Welcome to Year 2!

This term’s Learning Journey is…

All Around The World

New Notices and Reminders

Home Learning: Home Learning will be in the home learning book this week. Please also continue to encourage your child to read and play Times Table Rock Stars. Many thanks!

Food Technology Lesson: The children will be making pizzas on Friday 20th May during our D&T lesson. Please can you provide your child with 1 option from the following: a pepper, a mushroom or a hand full olives. Please bring these in on Thursday 19th May

Trip to Buddhist Temple: We will be visiting a Buddhist Temple on Thursday 19th May (2M) and Thursday 26th May (2O & 2R). Please check your diaries to see if you are able to accompany us on the above dates. We really appreciate your support! More information about this trip will follow soon.

Practising Spanish at home: Our wonderful Spanish Teacher Senora McColgan, would like the children to continue practising their language skills at home. Please visit the Language Angels website, then click on Login ⇒ click on Pupil Games ⇒ Username: spyear2 ⇒ Password: 2. Here they can listen to songs and play interactive vocabulary game. Please click here to be taken to the website.

The Big Battery Hunt: If you have any old batteries at home, your child can bring them to school where they will be recycled. Thank you!

National Poetry Day Competition:
There were so many fabulous entries for our National Poetry Day competition! You can find an online gallery of all the shortlisted entries here…

Shortlisted entries 

The overall winners in each category were:

Year 1 & 2: Jago Buckley (2R)
Year 3 & 4: Eliza Forbes (3O)
Year 5 & 6: Sasha Barrett (5R)


This week’s spelling words:

  • steak
  • beautiful
  • past
  • these
  • began
  • say

If you need some ideas for how to support your child to practise their spelling words, click here.

Click here for the complete lists of Year 2 High Frequency and Common Exception Words.

This week’s learning outcomes:

English: How to find gold by Viviane Schwarz

• To apply the features of a diary entry.

Maths: Position and Direction

• Making patterns with shapes
• End of Unit Assessment

Reading: Lifecycle of a frog by Rachel Clarke

Text type: Non-fiction
Skill (VIPERS): Sequence

Repeat Reminders and Notices

Arrival expectation: Children are expected to arrive between 8:45am and 8:55am and go straight to their classroom from the playground.

Classroom locations:

2M is located in Rowan building

2O is located in Oak building

2R is located in Maple building

Pick up time: The school day ends at 3:15pm for all children. Please pick your child up promptly from the below locations or notify the office if you are running late.

2O pick up area: External door in the Pencil Playground

2R pick up area: Maple building entrance onto Year 1 & 2 Playground

2M pick up area: In front of the Potter’s Shed on the Year 3 & 4 Playground

Lunch: Please ensure you have provided a packed lunch or have ordered a school lunch online.

Water bottles: Please provide your child with a water bottle with their name on it.

Uniform: Please ensure your child is wearing the correct school uniform in line with Hazelwood’s policy.

Book bag: Please ensure that your child returns any school books and brings in their reading record as soon as possible.

NO NUTS policy: We are a nut free school so please do not provide your child with any snacks that contain nuts or may contain nuts.

Belongings: Please ensure that all your child’s belongings are clearly marked with their name and class so that they do not get lost.

Newsletter: Please check your emails every other week for the newsletter from Mr Newham. If you have not been receiving the newsletter, please speak to the office.

PE Days: 

2M: Tuesday and Wednesday

2R &2O: Tuesday and Thursday

PE Kits: On their PE day, children should come to school dressed in their PE kits. The PE kit should consist of:

White t-shirt
Black/navy joggers
Black/navy shorts

Home Learning Expectations

Daily reading: Children are expected to read every day for at least ten minutes. Please could parents comment at least 3 times a week in the yellow reading records. This helps the teachers monitor their reading progress.

Year 2 Statutory Spelling Words: Children are expected to practise six different spelling words a week using a variety of different methods and games.

Times Table Rock Stars: The children can now start practising their 2, 5 and 10 times tables on Times Table Rock Stars. This website is a fun way to help children gain number fluency.

Home Learning: Home learning will be set every Friday and needs to be handed in by the following Tuesday. This will either be online or in your child’s home learning book.

Home Learning

Purple Mash

My Maths

Times Table Rock Stars

Access: If your child has lost their password or you are having trouble accessing the work, contact the office or the class teacher directly.

Self-isolation: If your child has to self-isolate, the class teacher will provide learning on the above platforms that will follow the learning taking place at school.

Home Learning Suggested Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
15 minutes Reading Reading Reading Reading Reading
10 minutes Times Table Rock Stars Times Table Rock Stars Times Table Rock Stars Times Table Rock Stars
10 minutes Spelling Practise Spelling Practise Spelling Practise Spelling Practise
20 minutes Home Learning Activity

Maths written methods

Addition: Number Line

Number Line

46 – 18 = 28


2 x 4 = 8

2 groups of 4 equals 8


12 ÷ 3 = 4

Useful Websites

Year 2 topics coming up:

Autumn 1: Our Local Area
Autumn 2: Dragons
Spring 1: The Victorian Era
Spring 2: Victorian Inventions
Summer 1: All Around The World
Summer 2: Islands

Year 2 teachers introduce themselves:

2M’s teacher and Year Group Leader: https://vimeo.com/574879381/ec23959300

2O’s teacher: https://vimeo.com/575389464/55c506c715

2R’s teacher: https://vimeo.com/575403855/076053a587