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Owls Yrs 1 & 2

Thursday 23rd January

In our poetry unit children created fabulous paintings, dances and descriptive list poems inspired by some of the poems we have read.

In Maths children have been using positional vocabulary, above, below, in between, left, right, clockwise anti-clockwise, quarter turns, half turns, three quarter turns and full turns to describe direction and position.

In Topic, Owls have been researching continents to make their own little continent book. 

Movements protraying a storm and then a calm sea - Poem ‘Until I saw the Sea’ by Lilian Moore

Position, direction and movement

Monday 13th January 2020

Welcome back and a very Happy New Year!

We have had a busy week so far. We started our new Maths topic which is Geometry, where we are learning about 2D and 3D shapes, position and movement. Can you practise your quarter/right angled turns at home? It is very tricky to get right!

We are really enjoying learning about lots of different types of poetry with Michael Rosen being a firm favourite!

Thank you everyone who has brought in Learning Log homework so far - lots of excitement about our new topic, which is Earth and Space.

 

 

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all have a wonderful festive season!

xx

Friday 13th December

The children have been enjoying our text -The man on the moon. They invented space products to sell at their souvenirs shop, they have also designed posters to advertise trips to moon and they have met and described many different aliens.

In Maths year 1 are still solving addition and subtraction problems. Year 2 are looking at multiplication and division using arrays.

In topic Owls have used atlases to identify the different continents and oceans. They have also leant about Christopher Columbus and wrote a biography.  

Christopher Columbus

Friday 22nd November 2019

Time is whizzing past and we have just finished our work on the book 'I Want My Hat Back', which culminated in us producing our own little books. They are proudly displayed in the classroom.

We have now started reading "Man on the Moon' and have all had a pleasant visit to the moon. We used lots of descriptive language to describe what we were seeing, touching, smelling and feeling. 

In Maths, we are continuing to solve addition problems in Year 1 and in Year 2 we have moved onto multiplication and division of 2x, 5x and 10x tables. Hit the Button, which can be found online, is a super game to support learning of times tables.

The Nativity has been selected so get ready to get in the Christmas spirit...

 

Trip to the Moon!

Thursday 14th November

In English we designed our own hats inspired by our text 'I want my hat back'. We have made our hats and left them out for display. Unfortunately one of the hats disappeared and we had to write a police report.

In Maths we have been solving addition and subtraction problems. Year 2 is moving on to multiplication and division.

Police reports about the missing hat!

Look at our amazing hats!

Making hats using our own designs.

Friday 1st November

What a busy start to the second half of this term we have had.

We have carried out some drama based on the book 'I Want my Hat Back' and have also been looking at the different personalities of the characters in the book.

In Maths, we are continuing to work on addition and subtraction and using these strategies to help with problems solving.

We have started a block of Science work looking at humans and animals. Today we learned about the digestive system and produced our own mini digestive systems!

 

The digestive system

Friday 18th October

We are at the end of a lovely half term. Owls enjoyed doing lots of drama work linked to our new text ' I want my hat'. They showed great improvisation and we enjoyed their imaginative stories. They have also written a news paper report about the mysteriously lost hat.

In Maths we are still adding and subtracting. Please keep practising your number bonds to 10 (yr1) and 20 (yr2). When you feel secure with these challenge yourself with number bonds to 50 and a 100!

In Topic we made a delicious sweet potato and coconut soup!

Making sweet potato soup

Friday 4th October 

What a busy few weeks we have had. We are moving onto addition and subtraction in maths, so please continue practising your number bonds to 10 for Year 1 and to 20 for Year 2.

In English, we are coming to the end of our work on Rapunzel and have written some superb diary entries, potions and wanted posters.

We had a fabulous time with Those History People and have finished our Great Fire of London houses. We are hopeful that the Fire Service will make a visit soon.

 

Houses and wanted posters

Those History People did an archaeological dig with Owls related to the Great Fire of London

19th September 2019

Owls have been enjoying our text, Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin, so far. We have been engaging in role play and hot seating. Owls wrote a diary entry as Rapunzel, recalling a day stuck in the tower and they have been making a witch's potion!

In topic they have been learning about life in 1666 and they have chosen some interesting jobs that they would have liked to do, like a rat catcher and a gong farmer. They have learnt about looking at evidence from the past and used Samuel Pepys' diary entries to inspire them to write their own diary entries of the Great Fire of London.

In Maths Owls have been working on reading and writing numbers. They have also been looking at different ways to represent numbers.

Music- What sounds can your hands make?

Typing our diary entries

Representing numbers

Great Fire of London diary entries

Potion making!

Potion making! 1
Potion making! 2
Potion making! 3
Potion making! 4
Potion making! 5
Potion making! 6
Potion making! 7

Class charter work

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 'The Great Fire of London'. We will also be looking at Fairy tales in English. 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 (letters with passwords will be issued shortly) and a weekly SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) activity. 
  • Learning Menu homework - you will receive a sheet detailing additional activities, two of which should be completed 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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