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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 and Miss Fourie

Hello and welcome 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.


In English this half term, we will begin by looking at fiction, using lots of stories all about wolves! We will be completing wolf posters, writing our own story and then we will be completing some non-fiction around information texts! We will focus on many different skills including predictions, using different sentence types and writing in the past tense.


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 be focusing on place value this half term. We will first begin by looking at numbers to 100 in Year 2 and to 1000 in Year 3. We will look at how different numbers can be represented, partitioned and the value of digits in a number. We will also be comparing numbers using the key vocabulary greater than, less than and equal to. Lastly, we will be looking at counting in groups of a number, for instance 2s, 5s and (in Year 3) 50s. 


We are a United Kingdom.

Our topic this half term is all about the United Kingdom. In this topic, we will explore the UK and the countries and seas which make up and surround it. We will also look at physical and human landscapes and use our knowledge to make some fact organisers. We will also look at a variety of traditions of the different countries and will try ot persuade people to visit their favourite country from the selection.


This term we are looking at living things and their habitats. We will look at how we know what makes something alive or dead and describe what life processes are. We will look at habitats of different animals, and in Forest School even make a habitat for some creatures! We will be labelling trees and plants, suggesting which animals might live there.


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 daily by Miss Bulling and we will also encourage a love of reading through choosing books from the library and from our reading corner. 


Our P.E. lesson this half term will be on a Monday 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 Friday 4th September, with our first spelling check on Friday 11th September. 


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 each Monday or you can pay £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