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Friday 20th November 2020

Another week has just flown by! In English this week, we spent our morning writing sections of our autobiographies. We also spent time editing them for corrections and additions to make them even better.  In Maths, we have been working with money. We have learnt to recognise the value of each coin and note as well as add coins counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. 

In whole class guided reading, we have started a new book by Malorie Blackman called the Monster Crisp-Guzzler. We're enjoying it so far and like the teacher who turns into a dragon! In PSHE, we have been taking part in the national anti-bullying week. We have thought about what bullying is and how we can help stop it if and when we see it. We decided as a class that kindness is the most important quality to have. 

Guided reading: to predict what might happen next in a story.  

English: to independently write an autobiography. 

Maths: to recognise coins and notes.  

Friday 13th November 2020

What a busy week we have had! In English this week, we wrote sections of a biography all about...me! You read key facts about me, important things that have happened in my life and then thought about what my future might look like! In pairs, you then wrote an introduction, key events paragraph and conclusion. Next, week, you will be writing all about yourself creating an autobiography. In Maths, we have been subtracting two 2 digit numbers using resources and number lines showing regrouping when there have been ones numbers that cross the tens barrier. We have more practice of this to come next week! In whole class guided reading, we have read stories to support our Black History fortnight. We found out lots of information. We also created a book review. In PSHE, this week we have focused on '5 to thrive'. These are the 5 ways we can keep our mental health healthy. The children have thought about connecting, being active, giving, taking notice and being curious. 

Reading has been fantastic this week and I've really enjoyed looking through your reading records to learn about what you've been reading at home. Remember that you need to write into your reading record every time you read at home. Five reading sessions and you receive your sticker and house points. You can read your school book, a book from home, magazines, comics - anything that inspires you to read. 

Topic project: I hope new topic projects are going well! 

English: to write an introduction, key events paragraph and a conclusion. 

Maths: to subtract two 2-digit numbers crossing the tens barrier. 

Friday 6th November 2020

I hope you all had a fabulous half term break and are ready and raring to go for another awesome half term!  

In English this week, we started the topic of biographies and did this by reading about Rosa Parks and Roald Dahl. We were able to understand that a biography is written by an author about someone else but an autobiography is written by a person and is about themselves. We then deconstructed a biography to find all of the features that are needed to create them.

In Maths, we have been adding two 2 digit numbers together using resources and number lines showing regrouping when there have been ones numbers that cross the tens barrier. We have more practice of this to come next week! 

In whole class guided reading, we continued reading the book called 'Unusual day'. We are now focusing on Chapter 3 and 4 as well as our skills of explaining why we think something has happened in the book or why the author has used a particular word. 

In Topic this week, we spent time learning about Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. The children had some great discussion about rights, responsibilities, fairness and equality. We will continue to build on this over the next two weeks. 

In PSHE, we have begun to focus on the topic of friends and family. We started by thinking about what makes a good friend and how we can show that we are a good friend. We then discussed what friendship means and how they can change over time.

Reading has been fantastic this week and I've really enjoyed looking through your reading records to learn about what you've been reading at home. Remember that you need to write into your reading record every time you read at home. Five reading sessions and you receive your sticker and house points. You can read your school book, a book from home, magazines, comics - anything that inspires you to read. 

English: to identify the features of a biography

Maths: To add two 2 digit numbers together with regrouping

Friday 23rd October 2020

Where did that half term disappear to? It's gone by in a flash and you have progressed so much - you should be proud of yourselves.
We are very proud of you!
In English this week, we worked hard to plan our diary entries about the Great Fire of London! We planned them over two days and
then wrote them up during a Big Write session. They will look great on our classroom wall. Well done everyone! In Maths, we have
been adding and subtracting crossing tens barriers. We have used resources to help us and focused on the number line method. We
will continue this learning after half term! In whole class guided reading, we continued reading the book called 'Unusual day'. We
finished chapter 3 and 4 and will return to the book when we get back after half term.
In Topic this week, we spent time finishing our globes that we started at the very beginning of this term when we began our 'We
are here' topic. We added our 'words for the world' to them alongside our mini figure that represented us a citizen of the world. In
PSHE, we have focused on being proud of ourselves and being kind to ourselves too. We wrote down what made us unique, what
we were proud of and how what made us special. We will focus on this next half term too. Helping us grow a positive mind set.
Reading has been fantastic this week and I've really enjoyed looking through your reading records to learn about what you've been
reading at home. Remember that you need to write into your reading record every time you read at home. Five reading
sessions and you receive your sticker and house points. You can read your school book, a book from home, magazines, comics -
anything that inspires you to read!
Reading challenge:
During half term week, can you read a book by a new author and write a book review!
Homework: Thank you for all of your wonderful projects! We looked at them on Friday together and shared how we created
them.
Topic project: New topic projects will be sent out at the beginning of the next half term.

English: To write a diary entry
Maths: To add and subtract crossing the tens barrier
Guided Reading: To make a prediction

Friday 16th October 2020

In English this week, we made an amazing discovery when we found an old wooden box buried in the Jubilee Garden containing a diary entry from the Great Fire of London in 1666. You were brilliant at finding it and asking questions about the diary entry such as 'How did it get there?', 'Who is Alice?' and 'Did King Charles II hide his precious possessions in our school garden?'  The diary entry also meant that we were able to understand how people were feeling during the great fire as well as what they could see, hear and smell. Next week, we are going to be writing our own diary entries using Alice's entry to help us! In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting one more and one less as well as ten more and ten less. We've been using a 100 square to help us do this. We've also been recapping on fact families and part whole models to solve missing number problems.  

In whole class guided reading, we started a book called 'Unusual day' by Sandi Toksvig. So far, we have looked at the front cover and made predictions and read the first chapter. We've done a lot of vocabulary work on the word unusual and the prefix un! In Topic this week, we spent time thinking about what a historical source was and how reliable different sources can be. We decided that eyewitness statements were the most useful as people were telling us what they actually saw. In PSHE, we read a book called 'Kind' by Axel Scheffler. We then thought about what kindness meant to us, how we can show it, what things represent being kind and how we need to be kind to ourselves. Reading has been fantastic this week and I've really enjoyed looking through your reading records to learn about what you've been reading at home. Remember that you need to write into your reading record every time you read at home. Five reading sessions and you receive your sticker and house points. You can read your school book, a book from home, magazines, comics - anything that inspires you to read! 

Topic project: Please hand in projects the week beginning 19th October. We will then spend time looking at them and sharing our experiences of making them. 

English: To use past and present tense

Maths: To add and subtract ten more and ten less  

Friday 9th October 2020

We've come to the end of another brilliant week! In English this week, we have spent time writing our own versions of Vlad and the Great Fire of London stories. We invented our own characters and published our work for display. We revised out work for spelling and punctuation errors as well as revising for additions. In Maths, we have focused on fact families up to 100. We've learnt that to check calculations we can use the inverse operations. We've done lots of counting, ordering of numbers and identifying missing numbers too. 

In whole class guided reading, we finished reading, 'The dinosaurs packed lunch'. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this book! It was exciting to find out what had happened to Dinah after she had some of the dinosaurs packed lunch! I wonder what adventures Dinah had been on since. In Topic this week, we focused on the events of the Great Fire of London. We used our knowledge of what we knew from the stories we have read already but also used sources such as pictures, paintings and diary entries to find out more! In PSHE, we have been thinking about what it means to belong and where we can find happiness. We decided that happiness can be found in lots of places we just have to look for it. 

Reading has been fantastic this week and I've really enjoyed looking through your reading records to learn about what you've been reading at home. Remember that you need to write into your reading record every time you read at home. Five reading sessions and you receive your sticker and house points. You can read your school book, a book from home, magazines, and comics - anything that inspires you to read! 

Homework: Thank you for supporting your child in completing their Purple Mash homework. New activities have been set.  

Topic project: Please hand in projects the week beginning 19th October. We will then spend time looking at them and sharing our experiences of making them. 

English: To innovate a story and write it in my own words. 

Maths: To confidently recognise and use fact families to solve problems.  

Guided Reading: To use expression in my voice to express how a character feels.

Friday 2nd October 2020

In English this week, we have recapped our story map as well as write the story from start to finish independently. We have also imitated the story as a class by changing the character to the famous baker Thomas Farrinor whose bakery started the Great Fire of London! At the end of the week, you created your own character ready to write into your own Great Fire of London story next week. I can't wait to read these. I just know they are going to be amazing!

In Maths, we have spent time counting in 2's, 5's and 10's forwards and backwards. We have used out knowledge of skip counting to find missing numbers, answer true or false questions as we all problem solve and explain how we did it! Next week, we will be moving onto addition and subtraction 

In whole class guided reading, we have started reading the book called 'The Dinosaurs packed lunch' by Jacqueline Wilson. We have focused on vocabulary such as boring, lagging, exhibition and vicious. We will continue with the story next week. I wonder what will happen to Dinah next?! In Topic this week, we compared life in 1666 to life in 2020. We recognised some similarities and differences and discussed whether or not we would have liked going back in time to 1666! In PSHE, we have been thinking about kindness and what it means to be kind. We have also thought about independence and what that means in the classroom and at home. 

This week, each child should have one reading book and a reading log. Unfortunately, we are not able to change books more often than once a week due to the quarantine period of 72 hours needed between each return and handing out of books. Please feel free to read any books that you child is interested in on top of their colour banded book to read a wider variety.  On Fridays, I will check your child's reading log and change their book. If your child has read 5 times since the reading log was last checked (on the previous Friday) they will receive a sticker and a house point. 

Thank you for an amazing week. 

Homework: Thank you for supporting your child in completing their Purple Mash homework. New activities have been set.  

Topic project: Spend about 15-20 minutes on the next stage of your topic project. I can't wait to see them! 

English: To create a character that will be my story. 

Maths: To confidently count in 2's, 5's and 10's forwards and backwards. 

Friday 25th September 2020

This week has flown by and we have done so many brilliant things!  In English this week, we have learnt a story map for the book called 'Vlad and the great fire of London'. To learn our story map, we learnt actions for different words to help us retell the story. I'd like you to retell the story map to your grown-ups and siblings so that they can learn the story too. We have created our own versions of the maps too. We wrote character descriptions and to help us do this we had a visit from Vlad and Boxton. You were super at asking interesting and through-provoking questions. 

In Maths, we have been ordering numbers from smallest to largest and largest to smallest. We have also been counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 forwards and backwards. We have compared objects this week as well as compared numbers. Our reasoning skills are improving and we are getting much better and more confident at proving our answers!  

In whole class guided reading, we have been studying the book 'Katie in London'. We have done a lot of word work this week and focused on the words - Parliament, Yeoman Warder, clamber, sighed, and enormous. We've used our retrieval, inference and prediction skills this week! Next week, we will have a new book to focus on! 

In Topic this week, we compared London now to London in 1666. Your challenge is to tell your families what the differences and similarities were! 

In PSHE, we have been thinking about what makes us the same and what makes us different. We have also thought about how we feel when we have to work with someone that we haven't worked with before. As a class, we also discussed the words please and thank you and how much they can mean to somebody. 

Everyone should now have two reading books to read at home. One of these books will be banded by colour and the other will focus on a sound that may still be unknown. These books will be changed every Friday as we have to leave a 72 hour period where the books remain untouched. We will be assessing the reading level of your child when we hear them read throughout the week. If you could read with your child for 10 mins a day 5 times a week this would be great. 

Homework: On Friday, your child was given their own code for Purple Mash along with a parent letter for more details. This is how homework will now be set on a weekly basis. I will set the homework each Monday and this will be live for a week for the children to complete. So far, I have set two activities for the children to have a go at. Please do let me know if you face any challenges with the process. 

Topic project: I hope that your children are excited by the range of topic projects that are available to complete. Please let me know if you need any further assistance with this. 

English: to describe a character's appearance, personality traits and role in a story. 

Maths: to compare objects and numbers.

 

Friday 18th September 2020

This week has been another busy one and you've had to adapt to having Mrs Siddall whilst I have been away unwell too! Thank
you for being so brilliant whilst I was away. In English this week, we have continued to work with the book called 'Here we are'.
We have thought about the different people and animals that we have on earth. We've talked about how they are all similar and
different. We even decided to adopt a giant Panda! The book also allowed us to ask all of the questions that had been running
through our minds. We had some amazing questions such as "What gases make up the air we breathe?", "What is a DVD made
out of?" and "Will a tap ever run out of water?" We haven't quite worked out the answers to them all so maybe you could do this
at home this weekend and amaze me with your new knowledge.
In Maths, we have been counting in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's up to 100 forwards and backwards. We have also been working on our
hundreds, tens and ones number knowledge. We thought about how a number can be partitioned into tens and ones such as 42
being four tens and 2 ones but also how it could be 3 tens and 12 ones. Our problem-solving skills have been tested this week and
we are continuing to learn that we need to use mathematical vocabulary to make our answers clear.
In PSHE, we have been thinking about what we have learned to do since we were babies and how we have grown and changed.
We have been thinking about how we keep ourselves clean especially when we might be feeling under the weather. We reminded
ourselves of how to wash our hands and we practised using tissues to blow our noses and catch all the germs. We also spent time
thinking about what it feels likes when something doesn't quite go to plan and how we can ask for help to put it right again.
In phonics and reading this week, we have begun to recap and review our sounds from phase 2 onwards. We have revised the
/igh/ sound and practised writing it in a range of words too. The children have been sent home with 2 reading books. One book is
from our colour coded band system and the other is phonics specific. This book will have been given to address any gaps in
phonics knowledge. There is also a reading log for you to record your child’s reading. In class, we will have now started reading
George's Marvellous medicine.
Thank you for an amazing week.

Friday 11th September 2020

This week has been a cracking start to Year 2! It's been lovely getting to know you so far. It's been a busy week that has
involved a lot of art, listening to the sounds of nature outside, reading stories by Roald Dahl and partitioning numbers!
In English this week, we started reading a new book called 'Here we are' written by Oliver Jeffers. We've only delved into
the first few pages so there is a lot more to come but we've already thought about how amazing our planet is, what we can
do on it, what there is to see and who lives here. We've spent time outside listening to the sounds around us and wrote
poems to reflect this.
In Maths, we have been counting in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's up to 100. We've started our journey on becoming master of the
bead string and we've been partitioning numbers into tens and ones. We've been working on our reasoning and problem
solving skills too. This has meant that some of our answers in maths have had to be written in sentences!
In PSHE, we have been thinking about what it has felt like to return to school after such a long time away. We talked about
what school was like before lockdown, what it was like during lockdown and what it is like now. The children expressed
their happiness to return but also their feelings of worry and sadness because they aren't at home with their family and
pets. As a class, we came up with the idea of Pets corner! To create this the children will need to bring a picture of their
pet (around A5 size) that we can keep here at school and place in our classroom. The wall will then be filled with wonderful
pictures and names of our pets so should we ever feel the need to take a quiet 5 minutes we can do so by our Pets corner.
If you can, please send your pictures in as soon as possible.
We haven't started our topic of The Great Fire of London yet as we are working with 'Here we are' for two weeks. The
children have shown great interest in the topic title though and we have had some interesting questions already! In Science
this week, we thought about what we already knew about the human body and then stretched our learning into how we
look after ourselves and keep ourselves clean. We discussed the importance of hygiene such as washing our bodies, brushing
our hair and brushing our teeth. To help embed these routines, I have encouraged the children to time themselves brushing
their teeth for two minutes twice a day! In phonics and reading this week, we have begun to recap and review our sounds
from phase 2 onwards. We have revised the /qu/ sound and practised writing it in a range of words too.
In Hazel class, we are currently reviewing the children's reading book bands and will be sending new books home on Friday
18th September along with a reading journal. For now, please read with your child for 10-15 minutes a day. This can be in
the form of them reading to you, you reading to them or a mixture of both. In class, we will be reading Fantastic Mr Fox by
Roald Dahl.
This week has been a fantastic start to year 2 and I am so impressed with how the children have adapted to the new
changes and the high expectations set. It's going to be a fabulous year and we can't wait to see what the children produce
next week. As always, we thank you for your support.

 

 

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The final week for Hazel Class - 2019 - 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 17th July 2020

Dear Hazel class, 

This is our last newsletter of the year! That year went so fast didn't it? I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for everything that you have done this year be that at school or at home. I would also like to thank your grown-ups for being utter superstars in supporting you at home and becoming teachers themselves - they've done an amazing job and I appreciate every effort. 

It was lovely to see you all on Monday to say our goodbyes and have a chance to talk about what we've accomplished throughout the year and how proud we are of ourselves and each other. When I came in January, I was so nervous but you put me at ease straight away and made me laugh instantly so I knew we were going to get along just fine. You are such a kind class - it's one of your biggest strengths and I hope that you continue that forward into year 3. 

Although my time as your teacher has been short, we have been through a situation unlike any other and that has made us stronger and more resilient for any challenge we may face ahead of us. You've worked throughout the pandemic and although we have all had times where we have felt sad or worried, we have come out of it and that quality of pushing through and never giving up will stay with you forever. You are amazing and I am very lucky that I have been your teacher. I know that Mrs Smart feels exactly the same as we have been talking about your wonderful work and progress throughout your home learning time. The progress you have made is just astounding and until you see your old school books, you wont know just how much progress you have made. 

Mrs Smart and I look forward to watching you grow and progress even more in next year - remember we are just down the corridor. 

Thank you for being amazing Hazel class.

Have a wonderful summer. 

Mrs Chapman and Mrs Smart  

Friday 10th July 2020

Dear Hazel class, 

What another awesome week it has been! I have been so impressed with all of your work that you have uploaded to Seesaw. I have spent some time this week going back through your online learning journals this week and I can't believe how much work you have all completed. There is so much on there and you should be really very proud of yourselves! 

It was so lovely to see you all on transition morning this week and I know that Mrs Lees and Mrs Keen are looking forward to September knowing they have a wonderful new class to teach. I hope that you are all looking forward to September - you are all ready for it and I know you are going to do amazing things! 

Next week, is our last whole week together as Year 2's. I will be seeing you on Monday morning for our PE slot with Mr Martin and we will also have the chance to sit down together and talk about what we have enjoyed from this year, what we are looking forward to next year and our plans for the summer holidays! 

You'll see that this weeks timetable looks a little bit different to the timetables you've had before as there aren't any normal maths and English lessons! Next week, is going to be a mini science and outdoor learning week. There are some maths and a few English activities but most of what you will be doing will be practical so you'll need to take lots of photos! I've also given you an extra long golden time for getting over 750 reward points as a class... that's not including what you'll get that week as well! As the timetable is a little bit different to normal there aren't any daily timetables either so you'll just need to refer to the weekly timetable and the different sets of activity instructions that I will upload onto Seesaw. 

Well done for this week Hazel class. You're all so awesome! 

Enjoy your weekend

Mrs Chapman and Mrs Smart

Friday 3rd July 2020

Dear Hazel class, 

Another week has just flown by! It has definitely been the best week so far as I got to see all of your lovely faces and happy smiles when you came to school on Monday! It was great to chat to you and find out what you've been up to, what you've enjoyed but also what you have found difficult. 

You've also produced some great work on Seesaw this week and I know that Mrs Lightfoot was so impressed with the work you've uploaded. She is so proud of how far you have come on with you reading, writing and maths skills! She said she has also enjoyed listening to your voices through your voice notes and videos this week! 

This week, you planned a picnic, wrote the recipe, made the food and then ate it all before writing a recount about it. It's definitely made me want nice sunny weather so that I can go outside and have a picnic! 

In Maths, you were able to problem solve with shape and I am so impressed at how much you have remembered about Shape! 

You've completed the chocolate rocks experiment, listened to so music and drawn a picture to help visualise it as well as created a marble run! 

You've been awesome and I can't wait for next week! 

Have a great weekend. 

Mrs Chapman and Mrs Smart

Friday 26th June 2020

Dear Hazel class! 

What another amazing week you've had. The sun has been shining - everyone has been so positive and upbeat! Well done to you all. I've been so impressed by the work I've seen this week. 

In English, you have been recapping your year 2 skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar. You've also been practising your reading skills and answering tricky comprehension questions! You've written letters and postcards to friends and family to tell them what you've been up to and how much you miss each other. You also created some of the most disgusting sandwich recipes that we have ever seen. Just reading them made my tummy feel funny! Well done for making sandwiches we wouldn't ever wan t to eat! 

In Maths, you have been recapping your understanding of length and height. You've been accurately measuring using rulers, pieces of string and other resources! You've also been able to answer money problems, number bond questions and inverse challenges! You've remembered so much. You should be really proud of yourselves! 

In topic this week, you've been researching holiday resorts that I could go on! Mrs Smart and I have enjoyed reading and listening to all of the information about the different beach resorts and have decided that we want to go on all of the holidays... 🙂

In art, you have created a sculpture of a sea animal. They were incredible and so imaginative! Well done for being so creative! 

In music, you listened to Under the Sea by Mozart and drew a sea scene whilst listening to the music. They were beautiful and I could really see that you had listened to each of the instruments carefully. 

Finally, you have been reading even more chapters of The Secret of Spiggy Holes! I'm so pleased that you are enjoying the book! I can't wait to find out what's going to happen next week! 

Thank you all for working so hard and remaining so positive. You really are a very special class! Have a wonderful well deserved rest this weekend. 

From Mrs Chapman and Mrs Smart 

 

Friday 19th June 2020

This week has been fab Hazel class. We've worked really hard to create our own Autobiographies in English. Mrs Smart and I have learnt so much about you all. You also remembered all of the skills that you used from writing biographies the week before. Well done. 

In Maths, we have been recapping and consolidating out understanding of fractions! Fractions are super tricky and you have remembered how to work them out so I am super impressed! 

I've seen some lovely art this week and I've learnt more about under the sea too through your science! 

We earned over 250 rewards last week and I'm sure that we will have beaten that this week. 

Mrs Smart and I are so proud of you all. 

Keep being amazing and keep smiling. 

Mrs Chapman and Mrs Smart

Friday 12th June 2020

What a week we have had Hazel class! I've seen so many pieces of lovely work this week I'm amazed at how hard you have worked. 

In English, you have researched a famous person that inspires you, planned a biography about them and published it! You really have become authors this week. I've learnt some really brilliant facts about lots of famous people that I never knew before. 

In Maths, we have revisited multiplication and division using skills that we have learnt quite some time ago! You also showed me your reasoning and problem solving skills by explaining to me how you came to a particular answer. You've been amazing mathematicians this week. 

In Science, we have looked at Sharks and Marine Mammals. The fact cards that you created taught me a lot about creatures under the sea that I never knew. Sharks are fascinating creatures aren't they?

In topic, you have been researching Sakarun beach to find out if it is a place that I want to go on holiday. You've found out the different things that I can do whilst I am there, where I can stay and what I could eat! You also thought about how I could get there and when was the best time that I could go. You looked at the weather and the temperatures too to ensure that I would get some nice hot weather on my holiday. The posters that you created were awesome! However, I'm still not sure so next week there will be a new place for you to research for me...

This week has been a brilliant one Hazel class. You've made your reward jars and started filling them with rewards. I've seen a big push in the amount of work you are doing but also the quality of work. You are thinking about your handwriting and your presentation which is so important! Thank you Hazel class - you are all superstars. 

Thanks 

Mrs Chapman and Mrs Smart

Friday 5th June 2020

 

Dear Hazel class! 

What a way to kick off our last half term together! You have worked so hard this week and Mrs Smart and I are super impressed at how you have started this half term. 

In English, we have been looking at biographies and autobiographies. We've looked at their differences and read some biographies about famous people. We've read about David Attenborough, J.K Rowling and Usain Bolt. We used the biographies to answer comprehension questions as well as finding the features used by the author. Towards the end of the week we read about Neil Armstrong and created a poster about the information we had found out about him. 

In Maths, we have been focusing on temperature. We've learnt how to read the temperature on a thermometer and spent time looking at the temperature of our local area and far off places. We have compared and ordered temperatures too. 

In Science, we have spent time looking at sea-life! We've focused on fish and molluscs this week. We found our own favourite fish and molluscs and wrote fact cards about them. They were so colourful and eye-catching and you taught me a lot of new facts about these creatures that I never knew before. 

In art this week, we have been studying an Artist known as Amber Marine. She creates art all about sea-life and some of her work is magnificent. We explored her website to find pieces of art we particularly liked and wrote about why we liked it. 

In Music this week, we created our own instruments out of junk modelling! We designed them first and then found the materials we needed. We then played them and explored the sound they made. 

In Topic, you researched a place called Sakarun beach for Mrs Chapman in the hope of telling her whether or not she should take a holiday there! You did a lot of research and used Google Earth to see how far away it was. You also found activities that I could do and where I could stay if I chose it as my holiday destination! 

You've worked so hard this week Hazel class. Well done! 

Mrs Chapman and Mrs Smart! 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Thank you to all of Hazel class for a fabulous half term. You have worked so hard on our topic of the seaside and some wonderful work has been completed. You've written about seasides that you've been and looked at historical artwork to study the differences between then and now. 

In maths, we have covered all kinds of measurement including weigh and capacity as well as well as learning about position and direction. 

In Science, we've looked at plant life and how to grow plants successfully! 

This half term has been awesome and you've all worked so hard. Mrs Smart and I are so proud of you. 

Let's see what our last half term as Year 2's brings us! 

Mrs Chapman and Mrs Smart 

 

Friday 15th May 2020

What another fabulous week we have had. There have been so many positives this week and I have really enjoyed speaking to some of you on the phone. 

In English, you have shown me that you are able to understand the differences between a fiction and non-fiction text. You've also remembered and identified a lot of the features included in an information text and why they are used. We've spent time focusing on seasides of the past this week in preparation to compare them to modern day seasides that we know. 

In Maths, we've begun a new topic of measuring and this week we have focused on mass. We began by trying to use ourselves as human balance scales to find objects that were heavier or lighter than each other. There were also some recipes accurately measured and created this week which has made me feel very hungry when seeing your final products! 

Science this half term has been about plant life and knowing what plant need to grow and survive. Many of you planted seeds this week and wrote instructions for me to be able to plant seeds with my daughter! We're going to do this at the weekend. I can't wait to see photos of your plants growing. 

Topic this week has been very interesting as you have been researching Punch and Judy, creating your own Punch and Judy puppets to perform a show as well as listening to music by Take That and practising your touch typing skills. 

It's been a brilliant week once again and time is going so fast as next week is our final week before we have a break for May half term. You've all worked so hard and Mrs Smart and I are so proud of how positive you have stayed throughout our home learning time. 

Well done everyone! 

 

Thursday 7th May 2020

What another awesome week of home learning! I have been looking back at our first lot of work on Seesaw and I cannot believe how much progress you have all made since being at home. Your handwriting is looking fantastic and you are editing your work too! This week you have been able create a comic strip, write your own version of The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch. We are continuing to read The BFG  (I'm glad that you are enjoying it!) where we are answering questions, pulling apart the vocabulary and sharing our favourite moments. Maths this week, has been a bit mind-boggling with all the investigations but you have shown that you can think out side the box and show your working outs in a clear way.  In Science this week, you dissected a plant and labelled the main parts. We've also learnt more about the seaside and focused on Blackpool in particular. Using a range of images you were able to tell me what things were man made and natural. For the last two weeks DT has been a big part of our learning. Last week, you made some amazing deck chairs - I think we could make some larger deck chairs for our school field! Then when we get back to school, we can all relax in the sunshine! This week for DT you have been building a feature of the Blackpool seaside! You are all so talented! 

In RE, we have been continuing to learn about Islam and the main beliefs of the religion. 

Well done on another amazing week. You've been learning at home for 6 weeks now and although it's not how we imagined we would be spending our Summer term, you are all working so hard and making Mrs Smart and I so proud. Continue being awesome Hazel class - we can do this together. 

From Mrs Chapman and Mrs Smart

 

Friday 24th April 2020

Hazel class! What a fantastic start to the new term you have made. I'm really pleased to hear that so many of you had a lovely Easter holiday and enjoyed the sunshine. This week, you have completed some lovely work on our new story called The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and your understanding of Position and Direction in maths is really coming along nicely! Next week, we have some interesting Music, DT and RE to look forward to - it's going to be a great week. Thank you once again to all of the grown-ups for being so wonderful and supportive to not only your children but to Mrs Smart and I as well. We really appreciate your messages. Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Chapman-Burton

1st April 2020

Hazel class! You are amazing - you have worked so hard this week. I have really enjoyed looking at all of the photos of your work and the activities you've completed on seesaw. I wonder what activities you'll enjoy doing the most next week. Remember to keep smiling and thinking positive things. 

Mrs Chapman