Year 2 2020 - 2021
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 14 years, think I'm part of the fixtures and fittings now! I have worked across Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and am currently 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 7 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!
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.'
During the Summer term, we will look at the book ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’.
“He has hands the size of tables,” Grandad said, “legs as long as drainpipes and feer as big as rowing boats. Do you know who I mean?” “Yes,” sighed Billy. “The secret giant. But he’s not real!”
This text will allow us to use expanded noun phrases to describe settings and characters, and consolidate the use of subordination. We will be using the suffixes ‘-ment’ and ‘-ful’ to spell longer words. We will be applying these features when we write our own version of the story with a focus on morals and acceptance of others.
In maths we will be focusing on telling the time to the nearest five minutes and drawing these times on a clock face. We will be comparing mass and capacity and well as looking at temperatures. We will be carrying out investigations and using ‘<’ and ‘>’ to record our results.
In Science this term we will look at different insects and their habitats. We will understand the Life Cycle of different insects and learn how the help us, for example, bees and honey.
Our topic work will be based around a story from another culture, Pocohontas. We will be considering how the story has been able to travel from Native America to the UK. We will link this to our SMSC where we will look at human rights.
In art we will look at the work of the artist, Vincent Van Gough. We will study the colour and patterns used and create our own response to a piece of his artwork.
During the Summer 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 2LH & 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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