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Water Primary School


Hazel Class - Year 1 and 2

Welcome to Hazel Class

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Hello everyone and welcome to Hazel class.

Class Teacher: Miss Ashworth

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Collins

Mrs Cole and Mrs Sanderson will also support in our class.

Happy New Year!

We hope that you have had a lovely Christmas and are ready for the term ahead. 

We have lots of exciting lessons planned for this half-term.


Our topic this half-term is exciting because we are learning all about The Great Fire of London. We will learn all about the facts and events surrounding The Great Fire of London, and we are also extremely lucky to have a visitor coming into school.


In English, we will start by looking at a non-fiction unit and will be writing a diary.  Over this half-term we will spend time exploring features of a diary to help us to write our own diary by the end of the unit.

In Guided Reading...

In Year 2 guided reading will be done using a whole class approach. Year 2s will continue to read The Pirate Next Door by Jonny Duddle. The children will develop skills by answering questions following our VIPER skills which are:

VIPERS stands for 






Sequence or Summarise 

Year 1s guided reading will take place in smaller groups and the book will change weekly. 


In Maths, the children will continue to look at addition and subtraction to start the term. Then Year 1 will move on to look at 2D and 3D shape, whilst Year 2 will then look at money.

Multiplication is a pivotal part of Maths education and underpins so many aspects of the curriculum through school. It would be so beneficial if at home, children could be practising times tables. The primary focus should be on 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s for Year 2s and 2s, 5s and 10s Year 1s. TT Rockstars is a great way for children to practice their times tables.


In science, both children in Year 1 and 2 will be learning all about everyday materials. This is a very interesting unit where the children will identify and compare a variety of materials. We will also work scientifically to investigate and compare different materials.


Get caught up in a book...

In Hazel, we understand the importance of reading and expect children to read for at least 10 minutes each night. It is important that we instil the skill of sustained reading into our children rather than just reading a few pages a night. This will encourage a love for reading as well as helping with fluency and expression. Record books will now be checked daily by Mrs Collins, and we will also encourage a love of reading through choosing books from our reading corner. 


Our P.E. lesson this half-term will be on a Monday morning for Year 2s and Wednesday afternoons for Year 1s. Please could you ensure that children are wearing the correct P.E. kits. 


Our spelling quiz will take place on Fridays for both Year 1 and 2. Spellings will be handed out every 2 weeks for the following 2 quizzes. The spellings will be on spelling shed weekly. 

Forest School...

This half-term Year 1 and 2 will not be attending forest school. It is time for another class to have their turn.


If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me on Class dojo. 

Thank you for the support.

Miss Ashworth





Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414