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Hatfield Class Page 2020 -2021

Welcome to Hatfield Class.  We are a Year Two class and we are taught by Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Mansfield and Miss. Woods. 

Autumn Term 2

This term our topic is “Where in the world…..”  We are basing lots of our learning around the story Beegu by Alexis Deacon. In the story, a small alien finds herself lost on Planet Earth and is desperately looking for friends to keep her company while she waits for her parents to come and find her.  In English, we are using the story to write character descriptions of Beegu and the story setting.  We are creating and describing our own characters, and using these to write our own alien story.

We are taking the story of Beegu into our Geography learning, exploring the features of different locations that Beegu might visit while she is on Earth.  We are comparing our own locality with the city of London and the coastal town of Walton-on-the-Naze.  We are creating our own Beegu diaries, including the human and physical features of each of the different locations that Beegu might see while there.

While looking at the city of London, we have been exploring the story of Guy Fawkes in our History lessons. We were really enjoyed learning about this event and were very pleased to discover that Guy Fawkes failed to carry out his plan.  We have recognised the Houses of Parliament when we learnt about the city of London in our Geography lessons.

In Maths, we are learning to add two digit numbers. We are learning the value of different coins and adding them together to make different amounts. We are also learning about multiplication and will finish our term learning to identify and name 2D and 3D shapes.

In P.E. we are exploring the changing seasons through the medium of dance. We have been imagining that we are fireworks or that we are crunching through Autumn leaves. We are also listening to “T’was the night before Christmas” and putting our own movements to it.

In R.E. we are learning about “Why doing good deeds is important to Jewish people?”  We are finding out that Jewish families believe good deeds or mitzvot are a rule from God and it helps them to connect to Him.   We are learning that there are lots of different good deeds and that when we carry out a good deed, we make the world a better place.


Hatfield Class Page 2019 -2020

Welcome to Hatfield's class page.  We are a mixed Year 1/2 class. We work with Mrs Gray and Mrs Sayers.

Spring 1

This half term our learning is based around the very current theme "Australian Adventure”  The main focus of the topic is to learn about the geography, animals and climate of Australia.  In light of the current situation in Australia, we will also be thinking about ways fundraise to support the country and we will be thinking about some of the other good deeds that people across the world are doing to support those in need.

In English, we will be planning and writing sets of instructions.  Linking closely to our topic, we will be following instructions to make instruments to measure the weather which will help us to compare our weather to that in Australia.  We will also be learning about writing letters and will be using the books Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell and Dear Greenpeace by Simon James, as a basis for our learning.

In Maths, we will be learning to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers.  This time we will be focusing on addition and subtraction that bridges the tens so we will be learning about exchanging tens for ones when we complete calculations such as 56 + 35 or 72 – 34.  We will also be learning about measuring length, focusing on measuring in accurately in centimetres and comparing lengths using words such as “longer than” and “shorter than.”

In Geography, we will be learning about Australia, comparing it to where we live and finding out about the animals and habitats there.

In Science, we will be finding out about animals and living things.  We will identify and classify different types of animals such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  We will also be finding out about the basic needs of animals and their survival.

In Art, we will be responding to Aboriginal art and incorporating it into our art work.  Hatfield will be learning to weave and Felbrigg will be making sculpture and Australian animals out of clay.  We can’t wait to share our creations with you.

Our RE this term is based on Islam.  We will be investigating the question "How do some Muslims show Allah is compassionate and merciful?”  In this unit, we will find out about the prophet Muhammad and how the stories of his life guide Muslims to be compassionate.

Autumn 2

This half term our learning is based around the theme "Post a Penguin"   We will be using the story "Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers" as inspiration for many aspects of our learning, linking English, Geography, Science, Design and Technology to the story. 

In English, we will be planning and writing our own lost and found story.  We will be reading and writing information texts about penguins and other polar animals.  We will also be writing animal poems.  

In Maths, we will be learning to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers.  We will begin to learn our 2, 5 and 10 mulitpliaction facts and will also learn the division facts that link to them.  We will be measuirng and comparing lengths, working on measuring accurately in centimetres.  We will also be learning about 3D shapes, such as cubes, cuboids and spheres. 

In Geography, we will be learning about the polar regions, finding out where they are and what it might be like to be there. We will be comparing the polar regions to where we live. 

In Design and Technology, we will be desigining and making packaging that can deliver a chocolate penguin without it breaking!  We will be testing our packaging and using our learning in Science, to make sure that the materials we use for our packages are strong and waterproof. 

Our RE this term is based on Christian religion.  We will be investigating the question "Why was Jesus given the name saviour?"  In this unit, we will find out about the birth of Jesus and why Christains believe He was sent by God. 

More detailed coverage about our learning can be found under Autumn Term 2019 further down the page.  We will also be continuing to use Tapestry, so please check on there for further information about your child's learning.  


Autumn 1 

This half term our learning is based around the theme “Toy Story.”

In English, we will be reading stories based on toys and our writing will be focused on a toy theme.  The main texts that we will be reading are Traction Man by Mini Grey, The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr and Dogger by Shirley Hughes.  In Year One, we will be focusing on listening for the sounds and writing them down to help us spell words.  In Year Two, we will also be focusing on our spelling and we will be learning about using capital letters and full stops to punctuate our sentences correctly.  We will also be learning to use adjectives to describe toys and objects.

In Maths, we will be learning about place value. In Year One, we will be reading, writing, ordering and counting numbers accurately to 20. In Year Two, we will extend this number up to 100 and we will be learning to partition numbers into tens and ones.   We will all be focusing on adding and subtracting and will finish our half term by learning the names of 2D and 3D shapes and using the correct language to describe them.

Our History lessons will focus on how toys have changed over time and we will be comparing present day toys with toys from the past.  This will include a trip to House on the Hill Toy Museum on 8th November. (More details to follow)

In Science we are leanring about materials.  We will be exploring different materials and their properties and conducting experiments to see which materials can bend, stretch and chnage shape. 

In Art, we will be looking at the painting “The Painter’s Family by Matisse” We will be creating collages and will be re-creating the picture with modern toys.

Our RE focus for this half term is based on the Jewish religion.  We will be finding out “Why Jewish families talk about repentance at New Year?”  We will be learning about the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, finding out how to make things better when we have done something wrong. 

We are continuing to use Tapestry in Hatfield class so you can check on there to share your learning as well as looking at updates on here.  Please find more detailed plans for the this half term and the year ahead below. 

Key Stage One Long Term Plan 2019-2020

Spring 2020 Medium Term Plans

Autumn 2019 Home Learning Challenges

Half Term Homework - 24.5.2019

Please find homework for the half term holiday attached below.  Have a wonderful, well deserved break. 

Maths Homework – 24.5.2019

I can solve a number challenge to practise my number skill

Number  24

 * Write it in numbers and words.          * Is it odd or even?

* Double it (double 20 then double 4)      *Find half of it and a quarter of it (share out)

*Find 10 more than it

*-Find 10 less than it.         *Write a number that is less than it.

                      *Add 7 to it.                     *Subtract 7                               

*Write a number that is bigger than it. 

*Can you divide 24 into thirds?

    Now try these questions again with another number.


I can share my holiday news.

  • Write an interesting newspaper report about what you have been doing.
  • Write a postcard from somewhere you have been.
  • Write a school holiday diary.
  • Out and about or playing at home - take a picture, stick it in and write about what you were doing.

I hope that the children enjoy a fun and relaxing holiday so that they are refreshed for their final term in Hatfield.

Please keep reading every day.


Summer Term 2019

Welcome back for the Summer Term! 

This is an exciting term for Year Two as we prepare for our final term together and make sure that we are ready for Year Three. 

In English this half term, we are focusing all our learning around the book "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt.  We have already noticed that the illustrations in this book have been done by one of our favourite authors and illustrators, Oliver Jeffers.  We are reading letters by the crayons and thinking about how we might reply to them.  We're also thinking about other stationary that we have in our classroom and the problems they might have. 

In Maths, we are learning about 2D and 3D shapes.  We are also consolidating our learning on addition, subtraction, multiplication, divsion and fractions.  

In the afternoons, we are continuing to learn about famous people in History. Last term we learnt about Amy Johnson and found her really inspriring,  This term we are learning about Florence Nightingale.  

In Science, we are learning about the human body.  We will learning about the parts of the body, how we change and grow, and what we need to survive, thrive and be healthy. 

We are learning about the work of Pablo Picasso in Art. We are learning to draw self-portraits and will be building on this learning by attempting a self-portrait in the style of Picasso.  Check this page to see examples of our work. 

Spring 2019 Homework. 

The documents attached underneath this are the homework tasks for the children in Hatfield Class. The cover letter from Mrs Gray is also attached so you can see what is expected. 

Have a wonderful Easter Holiday with your wonderful children!

Happy Easter!!


Year 2

Welcome to Hatfield's Class Page! 

We are a Year 2 class.  Our teacher is Mrs Gray and our teaching assistants are Mrs Letts, Mrs Smith and Miss Ragget.  

We have PE every Thursday and Friday but we like to keep our PE kits in school all week just in case we have the opportunity for PE at another time during the week. 

Our topic for this half term is Under the Sea.  We will be finding about oceans around the world and the fish and sea creatures that inhabit them.  We will also be learning about the geographical features of a seaside town. 

In English, we are linking our learning to our topic.  We're currently reading a book called At the Beach by Roland Harvey and will be writing a fictional recount about events in the book.  We will be writing list poems on a seaside theme and making an information page about our own sea creature. 

In Maths, we are learning the value of each digit in a 2-digit number.  We are learning our number bonds to 20 and will be adding a 2-digit number to a 2-digit number. 

Over the course of the year, we will be updating this page with current plans and photographs of our learning, so please come back to see further updates. 

Autumn Term Timetable 2018

Autumn 2018

Home Learning

We will bring home a piece of homework linked to our Maths and our spellings every Friday. 

We also have a learning challenge grid with activities that can be completed on those weeks when you have a little bit more time on your hands.  These activities can be completed in the home learning books or in a more creative way if you wish! 

End of Year Expectations

2017 -2018

Welcome Back for the Summer Term! 

This term the children in Hatfield will be looking at the "Cracking Ideas and Inventions" in their topic.  They will learn about the Wright Brothers, George Stephnson  and thinking about how their inventions changed the world.  They will also be thinking about inventions that they use everyday that they couldn't live without. 

In Science, the children will be learning about plants and investigating what a plant needs to grow.  They will also be learning about mini-beasts and their habitats. We are looking forward to going out and exploring the locality of the school. 

We are really looking forward to developing our sketching skills with Mrs Mansfield in Art. 

In Maths, the children will be focusing on the four main operations and how they can use them to solve problems. 

In English, the children will be exploring different text types, including story writing and information texts.  


Happy New Year! 

We have arrived back at school raring to go and ready to learn. This term our topic is "What a Wonderful World!"  We are learning to be metreologists and exploring the weather in our locality and around the world.  We are currently in the process of setting up our own weather station and are making different thermometer boxes, wind vanes and rain gauges to help us measure and obesrve the weather.  After we have made each thing, we will be using them to track the weather each day and compare it with weather in other part of the world. 

We are also learning to be historians and are going to be investigating important events and people from the past.  In Art, we are learning about different European artists and exploring the techniques that they use. 

We can't wait to share some of the things that we will be learning with you so please come back and visit the page to find out more about our learning. 

Maths Art Day

We've had great fun exploring Maths through Art.  We looked carefully at pictures by Kandinsky, talking about the shapes and the lines that we could see.  We created some individual and group art inspired by Kandinksy.  What shapes can you see? 


In our Art lessons, we have been looking at the Matisse painting called "The Family"  We have explored warm and cold colours and talked about the colours we can see in Matisse's painting.  We worked together to re-create his painting as a large collage. 

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