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Pupils

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 half-term break and are looking forward to another exciting term in Hazel Class. 

 English

In English, we will finish writing our non-chronolological reports before we move on to writing our own traditional tales with a twist! We will be focusing on the traditional tale 'Little Red Riding Hood' as our main story, but we will also look at a range of other traditional tales.

We will then complete a non-fiction unit where we will create a persuasive advert about the weather, which will link to our geography topic.

Guided Reading

In Year 2 Guided reading will be done using a whole class approach. Year 2s will be reading The Clockwork Dragon. The children will develop skills by answering questions following our VIPER skills which are:

VIPERS stands for 

Vocabulary 

Inference 

Prediction 

Explanation 

Retrieval

Sequence or Summarise 

Maths

In Maths, we will be finishing our unit on addition and subtraction before moving onto our new topic which will be money.

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.

Science

This term our topic is Animals Including Humans. We will be finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival. We will also look at the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. Finally, we will notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

                                                                       Geography

In geography, the children will learn all about Weather Patterns. Children will consider differences between seasonal weather and daily weather in the UK, they will consider ways in which weather affects the clothes we wear and the things we do, and they will also study images and descriptions of an equatorial and a polar region and compare them to UK weather.

Readers

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. 

P.E

Our P.E. lesson this half-term will be on a Wednesday afternoon. Please could you ensure that children come to school wearing the correct P.E. kits on the day of their session. 

Spellers

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.

Snack 

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