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Water Primary School

Water Primary School


Hazel Class - Year 2


Class Teacher: Miss McKay

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Collins


Welcome back-I hope you all had a lovely half term break and are ready for an exciting half term back.


In English this half term, we will  begin by looking at a wonderful short film called 'Adventures are the Pits.' Through this we will be developing our writing skills by adding tension and using fantastic language to hook in the reader. We will then be moving onto a non fiction unit and writing recounts as well as exploring poetry. 


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 are continuing to look at addition and subtraction strategies. The children have been working hard in learning number bonds to 100 and are now looking at developing written methods. By the end of year 2, children should master learning their 2, 5, 10 and (for an extra challenge) the 3 times tables. Each week we will have a times table focus beginning with our 5 times tables. Don't forget to use TT Rockstars to help. If you would like to help at home, try practising some number bond games with your child e.g. shout a number and they have to reply with the number bond they add to make 10, 20, 30, 50, 100 etc. 


Great Explorers

Our topic this half term is great explorers. Through this topic we will be looking at a range of significant people who have helped shape different parts of history. In art, we are continuing to develop skills through portraits. 


This term we are looking at living things and their habitats. We will learn about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there as well as making observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them. 


Get caught up in a book...

In class 2, we understand the importance of reading and expect children to read for at least 10 minutes each night. Record books will be checked daily by Mrs Collins 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 spelling for the half term, Our first spelling check will be Friday 8th November and we will check spelling list 1. 


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 £8 for the half term. 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me on Class dojo or my door is always open. 

Thank you for the support.

Miss McKay





Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414