Summer 1 2023

Watch this space!

Photos to be uploaded soon!

Welcome to the first half of the Summer term in Hazel Class!  


 Who lives in an egg like this?

Our theme for the beginning of the Summer term is based around the question 'Who lives in an egg like this?' We have started the topic by looking at the text, 'The Egg', by M. P. Robertson. We will also base some of our writing around some very cute and fluffy friends that will 'hatch' in school soon - watch this space!

In Art, we will be looking at the works of Paul Klee, and in particular his use of primary colours and geometric shapes to create abstract art, notably 'Castle and the Sun'. 

Our class novel this term, chosen by the children, is called 'Charlie Changes into a Chicken', by Sam Copeland. It is already proving to be a hit and has provided many 'laugh out loud' moments in the Hazel classroom!


Read Write Inc

We will be continuing daily phonics sessions this half term for those that are in need. This will be reviewing and consolidating set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds. There will be a phonic screen retake this term for those individuals. Those that have progressed on from phonic sounds are now consolidating this knowledge and using it to read a wider range of books and develop their comprehension of texts.


Home Reading


In Year 2 we encourage parents to discuss their books with someone else. This will build on their comprehension of a text. 

Your child’s home reading books are linked to the sounds they are working on in their phonic group.  Home reading is therefore a great opportunity for you to practice these sounds at home with your child.   We would recommend that you take time to read with your child daily to support with fluency.  Please sign your child’s reading record after each read to indicate that your child has read with you at home.

In school we will aim to read with your child individually at least twice a week. We would therefore ask that your child brings their book bag along with their reading book and reading record to school every day.  We will change your child’s book every Tuesday and Friday

We will also visit our wonderful library each week, where the children will have the opportunity to choose a book from our vast collection to take home and return the following week. 


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to find us on the playground at the end of the school day.


With best wishes,


Hazel Class Team ~ 


Mrs Souadi [Class Teacher, Monday-Wednesday], Mrs Soal [Class Teacher, Thursday-Friday] and Mrs Redman [Teaching Assistant]