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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 Monday mornings.

Mrs Smith and Miss Parkin also help some children with their learning.

There are 20 children in our class – 12 boys and 18 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. Eco Warriers help us to look after our environment.

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

Picture 1 School Council
Picture 2 SMART Bots (computing)
Picture 3 Sports Council
Picture 4 Eco Warriers

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

STAR of the week - Ishmeet

READER of the week - Abu Bakar

MATHEMATICIAN of the week - Binta

smiley Well done!

Our Class Timetable

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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 will be given 'knowledge organisers' which will help them with vocabulary linked with out topics. Please practise these at home. 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. 


PE - children need to keep their PE kit in school.  For PE, we wear a yellow tee shirt, green shorts and 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
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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


Aound the World

in Eight Days



The Titanic

How does your 

garden grow?



Around the World in Eighty Days

We read the story of Phileas Fogg and his journey around the world. We have learnt the names of the continents and oceans.

In DT, we designed and made our own vehicle to travel around the world.

Our learning 

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


Searching for minibeasts...

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Picture 2 Learning the names of adult and baby animals
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Picture 1 Coding
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Picture 1 Safer Internet Day
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We like to read in our lovely book area. The animal puppets are very good at listening!


Our author this half term is Mary Hoffman. We are enjoying reading her books.

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Reading with friends is lots of fun!
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Picture 1 How many squares can you make using 20 straws?
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Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!