Welcome to Hazel Class!
Left to right- Mrs Corker (Class Teacher), Mrs Marshall (T.A. Mon - Wed and Thur-Fri mornings) Mrs Karas-Ball (T.A, Thur -Fri afternoons),
We have lots of exciting things planned for this year which we can’t wait to share with you!
We have created this short video for you see the route from the school gate into your new class, (but don't worry we'll be there to guide you and show you the way too). We have some fantastic topics and activities planned and there are lots of exciting and challenging things for us to learn and discover together.
Our main topics in Year 2 will be:
Autumn Term 1- Towers, Tunnels and Turrets (Castles)
Autumn 2- Beat Band Boogie (Music)
Spring Term 1- Muck, Mess and Mixtures (Art/Science)
Spring 2- The Scented Garden (Plants)
Summer Term 1- Wriggle and Crawl (Minibeasts)
Summer 2 – The Age Of Discovery (History)
Drop everything and READ
We had a great time during our recent book week finding our favourite books and authors and dressing up as our favourite characters.
Term 5 Topic (Summer term 1)
Our topic for this half term is ‘Wriggle and Crawl’. We’ll be doing lots of work all about minibeasts, including having a go at writing our very own riddles about them. We’ll also be learning about the different habitats of animals and minibeasts, which ties in perfectly with our very exciting trip to Thatcham Discovery Centre! As well as all that, we’ll be investigating and comparing the lifecycles of different creatures. In ICT, we’ll be learning all about algorithms and in PE, we’ll be learning to country dance, ready to display our skills at the Burghfield May Fair!
This half-term, our PE and Outdoor learning sessions will remain the same:
Indoor PE on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a named yellow PE t-shirt, navy shorts, spare socks and plimsoles or trainers.
Outdoor PE with Danny on a Thursday afternoon. As always, please ensure that your child has the following named items in their PE kit:
- Navy shorts,
- yellow PE t-shirt,
- navy tracksuit top and bottoms (essential for outdoor PE),
- spare socks,
- plimsolls or trainers (essential for outdoor PE).
We will be having our outdoor learning session on a Friday afternoon.
Please send the children into school wearing suitable clothing for this (warmer clothes in winter, such as long tops and trousers/leggings/tracksuit bottoms and wellies/old trainers, raincoats and water-proof trousers).
Chinese New Year
We had a brilliant time creating Chinese dragons, masks and signs. It was all so colourful, we learnt a lot about Chinese culture, food and history.
We continue to appreciate offers of help, so if you would like to listen to children reading or help with our outdoor learning, please do let us know. If you have any expertise related to our topic this term that you would like to share with the children, we would also be delighted to hear from you!
Many thanks for your continued support, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you are unsure of.
Hazel Class Team