Year 2 2022 - 2023
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
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
Hi there, I am Mrs Barrett. This is my fourth year at Woodlands and my fourth year in Year 2. This is my ninth 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 and I love seeing child develop their own styles of writing.
I am the music lead for Woodlands and enjoy creating opportunities for our children to express themselves through the arts. My favourite day of the school year is our Young Voices concert, where we sing in Manchester with over 8000 other children from schools in the North West.
Outside of school, I love floristry, learning new things, fitness and have completed 3 marathons, including London. I am currently trainging for London 2023. I am also very busy with my two puppies and wnjoy nothing more than exploring the wirral beaches with them.
I am very much looking forward to another year working closely with the team at Woodlands.
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.
A huge welcome back to our Year 2 children! We hope you have all had a restful break.
Our main text for this half-term is 'The Last Wolf’, written by Mini Grey.
It's based on the story of Little Red, who sets off into the wolf to catch a wolf. When she finally finds one, he tells her all about ‘the good old days’, when the woods were awash with flowers and bees and dripping with honey. Little Red makes it her mission to protect the wildlife and make the woods a better place.
Mastery Targets for Summer 1:
- Use punctuation correctly – apostrophes for contracted forms
- Use homophones and near homophones
- Use subordination (if, that)
- Change the meaning of verbs and adjectives by adding prefix un
- Join words and clauses using ‘and’
- Add suffixes where no change is needed to the root of the word e.g. ing, -ed, -er, -est-
- Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
We will start Summer term by learning about mass, capacity and temperature.
Mastery Targets for this unit are to:
- Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
- Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
Then we will start our unit on time.
Our small steps for this unit are to…
- Tell the time to the nearest hour
- Tell the time to the nearest half an hour
- Tell the time to quarter past and quarter to the hour
Within our unit of history, we will be looking at how shopping has changed within living memory.
To begin with the children will:
- Explore modern day shopping
- Explore different shopping methods e.g. online shopping
Following this, they will:
- Consider how their parents/grandparents/great-grandparents shopped
- Look at the history of the local shops
- Explore how shopping has changed over time
In our science sessions, our focus will be 'Plants'.
This half term in Science, we will:
- Learn how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
- Learn that plants need water, light and suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
- Make observations of what plants need to grow into mature plants.
- Plan our own investigation to carry out observations of what plants need to grow.
- Learn to identify the difference between seeds and bulbs.
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.
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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