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Water Primary School


Hazel Class - Year 2

Welcome to Hazel Class

Class Teacher: Miss Ashworth

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Collins 

Hello everyone! We hope that you have all had a wonderful break and are ready for another exciting term in Hazel Class. 


In English, we will be starting the new term off by looking at a poetry unit, Aliens Stole My Underpants, By Brian Moses. We will then move onto our fiction unit, Aladdin. 

Guided Reading

In Year 2, Guided reading will be done using a whole class approach. We will be reading Esio Trot by Roald Dahl.

The children will develop skills by answering questions following our VIPER skills which are:

VIPERS stands for 






Sequence or Summarise 


In Maths, we will be starting to work on fractions, before moving on to our new topic which will be time.

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. TT Rockstars is a great way for children to practice their times tables.


This term we will be continuing with our topic of Everyday Materials. The children will explore a range of materials through investigations and explorations. They will work on ways to test materials for elasticity and flexibility and find out which paper is the strongest.


In geography, our new topic is 'Building Skills'. The children will take part in a series of mapping and fieldwork challenges, become a Map Master and create 3D landscapes. 


Get caught up in a book...

In Hazel Class, we understand the importance of reading and expect children to read for at least 15 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 afternoon. Please could you ensure that children come to school wearing the correct P.E. kits on the day of their session. 


Our spelling quiz will take place on Fridays for both Year 2. Spellings will be handed out every 3 weeks for the following 3 quizzes. The spellings will be on spelling shed weekly. 

Forest School

This half-term Hazel Class will not be attending forest school it is time for another class to go. 


If you would like your child to have snack, please pay for this on parent pay at the beginning of the term.


If you have any questions or concerns, my door is always open.

Don't forget to check our dojo class story and our school twitter @Waterprimary for updates.

Thank you for the support.

Miss Ashworth





Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414