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Term 1

Week 7


We've had a wonderful last week of term.  We've completed our topic all about St Paul's Carnival by showcasing our amazing knowledge.  We've been challenging ourselves in Maths by finding 10 more and 10 less than a number and in RE we have concluded what was the 'Good News' Jesus brought to the world and how we can continue his good work.


We filled up our marbles and ended the term on a high with a film in our pj's and popcorn!


Have a restful half term and we'll see you in November!

Week 6

The highlight of our week has been learning to tie our shoe laces for our life skill day.  We have worked so hard to persevere and continue to pushing ourselves.  Each and everyone of us has fallen in to the learning pit but have come out still smiling!


First we worked on our 'hand to eye' co-ordination by practising catching and throwing, first we caught the quoit with both hands, then one hand (our best hand), then we challenged ourselves to catch and throw with our weaker hand.


Next we worked on our pincher grip.  This is really important as we need to hold on tight to the laces with our pincher fingers.  We used pegs to pick up and move pencils in to towers.  Again we did this with both hands to make our pincher grip strong on both sides.


Then we learnt how to thread our laces, weaving in and out, as well as criss crossing too.  Finally we learnt how to tie our laces.  We used the bunny ear method and Mr Tumbles Bunny Ear song to help us. This is a very new skill for many of us and we'll need to continue to practise lots more!



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Week beginning 27th September

Week 4

The highlight of our week has to be our carnival workshop.  We really enjoyed learning about St Paul's carnival and especially creating our own carnival music.  Take a look at our videos! We also learnt about some of the other carnivals that happen around the world.  Our favourite one was the carnival of oranges!


We have also continued to work hard in other areas of our curriculum this week, here is a taste of the things we've been learning.  Inspired by our visitor from the foodbank, we have prepared and made soup, learning about imperative verbs along the way.


We've continued to learn about Bristol in the past.  We've examined old photos and look carefully at the differences.


In RE we learnt about the amazing work that the Salvation Army do and how they continue to spread the 'good news of Jesus' in everything they do.  We were so impressed with their work that we wrote them a special certificate.



Bristol Carnival comes to SMRP

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Week beginning 20th September 

Week 3

What a lovely week we've had, full of great learning from everyone in Hazel class.  We've been doing our learning indoors and outside.

In Maths we have been mastering placing numbers on a number line.  This is a really hard skill to master as some of our number lines didn't have any numbers on them to help us! We have also been using Part-part whole models to partition numbers to 100 in to tens and ones.


In English we have begun innovating our class story by adding our own characters and ideas.  We've begun to write up our stories and we're looking forward to completing them next week.


In science we have continued to learn about life cycles and learnt about the life cycle of a caterpillar and butterfly.


In RE with have begun our terms topic- What Good News Did Jesus Bring? This week we learn about the story of Matthew and how he asked him to become one of his disciples.  It was a very strange choice as Matthew was a very mean, greedy tax collector.


Finally in our topic we drew our own Victorian houses with some of the features that we saw on our walk.


We completed our week with our first class reward- a play in the park.  We enjoyed being out in the sun with our friends, skipping, hula hooping and playing football.


Have a lovely weekend and we'll see you all next week



Week Beginning 13th September 2021

Week 2


It has been a very busy week of learning.  We have worked so hard to embed routines and to work independently, earning lots of reward marbles along the way.


In topic we went for a walk around Victoria park looking at the Victorian houses.  We had a checklist of features to look out for.


In Maths we have continued to explore place value, especially learning to read and write number to 100 in numerals and words.  We discovered that there are some tricky number words.


In English we have dived in to our book 'It's a No Money Day'.  We were surprised that the girl and her mum have no money and have to go to a foodbank.  The little girl is hopeful that one day she will get to buy a kitten. We created pictures and actions to help us remember the story.


In Science, we have enjoyed learning about the life cycles of frogs and in PE we have been learning some new games to play with the parachute.


Congratulations to Sudais for getting Super Learner of the week.


Have a wonderful weekend, see you all on Monday 

Mr Jones and Mrs Slinn

Week beginning Monday 6th September 2021

Week 1 

Wow, what a busy week we have had!!


In Maths,  we used concrete resources and pictorial representation to help understand our tens and ones. 


Remember, practise makes perfect… hit the link below for number bonds to 10.


In Art, we have been creating and designing our Art labels!



In English, we have been learning all about verbs. We used Joe wicks exercise routine to help us come up with our own exercise! We challanged ourselves to see whether we could spot the verbs!  


Have a relaxed weekend.

  Mr Jones and Mrs Slinn

Welcome to 2 Hazel

We hope that you have had a fantastic summer holiday!


This term the children will be engaging in a variety of fun and engaging activities as well as developing new skills and understanding across the curriculum.  




Every week, your child will choose a book from the class library as well as a levelled book from Oxford Reading Buddy.  Please encourage your child to read at home and feel free to ask if you need any support.  Please ensure that children bring in their books every day. Don’t forget to log onto Oxford Reading Buddy:  If you have forgotten your username and password, please speak to a Year 2 adult.





During PE days, the children can come into school wearing PE kits and will stay in their kits for the whole day.  Please can children bring in their school jumpers so that they can wear them after their PE lessons. 



Plimsolls or trainers

Black shorts or black jogging bottoms

White T-Shirt

A hair band for children with longer hair


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me at the end of the school day or make an appointment to talk to me at another time.


Mr Jones and Mrs Slinn


Links for reading and maths: