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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 break and a well deserved rest. Thank for all of your hard work last half term and I hope you are ready for another exciting term in Hazel class.


In English this half term, we will begin by looking at poetry, particularly looking at embedding questions, commands and exclamation sentences through monster and dinosaur poems. We will move on to looking at explanation texts again focussing on monsters. 


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 starting to look at statistics and collecting data. We will move on to fractions.  Knowing times table facts is essential to making progress in these maths units, we will continue to look at times tables in class however it would benefit the children if they could also learn facts at home. By the end of year 2, children should master learning their 2, 5, 10 and (for an extra challenge) the 3 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. 


We Are Britain.

Our topic this half term is We are Britain. In this topic, we will explore Britain and the countries and seas which make up and surround the United Kingdom. We will also look at physical and human landscapes and use our knowledge to make some fact organisers. 

In art, we will be looking at LS Lowry and using his art to inspire our own art work. 


This term we are looking at everyday materials. We will look at the uses of everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, brick, paper and cardboard. We will then go on to compare the suitability of different everyday materials for different purposes and explore how objects made of some everyday materials can change shape and how the recycling process is able to reuse some everyday materials numerous times.


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 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 28 th February 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 £6 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