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Owl Class - Y2

Welcome to Owl Class!

 

Class teacher: Mr Bradley

PPA time on Wednesdays: Mrs Elliott and Mike (sports coach) will be teaching

Leadership time on Thursday afternoons: Mrs Chapman will be teaching

 

Owl class have their PE days on a Wednesday and Friday.

 

Homework is set every Friday on Seesaw. Please bring reading records in to be checked every Friday and aim to read at least five times a week. 

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Term 4 - Week 2 - 5th March 2021

This week has been incredibly exciting, it has been BOOK WEEK! We have learnt all about Jack and the Beanstalk, when we came into school on Monday something very suspiciuos had happened, there were beans all over our classroom floor. We used 'Talk for Writing' actions to help us with our storytelling skills. Today we became Authors and wrote our own stories. We have also learnt about the life cycle of a bean and we created mixed media pictures of gigantic beanstalks up in the clouds.

 

Today we have been getting our classroom all ready for all of our class mates to return on Monday. We are so excited to have our class back together!

Unit 5 - London's Burning

Week 1 - 26th February

 

What a wonderful week of learning both at home and in school. In English this week, we have been focusing on our handwriting and letter formation, seeing some fantastic size and whooshes on our letters. In maths, some children have been working on pictograms while some on ordering larger numbers and counting in 2s.

In science, we have begun to look at the creatures and animals under the sea, sharing our knowledge of what we know already!

 

Have a wonderful weekend and remember next week is book week!

Week 6 - 12th February

 

In school we have had a great week to top off a brilliant (yet challenging) term. On Tuesday it was Internet Safety day, we played true or false games on the internet to test our understanding of the risks of using the internet, it is a wonderful resource when used safely. In English we have written our own recipes on ‘How to make bread’ we looked carefully at the layout of this type of writing. In maths Year One have been thinking about place value and the order of numbers and Year Two have been looking at tally charts and pictograms to collect data from their surroundings.

 

Our home learners have also had a fantastic week of learning! This week we have been comparing numbers up to 50 in maths while also creating and tally charts and pictograms. In English we have been writing recipes, using imperative verbs to start each instruction. These recipes have been shared with pictures and videos of you all making these recipes. To round of our Great Fire of London topic, everyone has been sharing their knowledge. This has been shown in facts, pictures, videos and expression dances!

 

It has been a fantastic term of learning and I hope everyone has a great half term.  All the KS1 team are very proud of how well we have adapted to the situation this term and think we deserve a well good rest!

Week 5 - 5th February

 

This week has been very busy! We have been working hard in English, finishing the week by writing a report on The Great Fire of London. Putting all of our amazing knowledge into our writing. The week ended with us baking bread rolls this morning before enjoying them this afternoon!

 

Home learning has continued to be wonderful.  Everyone has continued to produce superb work and share wonderful photos and videos on Seesaw of this. With our Children’s Mental Health Week focus, Year 1 and 2 have made a great effort in trying new skills, contacting others and sharing positivity.

Week 4 - 29th January

 

Wow we had an exciting day on Monday and built snowmen with the remainders of the snow from the weekend, this encouraged us to explore the concept of ‘melting’. We have had a busy week this week and have been really enjoying our topic ‘London’s Burning’! We have been able to recall lots of key facts about the significant event and explain how it was recorded by Samuel Pepys in his diary. We have been looking at the differences between non-fiction and fictional texts, and have started writing our own features of non-fiction texts e.g. labels and captions. In RE we learnt about what it means to belong to the Islamic community.

 

What a week! The home learning has been fantastic. In maths, everyone has been using counters, Lego, crayons, drawings or anything they can to support our learning and help explain their answers. Our sentences on The Great Fire of London have developed so well over the week, with different vocabulary and the use of ‘and’ and because to help give more detail to our sentences. In our teams meetings this week, we completed a scavenger hunt on Wednesday and had an exciting quiz on Thursday.

Week 3 - 22nd January

 

This week the Year 1 and 2 bubble has been working fantastically. In maths, we have been working hard on addition and subtraction with some multiplication too. The children have used counters, pictures, number squares and lines as well as blocks to support their learning.

In English we have continued our ‘Great Fire of London’ topic, building into a story map and an exciting diary entry, which we completed today.

In Science, we looked at the different properties of objects. Are they rough or smooth? Hard or soft? The children had great fun exploring different objects in our Acorn area and comparing them.

 

All of our wonderful home learners have been super engaged with the online learning and have submitted some wonderful work this week. We have seen some fantastic story maps which helped to sequence the story of ‘Toby and the Great Fire of London’, and today we have been writing out unit outcome; a diary entry. It has been great to draw together all the knowledge we have learnt across the past couple of weeks. In our Teams assembly we discussed the Zones of Regulation and thought about different strategies we can use to help get ourselves into the green zone ready for our home learning.

Week 2 - 15th January

 

Our topic this term is 'London's Burning', it is all about the Great Fire of London that happened in 1666. We have been looking at how defence against fires has changed over time and have considered why the fire spread so far across the city. The fire spread because the houses were made of wood and build very close together, also there was a strong wind and they didn't have fire engines with powerful water hoses like we have today. They used leather buckets and water to try and stop the blazing fire! 

In science we have bee thinking about different materials.

In maths we have been looking at number bonds and we even wrote thank you letters this week to post to Co-op for our chocolate selection packs.

Week 7 - 18th December

 

What a week! What a term! Owl class have worked incredibly hard over the past 7 weeks. 

 

This week, we have continued to work on our addition and subtraction while also writing a letter to Mrs Claus! 

 

On Monday we had great fun filming our part in the school Nativity and singing Little Donkey. 

Over the past few days, we have painted our salt dough tree decorations and enjoyed our class Christmas party, including playing games and watching the pantomime this afternoon. 

 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Week 6 - 11th December

 

Year 2 have had an awesome and very busy week. 

 

On Monday afternoon, Year 2 explored the school grounds using a compass to follow instructions of the four compass points to find different Arctic animals. 

 

In Maths, we have added two 2-digit numbers together using our own pictures and manipulatives to support our work. 

In English, we wrote our fact files on polar bears. We then watched a video on Mrs Claus, ready to write her a letter next week. 

 

We made Christmas hats for our Christmas dinner on Wednesday. Then today we made some salt-dough tree decorations ready to paint next week. Today we have worn Christmas jumpers and enjoyed seeing everyone and their own tops and jumper designs. 

Week 5 - 4th December

 

This week Owl class have been very busy. In Maths, we have been working on our subtraction skills, taking one digit numbers away from two digit numbers. In English, our writing has continued to build to our fact files next week. We have been editing work, writing factual sentences and developing our vocabulary. Yesterday, we made paper chains and snowflakes to decorate our class for the last few weeks of term!

Week 4 - 27th November 

 

This week we have been really busy with our assessments and phonics practice. Owls have still worked really hard and managed to delve deeper into their topic of 'The Polar Regions'. This week we looked at food chains and how energy is passed from plants to animals, looking at food chains in the Arctic. Some children have also been painting animals from the polar regions. Despite the cold, it has been dry and Year 2 have had great fun working hard in PE both with the sports coach Mike and Mr Bradley. 

Week 3 - 20th November

 

To begin our topic this week we watched the beginning of Frozen Planet, seeing Arctic and Antarctica covered in ice and the animals that lived there. We learnt about some of the different animals, including the polar bear, seals, penguins and reindeer. We have collected and developed lots of vocabulary to help us when we write information and describe the different animals. In maths, we have been adding tens, using our place value to help us. 

Our topic, We Will Remember Them - Nurseswill dive into the work of nurses during wars in British history. This theme will flow through all our learning and curriculum. The book we are reading with this topic is Peace Lily by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey. 

 

Week 2 - 13th November

 

This week has been another action packed week in Owl Class. We have created our poppy pebbles, painted self-portraits and made medicines! In English, we have continued to look into the nurses, writting a biography on Edith Cavell. In Maths, owls have been using their number facts to answer larger number bonds to 100. 

Week 1 - 6th November

 

It was great to be back this week! We have looked into our new topic 'We Will Remember Them - Nurses'. We have been researching into Florence Nightingale and learning about her life. Today we have studied the work of Norah Gray, who was a nurse during WW1. We have looked at how portraits are drawn and having a go ourselves. 

Term 1 

This term we will be learning through the topic, Castles and Dragons. This topic will flow through our curriculum learning. Two of the books we will be reading are: 

  • The Snow Dragon by Vivian French
  • Castle by Colin Thompson

 

Please take a look at the Unit Organiser for our topic overview. 

 

 

Week 8 - 23rd October 

 

To finish our topic on castles and dragons, we designed and made our own tapestries, like the ones found in medieval castles . Today we have all dressed up and celebrated Halloween, painting cobwebs and completing other Halloween activities. We have also completed our scooter training, learning to break and control our scooters while we turn and move around. 

This week we also read the story Peace Lily to get ready for our topic next term on nurses in war.

Week 7 - 16th October

 

This week, in Owls, we have been planning and writing our own version of The Snow Dragon. First, we learnt the story map for The Snow Dragon and then we edited it with our own ideas to create our story. In partners, we all told our story aloud to learn it before writing it down in our English books.

In maths, we have been learning about our place value tens and ones columns, partitioning our two digit numbers in different ways. 

In topic, we have been exploring the Cadbury Heath grounds to find the best place to build our own castle, looking for shelter in the woods, a moat at the pond or high ground on the mound. 

Week 6 - 9th October

 

This week in Owl class, we have been securing our knowledge on addition and subtraction, looking at words problems and explaining our answers. In english, we have continued our study around the book - The Snow Dragon. In lessons we have used a story map to retell the story aloud in the right order. For World Mental Health Awreness Day, yellow has been worn and we've made Christmas cards and completed some Go-Noodle activities to benefit our mental health. 

Week 5 - 2nd October

 

This week in Owl class we have begun reading and working on our new class book - The Snow Dragon. We have been learning about the sequence of stories and retelling The Snow Dragon. In maths, we have been using our number lines and multilink to count forwards and backwards and complete addition and subtraction equations. In geography, we've been learning about the points of a compass and how they can be used in directions. 

Week 4 - 25th September

 

This week in Owl Class, we have been using our adjectives to write descriptive sentences about a castle in a tree. In maths, we have been working on our addition, using a number line to support our learning. In Topic, we have learnt about the story of St George and how he slayed the dragon to save a princess. 

Week 3 - 18th September

 

This week, Owl class have been writing about imaginative classes, using our describing words. In our activity learning, we have been building castles with building blocks, making patterns with numbers and designing a water system with drain pipes. 

In topic, we looked at Motte and Bailey Castles, which were made of wood and could often be burnt down. In IT and Computing we discussed about staying safe on the interent and how we know if an website is safe or not. 

Week 2 - 11th September

 

In our first full week, Owl class have been learning all about castles. We have learnt about the features castles used to protect themselves including arrow slits, draw bridges, huge, thick walls, and moats. We also learnt about whol lived and now lives in castles. 

Have a look at some of the photos from our learning this week. 

 

In English we have become working on our descriptive words in our sentences and in Maths we have been partitioning numbers. 

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