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Owls Yrs 1 & 2

Friday 5th October 2018

The autobiographies are almost finished and what super reads they are! A huge amount of care, thought and effort has gone into their production and we do hope that you will be able to come into class during the Open Afternoon on Thursday 18th October when we will showcase 'Writing we are Proud of'.

In Maths, we are nearing the end of place value. We will shortly be moving onto addition and subtraction so get practising your number bonds to 10 (Year 1) and 20 (Year 2) so that you can recall them without even thinking!

As part of our topic, we have been looking at the river Cam and its bridges. We produced stunning river and bridge pictures using paints and pastels.

Building bridges

River and bridge pictures

Friday 21 September

In English we are still working on autobiographies and we are enjoying sharing funny memories and lovely photos.

We are counting in steps in Maths and enjoyed investigating some patterns prompted by a Maths story. We also used our number knowledge to spot the odd number out.

In Science we decided what is living and what is non-living. We listed the features of a living organism and made up actions to help us remember them. We also compared our bodies and drew a pictogram with the information we gathered.

Counting in steps, Spot the odd one out!

Investigating patterns

Comparing bodies

Living or non-living? A few features to look for- breathing, growing and moving

The start of our autobiography work...

We read a excerpt of Boy by Roald Dahl involving the rather horrid Mrs. Pratchett. After discussing the descriptive language used, we drew a picture and described Mrs. Pratchett. We all agreed that we would not want to buy sweets from her shop!

Mrs. Pratchett

Welcome to our new Year 1s and welcome back to our very old Year 2s!

We hope that everyone had a super summer and are all ready to have a happy, hard-working and fun year.

Our topic this half-term is going to be 'Myself and Where I Live'. We will also be looking at Britain and writing our own autobiographies. In Maths, we will begin with place value. Year 1 will be starting off counting forwards and backwards in 1s from any given number and counting in twos and Year 2 will be counting forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from any given number.


General information for Owl class:

  • Please ensure PE kits are kept in school at all times
  • Water bottles to be brought in every day
  • Reading records in school every day. Please ensure that when you read with your child you fill in their record.
  • Homework will consist of a weekly MyMaths activity and a weekly SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) activity. Last year it was fortnightly, so please note the change! 
  • Learning Menu homework - you will receive a sheet detailing additional activities, two of which should be complete each half term. More can be done if you like!
  • Learn by Hearts - please practise these at home with your child. They will be updated termly.