Our Year 2 Team




Jake Senogles



           Gemma Shuttleworth










Teaching Assistants



Debbie Whimbush



Welcome to Year 2 2018/2019

Spring 2018



In Literacy, we are learning to read and write in the role of a character; create poems; write letters and create instructions. We will learn to use expanded noun phrases by using adjectives to describe nouns e.g. the bright yellow sun. We will continue working on our cursive handwriting, in particular letter formation and also making sure we use capital letters, commas and full stops correctly. We will focusing on one book for the half term, which is called Beegu.


In Maths we are focusing on multiplying 2, 3, 5 and 10s, Measuring using cm/m and g/kg. We will start to look at using the column method for addition and subtraction.  We will be learning how to spell and write words to 100 both written and in numerals. Finally we will be identifying and describing the properties of 2d shapes, where we can find them in the world and finding lines of symmetry.


Within Science this half term we are looking at the key question ‘Which materials are used to build the Trafford Centre?’ We will be comparing the uses of everyday materials in and around the Trafford Centre and school with materials found in other places (at home, on the journey to school, on visits, and in stories, rhymes and songs); observing closely, identifying and classifying the uses of different materials, and recording their observations.


Within topic this half term we are looking at the question ‘What would an alien from outer-space like about our city?’ During this topic, we will be using maps to look at our local area and places within the U.K. We will also be looking at the physical features and important building within the local area. We will be thinking about what we could do to improve our town.



Welcome to Year 2 2016/2017

March 2017






















February 2017












January 2017

In our topic lesson today we were matching animals to their habitat and discussing why we think they live in that particular habitat. We will be doing further work on how each animal is suited to their habitat and how they survive there.





Today we drew pictures of various rainforest animals to create a rainforest habitat for our topic display. We had to sketch our animal first, before using chalk pastel and oil pastel to add colour and detail.







Today we had a very interesting visit from the Rainforest Roadshow as part of our entry point for our new topic, The Earth Our Home Habitat. We learnt lots of interesting facts and information about the rainforest habitat and even got to see (and touch!) some animals and creatures that we might find there.








December 2016

Look who came to visit us today! We were very lucky to recieve a surprise visit from Father Christmas, one of his elves and his reindeer called Holly. We really enjoyed stroking Holly and having a chat with Father Christmas, before having lots of fun playing in the snow!







We were all super excited for our Christmas Dinner today! Here are Holly class this morning looking very festive in their Christmas jumpers.





We had a lovely time during our Christmas craft session this morning. We really enjoyed having our special grown-ups come to school to help us create some amazing Christmas art work.








We had lots of fun during our festive Freddy Fit session today. We carried out lots of different activities to our favourite Christmas songs and found out how to stay healthy over Christmas. We even got to practice our Limbo skills with Freddy the Elf too!






November 2016

 Today we had a surprise visit from the M6 Theatre company, who performed a fantastic show for us all to watch. We had a brilliant time and we all recieved our own special star to remind us to ''Look to the stars and you will see magic!''                                               






Today we took part in different activities for the entry point of our new topic Time Travellers, which is all about the Gunpowder Plot. We made chocolate apples, tasted parkin and bonfire toffee and watched a firework display, asthough we were at a real bonfire!








October 2016

​Today we had some wonderful visitors at Woodland... The Mighty Zulu Warriors! They sang some Zulu songs, taught us some Zulu language and showed us some amazing Zulu dances - they even did backflips! We also got to watch KS2 perform their very own Zulu dances which they had learnt with the Zulu's throughout the day.




We had lots of fun in our cricket session with Mr Kershaw today! We all desmonstrated excellent teamwork skills and great sportsmanship which was lovely to see. We really enjoyed learning and improving our cricket skills and then practising them within a game.