/2ES

Miss Skillen 1/2ES

Hello everyone! I am Miss Skillen, and I am the KS1 and EAL lead at Woodlands Primary School. In the seven years I have been a teacher, I have taught in EYFS, KS1, KS2, and I am thrilled to be teaching the mixed year one and year two class this year.

I have a real passion for the arts. I love designing, making, acting and singing- you will love hearing my angelic voice in class. In 2020, I was lucky enough to help design the art and DT curriculum for the whole school. You will love the fantastic activities we have planned for you in KS1.

When I am not in school, I enjoy going to concerts, spending time with family and friends and going to see musicals. You will often find me in theatres singing my heart out to my favourite show tunes or belting out songs from the early 2000’s. If I am not singing, I am usually enjoying long walks in the woods in my sparkly, silver wellies.

Mrs Barrett 2LB

Mrs Barrett 2LB

Hi there, I am Mrs Barrett (formerly Miss Hallmark!). This is my third year at Woodlands and my third year in Year 2! This is my eighth 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. I am always in the Story House searching for my next good book.
I am the music lead for Woodlands and enjoy creating opportunities for our children to express themselves through the arts.
Outside of school, I love floristry, learning new things, fitness and have completed 3 marathons, including London. I am looking forward to another year working closely with the team at Woodlands.

Mrs Lonsdale  2WL

Mrs Lonsdale 2WL

I have worked here at Woodlands for twelve years. I love being part of the Key Stage One team and I am really looking forward to working in Year 2. When I am not in school I love to spend lots of time outside with my husband and our little girl at our allotment and in our garden! I have a cheeky little cat called Percy and two pet chickens, called Sophia and Wanda!

When I am not busy at the allotment or outside I love to sew! You might spot some homemade items around the classroom!

I am currently the SMSC lead (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) at Woodlands Primary school. I am very fortunate to also lead the Pupil Parliament for school and helping the children of Woodlands Primary school to share their voice, ideas and opinions.

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A huge welcome back to our Year 2 children! We hope you have all had a restful break. 

English 

Our main text for this half-term is 'The Dragon Machine', written by Helen Ward.

This is a fun and engaging story about a lonely, little boy who discovers dragons are hiding all around him. But when it becomes apparent that they don't belong in George's ordinary world, he endeavours to do the best for his new friends and find them the home they deserve.

 

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 Mastery Targets for Spring 1:

·      To write sentences with different forms – statement, question, exclamation, command

·      To use subordination (because and when)

·      To use present and past tense consistently (some progressive)

·      To use exclamation and question marks correctly

 

 

 

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This term, we will be learning how to recognise and calculate amounts of money.

Mastery Targets for Spring 1:

  • Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p)
  • Combine amounts to make a particular value 
  • Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change

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This term, we will also be learning all about multiplication and division.

Mastery Targets for Spring 1:

  • Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs

 

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History 

During this term, we will be focussing on the key question, 'What was life like in the past?' To begin with, the children will explore where I fit on a timeline of the last 30 years and use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. Following this, they will; order and describe events on a timeline of Queen Victoria’s reign and life, describe how local areas have changed, ask and answer questions about unfamiliar objects  and compare aspects of school life now to school in the Victorian era.

 

 

Science

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In our science sessions, our focus will be 'Materials and their Properties'. 

During this unit of work the children will learn:

  • To identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses 
  • How the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

Following this, they will:

  • Compare the uses of everyday materials in and around the school with materials found at home
  • Observe closely, identify and classify the uses of different materials, and record my observations
  • Discuss the importance of Charles Macintosh’s invention, the waterproof coat

Phonics

Read Write Inc. sessions will continue 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 follow the link www.ruthmiskin.com for more information.

 

P.E Information

Please make sure that your child wears their PE kit to school on their PE days: Monday and Thursday

Indoor kit: a white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks

Outdoor kit: plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, socks

Please make sure all items of school clothing are clearly labelled and that named water bottles are sent in daily.

 

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