Welcome to Year 2

General Information


Staff: The class teachers this year are Mrs Blythe, Mrs Cook (Monday-Wednesday) and Miss Herrington (Thursday-Friday)

Helping to assist in our classroom will be Mrs Smith, Mrs Aspin (HLTA) and Miss Falconer (Wednesday-Friday mornings)


Our PPA is on a Wednesday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Hill who delivers PSHE and Mrs Flint who will deliver Art.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday so the children are properly prepared for both lessons. At times, we may go outside for PE, a warm jacket or jumper may be beneficial during the colder temperatures. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled clearly with your child's name. Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the Y2 cloakroom.


At Woodhouse West we believe that learning at home is a key aspect of children’s development. It helps children improve and consolidate key skills, and provides a valuable opportunity for children to share with their parents/carers learning they have been doing at school. 

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.Children can choose from a homework menu and for each task completed they earn a dojo point or even a Green Card! Children will have the opportunity to share their learning with the rest of KS1 in our Learner of the Week assembly on a Tuesday. All projects will be displayed in the Y2 cloakroom on completion.

Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk

Uniform: Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kits are clearly labelled. 

Medication: Please let the school and your child's class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. If your child needs to be on a course of medication then please complete the relevant form with the school office. 


Topic - Autumn Term 1 - Snap, Crackle and Pop!

Kicking off the year we will be exploring life in Tudor London and learning about the Great Fire of London. Starting our journey we will investigate the life of a fire fighter and discover what it takes to become a modern hero. Travelling back in time, we will identify the causes of the Great Fire and its impact on the life of the people of London. We have lots of trips to look forward to starting with a visit to Sheffield City Centre Fire Station to meet real life fire fighters. Then we will get stuck in and create our own pizzas at a local Pizza Express. Finally children will design and make their very own bread product with the support of Warburtons who will be visiting Year Two in school.

For more information on our topic and how this will be covered by the key national curriculum subjects, please refer to our Curriculum Newsletter











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Important Dates

Thurs 12th Sept   3.30pm  Whirlow meeting
Tues 17th Sept    Mrs Blythe's class visit to Fire Station
Wed 18th Sept     Miss Herrington's class visit to Fire Station
Mon 23rd Sept     Mrs Blythe's class visit Waterstones
Tues 24th Sept    Miss Herrington's class visit Waterstones
Thurs 26th Sept   Mrs Blythe's class visit Pizza Express
Thurs 3rd Oct      Miss Herrington's class visit Pizza Express
W/C 14th Oct      Whirlow residential