Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 21st July 2022

What we have been learning this week...

It has been another very busy week in Hazel Class. The children have written their own story based on a picture stimulus, they have revised some of the core maths skills such as addition of two digit numbers and division and so much more! 

Thank you so much to all the parents/carers of Hazel Class children for all your support this year. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to teach your children, it has been a wonderful year! I can't wait to hear about all the things that the children achieve in Cedar Class.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

More DT week photos!!

      

 

 

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

                               

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 15th July 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have had another very busy week! It has been our DT week and the children have been making their very own salad and fruit sticks, whilst learning how to prepare different fruits and vegetables safely. As well, the children have been continuing to write setting descriptions in English and in Maths the children have been practising their three times tables.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

The children really enjoyed making their salads in DT!

  

How you can help...

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

Answers to these book talk questions can be included in the comment box, in your child's reading record.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

 

 Shrirang - for showing hope and friendship by being so positive about all of his learning experiences and for seeing challenges as great opportunities.

Dorothy - for showing courage by working hard in lessons even when she has found a task a little bit tricky to begin with.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week: 

Jameson - for putting a huge amount of effort into reading both at home and at school.
Juliana - for the huge amount of effort that she has been putting into her artwork recently.

 

What we will be learning next week...

Next week it is our final week in School. In English the children will be writing a creative story based on a picture stimulus and in Maths the children will be problem solving using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week.  Please ensure that this week's homework is returned to school no later than Wednesday 20th July. 

 

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
                          

8th July 2022

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 8th July 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have been VERY busy! The children have been re-capping setting descriptions ahead of having a go of writing their own and in Maths the children have been learning the three-times-table. They have also completed their Geography unit of work by answering their end of unit 'big question' and they have learnt the names for the public and private parts of their body. The children have also had Sports Day, Move Up Morning and the Bus Launch to enjoy with the Summer Fair this afternoon to look forward to!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

The children really enjoyed taking part in Sports Day!

           

How you can help...

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

Answers to these book talk questions can be included in the comment box, in your child's reading record.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Lauren - for showing courage  during sports day by giving things a go and remembering that it's all about having fun and taking part.

Isaac - for showing hope and friendship by making an effort to be really kind to those around him. 

 

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week: 

Mela - for trying really hard to improve her reading skills. All that effort is starting to pay off, well done Mela!

Locke for putting lots of thought into his writing before starting and for meticulously checking his work so that he can constantly improve it. 

What we will be learning next week...

Next week it is DT week! During our DT week the children will be learning how to prepare different fruits and vegetables in order to make two final products! Most of our lessons will be linking to this theme, next week.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week.  Please ensure that this week's homework is returned to school no later than Wednesday 13th July. 

 

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 1st July 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have been working on their story writing skills by writing their big write. I have been reading them over the past couple of days and I am very impressed! In Maths the children having been using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) when answering questions about mass and volume as well as revising their knowledge of temperature. In Geography this week the children had the opportunity to look through some of the fantastic maps and atlases that we have in our school library. They then learnt some facts about London and compare this city with Cambridge. We have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk including discussing our book talk question of the week which was 'Which two books would merge brilliantly?'

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

The children put a HUGE amount of effort into planning their big writes (in map form) ahead of our writing lesson, this week. They also enjoyed reading some maps in Geography.

    

How you can help...

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

Answers to these book talk questions can be included in the comment box, in your child's reading record.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Aarohi - for showing friendship by going out of her way to be kind to those around her this week.

Wilf - for showing hope by bringing lots of smiles and positivity to our classroom this week. He has shown great enthusiasm for everything that we have been learning about too.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

 

Jerusha - for putting a lot of effort into her Geography work this week.
Angus - for putting a huge amount of effort into all his written work this week and for showing great focus too!

 

What we will be learning next week...

Next week in English the children will be writing a setting description based on the book that we are currently reading in class. In Maths, the children will be using their knowledge of times tables to problem solve. In PSHE the children will be naming body parts as part of their 'changing me' unit of work and in Geography the children will be answering their 'big question' to complete their unit of work about villages, towns and cities.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week.  Please ensure that this week's homework is returned to school no later than Wednesday 6th July. 

 

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 24th June 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have been writing another poem this week all about 'three good things'. In Maths, the children have been revising their money and time knowledge, as well as their times tables. In Geography, the children have now learnt about a village (Bourn), town (Cambourne) and city (Cambridge). They have learnt about the key characteristics of all these places too. We have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk, including a discussion about our book talk question of the week which was 'Tell us about a moment in a book that made you laugh out loud.' I kept this book question up for a second week because there were so many books that the children wanted to discuss!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We had a wonderful time at the Botanic Gardens today! Thank to all the parent helpers who joined us.

     

How you can help...

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

Answers to these book talk questions can be included in the comment box, in your child's reading record.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Sam. T - for showing hope by engaging his classmates in some excellent conversations about books and making recommendations to them about new books that they might like.

Tanmaya - for showing hop by being very helpful and kind in and around our classroom, this week.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

 Millie - for putting a huge amount of effort into her reading - keep up the great work Millie!

Elynn - for putting lots of effort into improving her writing so far, this term.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, the children will be practising their story writing skills and in Maths they will be revising their knowledge of different units of measure. As well as so much more!

NOTICES

Home-learning:

The children in Hazel Class have not been given any homework today (Friday 24th June 2022).

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

17th June 2022

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 17th June 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have been writing poems about magic pebbles whilst also revising their  knowledge of poem patterns and rhyming words. In Maths, the children have been re-capping how to find fractions of shapes and numbers, as well as revising their knowledge of properties of shape. Hazel Class also really enjoyed their- additional PE lesson on Tuesday led by Alistair Patrick-Heselton, a truly inspiring person.  We have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk, including a discussion about our book talk question of the week which was 'Tell us about a moment in a book that made you laugh out loud.'

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 We really enjoyed our Maths work this work, solving money problems using the coins!

    

How you can help...

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

Answers to these book talk questions can be included in the comment box, in your child's reading record.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

 

Severn - for showing friendship by going above and beyond in order to be kind and helpful to all those around him this week.
Yasmin - for showing hope and friendship by being an exceptionally supportive member of the class, this week.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Myra - for putting a huge amount of effort into ensuring that the presentation of all her written work is her best.

Henry - for the effort that he has put into his reading this term. Henry has continued to challenge himself with his reading and now the effort is paying off!

 

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, the children will be writing another poem and practising their reading comprehension skills. In Maths, they will be revising their knowledge of time. It is also our school trip next week, which we are all really looking forward to! 

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. The first pieces of homework for this half-term have now been sent home with you child. Please ensure that this are returned to school no later than Wednesday 22nd June.

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

27th May 2022

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 10th June 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have continued to practise their writing skills by writing an explanation text about how rainbows are formed, as well as learning about the different ways that they can word question sentences. In Maths, the children have been working on adding and subtracting two-digit numbers, the emphasis has been on the methods that they can use to work out these answers. In Science, the children have been learning about germination and the children also started their final unit of work in Geography which is a topic based on the local area, whereby the class will learn about villages, towns and cities. Hazel Class have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk including answering our book talk question of the day which was: 'Which book has the best map? Why?' 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class have enjoyed working on their reading comprehension skills again, as well as learning how to answer questions in full sentences, with detail.

       

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

Answers to these book talk questions can be included in the comment box, in your child's reading record.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Callum - For showing courage by believing in himself and his own abilities more, this week. You can do it Callum, keep up the great work!

Rocco - for showing hope and friendship by working with other people in his class this week and being a very supportive member of the class.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

 Ranaldo - for putting a huge amount of effort into his written work this week. He is really working hard to improve his handwriting!

Forrest - for the excellent content and presentation of his Geography work, this week.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, the children will be revising their knowledge of poetry in English and will end the week by writing their own poem. In Maths, the children will be revising their knowledge of fractions and money. In Geography, the class will be learning about what makes Cambourne a town and in Science, they will be learning about deciduous and evergreen trees. 

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. The first pieces of homework for this half-term have now been sent home with you child. Please ensure that this are returned to school no later than Wednesday 15th June.

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

27th May 2022

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 27th May 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have been writing explanation texts about plants. In Maths, the children have been challenging themselves to complete two-step word problems relating to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In History, the children completed their unit of work by answering this half-term's big question. They have also continued to enjoy lots of story and book-talk sessions, including answering our book talk question of the week which was 'What is your favourite poem and why?'. This question has been extended over several weeks so that the children could really think about their answers.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class enjoyed celebrating the Jubilee, outside, with the rest of the school!

   

    

How you can help...

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Cameron - For showing hope and friendship by spreading joy and kindness around our classroom - Cameron has been making sure everyone is smiling this week!
Adrian - for showing hope and courage by approaching all tasks with positivity and determination. 

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Lauren - for challenging herself during swimming lessons, this week.
Sam. B - For facing some challenges this week with positivity and remembering that mistakes are all part of the learning process. 

 

What we will be learning next week...

Next week it is half-term! Thank you for all your continued support and I look forward to welcoming your children back to school for their final half-term in Year Two!

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. There will be no home-learning over half-term.

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

20th May 2022

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 20th May 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, the children in Hazel Class have been working hard revising their core skills in both Maths and English. In Maths, they also came up with their own Maths games after being inspired by one that they played during lessons, called 'Dotty Six'. In Science, the children learnt about the life-cycle of a plant and they then re-created this using tissue paper and lots of team-work!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class enjoyed lots more story and book talk outside and we have all enjoyed discussing the beautiful colours of plants at this time of year, linking to our Science unit of work about plants.

   

How you can help...

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Aarohi - for showing friendship by being very kind to those around her this week.

Jerusha - for showing hope by focusing and listening very carefully to whole-class instructions this week.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Mela - for putting a huge amount of effort into reading both at home and at school.

Shrirang - for working extremely hard during our Science lessons this week.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, the children in Hazel Class will be working on answering word problems, using efficient strategies, in Maths, that cover topics such as addition of two-digit numbers and multiplication and division. In English, they are going to be writing an explanation text about the life-cycle of a plant. 

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you.

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

13th May 2022

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 13th May 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have been writing a newspaper report about a strange event that occurred in our classroom on Tuesday. When the children arrived at school, they found pretend lollipops in their pencil pots and in their pencil cases! They also found 3 golden tickets that had been hidden around the room and if that wasn't strange enough Mrs. Tagger and Miss Nutland also found Golden Tickets in their classrooms too! We were all very excited so got the task of writing a newspaper report that told everyone about the key facts, straight away! In Maths this week, the children have been learning about other units of measurement such as millilitres, litres, grams and kilograms. In Computing, the children produced a leaflet about how to stay safe when searching the internet. The weather this week has also allowed us to have some of our story and book talk time, outside in the sunshine! The book talk question of the week was: 'What is your favourite poem and why?'

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week the children have enjoyed book talk outside in the sunshine as well as book talk inside the classroom, with the fireplace crackling, on those days when the weather hasn't been so nice! They also enjoyed playing a Maths number bond game

 

             

How you can help...

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Elynn - for showing friendship by being an exceptionally kind and helpful member of the class.

Myra - for showing courage by facing challenges with a growth mindset.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Ranaldo - for challenging himself when writing his newspaper report. He is so proud of his work which is great to see!

Adrian - for challenging himself to improve his joined-up handwriting this week.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, the children will be revising their knowledge of the four main functions in Maths and in English, the children will be working on their reading comprehension skills. In History, the children will be revising their knowledge of influential people and in Science the children will be learning about the life cycle of plants.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you.

Miss Hensleigh's email:khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

6th May 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 6th May 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Hazel Class the children have been making their own 'chocolate inventions' using resources from our school field and lots of imagination! They have come up with some delicious ideas. After making the new 'chocolatey treats' they had to write a diary entry about their experiences of making their new inventions. In Maths, the children have been learning about how to write about and describe the turns and movements that an object makes. In History, the children have been learning about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and in Science the class drew their own flowers and then labelled the parts of the plants, with the super challenge being to describe what role each part of the plant plays. The children also enjoyed answering the book talk question of the week, which was: 'What is the scariest scene you have read in a book and why?'

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week the class have enjoyed challenging themselves with their morning Maths work:

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How you can help...

Please ensure your child completes and brings in their homework every week. Please also ensure that your child's reading book comes into school every day​.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Isla - for showing hope and courage by having a growth mindset and challenging herself in lessons, this week.

 

Severn - for showing hope by being incredibly positive towards all aspects of his learning, this week.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Charlotte - for keeping on going and not giving up when things got a bit tricky in Maths this week!

Sophie - for putting lots of effort into her English work this week.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week the children will be writing a newspaper report in English. In Maths, they will be learning about units of measurement such as: kilograms, grams and liters. In Science, the children will be learning about what plants need to grow well and will begin our very own class bean-growing experiment. There will also be lots of story and book talk, as well as so much more!

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 29th April 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Hazel Class we have been learning about imperative verbs and how to use them in our writing. This has also enabled us to recap on the four different sentence types too. In Maths, we have been learning about two units of measurement (cm and m). The children have been learning how to read rulers to the nearest cm and they have had a go at measuring objects, in our classroom, that are longer than 1m too. The children have also been comparing and ordering lengths. In History, we started our new unit of work about Rosa Parks where the children learnt who she was and then made their own fact-file about her. We have also all enjoyed lots of story and book talk this week including answering our book talk question of the week which was 'If you could go into any story for a meal, which would you choose and why?' We all got very hungry thinking about our answers!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class have enjoyed learning how to measure classroom objects (and themselves!) as part of our Maths lessons!

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How you can help...

Please ensure that your child completes their homework every week and returns it on the date stated at the top of each worksheet. Please also ensure that your child's reading book is brought into school with them every day. When you read with your child please write in the date and page number that you got up to. You can also add any comments in the comment box such as: the sounds that your child found tricky, new words that you discussed the definition of, or questions that they asked you.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Dorothy for showing hope by coming to school with such a positive attitude towards her learning this week and for never giving up.

 

Juliana for showing hope by taking her learning further by reading books about the people and topics that we have been covering in our lessons.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Henry for working hard to begin his learning journey of using cursive handwriting. I have been so impressed with his determination!

 

Jameson for putting a huge amount of effort into practising his spellings - his effort really is starting to pay off!

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, the children will be completing a very exciting activity linked to our new class text 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'! They will then be writing a diary entry about the activity that they complete. In Maths, the children will be learning how to describe the movement and turns that objects make and also to describe to the movement and turns that shapes have made within a repeating pattern. In History, the children will be learning about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

22nd April 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 22nd April 2022

What we have been learning this week...

It has been wonderful to welcome the children back to school and begin the Summer Term. The children have absolutely been making the most of the wonderful weather during break and lunchtimes, as well as during some outside activities. In English, the children have learnt about what chronological order is and how to write about real events, in this order. In Maths, the children have been finishing their unit of work on fractions by counting in fractions, problem solving with fractions and learning the difference between unit and non-unit fractions. In Science, the children wrote a conclusion about an observation we did and in computing they created a graph of the data they collected, during this Science observation. They have also been working incredibly hard to finish their hand-puppets which look fantastic! I have been so impressed with their perseverance with this task. The children also took some time to remember Lyla this week. We went to the nature reserve to make some nature pictures and sat around her tree and shared some memories together.

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Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week the children have enjoyed completing their DT project work. 

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How you can help...

Your child has now been sent home with their first piece of homework for this half-term. Please ensure that your child completes this work and brings it back to school on Wednesday 27th April. 

The children now only have one reading book for both home and school. This reading book and reading record needs to be brought into school every-day. When you read with your child, please make a note of which page number you got up to. It is really important that the page number that you got up to, is noted in the book, so that we know where to continue reading from, with your child, in school. You can also add any comments in the comment box such as: the sounds that your child found tricky, new words that you discussed the definition of, or questions that they asked you. You can also still discuss the books your child reads using the book talk questions below. 

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Forrest for showing courage and hope by not giving up when faced with a challenge during our DT lesson. He showed a huge amount of growth mindset.

 

Tanmaya for showing hope by coming back to school this term with such a fantastic learning attitude. She is always focused and tries hard. Very well done Tanmaya!

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Wilf for putting a huge amount of effort into his written work this week. The presentation of all of his work is exemplary.

 

Sam. T for working incredibly hard to complete his penguin hand-puppet. He has learnt how to complete two different stitches and tried his best at every stage of the process.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, in English, the children will be learning about what imperative verbs are and how they can use them in their writing. In Maths, the children will be learning about how to measure the lengths of objects using cm and m, as well as how to compare lengths of different objects. In Science, the children will be starting their new unit of work about plants and in History the children will also be starting their new unit of work about influential people.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 1st April 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in English, the children have been writing their own stories in the style of Oliver Jeffers. In Maths, they have been learning about finding a third and a quarter of a shape. In Science, the children completed an observation of our Bug Hotel. It has also been DT week this week and, linking with our English unit of work on the book 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers, the children made their own Penguin hand puppets. They designed the hand puppets, made the template, cut out the fabric and sewed all the pieces together, themselves. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class enjoyed making their Penguin hand puppets. They're looking forward to adding the eyes and beaks after Easter!

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How you can help...

Over the Easter holidays, please ensure your child continues to read everyday and that they also answer reading comprehension questions after they have read; this ensures that they have understood what they have read. For Maths, please encourage your child to practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and their number bonds to 10. They could also practise dividing by 2, 5 and 10. 

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Angus - for showing friendship by going above and beyond in order to be kind and helpful to those around him during our lessons on making our hand puppets.

Lauren - for showing hope by having such a positive outlook towards her learning this week.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Severn - for putting in a lot of effort when writing his Lost and Found story. He took the time to think carefully about his story before writing it.

Isla - for putting a huge amount of effort into the creation of her hand puppet this week.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week it is the Easter holidays. I hope you all have a wonderful two weeks and I look forward to seeing you all, on your child's return to school on Tuesday 19th April.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

25th March 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 25th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have been learning about adverbs in English. They have learnt what an adverb is and have started to use them in their own writing as well as challenging themselves to identify in their own reading books too. In Maths this week, the children have started their new unit of work, all about Fractions. They have been making equal groups, as well as finding a half of an amount and a shape. In Geography this week, the children completed their unit of work about routes and journeys and in Science the children began to make their own bug hotel. As well as all of this the children also really enjoyed their ComputerXplorers workshop where they created some Lego models and then programmed them to complete certain movements. The children have also enjoyed answering our book talk question of the week, which was 'In your opinion, which character makes the toughest dilemma?' We have had lots of fantastic discussions about what a dilemma is too.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class really enjoyed their ComputerXplorers Workshop!

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How you can help...

Please ensure that your child completes their homework and brings it back on the date stated on the worksheets. The due date is always a Wednesday, and each new set of homework is given to the children on a Friday.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Cameron - for showing hope by always being polite and kind to those around him.

Locke - for showing hope by being such a positive member of the class this week, his smiles and laughter have been contagious and lovely to see.

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Elynn - for stepping out of her comfort zone and really challenging herself during our Computer 

Xplorer workshop

Isaac - for really challenging himself during our ComouterXplorer workshop and being so willing to give everything a go!

What we will be learning next week...

Next week in English the children will be writing their own story in the style of Oliver Jeffers. In Maths, the children will continue to learn about fractions by identifying quarters and thirds. In Science, the children will be completing an observation and will then be analysing their results and writing their findings.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 18th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have been writing character descriptions about a lost penguin as well as writing story blurbs about their favourite books. In Maths, the children have been learning how to identify and count the edges, faces and vertices of shapes. It has also been Science week this week so the children have been engaging with lots of different activities that all relate to this year's theme of 'growth'. They have all produced some excellent life cycle diagrams of a butterfly and they enjoyed watching a fantastic live lesson about minibeasts and microhabitats. The children have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk this week, including discussing our book talk question of the week, which was: 'What makes you want to pick up a book?'

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week, Hazel Class have enjoyed writing their 'Lost!' posters.

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How you can help...

Please ensure that your child completes their homework and brings it back on the date stated on the worksheets. The due date is always a Wednesday, and each new set of homework is given to the children on a Friday.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Shrirang - for showing hope and friendship by being an excellent team player. He has supported those who sit on his table all week. He has certainly filled a lot of buckets.

Charlotte - for showing courage. Charlotte has exemplified what it means to have a growth mindset this week, she has tried hard and put her hand up to answer questions even if she wasn't 100% sure of the answer, which is great to see!

Congratulations to our Effort Award Winners this week:

Sam. B - for putting a huge amount of effort into his 'Lost!' poster. His handwriting is superb.

Yasmin - for always trying her best in lessons and not stopping until she is completely satisfied with what she has done. Yasmin, your hard work is paying off. 

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, in English, the children will be learning about what adverbs are and how they can use them in their writing. In Maths, the children will finish their unit of work on shape and will begin a new unit all about fractions. In Science, the children will begin to make their own microhabitat, as a class ahead of us completing an observation of our own.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

11th March 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 11th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in Hazel Class, the children have been practising their reading comprehension skills in English and they have been revising their knowledge of core mathematic skills, in Maths lessons. In Geography, the children drew their own version of a map of the school and in Science they learnt about food chains and we specifically spent time learning about what the arrow represents in a food chain. They have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk time, including answering our book talk question of the week which was: 'Tell me about a character whose backstory you would like to know more about.'

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

After a very busy week and lots of hard work the children enjoyed some time this afternoon to work on some craft projects.

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How you can help...

Please ensure that your child completes their homework and brings it back on the date stated on the worksheets. The due date is always a Wednesday, and each new set of homework is given to the children on a Friday.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Dorothy - for showing courage by working very hard on her core Maths skills this week.

Millie - for showing hope and friendship by going out of her way to be kind and supportive to those around her.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Myra - for the presentation of her 2D shape drawings. Myra took her time and always made sure that she was using a ruler. 

Locke - for how hard he has been practising drawing 2D shapes with a ruler. All that effort has paid off, well done Locke!

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, the children will be writing a story blurb as well as a character description. In Maths, they will be continuing to learn about shapes but they will be moving on to learning about 3D shapes. It is also Science Week next week so we will be watching several videos that relate to this and there will also be a few additional science activities occurring throughout the week.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

March 4th 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 4th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in English, Hazel Class have been working on their descriptive writing skills as well as using their inferencing skills to imagine what a character might be thinking and feeling, just by looking at a picture. In Maths, the children have started their unit of work about shapes, whereby they have been learning about counting the sides and vertices of 2D shapes as well as identifying and drawing vertical lines of symmetry. In Science, the children revised their knowledge of the definitions of the categories 'dead, alive and never alive' by identifying the seven things that all living things do. In Geography, the children were drawing the route they take to get into our classroom and they have of course enjoyed lots of story and book talk this week too. The class book talk question this week was ' Name a book that you have read which would make a great graphic novel. Why have you picked this book?' 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class really enjoyed World Book Day. They especially enjoyed sharing their favourite books with the class and going on a book-themed trail around the Nature Reserve!

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How you can help...

Please ensure that your child completes their homework and brings it back on the date stated on the worksheets. The due date is always a Wednesday, and each new set of homework is given to the children on a Friday.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Ranaldo for showing hope and courage by trying his hardest in every lesson this week. Mrs. Taylor and I are very proud of you Ranaldo!

Severn for having such a positive attitude to every learning experience. Severn always challenges himself to extend his understanding of new concepts.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Adrian - for the neat presentation of his homework. Well done for challenging yourself with this Adrian.

Wilf - for the outstanding presentation of his English work this week. Looking through his book, it is clear to see how much pride Wilf takes in his written work.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, in English, the children will be working on their comprehension skills and they will be learning about the importance of reading questions carefully to decipher what it is that they are being asked to do. In Maths, the children are going to be practising drawing 2D shapes with a ruler, making sure they are precisely measuring the length of each side of the shape, using the lines in their books to help them. In Science, the children will be learning about food chains and in Geography they will be looking at maps of the local area in order to identify our school.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

25th February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 25 February 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Hazel Class the children have started their new unit of work in English which is based on three books by Oliver Jeffers. The children will be looking closely at each of the stories, they will write their own stories in the style of one and they will be comparing the texts in order to identify their similarities and differences. This week, they were learning through pictures as well as learning about what time connectives are and how they can be used in their writing. In Maths, the children completed their unit of work about statistics by learning about interpreting pictograms where the key tells them that the picture represent either 2, 5 or 10 as well as learning about how to interpret block diagrams. The class also started their new unit of work in Geography, which is all about Routes and Journeys, they began by learning about the definition of routes and journeys before writing down all the journeys they take on a daily basis, weekly basis and those that they take less regularly. In PSHE the class started their new unit of work titled 'Healthy Me' in their first lesson they learnt about how to keep their bodies healthy. The children have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk. Our book talk question this week was: ‘Which character would you invite to your house for tea and why?’

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week the class have enjoyed being back together and working with their learning partners as well as starting to read our new class novel!

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How you can help...

Please ensure that your child completes their homework and brings it back on the date stated on the worksheets. The due date is always a Wednesday, and each new set of homework is given to the children on a Friday.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Mela - for showing hope and courage by coming to school with such a positive attitude this week. Mela has tried her best in every lesson and has produced some good written work.

Rocco - for showing hope and friendship by being aware of how he can make feel included and happy during break and lunchtimes. 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Juliana for completing some excellent written work in RE this week. Mrs. Balls was very impressed with your handwriting.

Angus - for working hard on the presentation of his handwriting this week. He has been practising writing with a cursive handwriting style.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week in English, the children will be using their inferencing skills to imagine how a character is thinking and feeling, they will be writing a book review and they will be writing descriptively about a character. In Maths, Hazel Class will be learning about sort 2D shapes as well as how to count their sides and vertices. In Geography, the children will be drawing a route that they follow within school and in Science the class will be continuing with our unit of work about living things and their habitats by recapping our knowledge of how we can recognise if something is alive, dead or has never been alive.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

11 February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 11 February 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Hazel Class the children have been learning about the four different sentence types, as well as writing a formal letter to one of our favourite book characters, Agnes Gamble, to invite her to come and visit our school. In Maths the children have been working very hard on their new unit of work, all about statistics. They have been learning about how to read and create tally charts and pictograms. In computing the children used online tools to help them create a poster about what they have learnt this half-term and in Art the children continued to work on their portraits and self-portraits which are now ready to go up on display around the school!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class really enjoyed completing their self-portraits in Art.

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How you can help...

Over the holidays, please continue to read with your child as often as possible. Once they finish their book, please engage them in some 'book talk' by asking them the questions below (or other similar questions). In addition to this, please also encourage your child to continue practicing their spellings of the Year Two Common Exception Words, which can be found on our Google Classroom page.

Book Talk Questions:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Sophie - for showing courage by challenging herself more in English lessons. Â 

Shrirang - for showing hope by bringing positivity and determination to every lesson. Shrirang is always willing to try his best with every piece of work. 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Dorothy - for making a huge effort with her Maths work this whole half-term - her Maths book is clearly presented and I can definitely see that she is challenging herself in lessons.

Callum - for working hard to improve the presentation of his English work. You are making great progress Callum, well done!

What we will be learning next week...

Next week it is half-term! I hope you all have a wonderful break. We look forward to welcoming the children back on Tuesday 22nd February. 

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

4 February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 4 February 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Hazel Class the children have been very busy writing informal letters, from Sunny's perspective, telling family members all about his trip to Bourn School. They have all worked really hard on this task. In Maths, the children have been recapping dividing by 2 and 10 as well as how to answer more challenging division questions. In Science the children when on a minibeast hunt in the Nature Reserve and in Computing they were learning about their digital footprint. There has also been lots of story and book talk this week including discussions about our book talk question of the week which was 'Which character would you most like to join our classroom and why?'

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week the children enjoyed taking Sunny on a trip around our school!

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How you can help...

Please ensure that after you have listened to your child read that you ask them questions about the book such as:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Elynn for showing friendship by being an excellent bucket filler to all of her classmates.

Mela for showing courage by challenging herself when she was answering our big question in History.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Rocco - for the excellent presentation of his English work this week. He has taken care with his handwriting and has produced an excellent letter.

Isaac - for working hard to improve the presentation of his work, ensuring that every date and LP is underlined with a ruler.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, in English, the children will be learning about the four different sentence types and how to use them in their writing. In Maths, the children will be starting their new unit of work on statistics. In Computing, the children will be summarising all of their knowledge about online safety and so much more!

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
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28 January 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 28 January 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Hazel Class the children have been using expanded noun phrases to add description to our writing and we have been learning more about adding suffixes to the end of words. In Maths, the children have been learning about dividing by 2, 5 and 10 using grouping and sharing strategies. In Science, Hazel Class looked at lots of different habitats from around the world and then identified which animals and plants they knew lived in each habitat - they had lots of fantastic discussions about this! In PSHE the children were using their teamwork skills to enable them to work cooperatively as a group to create a product. The class have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk time this week including answering our book talk question of the week which was: 'Who is the author you would most like to meet and why?'

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class enjoyed their reading comprehension lesson.

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How you can help...

Please ensure that after you have listened to your child read that you ask them questions about the book such as:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Myra - for showing courage by challenging herself during our problem solving lessons in Maths. It was great to see her enthusiasm for the subject shining through!

Sam. T - for showing courage by challenging himself with his work. He has completed all of the super challenges this week.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Henry - for working hard on the presentation of his Maths work, making sure there is one digit in each box.

Wilf - for always remembering to underline his date and learning point with a ruler.

 

What we will be learning next week...

Next week the children will be writing a letter in English and in Maths we will be revising division skills. In Science the children will be learning about Microhabitats and in Computing they will be learning about what a digital footprint is.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

21 January 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 21 January 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Hazel Class the children have been learning about the differences between formal and informal letters in English, as well as how to use commas in a list. In Maths, the children have been learning about making equal groups by grouping and revising odd and even numbers. In Science, the children were learning about habitats and in computing they have continued to work on their understanding of online safety. Hazel Class have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk this week including answering their book talk question which was: 'If you could ask a character from a book one question, who would it be and what would you ask?'

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week the children really enjoyed learning about and making equal groups in Maths:

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How you can help...

Please ensure that after you have listened to your child read that you ask them questions about the book such as:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Sam. B - for showing hope by having such a positive attitude to school and learning this week. 

Angus - for showing courage by coming up with his own personal challenge questions to complete during lessons.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Lauren - for the wonderful presentation of her History work. She put thought and effort into the design and information that she wrote on the page.

Forrest - for the fantastic improvement in the presentation of his Maths work. 

 

What we will be learning next week...

Next week in Hazel Class the children will be learning how to use expanded noun phrases to make their extended pieces of writing more descriptive, as well as some work on reading comprehension. In Maths, the children will be working on dividing by 2, 5 and 10. In Science the children will be learning about the different habitats that exist around the world and how certain plants and animals are adapted to their habitats. In PSHE the children will be completing a group challenge in order to practise their teamwork skills.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

14 January 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Hazel Class - Year 2

Date: 14 January 2021

What we have been learning this week...

In Hazel Class this week, the children have been learning about postcards in English. They have also been working on their reading comprehension skills. In Maths, the children have been learning about doubling and practising using their 2-, 5- and 10-times tables to answer questions. In Science this week, the children were learning about how to classify objects according to whether they are dead, alive or never alive. In History, the children were learning about the Suffragettes and in PSHE they were learning about perseverance and linking this with their knowledge of a growth mindset. The children have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk this week, including answering our book talk question of the week, which was: 'Name a book that you think should have a sequel'.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class enjoyed their Science lesson:

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How you can help...

Please ensure that after you have listened to your child read that you ask them questions about the book such as:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Aarohi - for showing friendship by being exceptionally kind and helpful to all those around her this week. She has been spreading joy to all her classmates.

Locke - for showing hope by engaging in some excellent book talk this week. It is wonderful to see your passion for books, Locke! 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Ranaldo - for taking his time when writing the date and LP so that it is clear to all those that read it.

Yasmin - for working hard with the presentation of her Maths work.

 

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, in English, the children will be identifying the key features of a letter and they will also be learning about the differences between a formal and informal letter. In Maths, they will be learning how to make equal groups by sharing and grouping. In Science, the children will be learning about what a 'habitat' is and in PSHE they will be learning about the strategies that they can use in order to work well with others.

NOTICES

Home-learning:

In addition to reading we are now asking children to complete one piece of English, Maths and Spelling homework each week. Today your child has been given a folder which has all of this week's homework in. Please return the work in the folder. Thank you. 

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

 

 7 January 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Hazel Class

Year 2

Date: 7 January 2022

 

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Hazel class all the children have been settling back in and I have been really impressed at how hard they have been working. They have certainly started the year off very well! In English, the children have started learning about their new focus book - Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. They have been learning through pictures this week and analysing a letter from the book. In Maths, the children have been working on adding equal groups and using the X symbol in multiplication number sentences. The children have also started their new unit of work in Computing which is focused on Online Safety as well as a new PSHE unit all about Dreams and Goals. The children have also enjoyed thinking about and discussing their answers to our book talk question of the week which was 'Which book would you like to be turned into a film and why?'

How you can help...

Please ensure that after you have listened to your child read that you ask them questions about the book such as:

What has happened so far? (fiction)

What is your favourite part of the book? (fiction and non-fiction)

Who is your favourite character and why? (fiction)

What new fact have you learnt? (non-fiction)

If your child reads their book quickly please encourage them to read their book more than once.

All the Year Two Common Exception Words have now been put onto Hazel Class' Google Classroom page. Please login to Google Classroom to access these and work on them with your child. 

Online safety is extremely important and Hazel Class will be learning about all the different ways that they can keep themselves safe, online, next half-term. To support them with their understanding of this, please see below a link to some videos about online safety, which you can watch, with your child.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/ 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

Playing a new Maths problem solving game, which helps them to revise their addition skills.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, the children will continue learning about their focus book in English by planning and writing their own postcards from Sunny (the main character in the story). In Maths, the children will be making arrays, revising the 2-, 5- and 10-times tables, as well as beginning to learn how to make equal groups by sharing. In Science, the children will be starting their new unit of work all about 'living things and their habitats'. There will also be lots of story and book talk.

 

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week: 

Tanmaya - for showing courage by settling into Hazel Class really well. We are very pleased to have you with us!

Henry - for showing courage by having a very positive start to the new year by challenging himself in lots of lessons and engaging well in whole class discussions.

 Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week: 

Juliana - for the very neat presentation of her early morning work.

Jameson - for working hard to improve his handwriting.

Notices

 Next week will be voting for our new school council members. If your child would like to write a speech to read out to the class which details why they think they should be voted, please encourage them to do so. Please ensure that they bring their speeches to school, no later than Wednesday 12th January.

Home learning

Task 1 - to work on your 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Task 2 - Spellings for this week: Meerkat, their, of, went, which, with and think. These are the 7 words that have most commonly been spelt incorrectly in the children’s work this week. Once you feel confident with the spelling of these words, you may like to challenge yourself to practise writing them in sentences too.

Hawking Day - Friday 14th January. Wear blue or dress as a famous scientist and bring in £1 donation!

Miss Hensleigh's email: khensleigh@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

 

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