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Year 2 - Maple and Hazel

Welcome to Year 2

Hazel and Maple Class Page

Teacher: Mrs Mathews and Miss Simpson

Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Haupt, Mrs Bole & Mr Read




Reading everyday. Make sure you get your reading record signed!

Spelling investigation to practice for weekly spelling test.

Ninjas to practice number bonds and times tables. 

Projects are ongoing for the term. 


                       P      R     I     D     E    

               Positivity           Respect      Integrity      Diversity     Endeavour


All pupils at Northdown Primary are divided into five houses, each one representing one of our core values. Everyday each child can earn pride points to contribute towards their house. At the beginning of each week we will celebrate the winning house in our celebration assembly.


Over the course of the year we will cover several different topics such as Roald Dahl stories, the Great Fire of London, Explorers, Africa and much more. On our class page we will be posting information, pictures and lots of other exciting things so you can see what wonderful learners we are.

Term 3: Colour Chaos: 

Throughout this term we will be looking at 3 main artists: Kandinsky, Mondrian and Miro!


We will be exploring abstract art and creating our own versions of the different styles of work!


In literacy we will be looking at the story Mr Majeika written by Humphey Carpenter!

Ask your child what problems Mr Majeika faces throughout his time at St Bartys Primary school!


We will be creating new narratives changing characters, settings and problems! We will also be looking at diary entries, letters and instructional writing!


In maths, we will be recapping addition and subtraction introducing the column method to solve different problems. We will also be recapping multiplication and division using arrays! Further into the term we will be looking at the value of money and identifying the coins in the UK currency. 

Term 2: The Great Fire of London:

Throughout this topic we  explored the events of The Great Fire of London. We found out about the sequence of events. Ask your child when The Great Fire of London started and who was to blame? 


During our topic lessons we discussed the type of materials used to build the houses in 1666, we then created some houses and set fire to London. We saw how the wind can help a fire to spread quickly. 


In literacy we  started  the term focusing on a book called: The Baker's Boy and The Great Fire of London.

We wrote short narratives, creating our own problem and resolutions to our stories. Ask your child who their characters could be and what their problem and resolution is?



In maths we started the term recapping- addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We  then  moved onto fractions of shape and fractions of amounts. Finally we started to look at telling the time with 15 minute intervals! Ask you child if they can tell you the time!


During Outdoor Learning Day (Wednesday 6th November) in maths we took our learning outside and used the leaves to make arrays for division!

Term 1: Roald Dahl


Throughout this topic we read and explored many books written by Roald Dahl. During our carpet sessions we read; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda. As a class we all enjoyed the stories written by Roald Dahl and the 250 new words he also created. As the term went on we enjoyed learning facts about Roald Dahl and his family.


In literacy at the start of the term we focused on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

We looked at the different dilemmas that happen throughout the story and the different characters they happen too. We then created our own character with their own dilemma. Ask your child what their dilemma was?

We also got to design our own chocolate wrapper and create our own chocolate bar during our topic lessons.


After this, we then focused on The BFG:

After reading the story and discussing the thoughts and feelings of the main character Sophie, we wrote our own diary entries using first person. We described the dream wave and created our own giants. 

In topic we designed and created our own dream catchers and dream jars.  


In maths we focused on: addition and subtraction on a number line, multiplication and division using arrays and then the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. 


We had a Roald Dahl Day- we could dress up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters and completed some Roald Dahl Science! 


Year Two Common Exception Words


As you are aware reading is such an important part of your child's learning so here is a list of the year two common exception words. It would be helpful if you could practice reading and spelling them with your child.


Door, Floor, Poor, Because, Find, Kind, Mind, Behind, Child, Children, Wild, Climb, Most, Only, Both, Old, Cold, Gold, Every, Great, Break, Steak, Pretty, Beautiful, After, Fast, Last, Past, Father, Class, Grass, Pass, Plant, Path, Bath, Hour, Improve, Sure, Sugar, Eye, Could, Should, Would, Who, Whole, Any, Many, Clothes, Busy, People, Water, Again, Half, Money, Parents, Christmas, Everybody, Even.