Welcome to Hazel Class!
Meet our teaching team.
Left to right – Mrs Jones (Class Teacher Mon – Wed), Mrs Harlow (Class Teacher Thur & Fri), Mrs Buchan (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Karas-Ball (Learning Support Assistant).
Greetings and welcome to Hazel class. We are a friendly, inquisitive class who love to explore and ask questions about the world around us. Here on our class page, you will find out about a day in the life of a year 2 child at Mrs Bland’s, as well as the topics we will cover throughout the year.
Each morning, we start our day with a reading, writing or maths challenge. This helps us to settle quickly down to work and get our brains ticking. Next, we join the rest of the school for collective worship. We love to come together to learn about our theme for the week.
After assembly, we split in to groups for spellings and reading comprehension. We learn about different spelling rules, reading strategies and practice answering comprehension questions in detail.
Next, we have maths. In our maths lessons we love to use concrete and pictorial resources to help with our learning. We love speaking about the maths we do with our partners and making connections with other areas of learning.
After break and a healthy snack, we start English. We love to learn about different text types and their key features. In year 2 we learn to write narratives, poetry, recounts and many more. We put a lot of effort into making sure our writing is neat and spelt correctly.
Just before lunch we listen to our class story. Listening to our teachers read exciting and engaging books is our favourite part of the day.
In year 2, every afternoon is different. Throughout the week we take part in so many lessons, including history and geography, science, and computing. At Mrs Bland’s we are also lucky enough to do outdoor learning (forest school) once a week. We learn how to build fires, stay safe in nature and different ways of building using natural materials.
We are hard-workers in Hazel class!
Our topics throughout the year are:
Autumn 1 – Towers & Turrets
Autumn 2 – Beat, Band, Boogie
Spring 1 – Muck, Mess & Mixtures
Spring 2 – Enchanted Garden
Summer 1 – Wriggle & Crawl
Summer 2 – Age of Discovery
- PE with our sports coach Danny Williams is on Tuesday morning.
- Dance or Gymnastics is on Wednesday afternoon.
- Outdoor learning is on Monday afternoon.
We suggest that the children bring in their PE kits and outdoor learning clothes on a Monday and are left in school for the week, just in case there are any changes.
PE kit includes; navy shorts, coloured PE t-shirt (ask your child’s class teacher which house they are in), navy tracksuit top and bottoms (essential for outdoor PE), spare socks, plimsolls or trainers and ear tape if needed.
Outdoor learning clothing includes; wellington boots, waterproof coat, and trousers.
Everyday essentials include; a book bag and water bottle. We encourage the children not to bring in big backpacks as we are limited on space in our cloakrooms.
Please ensure that all items are clearly named.
We always welcome and appreciate parental support with individual reading, outdoor learning and trips/visits so please do let us know if you would like to help out regularly or even just occasionally. If you have any expertise related to any of our topics this year, and you would like to share your knowledge with the children, we would be delighted to hear from you too.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Jones, Mrs Harlow, Mrs Buchan and Mrs Karas-Ball