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Being The Best We Can Be

Owls Yrs 1 & 2

Friday 30th November

We are all excitedly rehearsing for our Nativity and have had a few practices this week already. Please try to learn your lines (if you have lines!). They can be found stapled to the inside page of the reading record.

We have all worked so hard this week on the assessments and have actually enjoyed doing them a great deal!

We also used Lego Movie Maker to animate a story with our mini-mountain model of Ben Nevis as the backdrop.

 

Movie making

Friday 23rd November 2018

In maths we started with our new topic- multiplication and division. We have been working hard to become more fluent in our times tables.

Owls have been enjoying performing repetitive poems in English. We have been working hard on finding rhyming words and writing our own versions of poems.

In topic we drew a map of the village, made castles using 2D shapes and painted our Ben Nevis mountains.

Village maps

Our mountain range!

Our mountain range! 1

Friday 9th November 2018

What a busy few weeks we have had since half-term. We have now finished our non-chronological reports and we are putting them together in a booklet. We spent this morning writing our contents and glossary, which was hard work using a dictionary! Watch this space for the finished articles...

We have been solving addition and subtraction problems in Maths. Please keep practising number bonds to 10 (Year 1) and number bonds to 20 (Year 2) - this will help speed up the calculations!

We all enjoyed tasting haggis (well, almost all of us!) and learning a bit about Scotland, as part of our Topic on 'Myself and Where I Live'. We are looking forward to learning some Scottish Country Dancing steps in PE too!

Haggis tasting and glossary writing

Our Finn MacCool pictures

Exploring Hauxton Village for our non-chronological report

Friday 18th October 2018

We have been delighted to read Judith Kerr's -The Tiger who came to Tea and other novels as part of the stories with familiar settings literacy topic. Owls wrote lovely stories with all sorts of animals coming to tea and they made lots of mischief together.

In Maths we have been improving our number knowledge and we have been working really hard to improve the fluency of our number bond facts.

We have been learning about castles in topic and we are fascinated by these colossal, impressive buildings. We enjoyed to journey back into time and meet all the different people who used live in these buildings.

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations

Castles

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.

 

 

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