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Water Primary School

Water Primary School


Hazel Class - Year 2/3

WELCOME TO Hazel Class

Class Teacher: Miss Lofthouse

Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Bulling, Miss Fourie and Mr Riley

Hello and welcome back everyone! I know that the last few months have been strange however I am so impressed with your resilience in facing everything! I am so looking forward to seeing all of your happy faces after a relaxing week off.


In English this half term, we will begin by looking at fiction, using lots of stories all by Oliver Jeffers! Starting with 'Stuck' and then moving onto 'Lost and Found', we will be looking at different types of punctuation, using lots of description and even some speech! Get your creative writing brains switched on ready to amaze me with your story telling powers! 


We love celebrating our children's wonderful writing at Water, we do this by uploading fantastic pieces onto Pobble. It would mean the world to the children to receive comments on their writing!


In Maths, we will first be focusing on addition and subtraction this half term. We will be looking at adding and subtracting in columns, using numbers to 100 in Year 2 and 1000 in Year 3. We will also have a focus on solving word problems using addition and subtraction before moving onto  multiplication and division. In Year 2 we will focus on mental multiplication of 2s, 5s and 10s whilst in Year 3, we will be looking at  3s, 4s and 8s. Any practise of these at home will be incredible useful; this could be done using TT Rockstars but also simply using pencil and paper and saying them out loud.


I am so excited about our topic this half term because we are learning all about inspiring people who have helped shape the world! We will first begin by looking at Rosa Parks, before moving onto the story of Ruby Bridges. Lastly we will focus on Malala Yousafzei. All of these women have faced challenges in their lifetime, and through courage and bravery have overcome difficulties and stood up for what they believed in and what was the right thing. Taking guidance from them, we will look at how we can make the world a better place, have an impact on those around us and stand up for what we believe. 


As a continuation from our Topic work, our Science this half term will focus on famous Scientists who have made a difference. Linking to our previous topic on habitats we will learn about Rachel Carson. We will also learn about the discovery of germs, and how important it is we know about this, especially in current circumstances. By the end of the half term, we will be experts in these subjects!


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 be checked weekly by Miss Bulling and we will also encourage a love of reading through choosing books from our reading corner. Please can reading books be handed in every Friday, so that they can be quaratined and handed back to you on a Monday. Reading records can be uploaded to SeeSaw for us to check.


Our P.E. lesson this half term will be on a Friday afternoon. Please could you ensure that children are wearing the correct P.E. kits. 


The children will receive spellings for the half term. These will be handed out on Tuesday 3rd November with our first spelling check on Tuesday 10th November. 


Children are provided with fruit at playtimes however if you would like to buy a healthy snack it is £1 per week, this can be payable as £7 for the half term through ParentPay.

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

Thank you for the support.

Miss Lofthouse





Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414