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Year 2 - Hazel

Welcome to Year 2 - Hazel
 

Our teacher is Miss Hughes and our teaching assistant is Mrs Bick.  

Mrs Lerigo teaches us on Tuesday mornings.

Mrs Smith and Mrs Kunsir also help us with our learning in the mornings.

There are 28 children in our class – 12 boys and 16 girls. 

Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Respect everyone and everything.
  • Be a good listener and try your best.
  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.
  • Show good manners.

British Values   

As part of our British Values in Year 2, we will be learning about democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together.  One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes.  We vote for our School Council representatives and also vote for our Behaviour Ambassador each half term.

 

Mutual respect and tolerance of each other are part of the values underpinned in Year 2, and the importance of accepting, respecting and valuing the feelings and views of others is embedded in the day to day learning.  We will be learning about similarities and differences, and how these should be celebrated.    Children are always encouraged to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem, and to express their needs and opinions. 

 

The children are taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom, and how they contribute to making our school a safe and happy environment.  They are always encouraged to think about their actions and make good choices.  Our Behaviour Ambassador will choose a weekly 'behaviour star' to celebrate this.

 

We will work together to help one another and to make Year 2 Hazel a great class!

 

 

Class representatives

We voted for who we would like to represent our class. 

The School Council help to make decisions about how to make our school a happy place.  SMARTbots help us to learn about keeping safe when using the internet and the Sports Council think of ideas to keep us fit and healthy.

We all attend meetings and then share any information with our classmates.

Picture 1 School Council
Picture 2 SMARTbots (ICT)
Picture 3 Sports Council

Our Behaviour Ambassador this half term is Safa.  This week she chose Luqman for our weekly behaviour star award.

STAR of the week - Adnan

READER of the week - M.Noor

MATHEMATICIAN of the week - Alishbah

smiley Well done!

Our Class Timetable

 

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Morning

 

Register

Wake up Shake up

Register

  Individual Reading

Register

Wake up Shake up

Register

Wake up Shake up

Register

Wake up Shake up

 

 Guided Reading

 

    English

 

 

 

     PE (hall)

 

 

  Guided Reading

 

      English

 

  Guided Reading

 

      English

 

  Guided Reading

 

  Maths (ICT links)

 

 

  Phonics/SPAG

 Phonics - spellings

   Phonics/SPAG

   Phonics/SPAG

   Phonics/SPAG

 

B

R

E

A

K

       Maths      Maths

     Maths

     Music 

     Maths

      English

Afternoon

   Storytime

 

      ICT

 

 

     PSHE

 

   Storytime

 

 Creative Curriculum

 

 

       RE

 

    Storytime

 

 Creative Curriculum

 

 

 

 

     Storytime

 

         PE

 

 

 

      

    Storytime

 

      Library

 

      Science

 

Jibber Jabber (S&L)

   

 

 

Paired reading with Rec

 
  Assembly

Assembly

Storytime Assembly

Class Assembly

Awards Assembly

 

Homework is given out on Friday and is due back on Tuesday.  This links with learning carried out during the week and is chosen so that children can practise more at home and share their work with you.  Children who do not complete their homework will be expected to finish it at school, usually during playtime.  Please see Miss Hughes or Mrs Bick if you have any questions.  During holidays, children are asked to research information for their new topic work.

 

PE - children need to keep their PE kit in school.  Please make sure they have black pumps.  Earrings should be removed (before school if children are unable to remove them by themselves), for health and safety reasons.  We do PE on Tuesday and Thursday.

Resources to support our learning

Picture 1 words we need to read and spell
Picture 2
Picture 3

Creative Curriculum topics this year

Our topics enable us to develop and apply knowledge and skills in different areas of the curriculum, such as history, geography and art.  These lessons take place during the afternoon.  We do link our topic work with our English learning through stories, poems and drama.  Where possible, we go on educational visits or invite visitors in, so that we develop our learning and understanding more.

 

These are our topics for this year:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

 

Ourselves

 

Festivals

Tell me a

story...

What are

things made

from?

Town and

Country

Homes

Toys 

and

Puppets

 

Festivals

We have been learning about Diwali and acted out the story of Rama and Sita using puppets.

We have also made some diva lamps from clay and decorated them using gold and silver paint. We think they look beautiful!

Ourselves

We have sketched our self-portraits and painted faces in the style of Pablo Picasso. 

Picture 1

Our learning 

We enjoy learning lots of different things in different ways ...

Science

Picture 1 Learning the names of adult and baby animals

Computing

Picture 1 Coding
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 1 Safer Internet Day
Picture 2
Picture 3

English

We like to read in our lovely book area. The animal puppets are very good at listening!

Our author this term is Mini Grey. We have enjoyed finding out facts about her and reading some of her stories.

Mathematics

Picture 1 How many squares can you make using 20 straws?
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!