Owl Class

We're being amazing at home and in school!
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.
 
PE-This term we will be doing PE with Toby, our sports coach on a Thursday afternoon and karate on a Friday morning. Please can the children come in wearing their PE clothes on those 2 days.
 
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 owlclass@lancastrian.org.uk 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.
 
Mrs Turner
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! 
Please find phonics screening information in the presentation below! Any questions, please feel free to ask.
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.