Year 2 2021 - 2022

Mrs Williams  1/2LW

Mrs Williams 1/2LW

Hello, I am Mrs Williams. I have worked at Woodlands for 15 years, I think I'm part of the fixtures and fittings now! I have worked across Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and am currently Key Stage 1 and 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 8 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!

Miss Hallmark 2LH

Miss Hallmark 2LH

Hi there, I am 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. Outside of school, I love floristry, learning new things, fitness and have completed 2 marathons - in October, I am completing the London Marathon for the NSPCC.
I am looking forward to another year working closely with the team at Woodlands.

Miss Skillen 2ES

Miss Skillen 2ES

Hello everyone! I am Miss Skillen, and I am so excited to be entering my fourth year of teaching 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 continuing my journey as a Year 2 teacher. I am incredibly proud to lead the provision that supports EAL learners at Woodlands Primary School and KS2 phonics.

I have a real passion for the arts. I love designing, making, acting and singing- you will love hearing my angelic voice in class. Last year 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 Year 2.

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 Greatest Showman’ in my living room. If I am not singing, I am usually enjoying long walks in the woods in my sparkly, silver wellies.

A huge welcome back to our new Year 2 children! We hope you have all had a restful break and are ready for our new term. 



Our Literacy this half term will see us explore the text 'Nibbles the Book Monster' by Emily Yarlett. 'Nibbles, the book eating monster, has nibbled his way out of his own book and now he's causing mischief and mayhem in other people's stories! Look out!'.

We will be writing a diary entry (s Nibbles) based on his adventures in the story, using the following mastery keys:

  • Using subordination (because) and coordination (and)
  • Using expanded noun phrases to describe and specify
  • Using punctuation coprrectly
  • Adding -ly to change adjectives into adverbs

Along with our new skills, we will continue to work on our previous mastery targets:

  • Joining words and phrases using 'and'
  • Using simple description
  • Use capital letters for places and days of the week
  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter, full stop, question marks and exclamation marks



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In Maths this half term, we will be developing our knowledge of place value using a range of resources. 

The children will learn how to:

  • Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including
    the number line
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
  • Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
  • Use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Learning to be the best we can...: Maths: Concrete, Pictorial and  Abstract...?



During Science this half term, we will be learning about animals, including humans. We will be looking at how habitats support the animals that live there and exploring food chains. We will be learning how small changes can affect a habitat and how these changes impact animals and plants living there.


During our topic work, we will be learning about The Great Fire of London. We will sequence the events of the fire, discussing the reasons it spread so easily. We will learn about Samuel Pepys and use his eye witness accounts to learn more about the fire. We will have a visit from the fire service to assist us in comparing the fire service in the past and now.



In Year 2, we will do P.E every Monday and Thursday. Please ensure children come to school suitably dressed.



Click the links below to meet the teachers in Y2: - Mrs Williams - Miss Skillen - Miss Hallmark


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