Welcome to Hazel Class!
We are the Year Two Children.
We begin the year with our first topic 'Pumpkin Soup Cafe' inspired by the Pumpkin Soup stories written by Helen Cooper. As part of our work we will be opening our very own Hazel Class Pumpkin Soup Cafe, designing and making our own soups. We will be writing invitations, menus and recipes. We will be learning about how food is farmed and celebrating harvest with our church festival.
We have had a busy week preparing for our 'Pumpkin Soup Cafe'! We have made three delicious soups; 'pumpkin and apple', 'pumpkin, carrot and corinader' and 'pumpkin and coconut milk'. We then used our best handwriting to create a menu for the opening of the 'Pumpkin Soup Cafe'. Many of you were able to join us on Wednesday at the Pumpkin Soup cafe and were lucky enough to be waited on by the boys and girls from Hazel Class. The soup was tasted and enjoyed by you all and we enjoyed reading your extremely positive feedback cards.
Our exciting new topic this half term is 'Who Dunnit?' which will focus on looking at how police and detectives help us. As part of our work we will begin by sharing our topic homework about the police force. We will then become detectives ourselves;having to work together to solve a mystery in Hazel Class.
This half term we have another exciting new topic , ‘A Marvellous Medicine’. We will be reading Roald Dahl’s fantastic George’s Marvellous Medicine, learning about how to stay fit and healthy and we will be learning all about famous nurses who changed medicine for the better. As part of our work we will begin by sharing our topic homework about 'medicine'. This will be displayed as usual in the classroom on our topic display board.
On Tuesday it was such an exciting morning for us all in Hazel Class because we had a visit from Dr Brown . Dr Brown spoke to us all about her role as a GP and then we had the chance to ask her lots of exciting questions. After that, Dr Brown showed us lots of her medical equipment and even let us have a go with some of it (we really enjoyed trying on the gloves). At the end of the visit Dr Brown gave us a quiz about lots of fun medical facts which we all really enjoyed. We all had such a fantastic morning- thankyou so much Dr Brown.
This half term we have another exciting topic to explore, ‘Amazing Africa!’. We will be learning lots about Africa and we will be looking at African animals. We are getting very excited about our trip to Twycross Zoo where we will hopefully be able to spot some African animals. Throughout this half term we will also be spending time preparing for our special Mother’s Day and Easter services at church.
We have had so much fun researching, designing and making our own African style necklaces. We've worked really hard, showing lots of determination and we're sure that you will all agree that they look amazing!
The children will be given weekly spelling and mathematics homework. Homework will be given out every Wednesday and will be due in the following Tuesday. Finished homework can be left in the homework trays at the front of our classroom at anytime throughout the week.
Spelling homework: these are linked to the spelling patterns we will be learning in our daily grammar and punctuation and phonics sessions. The children will be asked to write one sentence per spelling, using their best handwriting and checking they have spelt the word correctly. The children should make sure they learn their spellings for the test on Wednesday.
Mathematics homework: this will be linked to last week's maths lessons to recap and practice the skills we are been learning.
If you have any questions about homework please ask.