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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 are voting for who we would like to represent our class.  Details to be announced soon ...

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

STAR of the week - Malaika

READER of the week - Melissa

MATHEMATICIAN of the week - M.Noor

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
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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

 

Ourselves

 

Festivals

Tell me a

story...

What are

things made

from?

Town and

Country

Homes

Toys 

and

Puppets

 

Ourselves

We will be learning all about us and linking it with science, history and geography.

In art, we will be learning how to sketch portraits. We will also look at and compare the portrait work of Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso. 

Our learning last year

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

Science

Picture 1 We sorted animals and their habitats.
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We chose our own ways to sort different minibeasts...

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Computing

Picture 1 Coding
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Picture 1 Safer Internet Day
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English

Picture 1 Paired reading with Reception.
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Mathematics

Picture 1 Developing our problem solving skills.
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Picture 7 We sorted these objects in different ways.
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Picture 1 How many squares can you make using 20 straws?
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Problem solving activities involving 2D and 3D shapes.

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

Remembrance Day

We followed instructions to make poppies.

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National Poetry Day - 6th October 2016

We performed this poem in our assembly ...

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No Pens Day

We enjoyed playing maths games with each other.

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Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday

We celebrated this special day by looking at the book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.  We dressed up as characters from the story and also make some chocolate rice krispie cakes.

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