Bourn Church of England Primary Academy


Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Hazel Class

Year 2

Date: 17 September 2021

 

What we have been learning this week...

This week Hazel Class have been creating their own sea-themed shape poems, in English. They have all really challenged themselves to write some excellent pieces of poetry. In Maths, the children have been representing numbers to 100 and they have been using part-whole models when partitioning numbers. In History, they have been learning about how the Great Fire of London was put out and they have been comparing the similarities and differences between how fires were managed in 1666 to how they are managed now. In Science, Hazel Class were identifying the properties of materials such as glass and wood. We have also had some more really interesting 'book talk' conversations this week. Our book talk question this week was: ‘If you could be a character from any story, who would you be 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)

Please encourage your child to complete some activities from the:

Homework Web

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week Hazel Class have enjoyed writing their sea-themed shape poems in English. They have also enjoyed meeting our new class helpers who support the children with turn-taking during class discussions and help them to feel confident when sharing their thoughts and ideas in our Jigsaw PSHE lessons.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week in English Hazel Class will be learning about adjectives, verbs and nouns, as well as learning about the key features of a character description. In Maths, they will be counting in 5's, 10's and 3's as well as ordering numbers. In Science, Hazel Class will be learning about how the shape of some solid objects can be changed by bending, squashing, twisting and stretching and in History they will be learning about the impact that the Great Fire of London had on the plague.

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Sam. B for showing the Bourn value of courage by challenging himself to complete 'super challenges' during our early morning work.

Yasmin for showing the Bourn value of hope by always being kind and supportive to those around her.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Millie for making sure that all her Maths work is very clearly presented.

Shrirang for always challenging himself to use a cursive handwriting style in every lesson.

House Points:

Pankhurst: 365, Hawking 363, Seacole 399 Shackleton 337

Notices

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

Task 2 - to work on spelling the following spellings: both, break, busy, child, children, Christmas, class and climb. As a super challenge you could practise using the words in a sentence. 

Please make sure that your child’s water bottle is named and that their name is also inside their jumpers and fleeces. 

 

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

 

 10 September 2021

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Hazel Class

Year 2

Date: 10 September 2021

 

What we have been learning this week...

This week we have been settling into classroom and getting used to the routines of Year Two. The children have been working on poetry in English. They have been adding music and actions to poems, to help them develop their understanding of different styles of poetry. In Maths the children have been learning about place value. They have been counting forwards and backwards to numbers within 20 and identifying the place value of numbers to 20. In History, Hazel Class have started their new unit of work about The Great Fire of London and they created their own timeline of the historical event. In Science, they were identifying different materials. Hazel Class have also enjoyed lots of story and book talk. Including answering our book talk question of the week which was: ‘If you could go anywhere in a story, where would you go 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)

 Please also make sure that your child’s water bottle is named and that their name is also inside their jumpers and fleeces. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In Art, Hazel Class began creating their own collages of the seaside and in PE the children enjoyed learning about how to kick a football.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week in English the children will be learning about shape poems and then they will be planning their own sea-themed shape poem. In Math's the children will be representing numbers to 100 and they will be using part-whole models to help them develop their understanding of place value.   In History they will be learning about how The Great Fire of London was put out and in Science the children will be learning about the properties of some materials.

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Elynn for showing the Bourn value of courage through being willing to challenge herself in every lesson. 

Rocco for showing the Bourn value of hope by constantly spreading positivity around our classroom.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Severn for consistently ensuring that all his work is very neat by always using a ruler when underlining.

Lauren for consistently making sure that all the work that she completes is very neat and clear.

House Points will be announced next week. 

Notices

Task 1 - to practise your 2 and 5 times tables.

Task 2 - to practise spelling the following spellings: after, again, any, both, beautiful and because. As a super challenge you could practise using these words in a sentence. 

 

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

 

 

Hazel Class Timetable 2021-22