Welcome to the Year 2 Web Page:

Autumn 2

Our learning journey this half term is: The Victorians

On Friday 20th November we will be having a ‘Victorian Day’. Please see the letter attached below for more information:

Victorian day letter


Phonics Screening Check:

Next week, the children will completing their phonics screening check. They will be applying their phonics knowledge to segment and blend real and alien words. The screening check will be on Monday.



Art Research

Set: Friday 27th November

Due: Wednesday 2nd December

With support from your adult, research your cultural background and any images that represent it e.g. emblems, plants, animals, patterns. Record these on the template provided and write some sentences to describe them. We will use this in our Art work later this term 🙂



Year 2 will start receiving spelling homework. They will bring home a complete list of the Year 2 common exception words. They will also have a sheet to help them practice this weeks chosen words. Each week, they will bring home a list of ten new words from the main list. They have been shown how to use this sheet to practice spelling. They have also been encouraged to practise the words on a piece of paper before attempting the homework.

***We have stuck in the children’s Google classroom login details and given you a step by step of how to log in. You do not need to do anything with this information now we are just preparing for the future.***


Times Tables Rock Stars:

Here is a step by step on how to access the website:


Have fun!




We will be sending homework through online platforms. E.g. Purple Mash, My Maths.

The children have been given reading books to read at home. Please make sure you read with your children every day 🙂


Week Ending: Friday 27th November 2020

In English: 

This week: The children have written ‘Ruby’s Worry’. They have used the power of three, adverbs and conjunctions in the their work.

Next week: The children will explore informal letters.

Please remember to read with your children at home every day. Thank you

In Maths: 

This week: The children have been developing their understanding of subtraction. They have used number lines to subtract. See example below:











Next Week: The children will be developing their understanding of division.

Phonics: Recap of phase 5 sounds

We have also started reading alien words!

Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:

2R: Isobel and Alexandra
2O: Lorraine and Taomi
2M: Rohat and Persie


*****************PE IS ON THURSDAY*****************

All year 2 classes will have PE every Thursday. The children will be expected to come to school dressed in their PE kits. They will wear their kits all day.

Reminder of PE Kit:

Plain white t shirt
Navy/black shorts or jogging bottoms

Useful methods we will be working on this year: 

Addition  E.g 23+22=45






Partitioned columnar method:








Subtraction  E.g.  46-13=33











Using arrays:

E.g. 4 x 5=20
x x x x x
x x x x x
x x x x x
x x x x x







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!

How many coins can you collect?

Can you beat your record?



Good Luck Rock Stars!



Autumn 2:

Victorian Day 20.11.20

We dressed up for Victorian day. We experienced a typical day in a Victorian school with the 3 R’s: reading, writing and arithmetic. We then explored different Victorian toys and games and read through some fun non-fiction books on the strict Victorians.


We looked at examples of different Victorian toys. We then made our own Jack-in the box to play with.




Autumn 1:

The children have made funky bookmarks. Have a look at their amazing work!




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


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.



List of useful revision websites:



Please take a look at the PowerPoint below for extra information on Year 2:

Meet the team