We hope you have had a lovely and relaxing half term. This term is all about Islands. We will be learning about the Galapagos Islands and all the animals you can find there. We will be adding the web page to the website so you check what we will we be covering weekly. It will be saved under ‘Islands- Home Learning’.
Just a reminder we will be setting weekly work on Purple Mash and My Maths every Friday. You can email us through Purple Mash if you have any questions or need any support.
My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule:
A great opportunity to reflect upon how you feel during this very uncertain time and something to print and keep to explain to others in the future about your experiences. Remember you are part of history and will be able to teach the generations to come about what it is like living in isolation. Click the link below to download:
We have set up an email on Purple Mash (type in 2Email in the search bar). You can use that as a platform to contact your teachers if you have any questions and we will try our best to get back to you within the week. You should have received an email from us already!
Here are some fab educational websites to visit with your children:
Important notices re: school closure from Friday 20th March
Year 2 would like to share with you some useful resources and websites to help support the children while they are not in the classroom.
We will be using this webpage as our main point of communication for the children, so please check here every Friday for possible tasks to do at home. We will be updating ‘My Maths’ and ‘Purple Mash’ every Friday and children will have a week to complete their tasks. You have all received usernames and passwords to access these websites. Purple Mash has 100s of interactive games to support children with their learning and they can access these at any time.
Let’s make Learning Fun! This is a great opportunity for children to play, talk, learn something new and be creative at home. We encourage that you take this time to experiment with paint, cook a new dish with your child, complete a puzzle, let them teach you a new dance, build a den together, read a novel together and read a new peculiar spot at home. This is a unique opportunity to make memories even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Creating a timetable may be a great way to motivate and encourage children to learn. Here is an example of a daily timetable you could follow:
My Maths is an online maths programme. We will be able to set activities for your children to cover. https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Purple Mash logins have been provided and work will be sent each week – please keep an eye on your 2dos. https://www.purplemash.com/login/
Times Tables Rockstars – This is a great opportunity to be able to focus multiplication facts. Try and beat your high score!
Please continue to regularly read at home. Remember, reading to your child is just as important as listening them read to you.
– Oxford owl – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ offers a free Ebook library for parents and children to use.
– PhonicsPlay –https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ This site is allowing totally free access for phonic games and resources for parents to use.
– Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-2-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549911This is an excellent resource that teachers across the country use. They are offering a free one month trial for all parents and have fantastic packs to support children in all areas of their learning.
Homework: Have another go with ‘My Maths’. The children have been given a username and logins to access the website. This will eventually be a more eco-friendly way to send homework home. Have fun!
This week: The children have read the story ‘The Zoo. They have discussed the characters feelings through freeze frames and role play. They then explored the features of a diary entry ready to write their own entry from the perspective of a character in ‘The Zoo.’
Next week: The children will be recapping power of three, conjunctions and developing their understanding of questions and exclamation sentences.
Please remember to read with your children at home every day. Thank you
This week: The children developed their understanding of 3D shapes. They have identified the properties of 3D shapes and used mathematical vocabulary to describe them.
Next Week: The children will be developing their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Useful methods we will be working on this year:
Addition E.g 23+22=45
Partitioned columnar method:
Subtraction E.g. 46-13=33
E.g. 4 x 5=20
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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!
We have had an amazing World Book Week filled with lots of exciting activities. The children dressed up as their favourite book characters, wrote ambition poems in mini booklets and retold the story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ on comic strips. The children got to see an exclusive show starring the Hazelwood Year 2 teachers!
The children also took part in a workshop called ‘The Fearsome Giant and the Cedar Tree’ by Freshwater Theatre Company. Well done to all the children for taking part and showing their creativity this week.
We have had a jam-packed Science Week. The children have been surprised by the strength of eggs and the way that nature has designed them to withstand a significant amount of force. We carried out a variety of experiments, looking at the resilience of the eggs by storing them in a range of different liquids and exposing them to increments of force. We also looked at the correlation between various eggs and the birds that lay them, seeking patterns in nature. The children have also learned about the importance and impact of sourcing them from responsible free-range farms.
Maths Day 7.2.20
Year 2 had a fun-filled day using their maths skills in lots of investigations. They completed a class quiz on fractions, a skittles investigation and had the opportunity to share their Maths poem with the class.
Year 2 Science Workshop- Hands on Science ‘Kitten Rescue’ 16.1.20
We had a science workshop to test how to keep a kitten warm. We used different materials and lots of scientific equipment to investigate.
Online Safety Assembly
The children had a special assembly discussing the importance of how to keep safe online. Here are some helpful sites for parents and carers:
06.01.20 Big Bang– Dragon Egg Hunt
We went on an adventure around the school. We followed clues to find a mysterious egg in the secret garden. We think it’s a DRAGON EGG!
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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: Islands 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.