Welcome to year 2 in Owl class!
Myself, Miss Fenwick and Mrs Udell-Hart warmly welcome you to Owl class!
Reading in Owl class-though there are some things which are different this school year to others, reading is not one of them! The children will bring 3 reading books, which they will change once a week on a Friday usually. Reading makes such a difference to children's learning in every area of learning, so reading at home, as well as in school, is very important. Please don't restrict this to just the school books-we actively encourage a wide and varied reading diet, as the children are finding themselves as readers, with their own likes, dislikes and preferences. Please ensure you have signed up for 'Rising stars' our online reading books, where we will allocate books based on the phonics phase your child is working on in school.
PE- For the first 4 weeks of the summer term, we will be doing PE with Toby, our sports coach on a Thursday and gymnastics on a Friday afternoon. Please can the children come in wearing their PE clothes on those 2 days. After those first 4 weeks, our Friday PE session will be replaced with a Forest schools afternoon on a Wednesday-more information will follow!
Communication-In the current situation with Covid, this of course can't be the same as in previous years, however, we are still very keen to keep open channels of communication between home and school. We will of course work within current guidance, but quick messages before/after school are welcomed and always feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the school office.
Helping in class-We are always keen to have additional help in school. With current guidelines, any visitors to our school have to wear a mask, but if you're happy with this, we would love to have you! Its a great way to find out more about school life and your child's learning-we're a friendly bunch in school too!
Any questions, always feel free to ask.
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We were amazing at home and in school during lockdown!
Forest school fun!
Despite the weather, we had an amazing time at Amberley museum, learning first hand about the changes to transport in living memory. We rode on an old train and open top bus, as well as learnt how to make a wheel and saw a nearly 100 year old car. We were all really proud of the children, how well they listened and joined in with the activities-what a credit to the school Owl class were!
We have been learning about being resilient and having positive thoughts to help us when we are finding things tricky. We practiced this by doing lots of mini-activities-some of which were almost impossible-and saying positive things to ourselves to help us persevere anyway! We really helped each other and talked about how the activities made us feel as well.
Summer topic web and class newsletters
Spring topic webs and newsletters
Autumn topic webs and class newsletters
Please find phonics screening information in the presentation below if you were unable to attend our zoom meeting! Any questions, please feel free to ask.
We have been learning about autumn in school and linked this with our art learning. We created our own versions of Vincent Van Goghs “Avenue of poplars in autumn.”
This helped us to also learning about layering our art work, as well as shades of colour too!
In maths we have developing our knowledge of place value using a range of mathematical equipment and drawing our maths. We are getting pretty amazing at this!
We have been busy making bread, linked with thinking about how the Great fire of London started! We are quickly becoming London experts!
The great fire of Lancastrian 2020!
We had a brilliant morning making wattle & daub houses, cooking bread over the fire and making Tudor houses. In the afternoon, we really did bring the Great fire to life by watching (from a safe distance) our houses burn, with a gap between some of the houses, showing how the fire was eventually stopped. We then used buckets of water to recreate how the fire would have been put out.
What a great day! Thank you so much to all the adults who helped the day run smoothly and to the children for their enthusiasm with this topic!
Here we are at Bishops palace gardens looking for signs of Autumn! The colours in the park were just amazing!
You can't beat leaf throwing in the Autumn!
Christingle assembly in the hall with Mrs Gordon. We were super careful and thought about what each part of Christingle represents.