Welcome to the Year 2 Web Page:
Our learning journey this half term is
: The Victorians

*Thursday 12th December: School Closed*

Friday 13th December: Christmas jumper day and Christmas Lunch

Class party: Monday 16th December

*******Party Time******* Children arrive at school in their uniform and can bring a change of clothes for the party.

Please remember NO NUTS in any of the party food. Thank you 🙂

Week Ending: Friday 13th December 2019


In English:

This week: This week the children have written a letter to Little John from the Victorian era. They have used the descriptive language to tell John how amazing Hazelwood school is.

Next week:  The children will be writing a poem.

Please remember to read with your children at home every day. Thank you

In Maths:

This week: This week the children have developed their understanding of 2D and 3D shapes. They discussed the properties and learnt mathematical vocabulary. E.g. Vertices, edges, faces, corners and sides.

Next Week: The children will develop their mental maths.

Useful methods we will be working on this year: 

Addition  E.g 23+22=45


Partitioned columnar method:







Subtraction  E.g.  46-13=33










Using arrays:

E.g. 4 x 5=20
x x x x x
x x x x x
x x x x x
x x x x x







Making amounts using different coins- 20p= 10p+10p   20p=5p+5p+5p+5p.

Remember to practise your number bonds at home! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Can you beat Ms Kyprianou’s score of 21? Good luck!

Times table Rockstars:

Carry on practising your times table rock stars and try to beat your scores!

How many coins can you collect?

Can you beat your record?


We will be giving out the children’s login details next week for Times Tables Rockstars 🙂


Good Luck Rock Stars!

Also this week:

Victorian Classrooms

WOW! We are amazed at all the Victorian classooms the children have made for their homework. Well done to all the children and thank you to all the adults at home that have helped. 



Christmas Hoops

Year 2 had lots of fun making and decorating their angels for our Christmas hoops. They used paper, glitter, ribbon, bows and a ping-pong ball to create a beautiful angel. What do you think of our final products?



Hanukah Assembly 28.11.19

Leah from year 5 came in to discuss Hanukkah with year 2. She showed as an amazing PowerPoint with lots of pictures and music. She discussed traditions and routines during Hanukkah and told us a little bit about why Jews celebrate it. Thank you Leah you are a STAR!

Anti-Bullying Assembly

This week the children attended an anti-bullying assembly which spoke about the effects of bullying.  The children learned the phrase ‘Stand Up Speak Up’ to remind them of how they can combat a bully.

Victorian Day 14.11.19

We stepped back in time and experienced a day in the life of a Victorian child. We came to school in old, Victorian clothes and sat in rows. We practised our writing, arithmetic and reading using chalk and slate. Every time an adult entered the room we had to stand up. Some children had to sit in the corner with a dunce hat because they answered a question wrong! Thankfully, Mrs Kilkenny decided to go back to modern day schools so our classrooms are now back to being lovely and colourful 

Victorian portraits

The children drew their own Victorian portraits in their Art books. They then created their own portraits using a black and white photo and a golden frame. They looked fabulous!

Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:  
2R: Lena and Kristi

2O: Alex and Jacob

2M: Finn and Rosie

Calling all Science-enthusiasts

Hazelwood’s Science week is coming up on the week beginning of January 27th 2020.
We’d love for any parents or members of the community, who have careers involving science or who simply have a passion for science, to come in and share this with our children! Our aim is to inspire the children and create a real ‘buzz’ for the subject with engaging, practical activities throughout the week.
If you think this could apply to you, please email the school or speak to Miss Hennessy directly.




Broomfield Park Trip 15.10.10

The sun finally came out for our trip to Broomfield Park. We had lots of fun exploring and drawing differ parts of the park.


The children have started to create their or William Turner inspired pantings. Using watercolours, they have painted a famous landscape that Turner has explored.

Cookie Sale 11.10.19

We had lots of fun making cookies for our cookie sale! We managed to raise lots of money for Broomfield Park and we are excited to write out our instructions next week in English.

National Poetry Day- Thursday 3rd October 2019

We had a fantastic poetry day this week. As a class, the children wrote a poem  on truth and then performed it in their tree assemblies. We were very impressed with all the poems Year 2 brought it. They even got a chance to read their poems to year 1. Well done Year 2, you are all poets!



*********************************   REMINDERS & NOTICES  *********************************

PE: The days that your child will need to have their full PE kit in school are as follows;
2R: Tuesday and Wednesday
2O: Tuesday and Wednesday
2M: Wednesday and Thursday


Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Our Local Area (Palmers Green)
Autumn 2:
The Victorians
Spring 1: Dragons (materials)
Spring 2:
 All Around the World
Summer 1: Famous people
Summer 2:
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas / topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

If you will be available to support us at any point this year, please see the office to complete a DBS check as it is not possible for you to accompany us without one. You will also need to do an induction with Mrs Gannon. Thank you again for your amazing support.



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