Welcome to the amazing world of Year 2!

 

Our learning journey this half term is: Dragons

Week Ending: Friday 19th January

In English:
This week: 
We returned to narrative writing this week. Our focus text was ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ where the children began exploring half of the story by answering comprehension questions. They then wrote a prediction as to what they thought might happen next based on what they know about fairy tales. Eventually, they created a character description based on the main characters (Prince and Princess) and self-assessed their writing, using our star tips of the week.

Next week: Continuing with ‘The Paper Bag Princess’, the children will sequence the story and revisit story mountains. From this, they will edit and redraft parts of the story, adding adventurous vocabulary, descriptive language and different sentence types.

In Maths: 

This week:  We have returned to to subtraction this week and have recapped using the empty number line. The children were able to apply their learning through word problems; some children were able to use RUCSAC to answer more complex, multi-step problems.

Next Week: We will introduce money where children will have plenty of opportunities to play with coins and develop their understanding of their values. They will begin to make amounts using different variations of coins.

Also this week:

We had a great time at the Science Museum and we were so impressed with how sensible the children were when travelling to and from the venue! They completed a quiz about materials, had fun exploring the Wonderlab and got to watch a show all about electricity and the materials used!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great week back we’ve had Year 2! Well done for working so hard! 

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Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:
2R: Fin

2O: Cameron
2M: Todor

 

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PE
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:
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.

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OUR INCREDIBLE LEARNING JOURNEYS ARCHIVE

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!

 

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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!

 

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List of useful revision websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/member/organisation/dashboard/id/14729

List of  useful spelling websites: