Our learning journey this half term is: The Victorians


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Week Ending: Friday 14th December 2018

The year 2 party will be next week: Monday 17th December.

Children can bring a change of party clothes to wear for it. There will be a class list of party food and snacks on your class window 🙂

In English:
This week: 
 The children watched Mary Poppins as a year group. They then wrote a character description for Mary or Burt. The children used lots of descriptive language in their character description including: power of three, noun phrases, similes, alliteration and conjunctions to extend their sentences.

Next week: The children will looking at spelling rules for different suffixes.

In Maths:

This week: This week the children have developed their understanding of division. They have used a number line to divide. The children then moved on to identifying and describing at the properties of 2D shapes

Next Week: The children will be working on their mental maths.

Useful methods to practise at home:

Number lines:


Addition  E.g 23+22=45



Subtraction  E.g.  46-13=33









Multiplication using arrays:

E.g. 4 x 5=20
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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 19? Good luck!

Also this week;

The children had a special assembly on Judaism. Leah from year 4 told us the story of Hannukah and showed us lots of different objects used for this festival. The children then answered questions and made their own dreidels.























The children have been looking at past and present tense verbs. We have been applying the appropriate spelling rules for words that end with the suffixes ‘ed’ and ‘ing’.

The children know that if a verb ends with a vowel and then a consonant you double the consonant 🙂


hop –>hopped

skip –> skipped

hop –> hopping

skip–> skipping

Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:  
2R: Pascal

2O: Alice

2M: Haroon

Ragged School Trip:

We had a fantastic time at the Ragged School. All the children were dressed up as Victorians and explored what life would be like for children in the past.

The first workshop was about a girl called Polly. We listened to her story and learnt how tough life was for Victorian children.

We time travelled back to 1888 for our second workshop. We experienced a glimpse of Victorian life in a school.

























Big Bang: Victorian Day

Tuesday 6th November

Our Big Bang was fantastic! The children came into school dressed as Victorian children and experienced a typical day in the life of a Victorian child. The children worked on the 3 R’s – reading, writing and arithmetic. The children sat in rows and did all their work on chalk boards.

We had a great day but have decided Modern day schools are much better than Victorian schools!







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

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



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.


Autumn 1: Our Local Area:

Broomfield Park trip:

Thankfully, the sun came out for trip to Broomfield Park! We had a fantastic time exploring the different areas and learnt lots of new things. We were able to:

-have a tour of the orchard

-saw some pond dipping

-saw real life beehives

-played on the equipment

It was a jam packed day but we loved it! Thank you to the ‘Friends of Broomfield Park’ for showing us around 🙂

The children made delicious cookies with raisins, sprinkles and golden decorations. We had so much fun making them for our cookie sale and have managed to raise £63 for ‘Friends of Broomfield Park’! Thank you to everyone who bought a cookie- they were all gone in just 10 minutes!


Monday 10th September:

Big Bang:








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