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Hazel Class - Year 1 & 2

Welcome to Hazel Class

Class Teacher: Miss Ashworth

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Collins

We also have Mrs Sanderson, Mr Riley, Miss Knights and Miss Sykes working in our class this half-term.

Hello, everyone! We hope everyone had a good Easter holiday, and we are all looking forward to another exciting half-term in Hazel Class.


We will start the new English term with a fiction unit. The children will write a story inspired by Emily Gravett's book 'Meerkat Mail'. We will then continue to use the book Meerkat Mail to create non-chronological bulletins about Meerkats.

Guided Reading

Hazel Class follows a whole-class approach for guided reading. We will continue to read Jonny Duddle's The Pirates Next Door.

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

VIPERS stands for 






Sequence or Summarise 


In Maths, we will continue to use Power Maths and the children will be taught in year groups.

Year 1 will start studying mass and capacity before moving onto multiplication and division. 

Year 2 will continue studying mass, capacity and temperate unit before moving onto fractions. 

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, 5s and 10s for Year 1 and 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s for Year 2. TT Rockstars is a great way for children to practice their times tables.


In Science, our topic this term is Everyday Materials. 

Year 2 will explore the useful properties of materials with a range of investigations involving absorbency and flexibility.

Year 1 will explore different materials and sort them into groups before writing songs based on their properties! They will then consider what it would be like if the tables were made of jelly or the chairs were chocolate! 


Learie Constantine | Oxfam GB | Oxfam’s Online Shop

This half-term, the children will be learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Our focus will be Learie Constantine, who played for Nelson in the Lancashire League from 1928 - 1937.


Get caught up in a book...

In Hazel Class, we understand the importance of reading and expect children to read for at least 10/15 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. lessons this half-term will be on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please could you ensure that children come to school wearing the correct P.E. kits on the day of their session. 


This year we will be taking a different approach to spelling in school and the children will not be completing a spelling quiz in class. Weekly spellings will still be on spellings shed, and I will send out a hard copy of the spellings however we will assess the children through spelling games and activities every Friday based on the spellings for that week instead of a formal quiz. 

Forest School

Year 1s will be attending forest school this half-term!

The session will take place on a Friday morning, so please can children come to school ready to attend the forest with wellies and waterproofs. Please ensure that children bring spare clothes to get changed into after the session for the rest of the school day.


If you would like your child to have a snack, please pay for this on parent pay at the beginning of the term. Snack will be £1 per week.


Tuesday 16th April at 3.30pm- Year 1 parents Phonics forum. 

Tuesday 23rd April at 3.30pm- Year 2 SATs parent forum.

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