Our learning journey this half term is: Islands


Week Ending: Friday 13th July

In English:
This week: 
 We stepped into a mystical setting from the film Avatar and used drama to build the tableau. They focused on enriching their vocabulary using thesauruses and developing their descriptive techniques (e.g. similes, metaphorical language, adjectives etc.). We applied these skills to writing our own setting description in the third person. Children were challenged to experiment with sentence structures, using different sentence openers and conjunctions.

Next week: We will be writing instructions on how to survive Year 2 for the Year 1 children who will be moving up. They will present these to the classes next week.

In Maths: 

This week: We introduced the classes to capacity and temperature. They had the opportunity to measure using thermometers and measuring jugs/cylinders so that they could experience reading scales that go up in different intervals. They loved creating the magical potion!

Next Week: We will be practising and applying our times tables!


Also this week:

What a great time we had at Alexandra Palace! The children were great at peddling and steering the boats whilst the staff could put their feet up! We were really impressed at the children’s ability to spot the 12 landmarks from the view at the top of the hill in our quiz.

  In Spanish:  Year 2 children were practising the months of the year by singing  a song ‘ Los meses del año ‘ and completing various word puzzles to reinforce the spelling of the months.




Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:  
Marley, Rumeysa and Shuara
2O: Shayan, Leo, Iris, Anastasia, Tommy, Ava and Omar for excellent measuring in our potion making class! Harley for handwriting 🙂

2M: Urva, Maja, Makz and Princess



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

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



Autumn 1: Our Local Area

BIG BANG: A Mysterious Time capsule is found on Hazelwood Grounds!

The children and staff were puzzled when some peculiar items and photos were found around school. We worked together to raise questions that we had about the time capsule’s contents and noted any observations. The children were fantastic at deducing information from their observations; they explained what they showed us about our local area ‘back then’. We even thought about what we could put in our  own time capsule that would best represent Hazelwood and Palmers Green ‘now’.

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They absolutely loved baking cookies to raise money for the Friends of Broomfield Park!








We had such fun at Broomfield Park to celebrate our Learning Journey!


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Autumn 2: The Victorians

BIG BANG: The children looked fantastic in their Victorian schools. They learned a great deal about the differences in Victorian education, compared with modern schooling. Some loved wearing the dunce hat and pretending to be caned.












Spring 1: Dragons

BIG BANG: Something mysterious appeared in our nature garden… A DRAGON EGG! The office informed us of this on Friday morning and we went to investigate; we found plenty of peculiar, mysterious clues, such as: green and red substances, scales, an enormous foot print and a huge egg! Where did it come from? Why was it left? The children have been discussing properties of materials so that we can choose suitable ones to build a protective nest!

Science museum: 





Our wonderful dragon puppets:

World Book day was a success! The children all looked amazing so thank you for all getting involved. They particularly enjoyed reading with Year 5 buddies and sharing their wow words from their chosen stories. We’ve added some to our ‘Power of words’ displays to help us with our learning.

Our trip to the zoo!



Our Design and Technology project was to design and make a healthier alternative to the commercial pizza; they loved it!

Summer 1: Famous people

BIG BANG: Our Red carpet event was fantastic and the children all looked amazing! Thank you for making such a huge effort with their costumes. They thoroughly enjoyed: working with oil pastels to explore colour, shade and blending, a variety of activities in athletics and finally, using instruments in music lessons to follow and create a repeated pattern.

We thoroughly enjoyed having Florence Nightingale and supporting her in her journey to Scutari hospital. We had lots of fun making candle holders, lockets, job applications, sashes and medals. The children were great at stepping into role and becoming nurses, soldiers and various other employees of the hospital. We were really impressed with their investigative skills when they explored suitcase items to work out who the owner was.

Summer 2: Islands

That’s how it Galapagoes – The children did us proud in their spectacular performance.


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