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Owls Yrs 1 & 2

Welcome to Owls!

 

Welcome back to everyone and to the start of an exciting year of learning!

Our topic this term is Fairy Tales, so hopefully you know lots already. If you have any lesser known Fairy Tale stories or books you would like to share with the class, please bring them into school.

 

Homework is going to be slightly different this year. You will still be asked to complete the pink Learning Log but this will be completed over a half term and you have the option of completing a minimum of two activities or all six. These activities need to be completed by Friday 13th October so we can showcase our learning at the Open Afternoon the following week.

Spelling homework will now be issued on a Monday for a test on a Friday and you will complete an activity in your home reading record every two weeks and a SPaG activity on alternate weeks. 

As for Maths, you will find out what we have planned at the 'Meet the Teacher' but, in the meantime, please practise your Learn by Hearts (sheets were issued on Friday and can be found on this web page). 

 

Friday 22nd September

In Maths we have counting lots of objects, we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Year 1s have been looking at number bonds up to 10, while Year 2s have also been adding and subtracting numbers in 20. Year 2s have also started to add multiples of 10 to 2-digit numbers.

In English we have compared fairy tales and we made 'Wanted posters' to catch that mean old wolf only to find out there is another side to every story!

We have also been really busy making stick puppets, wolf masks and clay models.

Watch out for the wolf!

Watch out for the wolf! 1

Learning Log for Autumn - first half term

Friday 29th September 2017

We are all well and truly settled into Owl class and very much enjoying our Fairy Tales topic. We have been comparing classic Fairy Tales with modern versions and writing letters of apology to the Three Little Pigs and The Three Bears. Did you know that the Wolf felt guilty about blowing the Three Little Pigs' houses down or that Goldilocks intended to pay for all of the damage she caused?!

 

We have been using salt dough to make our favourite Fairy Tale character and used spaghetti to make the Three Little Pigs' houses.

 

Maths, we have been working on addition, subtraction and place value and today everyone was issued with their MyMaths login and password. You will find some homework set for this week. The homework has changed somewhat and is taking a bit of time to get used to, so much so that I forgot to hand the SPaG homework out today! Apologies! It will be sent home on Monday.

 

In PE this week, we enjoyed working in teams trying to identify areas and equipment in the playground from obscure photos. It was great fun and we luckily made it indoors before the heavens opened.

Playground Maths

Playground Maths 1
Playground Maths 2
Playground Maths 3
Playground Maths 4

Place value and testing which objects are transparent or opaque

Friday 20th October

We are at the end of the first half term and what a busy half term it has been!

Owls have been using diennes, numicon and tens frames to help us do addition and subtraction calculations. We also ordered and compared numbers.

In English we created our own fairy tale based on the ugly duckling and we wrote instructions to help Rapunzel to make some shampoo for her lovely, but very dirty hair.

In science we discussed sources of light. We observed how light moves in a straight line and talked about why we have day and night.

Addition and subtraction calulations

Puppets

Puppets 1

Comparatives, superlatives and learning about light through Rapunzel puppets!

Comparatives, superlatives and learning about light through Rapunzel puppets! 1
Comparatives, superlatives and learning about light through Rapunzel puppets! 2
Comparatives, superlatives and learning about light through Rapunzel puppets! 3
Comparatives, superlatives and learning about light through Rapunzel puppets! 4

Friday 3rd November 2017

Welcome back and we hope you had a lovely half-term!

We have settled back into school life and been very busy.

Our new topic - The Great Fire of London has cause lots of excitement. We have looked at possible newspaper articles from 1666, written our own headlines, learned about the affects of the fire and where it spread, and even started making our 'Tudor houses'! We have also been revising place value and addition and subtraction in Maths.

 

Our Tudor houses

Our Tudor houses 1
Our Tudor houses 2
Our Tudor houses 3
Our Tudor houses 4

Drama 4 All Under the Sea workshop - Thursday 9th November 2017

Owl class had a very energetic and exciting underwater adventure this morning.

We all had to pack our bags with snorkels, flippers, goggles and even some floats and dive down into the deep ocean to retrieve the pearl from the Sea Monster! We met many amazing creatures whilst exploring this underwater world, such as whales, octopus, dolphins, sharks, electric eels and seahorses.

Have a look at some of the photographs to see how we got on...

Friday 17th November

Well done Owls for doing a fantastic job during assessment week!

This week has also been anti-bullying week! Owls discussed various aspects of bullying and how to deal with it.

In Maths we will be looking at multiplication and division during this term and in English we will learn to be reporters and write newspaper articles.

In Topic we are discussing the Great Fire of London, gathering information and will be writing news reports soon! We are very much enjoying learning about our Topic through dance too.

The Great Fire of London Dance!

The Tudor houses have roofs!

The Tudor houses have roofs! 1
The Tudor houses have roofs! 2
The Tudor houses have roofs! 3

Friday 8th December 2017

We all enjoyed writing our final newspaper article and are now immersing ourselves in poetry in English. We also enjoyed listening to lots of different poems, especially "Good Morning Dear Students" by Kenn Nesbitt, and had a go at writing our own poems.

In Maths, we have been focusing on multiplication and division, so keep practising these at home Year 2. Year 1 should practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

As for the Nativity, we are rehearsing our songs and our lines. The dress rehearsal was a huge success this morning. We are sure you will really enjoy it when you watch the performance; it might even bring a wee tear to your eye...

 

Tuesday 12th December 2017

THE GREAT FIRE OF HAUXTON!

Owl Class had some very special visitors today - The Blue Watch from the Cambridgeshire Fire Service came to school.

They explained to us all the features of a modern fire engine, the equipment they use and  told us about the incidents they are involved in. The most exciting part was when they set fire to our Great Fire of London Street!

Thankfully, they stayed around to put out the fire! We helped them to put their ladder back in place and we all had a turn at using the hose to clean up the mess left behind after the fire.

We want to say a big thank you to Steve Griffiths and his team for giving us a memory we will never forget.

Friday 5th January 2018

Welcome back and a very happy New Year!

We are all back into the swing of school and have started learning about 2D and 3D shapes, we wrote a list poem about Christmas Day and are finishing off our Great Fire of London topic by looking at electricity (tenuous link!). We learnt about what safety measures we should take with electricity and had a go at making our own electrical circuits. In our pairs we showed great co-operation and tenacity to get a flicker of light from the bulbs! Have a look at the photographs below...

Electrical circuits

Friday 26th January 2018

We have started our new exciting topic- Carnival of the animals! We are learning about the fascinating creatures that feature in the movements of the music. We learned about the formation of an orchestra, the range of instruments involved, and Saint- Saëns himself. Owls discovered how the music describes animal features and using different instruments they describe animals themselves through music.

In English we are creating non-fiction books about night animals and in Maths we are learning to read time!

Describing animals through music

Doing research about amazing animals!

Position, direction and movement in Maths

Position, direction and movement in Maths 1
Position, direction and movement in Maths 2
Position, direction and movement in Maths 3
Position, direction and movement in Maths 4
Position, direction and movement in Maths 5

Friday 2nd February

January is finally behind us, although it is still feeling chilly!

Our animal books on nocturnal animals have finally been published and we carried out a book review on each other's books this week. They look absolutely superb and we can't wait to show them to you at the Open Afternoon.

In Maths, we are still practising telling the time. Please keep practising at home at o'clock and half past the hour (Year 1) and to fIve minute intervals, including quarter past and quarter to the hour (Year 2).

We use papier mache to make the masks for our beautifully decorated animal heads. Watch this space for the completed mask...

 

 

Animal masks

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